Takin' Care of Business


Dates: June 1990
Players: Flea, John Frusciante, Chad Smith, Anthony Kiedis
Additional Performers: possibly Larry Blackmon
Recorded at: Unknown
Produced by: Unknown
Released on: not released


  • Takin' Care Of Business

The band recorded a cover of Bachman Turner Overdrive's Takin' Care of Business in June of 1990 as a possible single to coincide with the release of the movie of the same name, starring Jim Belushi and Charles Grodin. Three different versions of the track were recorded, but to date none of them have been released. 

According to this interview, Larry Blackmon (or another "guy from Cameo") guested on the track. The song was also mentioned in the text file that accompanied the leak of the Mother's Milk Session Tapes: "I heard a  couple of takes of BTO's "Takiní Care o' Business", one funk version, one straight forward take"

To date, the track has not surfaced officially or unofficially. Whether it ever will is unlikely.