Rubberman Rubberman

I'm sort of regretting getting around to listening to this one, since I don't like the Red Hot Chili Peppers. I'm talking later-era RHCP, after everyone stopped listening and then all those weird ballads started showing up on the radio all the time. Luckily, there is no slap-bass funk crap here, just mid-tempo rock with radio-friendly song structures and vocals that are dead on Chili. Man, check out these lyrics: "Hey little sister/you know what time it was/come on baby don't be shy/sweetheart talk to us." Axl Rose would be envious. Count me out. (EMI)