The Uplift Mofo Party Plan [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Bill Meredith
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
ap 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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bill Meredith
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
ap 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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/11/2003
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 724354037924
  • Catalog Number: 40379
  • Sales rank: 9,659

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Red Hot Chili Peppers Primary Artist, Background Vocals
Michael Beinhorn Background Vocals
Flea Bass
Jack Irons Drums
Anthony Kiedis Vocals
Angelo Moore Background Vocals
Hillel Slovak Guitar, Sitar
Norwood Fisher Background Vocals
Annie Newman Background Vocals
David Kenoly Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Bob Dylan Composer
Michael Beinhorn Composer, Producer
Judy Clapp Engineer
Flea Composer, Liner Notes
Jack Irons Composer
Anthony Kiedis Composer
Cliff Martinez Composer
Ron McMaster Remastering
Hillel Slovak Composer
Howie Weinberg Mastering
Henry Marquez Art Direction
Gary Panter Illustrations
Michelle Azzopardi Art Direction
Kevin Flaherty Reissue Producer
Judi Clapp Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    this cd rocks hard. Flea had his craziest bass lines on this cd and slovak was awesome. If you are an MTV peps fan stay away.

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    Posted April 11, 2011

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