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A Must Get by the Red Hot Chili Boys
Mother's Milk - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Member Name: JEStevens
Mother's Milk - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Date: 22/07/06, updated on 22/07/06 (472 review reads)
Advantages: Fast paced, excellent guitar and drum
Disadvantages: None, Sweet FA.
The fourth album released from the chili peppers came in 1989, a time of great emotional upheaval for the band, coming as it did at the time of original chili peppers guitarist Hillel Slovak. However this was not the only departure from the band at that time, with Drummer Jack Irons leaving Flea and Kiedis as the remaining band members.
to replace Hillel and Iron the band recrutied a Drummer Chad Smith and Guitarist John Fruciante, the resulant action was this masterpiece of and album.
Here is a summary of the track and my opinion of them:
1. Good time Boys,
This song is basically self descriptive, so you dont really need me telling you. this track contains lots of the rap, guitar solos and mixture of funk and punk that Characterises a lot of the album and of the Chilis sound to this day.
- a song about having fun and is very uplifting to listen to
2. Higher Ground,
Fantastic opening chords, this is a song written by Stevie Wonder. Much more guitary that the previous track this is one of the outstanding songs on an outstanding album, a mixture of fast tempo and superb guitar backing this song became one of the most popular chili's track of the earlier era.
3. Subway to Venus,
A very very funky song, i think you'll find that concurrent on all reviews for this song, Involves a bit of sax which highlights the bands genius - could you imagine westlife using a sax (i thought not). this is the type of song you could imagine the band performing when under the influence
4. Magic Johnson,
A very fast song about Kiedis's fave basketball team i believe, not sure about this song although i does grow on you due to its fast pace and use of guitar.
5. Nobody weird like me,
This song has incredible use of Guitar, starting out very heavy and ending light, inital reaction is press the skip button but as it comes to an end i cannot stop myself moving with the beat in a-ever-so-cool-way.
6. Knock me down,
i absolutly love this song, indeed i'd put it in the top 15 of the all-time good RCHP songs,the reason for this is the passion and emotion that lies behind this song, written in tribute for original band member Hillel Slovak who died of a drugs overdose (accidental) and as such theres a strong anti-drugs message. this songs has excellent use of the chilis strengths - lyrics, guitar and drum. This is an all time classic.
7. Taste the pain,
a song about the pain of heartbreak, featuring a memorable flea on a trumpet of all things. this is a catchy song which is common with this album.
8. Stone cold bush,
An intensely fast song, basically just mental. i cant for the life of me decipher the meaning behind it, all i know is that it is a cracking song.
A cover of jimi Hendrix's Fire, this is a song recorded with the previous 4 band members, still with hillel and irons. a fast song again, with one of the best drumming performances i've ever heard. A good rockin song to bomb along to.
10. Pretty little ditty,
This is just an instrumental song, no words. features flea on the trumpet again. a very soft song, this is superb, no more needs to be said.
11. Punk rock classic,
Sharp contrast to the previous song this is a very fast paced rocky and rolly type song - with a slight piss take of rock and roll with the use of the opening riff to "sweet child of mine" at the end of this song.
12. Sexy mexican maid,
actually a song about a maid, who was mexican and sexy. not a great fan of this song. quite slow and soft.
13. Johnny, Kick a hole in the sky,
This is a song about the injustices faced by the native Americans. The early song line I was born in a land/I don't think you understand/God damn what I am/I'm a native of this place/please don't kick me in the face" is just an example of this.
Have Just recently seen the band at the MEN arena and it prompted me to write this, they still got it!!
Summary: Superb, A must get