Mother's Milk

Mother's Milk

by Red Hot Chili PeppersRed Hot Chili Peppers


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A pivotal album for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, 1989's Mother's Milk turned the tide and transformed the band from underground funk-rocking rappers to mainstream bad boys with seemingly very little effort. Mother's Milk brought them to MTV, scored them a deal with Warner Brothers, and let both frontman Anthony Kiedis and the ubiquitous Flea get back out into a good groove following the death of co-founding member Hillel Slovak. With a new lineup coalescing around the remaining duo with new drummer Chad Smith and guitarist John Frusciante, and with producer Michael Beinhorn again behind the boards, the band took everything that The Uplift Mofo Party Plan hinted at, and brought it fully to bear for this new venture. If anyone doubted the pulsating power that leapt from the blistering opener, "Good Time Boys," it took only a few bars of the Red Hot Chili Peppers' outrageous, and brilliant, interpretation of the Stevie Wonder classic "Higher Ground" to prove that this new lineup was onto something special. Wrapping up with the aptly titled and truly punked-out "Punk Rock Classic" and the band's own punched-up tribute to "Magic Johnson," Mother's Milk was everything the band had hoped for, and a little more besides. Effortlessly going gold as "Knock Me Down" and "Taste the Pain" careened into the charts, the album not only set the stage for the band's Blood Sugar Sex Magic domination, it also proved that funk never died; it had just swapped skins.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/21/1989
Label: Capitol
UPC: 0077779215249
catalogNumber: 92152

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Red Hot Chili Peppers   Primary Artist
Kristen Vigard   Background Vocals
Vicki Calhoun   Background Vocals
Flea   Bass,Trumpet
John Frusciante   Guitar
Jack Irons   Drums
Anthony Kiedis   Vocals
Jack Sherman   Background Vocals
Aklia Shin   Background Vocals
Hillel Slovak   Guitar
Chad Smith   Drums
Merrill Ward   Background Vocals
Dave Coleman   Cello
Patrick English   Trumpet
Iris Parker   Background Vocals
Julie Ritter   Background Vocals
Gretchen Seager   Background Vocals
Bruno Deron   Background Vocals
Joel Virgel Viergel   Background Vocals
Wag   Background Vocals
Fish   Drums
Randy Ruff   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Red Hot Chili Peppers   Composer
Michael Beinhorn   Producer,Engineer
Eddie DeLena   Engineer
Flea   Composer
John Frusciante   Composer
Jimi Hendrix   Composer
Anthony Kiedis   Composer
Felix Pappalardi   Producer
Garth Richardson   Engineer
Hillel Slovak   Paintings
Chad Smith   Composer
Stevie Wonder   Composer
Henry Marquez   Art Direction
Peter Shea   Art Direction

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Mother's Milk [Bonus Tracks] 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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they're so cool in this cd, luv every song in this cd! totally rox!!!! really EXCELLENT cd
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