After the album's recording, Kiedis and Flea fired Martinez as they felt he was not committed to the band anymore.
Considering that between them they've probably done enough illicit substances to kill a herd of buffalo (or at least their ex-guitarist Slovak), it's remarkable that they're all still alive. Many of their songs feature nonsensical lyrics, Epic Riffs and references to California.
To give you an idea of how much they've done, John Frusciante overdosed on heroin. Especially references to California, considering Anthony Kiedis's lyrical inspirations.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers (at the time, the "The" was part of their name) formed in 1983 with Anthony Kiedis on lead vocals, Flea (Michael Balzary) on bass, Hillel Slovak on guitar, and Jack Irons on drums.
Slovak and Irons were forced to leave the band due to prior engagements (their band also received a record deal), and were replaced by Jack Sherman and Cliff Martinez respectively.
Their eponymous first album was panned by critics, due to production conflicts between Andy Gill, the album's producer, and the band.
The Red Hots' second album, ), with Sherman kicked out after touring for the debut ended.
George Clinton's production of the album helped establish the band's identity as a Funk Rock band.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers are a world-famous alternative rock/funk rock band formed in 1983 in Los Angeles, California.
One of the more prominent bands in the '80s funk scene, they exploded in popularity during the '90s and '00s and are considered by some to be a leading force in Alternative Rock.
Their music style and content has significantly progressed from the energetic funk-rock and Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll concerns in their earlier days to more melodic musical backing and more varied subject matter.
They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.