Motherâ€™s Milk, the record which propelled the funky punky ensemble Red Hot Chili Peppers into the mainstream, yet stayed true to its roots, is now available in MP3 format from Amazon right now for only $5.99. If you’d like a physical copy of Motherâ€™s Milk, the CD is currently is $10.73 and is an â€œAutoRipâ€ selection, which means if you purchase the CD, youâ€™ll ALSO get the MP3 download for FREE.
This album is now, almost 25 years after its original release in 1989, a dynamic sonic belt notch in the bandâ€™s oeuvre and is the first to sport the now-classic lineup of leadman Anthony Kiedis, bassman Flea, drummer Chad Smith, and the ex-guitarist John Frusciante. From the opening notes of â€œGood Time Boys,â€ the group still has that sort of looseness which was funkified no doubt, but had a deer in the headlights lack of musical discipline that permeated on their earlier albums (albums with original guitarist Hillel Slovak, who had recently passed away around the original release of Motherâ€™s Milk and thusly the record is pretty much dedicated to him body and soul). That said, Mother’s Milk still sports a much better arranged tightness from the band that only adds pounds of muscle to the tunes, which range from quasi hip hop in the ode to the famous NBA great â€œMagic Johnson,â€ the horns-a-plenty â€œSubway to Venus,â€ the genitals in the cookie jar sex up of â€œSexy Mexican Maid,â€ and the wonderful â€œJohnny, Kick A Hole in the Sky.â€ If that ainâ€™t enough, they even do a nicely browned on both sides version of Hendrixâ€™s â€œFireâ€ as well as a cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Higher Ground,” which brought upon their first taste of mainstream popularity (in part thanks to the song’s video), along with the album’s other single, “Knock Me Down.” The bandâ€™s last record before people like Rick Rubin and the folks at Warner Brothers Records put the band into the superstar stratosphere, Motherâ€™s Milk is almost like the demo or the pilot, of what was to come.
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