Red Hot Chili Peppers classic “Californication” vinyl record album, signed on the cover in black marker by RHCP drummer Chad Smith, who hand-drew a sketch of his drum kit below his signature.
The vinyl record is included.
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The album’s subject material incorporated various sexual innuendos commonly associated with the band, but also contained more varied themes than previous outings, including death, contemplations of suicide, California, drugs, globalization, and travel.
Californication is the Chili Peppers’ most commercially successful studio release internationally, with over 15 million copies sold worldwide, and more than 7 million in the United States alone. As of 2002, the album had sold over 4 million copies in Europe. The record produced several hits for the band, including “Otherside“, “Californication” and the Grammy Award-winning “Scar Tissue“. Californication peaked at number three on the U.S. Billboard 200.
The record marked a significant change in style for the band: Rolling Stone‘s Greg Tate noted that “while all previous Chili Peppers projects have been highly spirited, Californication dares to be spiritual and epiphanic”. [wikipedia]