Label: EMI-Manhattan Records - E4-90969 • Format: Cassette EP • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Alternative Rock, Funk Metal
The Abbey Road E. Out of the five tracks included on this EP, four had already been previously released on the band's studio albums, although the band's first two albums The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Freaky Styley were not released in the UK untilthus it provided a way of introducing tracks to new listeners.
The only "new" track is a cover of the song " Fire " by Jimi Hendrixwhich was recorded during the sessions for The Uplift Mofo Party Plan and included in a different mix as the b-side to " Fight Like a Brave ". The same recording of "Fire", however, would be later included once again on the band's next studio album Mother's Milk in tribute to Hillel Slovakthe band's original guitarist who died of a heroin overdose and plays guitar on the track.
The title and cover was a tribute to The Beatles ' famous album Abbey Road. Like the Beatles, the cover depicts the four bandmembers walking across a zebra crossing in single file, the twist being that Steppin Stone - B.G.s Fever are all naked except for white tube socks covering their genitals.
Wearing only socks in this manner was something they regularly employed in their stage shows at the time. All songs on the EP were also featured on the band's hits compilation, What Hits!?
Some versions of 12" do not include "Fire" while the 7" version does not include "Fire" and "Catholic School Girls Rule". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Archived from the original on Retrieved Retrieved October 3, Red Hot Chili Peppers. I'm with You Singles Collection. Sock-Cess What Hits!? What Is This? The Meters. Category Book. Abbey Road.
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