Californication is the seventh studio album by American alternative rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, released on June 8, 1999 on Warner Bros. Records. Produced by Rick Rubin, Californication marked the return of John Frusciante, who had previously appeared on Mother's Milk and Blood Sugar Sex Magik, to replace Dave Navarro as the band's guitarist. Frusciante's return was credited with changing the band's sound altogether. The record was a notable shift in style from what was produced with Navarro. The album's subject material incorporated various sexual innuendos commonly associated with the band, but in terms of themes it is more varied than previous outings. Lust, death, contemplations of suicide, drugs, globalization, and travel are all part of themes introduced in the album.
Californication is the Chili Peppers' most commercially successful studio release. To date it has sold over 15 million copies worldwide, with over 5 million copies sold in the United States alone.
This perfectly plotted ride on the Chili Peppers’ road to superstardom follows them from their funk-punk roots to their mastery of the melodic. Anthony, Flea and the boys deliver the goods again and again: “Under the Bridge; Give It Away; Suck My Kiss; Californication; Higher Ground; My Friends; Breaking the Girl; Otherside; By the Way; Scar Tissue”16 red-hot tracks!
Learn five RHCP tracks with Stuart Bull and Mike Casswell. This superb DVD will teach you five killer tracks from this legendary American rockers… learn every riff and solo note for note! Tracks include; Under The Bridge, By The Way, Californication, Cant Stop, Dani California, Scar Tissue, Other Side, Slow Cheetah, Desecration Smile, Snow Hey Oh.
Includes clear step by step instruction for each song. Also include play-along backing tracks with and without lead guitar for easy learning and practice. Interactive technology lets you learn at your own pace, selecting and replaying material to get the most out of each lesson. The tracks on this disc have been specially recorded to recreate the authentic sound of the original as well as showing you exactly how the guitar part was played. Songs featured: Californication, Can't Stop, Give It Away, Under the Bridge and The Zephyr Song.
Red Hot Chili Peppers' bass hero Flea is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest rock bass guitarists of all time, fusing an unstoppable funk technique with the power and weight of hard rock. From the sun-bleached soul of Californication to the slap-bass pyrotechnics of Give It Away, here's your chance to get a step-by-step guide to five of the Chili Peppers' hottest songs from across their varied career. Phil Williams demonstrates every riff and lick, leaving no stone unturned as he dissects the unmistakable Flea style.
A pivotal album for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, 1989's Mother's Milk turned the tide and transformed the band from underground funk-rocking rappers to mainstream bad boys with seemingly very little effort. Mother's Milk brought them to MTV, scored them a deal with Warner Bros., and let both frontman Anthony Kiedis and the ubiquitous Flea get back into a good groove following the death of co-founding member Hillel Slovak…