- Product Code: 72435-40380-2-0
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Remastered re-release of the debut full-length album by legendary American Funk/Rap Rock band.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers' debut album sketched out their Funk Metal hybrid quite effectively, especially on the warped deep groove of "True Men Don't Kill Coyotes". Even though their fusion of heavy guitars and slapping bass was audacious, their first effort didn't quite gel into a cohesive album.
"The Red Hot Chili Peppers" was released with the band disappointed in the production. It failed to chart on the Billboard 200, reaching #201 (meaning it "bubbled under" the main album chart for 8 weeks in the autumn of 1984). The album received college airplay and MTV rotation, and built the band's fan base. The reviews that were published of the album were mixed, with the first issue of Spin magazine giving, according to Anthony Kiedis in his autobiography Scar Tissue, a positive review.
This is the only album to feature Jack Sherman on guitar who was fired by the band at the end of the tour in support of the album and replaced by founding member, Hillel Slovak.
As of 2007, it had sold about 300,000 copies worldwide. Kiedis and Flea have mentioned over the years that they prefer the demo versions of most of these songs which were recorded with the original lineup featuring Hillel Slovak and Jack Irons. However, the band acknowledged in various books that Jack Sherman's contributions to the band, particularly his knowledge of Funk music and music theory, were things that helped the band's development, which they hadn't had with Hillel.
Re-edition features five bonus demo tracks!
Capitol Records/EMI, 1984/2003 (72435-40380-2-0).
1. True Men Don't Kill Coyotes 3:40
2. Baby Appeal 3:40
3. Buckle Dow 3:24
4. Get Up And Jump 2:53
5. Why Don't You Love Me 3:25
6. Green Heaven 3:59
7. Mommy Where's Daddy 3:31
8. Out In L.A. 2:00
9. Police Helicopter 1:16
10. You Always Sing The Same 0:19
11. Grand Pappy Du Plenty 4:14
12. Get Up And Jump (Demo) 2:37
13. Police Helicopter (Demo) 1:11
14. Out In L.A. (Demo) 1:55
15. Green Heaven (Demo) 3:50
16. What It Is (aka Nina's Song) (Demo) 3:57
Total playing time: 45:51