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An overview of the Red Hot Chili Peppers' formative 1984 to 1989 stint with EMI Records, What Hits? contains plenty of hits, including their first truly huge success, "Under the Bridge," from their 1991 debut on Warner Bros., Blood Sugar Sex Magic. Other highlights here, including 1990's "Show Me Your Soul" (which proves the band learned plenty from working with George Clinton on 1985's Freaky Styley), their superb cover of Stevie Wonder's "Higher Ground," and the feel-good funk of "Behind the Sun," show the Peppers paved the way for a school of alt bands who melded funk with rock riffs. There are plenty other less-celebrated moments from the Peppers' early days that shine on their own, and only a few self-indulgent clunkers (what drove them to such a dismal performance of Jimi Hendrix's "Fire"?). This collection will suffice for the casual fan who needs a quick intro to the Peppers' history. --Lorry Fleming
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1) Higer ground: A flawless version of Stevie Wonder's "Higher Ground.
2) Fight like a brave: Track 1 on "The uplift mofo party plan", it is a funky type of song, that sort of sounds like it was made by RUN D-M-C, or that Beastie boys song, only it has one person singing it.
3) Under the bridge: There first major ballad! It doesn't sound like the other songs, but is still very good.
4) Jungle man: Kind of hard to discribe. I would say it's funky, but not in a rap way.
5) Jhony kick a hole in the sky: One of those tracks with the woman singing in the backround for part of it.
Before I go, I would like to tell you, if you are a new fan, then you can buy this cd beacause with an open mind this cd is good for anyone who is intrested in this group, exept for the die hard fans who have all of there old albums. Just remember that the Anthony Kedis in this album, and the Anthony Kedis in "Californication", or in their latest, sound nothing like each other,exept for in "Under the bridge". That doesn't mean the old stuff is bad (notice how I gave it five stars), it is just different, and takes almost no adjusting to.
For now I think that you are about to throw out your back and since I reside in your spine, I must go.
Higher Ground- Classic cover and only shows how much quality Stevie Wonder had.
True Men Don't Kill Coyotes- good performance song that any band could use.
If You Want Me to Stay- just a good groove song for any occasion.
Under the Bridge- Great song for dawn watching, espeically if you're getting off-work.
Fire- a cover that is decent and shows how they learned from Hendrix.
Show Me Your Soul- good track influenced by George Clinton.
Taste the Pain- A song that could be put in any soundtrack with relationship problems.
Get up and Jump- This is not a depressing song.
Other songs that should be put on this in further editions.
Breaking the Girl- good drum background.
Power of Equality- B side, but good stuff.
Soul to Squeeze- a thoughtful song.
Overall all of the musicianship is very solid, everybody loved Flea's wild bass playing and the guitar work is also very proficient.
The two polarities in this album are the covers. Higher Ground is a spectacular cover that gives a different but not worse feel to a Stevie Wonder classic. Fire on the other hand adds a worse, unoriginal feel to the Jimi Hendrix classic.
Some of the band's best and most fuinky material of their early years is also missing but for all those that own the albums this is no biggie. However the compilation faisl as a good introduction to either The Red Hot Chili Peppers or to their early years. I would not buy any of their compilations, but would instead focus on buying the individual albums.
Most recent customer reviews
What Hits!? is a great collection of the Chili Peppers` greatest hits from their old school sock in their c*cks days up to their rise to as one of the biggest bands around in the... Read morePublished on May 14 2004 by Max Power
This collection features most of red Hot's important songs from their first 10 years of career.from raw debut stragight to "under the bridge" from bestseller "blood sugar sex... Read morePublished on Feb. 27 2004 by Mike Chadwick
this CD is great, its pretty much an intro to the chili peppers' old stuff. oh yeah, ignore the other people saying fire isnt good because it is awesome. especially livePublished on Dec 6 2003 by Will
I have known about the Chili Peppers for a long time, I loved blood sugar sex magik, and was very iffy on californication. Read morePublished on Nov. 29 2003 by Andrew J LaPlante
this CD rocks, it takes all the hits from the Peppers earlier days and combines them to make an awesome CD. Read morePublished on Sept. 24 2003
Compiled here are the best funk songs ever written by the best funk band ever, RHCP. This is old school stuff, folks, we're talking pre - Blood Sugar Sex Magik. Read morePublished on April 5 2003 by dsajhfaoiuh
This cd is like the equivalent of 3 of the chili pepper's first cds. It is the hybrid of funk and its quite a massive disc. tons of tracks and everything. Read morePublished on March 3 2003
awsome! my favourite chilly peppers cd. tracks like backwoods, fight like a brave, behind the sun, show me your soul etc are some of the funkyest most awesome tracks the peppers... Read morePublished on Oct. 22 2002