FIRST DEMO SESSION

RECORDING INFO:

Dates: May 1983
Players: Flea, Hillel Slovak, Jack Irons, Anthony Kiedis
Recorded at: Bijou Studios, 1518 N. Cahuenga, Hollywood, CA.
Produced by: Tim "Spit Stix" Leitch
Engineered by: Tim "Spit Stix" Leitch
Mixed by: Unknown

Released on: November 1, 1994 on Out in LA and November 2003 on The Red Hot Chili Peppers & Freaky Styley reissues

SONGS RECORDED:

  • Out in LA
  • Green Heaven
  • Get Up and Jump
  • Police Helicopter
  • You Always Sing The Same

released on Out in LA in 1994 and on The Red Hot Chili Peppers reissue in 2003

  • Nevermind
  • Sex Rap

released on Out in LA in 1994 and on the Freaky Styley reissue in 2003

  • Stranded
  • Flea Fly

released on Out in LA in 1994

  • You Always Sing The Same

released on Out in LA in 1994 and on The Red Hot Chili Peppers reissue in 2003

  • Dum Chucka Willie

unreleased, but has surfaced online. See below.

NOTES:

The band, only a few months old, went into Bijou Studios in May of 1983 and recorded ten tracks with Spit Stix of the punk band Fear producing. This recording wound up getting the band a record deal with EMI, and many consider it to contain better performances than on the final album.

In his 2003 book Fornication, Jeff Apter states (perhaps with information gleamed from the 1994 Dave Thompson book True Men Don't Kill Coyotes) that a demo of Baby Appeal was recorded. This may not be the case; Anthony has stated in his book, Scar Tissue, that the song only came about once they started shopping their demo around and found that kids on the street seemed to respond more to the music than anyone else. This story is even repeated a few pages later in Fornication. So, it remains unlikely. However, a demo of it may have been recorded at sessions early the next year.