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!