The Uplift Mofo Party Plan

EMI Catalog (USA)
Release date
21 Mar 2006
Running length
14 tracks
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1 Fight Like A Brave (2003 Digital Remaster) () 3:52 4,855
2 Funky Crime (2003 Digital Remaster) () 3:00 1,935
3 Me And My Friends (2003 Digital Remaster) 3:08 397
4 Backwoods (2003 Digital Remaster) 3:07 453
5 Skinny Sweaty Man (2003 Digital Remaster) 1:16 287
6 Behind The Sun (2003 Digital Remaster) 4:39 548
7 Subterranean Homesick Blues (2003 Digital Remaster) 2:33 306
8 Special Secret Song Inside (2003 Digital Remaster) 3:15 265
9 No Chump Love Sucker (2003 Digital Remaster) 2:41 249
10 Walkin' On Down The Road (2003 Digital Remaster) 3:48 245
11 Love Trilogy (2003 Digital Remaster) () 2:41 1,285
12 Organic Anti-Beat Box Band (2003 Digital Remaster) 4:09 234
13 Behind The Sun (Instrumental Demo) (2002 Digital Remaster) 2:55 184
14 Me And My Friends (Instrumental Demo) (2003 Digital Remaster) 1:56 172

About this album

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 funk rock band 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 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.

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  • borgy

    Worth picking up the original CD master for cheap if you can. The 2003&2013(Hi res) have some one of the worst mastering ever. Your ears will thank you.

    3 Dec 2014 Reply
  • NinnyHonestLiar

    The very first album I bought and proud of it!

    19 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Purzel_PadauZ

    "I can't believe some people put Freaky Styley above this. This is their most important album in terms of growth..." I think that's kinda true. They almost developed the style that they pursued on Mother's Milk, it just sounds to me like "rewriting TUMPP Nr. I", Blood Sugar Sex Magik was the first album John created his own style on. But they never did a leap in quality (positively) like from Freaky Styley to Uplift Mofo.

    31 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Umodian

    Good album, it's just a shame the remaster was completely butchered.

    22 Apr 2013 Reply
  • SimonePerrota

    I can't believe some people put Freaky Styley above this. This is their most important album in terms of growth...

    9 Feb 2013 Reply
  • WS9167

    SO FUNKY!!!!

    2 Nov 2012 Reply
  • PRW666

    This shit is so much better then Californication etc etc [2] Best RHCP album.

    15 Oct 2012 Reply
  • VivianeSousa

    "I WANT TO PARTY ON YOUR PUSSY, BABY" - Não tem como não ser um álbum épico tendo uma música assim hahahahahaha

    25 Sep 2012 Reply
  • VivianeSousa

    Muito bom, pqp

    25 Sep 2012 Reply
  • viledoom

    honestly just an amazing album

    16 Aug 2012 Reply
  • ruancmc

    i want to party on your pussy baby ♫ [2]

    22 May 2012 Reply
  • skubana15

    the best album ever.

    28 Mar 2012 Reply
  • PunkyFunkyDucky

    This album is pure gold.

    13 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Melz_xXx

    i want to party on your pussy baby ♫

    21 Jan 2012 Reply
  • viyaz

    Backwoods is my favourite

    12 Nov 2011 Reply
  • fi_moon

    R.I.P. Hillel [2]

    29 Oct 2011 Reply
  • boluu

    this is almost funk-metal. love slovak's super fuzz!

    25 Jun 2011 Reply
  • HumbertoAmorim

    I love all new albuns but this and Blood~ are the very best

    16 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Wischmopp95

    I love nearly everything of their music, including By the Way and Stadium Arcadium, but sometimes I really wish they would start doing stuff like this again. I'm getting a little bit tired of their softness and "not-making-experiments-anymore"-ness. (And come on... some of their new stuff is really fuckin' CRAPPY ;__; I can't even LISTEN to songs like "I Could Die for You" or "Midnight" without mentally throwing up...)

    29 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Marco_Cult

    Simply amazing! Groovy stuff!

    15 Jan 2011 Reply
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