"Red Hot Chili Peppers" "Mothers Milk" Signed LP
Mother's Milk is the fourth studio album by the Red Hot Chili Peppers,released on August 16, 1989. After the death of founding guitarist Hillel Slovak and subsequent departure of drummer Jack Irons, vocalist Anthony Kiedis and bassist Flea regrouped with the addition of guitarist John Frusciante and drummer Chad Smith. Frusciante's influence altered the band's sound by placing more emphasis on melody than rhythm, which had dominated the band's previous material.
The record was a greater commercial success than any of the Chili Peppers'three previous studio albums. Mother's Milk peaked at number 52 on the Billboard 200 and received widespread recognition for singles "Knock Me Down" and the Stevie Wonder cover "Higher Ground". The album became their first gold record in early 1990, and was the first step for the band in achieving international success. Mother's Milk would eventually go platinum.