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What Hits? [Best of]

Red Hot Chili Peppers Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
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1. Higher Ground
2. Fight Like A Brave
3. Behind The Sun
4. Me And My Friends
5. Backwoods
6. True Men Don't Kill Coyotes
7. Fire
8. Get Up And Jump
9. Knock Me Down (Edit)
10. Under The Bridge
11. Show Me Your Soul
12. If You Want Me To Stay
13. Hollywood (Africa)
14. Jungle Man
15. The Brother's Cup
16. Taste The Pain
17. Catholic School Girls Rule
18. Johnny Kick A Hole In The Sky

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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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RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS What Hits!? (2002 Dutch 18-track CD album includes Higher Ground Fight Like A Brave Me and My Friends & Fire picture sleeve CDMTL1071)

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4.0 out of 5 stars What has not been said... June 6 2004
Format:Audio CD
... I do not know if I can add anything else to this great compilation of anti-hits with the obvious excpetion of Under the Bridge.
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.
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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 early 90`s. It has plenty of old school favorites like Fight Like a Brave, Jungle Man, and Backwoods and the big hits like Higher Ground, Knock Me Down, and Under The Bridge(which was put in to boost the albums` sales even though it wasn`t from the EMI years). What Hits!? is a great album to educate someone about the Chili Peppers` days before they became hit makers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Greatest hits - 1983 - 1991 Feb. 27 2004
Format:Audio CD
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 magic".
i cannot complain about this album - songs are great of course,tracklist is good too,in few words a great compilation of hteir earlier material.for beginner fans and for those who want to have rare "Show me your soul" from Pretty woman movie soundstrack.
Get this one along with new "Greatest hits".
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5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT CD Dec 6 2003
By Will
Format:Audio CD
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 live
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5.0 out of 5 stars album that started my Peppers collection Nov. 30 2003
Format:Audio CD
I have known about the Chili Peppers for a long time, I loved blood sugar sex magik, and was very iffy on californication. I knew that the early peppers were fantastic but I wasn't exactly sure if I wanted to buy their first four albums because of being such a fan of the latter material, I picked this up and it turns out What Hits!? has a hell of a lot more punch and funk then any of the later albums, I love this CD, if it wasn't for this CD I wouldn't have gotten the remasters of the first four albums or heard Hillel Slovak's wonderful guitar, buy this CD.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome cd Oct. 27 2003
Format:Audio CD
This cd is great, really upbeat tunes to get you going.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best of their best era. Oct. 19 2003
By H3@+h
Format:Audio CD
To me, this is hands down their best cd. Besides being 18 tracks, it's full of the funkiest funk from their first four funky albums. This includes the early hits "True Men Don't Kill Coyotes", "Fight Like A Brave", "Behind The Sun", and the covers of "Fire" and "Higher Ground". Also "Under The Bridge" was thrown on for all the newcomers at the time. My personal favorites are "Me & My Friends" and "The Brothers Cup". If I could add anything, I'd have it be "Why Don't You Love Me", "Good Time Boys", and the whole "Uplift Mofo Party Plan" album. That rocks. Overall though, this is pure perfect 80's Peppers. I'd get this disc before their new "Greatest Hits" collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars All RHCP rocks, including this Sept. 24 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
this CD rocks, it takes all the hits from the Peppers earlier days and combines them to make an awesome CD. I first got into the Chili Peppers through Californication and immediatley was into finding out about their other recordings. I picked up BSSM next and loved it. Then, i bought this album, thinking it would sound kind of like Californication and BSSM. I was wrong. They were a completely different band. At first i didn't like it, and the only songs i liked were show me your soul and under the bridge, but then it grew on me and i love every song. Among my favorite are Under the Bridge, show me your soul, Me and My friends, Higher Ground, Knock me Down, and Johnny kick a Hole in the sky. Of course, all the other songs rock too!
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