50 Years, 50 Albums 1999: Red Hot Chili Peppers ‘Californication’

50 Years, 50 Albums 1999: Red Hot Chili Peppers ‘Californication’

Formed in Los Angeles in 1983 Red Hot Chili Peppers (RHCP) have incorporated a wide spectrum of music genres from alternative rock, funk, hip hop, rap to psychedelic rock. Their Seventh studio album “Californication” marked the return of John Frusciante replacing Dave Navarro. Frusciante was also on Mother’s Milk and Blood Sugar Sex Magik, both hugely successful albums. A newly reformed Frusciante (coming off drug addiction) came back to the band and really jump started the now new reunited (best line-up) of RHCP making “Californication” the bands most commercially successful studio album that had more off a rock edge. We would like to welcome Red Hot Chili Peppers “Californication” to the WPLR Hall of Fame.

Learn more about the album:

How Red Hot Chili Peppers got more “introspective” with Californication

You Can Make Fun of the Red Hot Chili Peppers All You Want, But Californication Is A Perfect Record

How the Red Hot Chili Peppers Turned It Around With Californication

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