Freaky Styley

Freaky Styley is the second studio album by American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, released August 16, 1985 on EMI America. Freaky Styley marks founding guitarist Hillel Slovak's studio album debut, following his return to the band earlier in the year. The album is the last to feature drummer Cliff Martinez. Freaky Styley was produced by George Clinton, of Parliament-Funkadelic, and the sessions benefitted from Clinton's chemistry with the band but suffered from the band's drug use during recording.

Freaky Styley
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 16, 1985 (1985-08-16)
RecordedMay 1985
StudioUnited, Detroit, Michigan
Genre
Length39:46
LabelEMI America
ProducerGeorge Clinton
Red Hot Chili Peppers chronology
The Red Hot Chili Peppers
(1984)
Freaky Styley
(1985)
The Uplift Mofo Party Plan
(1987)
Singles from Freaky Styley
  1. "Jungle Man"
    Released: 1985
  2. "Hollywood (Africa)"
    Released: 1985

The music on the record draws influence from funk, punk rock, and psychedelic rock, while the lyrical content was inspired by the band members' lives in Hollywood. "Jungle Man" and "Hollywood (Africa)" were released as promotional singles while "Catholic School Girls Rule" and "Jungle Man" had music videos made for them. Critics viewed the album as an improvement upon the band's debut album, praising Freaky Styley's musical experimentation and production. However, it did not achieve mainstream success and failed to enter the Billboard 200. The band embarked on the Infinity Tour to promote the album.


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