Red Hot Chili Peppers – The Uplift Mofo Party Plan (1987)
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- Fight Like a Brave
- Funky Crime
- Me & My Friends
- Skinny Sweaty Man
- Behind the Sun
- Subterranean Homesick Blues
- Special Secret Song Inside
- No Chump Love Sucker
- Walkin' on Down the Road
- Love Trilogy
- Organic Anti‐Beat Box Band
The Uplift Mofo Party Plan is the third studio album by American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, released on September 29, 1987 by EMI Records. Due to prior obligations resulting in temporary personnel changes following the band’s formation in 1983, The Uplift Mofo Party Plan is the only studio album to feature all four founding members of the band on every single track: vocalist Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea, guitarist Hillel Slovak, and drummer Jack Irons. “Fight Like a Brave” was released as the album’s only single however “Me and My Friends” received minor radio airplay even though it was never released as a single. In 1992, “Behind the Sun” was released as a single and music video to promote What Hits!?.
The record features the band’s signature funk rock musical style, but also is influenced by reggae and heavy metal. For the album, the Red Hot Chili Peppers recruited new producer Michael Beinhorn, who encouraged the members to expand their musical horizons in order to create a more diverse work. The recording process was difficult due to Kiedis’ drug addiction; however, the band was ultimately content with its work on Uplift. Flea later referred to the album as “the ‘rockingest’ record” the band has ever made.
The album was much more successful than its predecessors both critically and commercially, and was the band’s first album to enter the Billboard 200, where it charted at number 148. Although Uplift’s follow-up Mother’s Milk would reach Gold first, The Uplift Mofo Party Plan would go on to become the band’s earliest effort to do so. Following the tour to promote the album, Slovak died of a heroin overdose and shortly after, Irons decided to quit the band, unable to cope with his friend’s death.
Red Hot Chili Peppers are an American funk rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1983. The group's musical style primarily consists of rock with an emphasis on funk, as well as elements from other genres such as punk rock and psychedelic rock. When more...