Throwback: The Red Hot Chili Peppers-Higher Ground

The Red Hot Chili Peppers covered Stevie Wonder’s “Higher Ground” for their 1989 album, Mother’s Milk. Bass player Flea said the band recorded the song as a tribute to Wonder’s influence on popular music. Their critically acclaimed version was an example of the funk metal style of the whole album. It was an international hit, and the video was regularly played on MTV. “Higher Ground” was another breakthrough moment for the band and helped Mother’s Milk become the album that led them to superstardom. MM was their first to make Gold status and the commercial success of it allowed them to go on a major tour with a full band and tour bus. In 2003, Mother’s Milk was remastered, and six additional songs were added to the CD version. The Red Hot Chili Peppers released their 13th album, Return Of The Dream Canteen in 2022. 2024, the band will headline the sixth annual Innings Festival in Tempe, Arizona.