Red Hot Chili Peppers – The Uplift Mofo Party Plan (1987/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 38:06 minutes | 1,61 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Artwork: Front cover | © Capitol Records
– “Behind The Sun” reached #7 on Billboard‘s Modern Rock Tracks.
The Uplift Mofo Party Plan is the groundbreaking 1987 masterpiece by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. It is the sole album to include all four founding members on every track and features the band’s signature blend of funk-rock with influences of reggae and heavy metal. This Gold-certified work was the band’s first album to reach theBillboard 200. It features the hit standouts “Fight Like A Brave” and “Behind The Sun.”
In a perfect world, the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ breakthrough album wouldn’t have been 1989’s Mother’s Milk, but 1987’s The Uplift Mofo Party Plan, and the history of this groundbreaking rock/rap band (and likely the entire subgenre it created) would’ve been drastically changed. But the Chili Peppers created most of the imperfections in their world, especially in the late ’80s, and the unusual scenario of four original bandmembers recording together for the first time on that band’s third album would tragically prove to be a one-shot deal. Veterans Anthony Kiedis (vocals) and Flea (bass) had welcomed back original guitarist Hillel Slovak for the preceding Freaky Styley album after using Jack Sherman on their self-titled 1984 debut, doing the same at this point for original drummer Jack Irons, who replaced Cliff Martinez. The energy of having these four friends from Los Angeles back together jumps out of the opening anthem “Fight Like a Brave” and the experimental “Funky Crime”; tracks like the autobiographical “Me & My Friends” and closing “Organic Anti-Beat Box Band” would stay in the group’s live repertoire for the next decade or more. Kiedis’ barking rap delivery drives the cover of Bob Dylan’s “Subterranean Homesick Blues,” and Flea’s ahead-of-their-time slapping basslines stand out in “Behind the Sun” and “Walkin’ on Down the Road,” but Slovak and Irons brought things to the Chili Peppers that no one else ever has. The drummer’s pounding funk backbeats left a blueprint for his successor, Chad Smith, and the manic intro to “Skinny Sweaty Man” sounds like Buddy Rich playing James Brown material. Slovak is at the height of his powers on the rap-rock reggae “Love Trilogy” and funky “Special Secret Song Inside,” which gained some notoriety for its anatomical undertones. But Slovak would die of a heroin overdose the following year, with Irons quitting the band afterward from the depression of the loss. Kiedis and Flea would come to grips with their own drug habits and return with Smith and guitarist John Frusciante on Mother’s Milk, breaking into the arena circuit with a hit cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Higher Ground” — and leaving Kiedis and Flea to wonder what might have been.
01 – Fight Like A Brave
02 – Funky Crime
03 – Me And My Friends
04 – Backwoods
05 – Skinny Sweaty Man
06 – Behind The Sun
07 – Subterranean Homesick Blues
08 – Special Secret Song Inside
09 – No Chump Love Sucker
10 – Walkin’ On Down The Road
11 – Love Trilogy
12 – Organic Anti-Beat Box Band
Remastered by Robert Vosgien.