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The Red Hot Chili Peppers of the quadruple-platinum smash Blood Sugar Sex Magic are back - revitalized and reunited - with their first album in four years and perhaps their most anticipated album ever. Most importantly, Californication marks the homecoming of guitarist John Frusciante, a key ingredient in the group's most successful albums. His return signals the energized re-emergence of one of rock's premier emotional, powerful and exciting bands. Certified at 4 million units by the RIAA. (2/01)
Following a string of unsatisfactory replacements (including former Jane's Addiction alum Dave Navarro), Californication--the band's seventh album--saw them reunited with both errant guitarist John Frusciante (hauled out of a long and debilitating heroin addiction) and producer Rick Rubin, whose mixture of commerical nous and sonic smarts helped make 1991's Blood Sugar Sex Magik their breakthrough set. It's a welcome reunion: Frusciante's playing, in particular--tight, yet lyrical--fits these songs like a second skin, lending them a sensual sort of ease that is perfectly in keeping with the reckless hedonism of their lyrics. The songs themselves are much the same mixture of adrenalised swagger and high-tensile funk as ever. And typically, there are two or three fillers here ("Emit Remmus", "Purple Stain") which probably should have been left on the shelf. Ultimately, though, it's their ballads ("Road Trippin'", the moody, desolate "Scar Tissue") which really demonstrate their strengths, both as songwriters and arrangers--and reveal, albeit briefly, the hearts this crew normally take such pains to conceal. --Andrew McGuire
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This record will probably not play without skipping unless you have a ridiculous table, and even then it will sound bad. Not like, "psycho audiophile matter-of-opinion" bad... I'm talking "you'll-think-your-speakers-are-busted" bad.
The Reason: States here that this was pressed in 1999, which means this is the Vlado Mueller master -- the same master as the CD (LPs should have their own master as CD masters are too loud for vinyl, it's a fact) -- AND on top of that this happens to be one of the most notoriously loud digital masters of all time. Google "californiacation loudness war". The needle will vibrate out of the grooves. Every track will skip.
Seriously, look for the 2012 remaster. You're welcome.
But as successful as this album was, some might think all it has are the singles to achieve commercial success - but that's not the case at all. Take one listen to this album, and you'll see that Frusciante had the Chilis back in full swing in no time.
The album opens with Around The World, one of the four singles released from the album. It sounds very frenetic in the beginning, with a fuzzy bass intro, and a wild scream from Anthony Kiedis, but when it settles into the verse, and Kiedis begins to rap, you're reassured. After he namedrops a few states and countries, you're introduced to the song's soaring chorus. That's when you decide what place it should have in the band's top ten songs ever. It's that good! After it's over and done with, the song leads into my personal favorite on the album, Parallel Universe. A bit different from what the Chilis have done in the past, this one is rhythmically outstanding.Read more ›
But the cd is fantastic, when I think it will be this way, it turn around and a different kind of sound arrive and at the same time you have the angle tghat yes you do know it is red hot chili peppers. so, no I was not lucky on my first one, but I am ready to bet that most of their albums are great.Read more ›
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My favourite Chili Peppers album by far. Great add to the collection.Published 5 months ago by Alex Terry
ordered one, and it skipped. Ordered the replacement, that one skipped. Sent both back.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
This record didn't play. It wasn't made with deep enough grooves. Apparently this is an issue with "new". Records. Waste of money.Published 6 months ago by S
I know I love the music - I have the CD. I was disappointed that one of the corners of the cover was bent, luckily the record was fine.Published 10 months ago by Brent Freeman