1. Around the World - Red Hot Chili Peppers, Flea
2. Parallel Universe - Red Hot Chili Peppers, Flea
3. Scar Tissue - Red Hot Chili Peppers, Flea
4. Otherside - Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kiedis, Anthony
5. Get on Top - Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kiedis, Anthony
6. Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers, Flea
7. Easily - Red Hot Chili Peppers, Flea
8. Porcelain - Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kiedis, Anthony
9. Emit Remmus - Red Hot Chili Peppers, Flea
10. I Like Dirt
11. This Velvet Glove
13. Purple Stain
14. Right On Time
15. Road Trippin'
Reunited with producer Rick Rubin and guitarist John Frusciante (both of whom were on board for the 1991's breakthrough Blood Sugar Sex Magik), the Chili Peppers waste no time in burying their last effort,
the so-so One Hot Minute. Californication's kickoff cut, "Around the World," swaggers around the room, reacquainting itself with old fans and welcoming new ones. Fuzzy Hendrix vibes and popcorn bass lines still rule the roost, along with a heaping helping of disco magic and some unexpected twists.
Ten years ago, Anthony Kiedis and company wouldn't have been comfortable doing revamped new wave ("Parallel Universe") or unpretentious ballads (the acoustic "Road Trippin'"), but such material fits Californication's extra-wide canvas. Except for a few meandering numbers that could have been excised, the Red Hot Chili Peppers succeed and regain their footing on the mountain of adrenalized funk.