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Your Mum’s Insular Weekend Bender… Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication

August 10, 2008

Before I get into some porn (Bubble Butt BBQ with majestic turns from Jasmine Cashmere and Aurora Jolie) and a cup of tea (patriotically Tetley’s) possibly rounded off with ‘The Street Fighter’ (1974 Sonny Chiba martial arts classic); I felt a duty to my open minds to post this.

Released on the cusp of the new millennium (June ’99 to be precise), I’m unsure of weather to classify this as my favourite LPs of theirs from the Nineties (which would bring it into conflict with the ’92 opus ‘Blood Sugar Sex Magik’) or the Noughties (which would be chronologically erroneous and I’m the type to self-flagellate if I make any boo-boo with my music dates). Then again who gives a babbling, psychosomatic fuck, except I.

The album, is like a state of cerebral reflection within a synthetic bubble that’s about to rupture and the only thing to leak is the detrimental person inside- that’s how I hear it. I used to lie in bed at night aged 13 and let the more forlorn numbers seep into my head believing Anthony Kiedis to have the most soulful voice in Alt-Rock: like a zephyr born from aching and inability to cleanse in the clutch of self-harm, scaffolded only by John Frusciante’s affecting guitar-work and the arcane songwriting itself.

“Scar tissue that I wish you saw
Sarcastic mister know it all
Close your eyes and I’ll kiss you ’cause
With the birds I’ll share
With the birds I’ll share
This lonely view”

Yet frequently they still raise their arms (when there’s not a needle buried in it) and remain funky as hell, it’s quite the bi-polar record. Also produced by Rick Rubin. If you don’t know who Rick Rubin is, get the fuck out of Hip-Hop.

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1. Around The World
2. Parallel Universe
3. Scar Tissue
4. Otherside

5. Get On Top
6. Californication
7. Easily
8. Porcelain
9. Emit Remmus
10. I Like Dirt
11. This Velvet Glove
12. Savior
13. Purple Stain
14. Right On Time
15. Road Trippin’

My stand-out tracks highlighted in Bold Red above.

Video: Otherside

Fantasticunt album rating:

9.5 mums out of 10

[If this artist/group deserves your money, click to buy CD]

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