The Red Hot Chili Peppers now try to forget this album exsists. They are practically ashamed of it. In interviews they said they didn't like working with Dave because things didn't flow easily. It took so much extra work to put this album out. Uh... so they hated making this album because they had to put thought into it? All I know is that really comes through on the album. It's incredibly well thought out, and yet it somehow sounds "jammier" than their other stuff. Kudos to Ruben on this one. Also, The Chilis are such innocent (well not really) free spirit types. Dave Navarro has a demonic edge that he brought to the band. Every song sounds very experimental, a lot of layering too. I like that, but as a three instrument band (Kedis' vocals are NOT an instrument), that would sound pretty rough live. This is, hands down, the greatest Chili album. Every song is fantastic, I cannot say this about any other of their albums. Side Note: Walkabout's intro sounds very Zappa, which is very cool.