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"Me and My Friends"
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song by Red Hot Chili Peppers
from the album The Uplift Mofo Party Plan
Released October 17, 1987
Format airplay only
Recorded May 1987
Genre Funk rock, Rap rock, Funk metal
Length 3:09
Label EMI / Capitol
Songwriter(s) Flea
Jack Irons
Anthony Kiedis
Hillel Slovak
Producer Michael Beinhorn
Singles chronology
Me and My Friends
(October 17, 1987)

"Me and My Friends" is a song by The Red Hot Chili Peppers from their 1987 album, The Uplift Mofo Party Plan. This is not to be confused with another Red Hot Chili Peppers song, "My Friends" (from 1995's One Hot Minute). It is the third song on the album and while never released as a single it received minor radio airplay.

The song is an ode to friends and in it Anthony Kiedis sings of his friends, especially former guitarist Hillel Slovak. The band has played this song throughout their career as they've released new albums. The song was one of the band's most played tracks before their breakthrough album Blood Sugar Sex Magik.

"Me and My Friends" has been performed on every tour since 1986 making it the band's sixth most performed song behind only "Give It Away", "Under the Bridge", "Scar Tissue", "Californication" and "By the Way".

This is the oldest song that the Red Hot Chili Peppers continue to perform in concert on a regular basis, and it one of the very few songs from their pre-stardom albums that are performed live in any capacity longer than a teaser. For Kiedis, the song has a deep meaning, as it reminds him of what he had lost.


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