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Ultimate playlist: Red Hot Chili Peppers

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”Get Up and Jump” (1984)
The Peppers’ debut is spotty, but this nails the band’s electric energy.

”Blackeyed Blonde” (1985)
George Clinton’s unfussy production buoys a sweaty jungle groove.

”No Chump Love Sucker” (1987)
Hardcore fights from the fringe to the center of their sound.

”Johnny, Kick a Hole in the Sky” (1989)
A gospel rave-up by way of Sly Stone.

”Under the Bridge” (1991)
As love letters to cities by ex-junkies go, this is perfect.

”Soul to Squeeze” (1993)
Certainly the only good thing to come out of the Coneheads movie.

”Deep Kick” (1995)
One of the only Dave Navarro-led psychedelic explorations that worked.

”Scar Tissue” (1999)
The band’s definitive late-era statement, full of weepy slide guitar and Kiedis’ rugged resignation.

”Cabron” (2002)
A shuffling, confident expression of brotherhood.

”Warlocks” (2006)
A refreshingly juvenile twitcher on the otherwise adult Stadium Arcadium.

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