Freaky Styley

EMI Catalog (USA)
Release date
21 Mar 2006
Running length
18 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Jungle Man (2003 Digitally Remastered) 4:08 629
2 Hollywood (Africa) (2003 Digitally Remastered) 5:02 504
3 American Ghost Dance (2003 Digital Remastered) 3:50 392
4 If You Want Me To Stay (2003 Digitally Remastered) 4:06 827
5 Nevermind (2003 Digitally Remastered) 2:47 382
6 Freaky Styley (2003 Digitally Remastered) 3:38 351
7 Blackeyed Blonde (2003 Digitally Remastered) 2:40 351
8 The Brothers Cup (2003 Digitally Remastered) 3:26 426
9 Battle Ship (2003 Digitally Remastered) 1:53 299
10 Lovin' And Touchin' (2003 Digitally Remastered) 0:36 305
11 Catholic School Girls Rule (2003 Digitally Remastered) 1:55 378
12 Sex Rap (2003 Digitally Remastered) 1:54 306
13 Thirty Dirty Birds (2003 Digitally Remastered) 0:14 18
14 Yertle The Turtle (2003 Digitally Remastered) 3:45 331
15 Nevermind (Demo Version) (2002 Digital Remaster) (Explicit) 2:16 24
16 Sex Rap (Demo Version) (2002 Digital Remaster) (Explicit) 1:36 25
17 Freaky Styley (2002 Digital Remaster) 8:47 198
18 Millionaires Against Hunger (2002 Digital Remastser) (Explicit) 3:27 100

About this album

Freaky Styley is the second studio album by American alternative rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, released on August 16, 1985 on EMI. The album is the first to feature original guitarist Hillel Slovak, following his return to the band earlier in the year, and the last to feature drummer Cliff Martinez. Freaky Styley was produced by George Clinton, of Parliament-Funkadelic.

The album yielded four singles: “Jungle Man”, “American Ghost Dance”, “Catholic School Girls Rule”, and “Hollywood (Africa)”

According to Jason Birchmeir, of Allmusic, Freaky Styley is “the closest the Red Hot Chili Peppers ever came to straight funk, is the quirkiest, loosest, and most playful album in their long and winding catalog. It’s also one of the best, if also one of their least heard.”

The cover artwork features the band jumping in front of Michelangelo’s Last Judgment.

The track “Yertle the Turtle” incorporates several verses directly from Dr. Seuss’ poem also named “Yertle the Turtle”. As stated by Kiedis in his autobiography, Scar Tissue, the spoken lyrics at the beginning and throughout the song were by George Clinton’s drug dealer who demanded debts be paid by Clinton. Unable to repay the dealer, Clinton offered him a part in the album.

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  • noff01

    This sounds like The Stick Men, just not as abrasive.

    28 Feb 8:45pm Reply
  • Bataller

    Listened to this album for the first time today (I know... judge me..) and literally exploded with happiness. P-Funk LIVES!

    7 Jun 2013 Reply
  • tankian-95

    Well i like to make her cum to the rythm of the drums make cum, make cum, cum

    26 Mar 2012 Reply
  • metawirt

    George Clinton's ideas + RHCP musicians = fabulous record! [2]

    15 Mar 2012 Reply
  • PunkyFunkyDucky

    Yertle, Yertle the Turtle!

    13 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Dr_Johnny_Skinz

    You appreciate this album so much more after listening to their s/t.

    29 Jul 2011 Reply
  • karolouie

    I just had a Funkgasm! [2] this album is so goddamned funky! to me it's truly their best one!

    7 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Badams92

    This and Mother's Milk are the chili peppers best albums.

    15 Dec 2010 Reply
  • mrbonzoorubber2

    1upliftmofopartyplan 2 Red hot chili peppers 3 Mothers Milk,4 Freaky Styley5,Blood Sugar Sex Magic 6,One Hot Minute,7 Californication after that it was pretty much over and I have been inti them since 87

    12 Sep 2010 Reply
  • pedrotoscan

    Jungle Man, Hollywood (Africa), American Ghost Dance, If You Want me to Stay, Yertle the Turtle!

    11 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Ivan_Maleikov

    awesome album! George Clinton's ideas + RHCP musicians = fabulous record!

    1 May 2010 Reply
  • mocoa

    "I know the music on this record was just way too obscure to ever be popular in a mainstream kind of way, but to me it really holds its own as a definitive and substantial musical statement. More than any other record we ever made it falls into the category of "too funky for white radio, too punk rockin' for black." Of course, the songs were very far away from any pop format; I realise it is/was not just the racial segregation at radio that precluded it from being a popular record." -Flea

    9 Apr 2010 Reply
  • 88Mike

    I'm grown up on BSSM and Californication, so like krustywazoo said the albums have a sentimental meaning. Later on I got known One Hot Minute placing it as my favourite one, but just for a while. Now I guess I know everything RHCP released and Freaky Styley forms with BSSM & Californication the podium of "The Great 3" (succession changing round).

    27 Jan 2010 Reply
  • krustywazoo

    Californication will always be my sentimental favourite, because it got me both into the Red Hot Chili Peppers and music in general. However, this is their best album!

    18 Oct 2009 Reply
  • paulaXd90

    nice album ;] da best of 'catholic school girls rule' lyrics sweep ;d

    25 Sep 2009 Reply
  • mocho_juan

    esto es Funk....

    27 May 2009 Reply
  • BorzumSul

    This album is so painfully underrated.

    26 Apr 2009 Reply
  • erikmcc

    I just had a Funkgasm!

    28 Mar 2009 Reply
  • labandade_david

    Yeaah: 1.Blood Sugar Sex Magik 2.Californication 3.FREAKY STYLEY

    27 Dec 2008 Reply
  • Brax82

    Only the first half. The covers the most. Although If You Want Me To Stay is not all that different from the original so maybe I just like that one.

    11 Dec 2008 Reply
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