Sound — 9
I love the Chili's and I firmly believe that this is one of their better albums (they are all awesome) but I love the old Chili funk with punk influence. Frusciante mentions Hendrix as one of his influencers and it really comes out in this album (they cover 3 of his songs on the edition with bonus tracks). In my opinion this is Frusciante and Flea at their best. This is great stuff and I think Frusciante was pretty young (18-20) and I heard he practiced 15 hours a day.
Lyrics — 8
The lyrics on this CD aren't the highlight but they are nonetheless very good. Some people I know described the lyrics to 'Good Time Boys' as corny, but I somewhat disagree. The lyrics fit well with the rest of the music, I love the intense rap vocals. I heard that Anthony Keidis was not as talented of a singer back then but the vocals on the CD rock and today he's awesome live.
Overall Impression — 10
All the songs on this album are awesome but some of the more popular ones are 'Good Time Boys', 'Higher Ground', 'Knock Me Down', and 'Stone Cold Bush'. Frusciante's performance is one of his best and IMO rivals Hendrix. If I lost my CD and my music files on my compute were erased I would just borrow it from one of my friends and if they lost their CDs and their computer music files were erased then it would be very unfortunate and I would probably buy it again.