Red Hot Chilli Peppers ‎– Higher Ground / If You Want Me To Stay (US Promo 12″)

The Penultimate post before we trudge back to the 80’s. You’ve stuck well and the Stats prove that we have tickled your nostalgia buds and prodded the odd curiosity button.

So Red Hot Chilli’s make a debut on this blog with this re-release from 1992. Loose funky beats and samples throughout. So not much of the songs remain unfortunately, no vocals obviously on the “Instr-Mental” and Jim Thirwell mutates the other mix of “If You Want….” On “Higher Ground Getaway Sticks” Thirwell does keep most of the vocals in but overdubs with some added noise and then the Big Band steps in (?), for all the Foetus fans. Black Sheep add the Hip-Hop vibe but it does seem a bit mis-matched on Lawnge’s Mix. The pick of the mixes is Ben Grosse’s “Pearly Mix” – Remix of the Month!

Didn’t know that both songs where covers, “Higher Ground” by Stevie Wonder and “If You Want Me To Stay” by Sly Stone, what an ignoramus!!dzwxxBqb

EMI Records USA ‎– S-PRO 04899higher

A1 Higher Ground (Lawnge’s Mix) 4:01
A2 Higher Ground (Sheep Dub) 4:02
A3 Higher Ground (Pearly 12″) 6:11
A4 Higher Ground (Getaway Sticks) 6:22
B1 If You Want Me To Stay (Pink Mustang Mix) 7:03
B2 If You Want Me To Stay (Instr-Mental) 3:48

2 responses

  1. Shaughn D Ziech | Reply

    it is asking for a decrytption key on the mega, I must be missing it

    1. Oops not used to Mega yet, I’ll re-up it without. Let me know if you get it 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Left and Leaving

an alternative travel blog

Phil's Musings

Guitars, Electronics, Photography, Football, Arduino etc.


Disco Not Disco Extended Guilty Pleasures

Post-Punk Monk

Searching for divinity in records from '78-'85 or so…

All the Air In My Lungs

Vinyl recordings from the 80's & 90's

Thirty Three And A Third

Vinyl Records stole my heart

Ad's Vinyl Adventures

A music blog devoted solely to records (and maybe a few other things as well)

A History of Dubious Taste

A confessional trawl through my record buying history...where there's no such thing as a Guilty Pleasure

A Goldfish Called Regret

Past present future perfect - and music too


music from underneath the floorboards

That's The Ticket

Live, Not Memorex


The home of all Y-Key Operators news and gigs

Jumping Someone Else's Song

Cover Versions Abound

One Step Brighter

It Just Won't Go Away!

Music 4 Life

a venture into the amazing world of the eighties


Rare 12" Singles For 80's Music Lovers Around The World

Off The Beat(en) Trax


Turn On Your Record Player

Vinyl recordings from the 80's & 90's

Methods Of Dance


%d bloggers like this: