Dates: December 1998 - March 1999
Players: Flea, John Frusciante, Chad Smith, Anthony Kiedis.
Additional Performers: Greg Kurstin, Patrick Warren.
Recorded at: Cello Studios, 6000 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
Produced by: Rick Rubin
Engineered by: Jim Scott, John Sorenson, David Schiffman, Ok Hee Kim, Jennifer Hilliard, Greg Fidelman, Mike Nicholson, Greg CollinsReleased on: June 8, 1999
Mixed by: Jim Scott, Chris Holmes
released on the album 'Californication'
released on the Australian bonus disc and the 'Scar Tissue' single. Apparently this tune was left over from Flea's shelved solo album.
released on the 'Scar Tissue' single
released on the Australian bonus disc
released on the 'Universally Speaking' single in 2003
leaked in 2000 on the 'Californication Unmastered' bootleg, released with alternate mix as a bonus track on digital outlets in 2006
released as bonus tracks on digital media outlets in 2006
The 'Californication Unmastered' / rough mixes bootleg:
Californication Unmastered / Unsequenced CD-R:
The band rehearsed and recorded eleven demos in September of 1998 at Daniel Lanois' El Teatro studio in Oxnard, California, an old converted Spanish language theatre. Two tracks from this demo have surfaced, both on the 'Around The World' single; a version of Parallel Universe and a jam called 'Teatro Jam'. Seeing as 'Teatro Jam' is, well, a jam, it's possible that isn't counted as one of the eleven tracks recorded, so there are either nine or ten remaining that are yet to surface.
It's assumed that, seeing as they were played live around the same time, that demo versions were also made of 'I Like Dirt', 'Scar Tissue', 'Bunker Hill', and 'Emit Remmus'.
There are several alternate versions of songs from these sessions:
The band referred to several songs differently in pre-release interviews and in privately circulated recordings.
'Dirt' = 'I Like Dirt'
'Dreams From Bunker Hill' (or) 'These Are Not My Dreams From Bunker Hill' = 'Bunker Hill'
'Blondie' = ? - only a working title, could have a real name.
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