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Mother's Milk Original recording remastered, Explicit Lyrics

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  • Audio CD (March 11 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Universal Music Canada
  • ASIN: B000078DOI
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 57 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #12,273 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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1. Good Time Boys
2. Higher Ground
3. Subway To Venus
4. Magic Johnson
5. Nobody Weird Like Me
6. Knock Me Down
7. Taste The Pain
8. Stone Cold Bush
9. Fire
10. Pretty Little Ditty
11. Punk Rock Classic
12. Sexy Mexican Maid
13. Johnny, Kick A Hole In The Sky
14. Song That Made Us What We Are Today (Demo)
15. Knock Me Down (Original Long Version)
16. Sexy Mexican Maid (Original Long Version)
17. Salute To Kareem (Demo)
18. Castles Made Of Sand (Live)
19. Crosstown Traffic (Live)

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Product Description

Japanese only SHM-CD (Super High Material CD - playable on all CD players) pressing. Includes six bonus tracks. EMI.

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The Chili Peppers finally hit their stride with Mother's Milk, for the first time making their breakneck mix of funk, rap, and metal smooth enough to attract the masses, while keeping it raw enough not to alienate old fans. They've straddled that edge ever since. It didn't hurt that they offered a pretty mainstream cover of Stevie Wonder's "Higher Ground" to introduce the album. That single though, and the rest of Mother's Milk (including "Knock Me Down" and the randy "Sexy Mexican Maid") is pure Pepper--from Anthony Kiedis's in-your-face vocals to Flea's chattering bass. Milk was also guitarist John Frusciante's debut with the group and he shines, especially on Jimi Hendrix's "Fire". --Michael Ruby --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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Man, if only I could find the words to describe what it was like to be me in 1989...seventeen years old, living in a little hick town, and finding this album. What a liberating blast of funk-punk-sex-rap-rock in a world where Bocephus ruled.
"Good Time Boys" kicked the door open and showed off new guitarist John Frusciante, a rock song in the truest sense (note the sample of "Bonin' in the Boneyard" by Fishbone and "White Girl" by X). The catchy, uptempo remake of "Higher Ground" slowly grew into a rock radio hit for the Peppers. The funky "Subway to Venus" is a refreshing little slap on the face that almost dares you to sit still while listening (favorite line: "...if I can't make ya dance, I guess I'll just have to make ya piss ya pants..."). "Magic Johnson" is a funky, drum n' bass-driven ode to their favorite player of their beloved LA Lakers (although you have to wonder if the song might have been different if he had come out about his HIV beforehand). "Nobody Weird Like Me" is the Peppers doing what they did best...showing off the explosive, hyper-energy freakshow that they were in the late 80s: "the freakiest show I know is the show of my own...livin' my life in and out the twilight zone..."
The only hint of the cynicism that began surfacing on BloodSugarSexMagik comes in "Punk Rock Classic," when Anthony Keidis snipes at the music industry: "...just put us in a category, yes it's a must..." and the song ends with John Frusciante playing a dying few seconds of the opening to "Sweet Child o' Mine."
BloodSugarSexMagik was an amazing follow up to this, but the differences between the two albums almost make you think it's two different bands. The whole album is a hyper, energizing experience, and is probably my favorite early RHCP album.
For the folks who think "Under the Bridge" was how they got their start, pick up Mother's Milk and edify yourself.
Buy it!
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I bought this album shortly after discovering Blood Sugar Sex Magik and falling in love with the album and the band. I set about getting all of their earlier albums, and this is the first one i purchased.
Mothers Milk is the first album to feature a completely different line up. Although Kiedis and Flea remain from the original Peppers, their guitarist Hillel Slovak tragically died from a heroin overdose shortly after their previous album, and their drummer Jack Irons went into a depression and left, due to the death of Slovak. So after deciding whether or not to carry on with the band, Kiedis and Flea thankfully kept it going. They enlisted a young guitarist who was a massive fan of the band, John Frusciante. His energy and enthuiasm won him the role, and he could already play all of their songs anyway. On drums, they found Chad Smith, who, although seeming to be out of place with his heavy rock image, fitted in perfectly. They set about writing Mothers Milk together, unaware that this would be the band line-up that would make them world famous.
So to the album itself. Their previous album 'Uplift Mofo Party Plan' signalled a slightly rockier edge, and they continued with this direction when making Mothers Milk. The album contains Flea's trademark funky slap bass throughout, and Kiedis's rap style vocals, but it brings in new energy from Frusciante and Smith. My album summary is as follows.
'Good time boys' - Starts the album off quite rockily, as it means to go on. Sounds like the CD is jumping in the middle of it, but its not! Some great guitar riffs.
'Higher Ground' - A cover of the Stevie Wonder classic, and better than the original! This one has featured on loads of compilations over the years. Flea's bass is brilliant.
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One of the best. The best being Blood Sugar Sex Magic, followed by Californication, then By the Way, and One Hot Minute. First album with John Frusciante, my all time favorite guitarist. Some of the best tracks being Taste the Pain, Knock Me Down,and the classic Stevie Wonder tune Higher Ground. Cool instrumental song with Pretty Little Ditty. You know that song "Butterfly by Crazytown? Yeah they stole that catchy guitar line from the this song. Nothing wrong with doing a cover song of course (Unless you are Fred Durst trying to cover "Behind Blue Eyes" Yuck.He butchered a great song)but that Butterfly song is just ridiculous. Oh well Crazytown are nothing like the musicians that the Chili Peppers are. If you like good music, none of this Limp Bizkit, P.O.D, Linkin Park crap, the you should pick up this album, or any of the Red Hot Chili Peppers albums. They're first three albums are nothing like the newer stuff, but it still rocks. Thank you Red Hot Chili Peppers for keeping rock alive in a music environment which is dominated by crapmetal and uncreative pop.
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When I started playing guitar in 1987, I pigeon-holed myself into one playing one type of music or the other. When I first heard this album, I didn't understand it. After 2 days of making myself listen to it, my musical interests expanded ten-fold and by the end of the week, I was listening to everything I could get my hands on. This album helped me explore music as a whole instead of categorically eliminating entire genres of music just because they weren't easily accessible. This album really got me into funk, hard rock, and general weirdness. My album collection expanded to include everything from ABBA to Frank Zappa. I can honestly say that because of Mother's Milk, I am more of a well-rounded musician today instead of a three chord chugging moron. This album introduced me to John Frusciante, and my guitar playing went from being a hobby to a passion. Thanks, John!
If you already own the original version of Mother's Milk, it is not a necessity to own this (the extra tracks don't make it any better or any less incredible), but I gave it five stars because to give it less would be criminal.
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