Mother's Milk

EMI Catalog (USA)
Release date
6 Dec 2005
Running length
19 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Good Time Boys (2003 Digital Remaster) 5:01 1,237
2 Higher Ground (2003 - Remaster) 3:22 1,339
3 Subway To Venus (2003 Digital Remaster) 4:25 961
4 Magic Johnson (2003 Digital Remaster) 2:57 926
5 Nobody Weird Like Me (2003 Digital Remaster) 3:50 776
6 Knock Me Down (2003 Digital Remaster) 3:43 1,323
7 Taste The Pain (2003 Digital Remaster) 4:31 929
8 Stone Cold Bush (2003 Digital Remaster) 3:05 451
9 Fire (2003 Digital Remaster) 2:03 780
10 Pretty Little Ditty (2003 Digital Remaster) 3:07 1,052
11 Punk Rock Classic (2003 Digital Remaster) 1:46 557
12 Sexy Mexican Maid (2003 Digital Remaster) 3:22 601
13 Johnny, Kick A Hole In The Sky (2003 Digital Remaster) 5:20 526
14 Song That Made Us What We Are Today (Demo) 12:56 15,153
15 Knock Me Down (Original Long Version) 4:44 16,893
16 Sexy Mexican Maid (Original Long Version) 3:59 16,027
17 Salute To Kareem (Demo) 3:24 16,674
18 Castles Made Of Sand (Live) 3:19 38,608
19 Crosstown Traffic (Live) 2:53 18,961

About this album

Mother’s Milk is the fourth studio album by American funk rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers. It was released on August 16, 1989. It has sold 2 million copies and certified double-platinum. Mother’s Milk peaked at #52 on Billboard Top 200 album chart and it was certified gold by mid-1990 and platinum in 2005.

The album produced three singles: “Knock Me Down”, “Higher Ground” and “Taste the pain”.

Though Mother’s Milk is quite highly celebrated in the Red Hot Chili Pepper’s fanbase, the band members have more than once expressed their mild dislike of the album. With the exception of The Jimi Hendrix Experience cover “Fire”, none of Mother’s Milk has been played live during the band’s recent career.

In 2003, a remastered version of the album was released, including several unheard bonus tracks.

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  • RomanPinochet

    Not bad but The Uplift Mofo Party Plan and Blood Sugar Sex Magic are much better

    26 Sep 11:50pm Reply
  • paulastorm_

    I was more a BSSM fan but lately I just can't stop listening to this album

    18 Jul 12:51am Reply
  • KrossPoison

    The RHCP's best album [8]

    30 May 5:43pm Reply
  • SimonePerrota

    One Hot Minute sucks...

    26 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Selenia_O_o

    The RHCP's best album [7]

    11 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Beojiko

    Yeah, one of those albums that sounds better raw

    31 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Onyx0

    "Also, anyone who only likes the pre-californication stuff and dislikes the post californication, clearly has a lack of variety in their music taste. Their later stuff is great as is alot of the older stuff." -- Agreed, agreed, agreed. Yes, I do prefer the older stuff (anything before By The Way, really - Californication just feels quite different from both "eras" to me for some reason), but I still quite like firing up their later stuff as well... SA and I'm With You are fantastic albums. By The Way, as far as I'm concerned, is easily their weakest... but again, I can't really point out a terrible song on it so much as it just doesn't fit what I like hearing from them as much.

    8 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Formakidov

    The RHCP's best album

    31 Jul 2012 Reply
  • dmitry_litium

    The RHCP's best album. =] [5]

    17 Jul 2012 Reply
  • BlAckDrAgon90

    The RHCP's best album. [2]

    3 Jul 2012 Reply
  • raudonikis

    true oldschool. true Peppers.

    8 May 2012 Reply
  • Oleg_Semeniako

    RHCP's Best album =] [3]

    29 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Takezosan

    RHCP's Best album =] [2]

    12 Jan 2012 Reply
  • oiGlush

    RHCP's Best album =]

    21 Dec 2011 Reply
  • robslater90

    Great album. Also, anyone who only likes the pre-californication stuff and dislikes the post californication, clearly has a lack of variety in their music taste. Their later stuff is great as is alot of the older stuff.

    21 Nov 2011 Reply
  • viyaz

    Even they get conflict when making this album, Mother's Milk is still really superb

    23 Oct 2011 Reply
  • ViniciusStilt

    Man, Punk Rock Classic is great.

    29 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Tarkus10

    The RHCP's best album.

    23 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Dr_Johnny_Skinz

    By far their best album from the 80's.

    30 Jul 2011 Reply
  • jackwhitetws

    By the way it's shit

    30 Jun 2011 Reply
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