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Californication

Californication is a funk metal album by American rock band the Red Hot Chili Peppers, released on June 8, 1999 (see 1999 in music). With a returned John Frusciante on guitar (replacing Dave Navarro[?] of Jane's Addiction), the Red Hot Chili Peppers managed to regain their critical acceptance after the harshly reviewed One Hot Minute[?]. Much to the surprise of most industry-watchers, Californication became the band's best-selling album in its catalogue.

With a somewhat more subdued funk sound, Californication was vastly different from its predecessors. Adding heavy psychedelic influences, the Red Hot Chili Peppers created a series of catchy, hook-laden tracks that maintained their credibility. Many of the songs, such as the hit single "Californication", are diatribes against globalization, often with bizarrely inscrutable lyrics.

Track listing

  1. "Around the World" (Flea/Frusciante/Kiedis/Smith) - 3:58
  2. "Parallel Universe" (Flea/Frusciante/Kiedis/Smith) - 4:30
  3. "Scar Tissue" (Flea/Kiedis/Smith) - 3:37
  4. "Otherside" (Flea/Frusciante/Kiedis/Smith) - 4:15
  5. "Get on Top" (Flea/Frusciante/Kiedis/Smith) - 3:18
  6. "Californication" (Flea/Frusciante/Kiedis/Smith) - 5:21
  7. "Easily" (Flea/Frusciante/Kiedis/Smith) - 3:51
  8. "Porcelain" (Flea/Frusciante/Kiedis/Smith) - 2:43
  9. "Emitremmus" (Flea/Friedis/Frusciante/Smith) - 4:00
  10. "I Like Dirt" (Flea/Friedis/Frusciante/Smith) - 2:37
  11. "This Velvet Glove" (Flea/Frusciante/Kiedis/Smith) - 3:45
  12. "Savior" (Flea/Frusciante/Kiedis/Smith) - 4:52
  13. "Purple Stain" (Flea/Frusciante/Kiedis/Smith) - 4:13
  14. "Right on Time" (Flea/Frusciante/Kiedis/Smith) - 1:52
  15. "Road Trippin'" (Flea/Frusciante/Kiedis/Smith) - 3:25

Personnel

  • The Red Hot Chili Peppers - Art Direction
  • Flea - Guitar
  • John Frusciante - Guitar
  • Anthony Kiedis - Vocals
  • Greg Kurstin - Keyboards
  • Vladimir Meller - Mastering
  • Rick Rubin - Producer, Engineer
  • David Schiffman - Engineer
  • Jim Scott - Engineer, Mixing
  • Chad Smith - Drums
  • Patrick Warren - Organ
  • Greg Fidelman - Engineer
  • Lawrence Azerrad - Art Direction
  • Tony Woolliscroft - Back Cover
  • John Sorenson - Engineer, Assistant Engineer
  • Eric Greenspan - Advisor
  • Greg Collins - Engineer, Assistant Engineer
  • Lindsay Chase - Production Coordination
  • Ok Hee Kim - Assistant Engineer
  • Jennifer Hilliard - Assistant Engineer
  • Sonya Koskoff - Photography

Chart positions Billboard Music Charts (North America) - album

 1999	The Billboard 200	                No. 3
 1999	Top Canadian Albums	                No. 4
 1999	Top Internet Albums	                No. 3
 2000	Top Internet Albums	                No. 6
Billboard (North America) singles
 1999	Scar Tissue	        The Billboard Hot 100	                No. 9
 1999	Around The World	Mainstream Rock Tracks	                No. 16
 1999	Scar Tissue	        Mainstream Rock Tracks	                No. 1
 1999	Around The World	Modern Rock Tracks	                No. 7
 1999	Scar Tissue	        Modern Rock Tracks	                No. 1
 1999	Scar Tissue	        Top 40 Mainstream	                No. 12
 1999	Scar Tissue	        Top 40 Tracks	                        No. 18
 1999	Scar Tissue	        Adult Top 40	                        No. 11
 1999	Scar Tissue	        Canadian Singles Chart	                No. 9
 2000	Californication	        The Billboard Hot 100	                No. 69
 2000	Otherside	        The Billboard Hot 100	                No. 14
 2000	Californication	        Latin Pop Airplay	                No. 33
 2000	Californication	        Latin Tropical/Salsa Airplay            No. 36
 2000	Californication	        Mainstream Rock Tracks	                No. 1
 2000	Otherside	        Mainstream Rock Tracks	                No. 2
 2000	Californication	        Modern Rock Tracks	                No. 1
 2000	Otherside	        Modern Rock Tracks	                No. 1
 2000	Otherside	        Top 40 Adult Recurrents	                No. 17
 2000	Scar Tissue	        Top 40 Adult Recurrents	                No. 4
 2000	Californication	        Top 40 Mainstream	                No. 37
 2000	Otherside	        Top 40 Mainstream	                No. 26
 2000	Californication	        Adult Top 40	                        No. 28
 2000	Otherside	        Adult Top 40	                        No. 11
 2001	Parallel Universe	Modern Rock Tracks	                No. 37



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