Dates: February 1987
Players: Flea, Hillel Slovak, Jack Irons, Anthony Kiedis
Recorded at: EMI Studios at Liberty Records, 6920 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA
Produced by: Michael Beinhorn
Engineered by: Jim Bauerlin
Mixed by: Unknown


  • Unknown #4

  • Unknown #5

  • Me and My Friends (unconfirmed)
    plus many others


The band recorded demos for most of the Uplift Mofo songs with Michael Beinhorn prior to the recording of the final album. Three songs have leaked, but according to Beinhorn, the band had to record and demo the entire album before EMI would let the band go ahead with any further sessions. It's assumed versions of songs such like Backwoods, Behind the Sun and Party on Your Pussy (and more) were recorded too, but they are yet to surface.

Beinhorn has stated that he does not remember the working title for the two unknown songs here, so we've left them untitled. A version of Unknown #4 was also recorded during sessions with Keith Levene the previous April.

In 2018, Michael Beinhorn posted a (since deleted) demo version of Me and My Friends on his website. This is not the instrumental version seen on the 2003 remaster, nor is it the any of the versions seen in other demo sessions. It may well have been from these sessions. However, that is unconfirmed.