The Red Hot Chili Peppers (album)

The Red Hot Chili Peppers is the debut studio album by American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, released on August 10, 1984, via EMI America and Enigma Records. The album was produced by Gang of Four guitarist Andy Gill, and is the only Peppers album to feature Jack Sherman on guitar. Sherman was in the band as a replacement for founding member Hillel Slovak, who'd left the band along with founding drummer Jack Irons before the album was recorded. After the tour for this album, Sherman was fired and Slovak rejoined the band. The album also features founding members Anthony Kiedis on vocals and Flea on bass, as well as Cliff Martinez on drums.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers
Cover art designed by Gary Panter
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 10, 1984 (1984-08-10)
RecordedApril 1984
StudioEldorado, Hollywood, California
ProducerAndy Gill
Red Hot Chili Peppers chronology
The Red Hot Chili Peppers
Freaky Styley
Singles from The Red Hot Chili Peppers
  1. "Get Up and Jump"
    Released: August 10, 1984

"Get Up and Jump" was the only single released from the album, but a music video was made for the song "True Men Don't Kill Coyotes." The album has been credited as the first release from the funk metal genre[4] and has also been labeled as "the little spark that ignited the rap rock revolution."[3]

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