Flea wants to give Red Hot Chili Peppers' debut album another look. He's been wanting to for a while, but he's never been able to persuade his RHCP bandmates.
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, FLea was asked what he thinks his band's worst album is, and he replied, “I always regret the way we made the first one,” referring to 1984's The Red Hot Chili Peppers.
“I think the songs are really good. Our band was smoking at the time,” he added, “but [drummer] Jack [Irons] and [guitarist] Hillel [Slovak] quit, and we hired these two other guys: Jack Sherman and Cliff Martinez. Both were great musicians, but the connection just wasn’t as profound as we had with the guys we started with. I’ve often wanted to go back and re-record that album, but I can never talk anyone into it.”
On the other hand, Californication “is pretty good top to bottom,” Flea said. “I saw Adele a little while ago and she told me that was her favorite record of all time. That meant a lot to me because I’m a big Adele fan.”
Flea said the band’s future remains bright. “I know we all care deeply about music and we all want to grow and be better,” he said. “We’re still consumed with it just like when we started the band.”