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Higher Ground is the 28th best cover ever, according to Gibson

In yet another of their music-related lists, guitar makers Gibson are exploring the topic of the best cover songs. This morning, they published places 30-21 and one of the songs on the list is the Red Hot Chili Peppers' cover of Higher Ground.

Red Hot Chili Peppers took this groovy, wah/Clavinet-driven 1973 Stevie Wonder song from the classic album Innervisions and turned it into a hyperkinetic funk/metal track on their 1989 album Mother’s Milk. The album was the Peppers’ first with guitarist John Frusciante. RHCP’s version felt more frantic than the original, and the video reflected this vibe in glorious Technicolor. The band’s hard work was rewarded with an MTV Video Award nomination. – Peter Hodgson

If you're interested in seeing who else made it to the list, check out’s Top 50 Cover Songs of All Time - #30-21.

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Higher Ground

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Higher Ground music video still

*Many thanks to Justin for correcting the typo in the title. D'oh!

  • Someone

    That's great, but I'm tired of these type of news:/ I want something about new album, just something...

    • Iva

      There will be something nice tomorrow. But not to the extent you wish.

  • Someone

    Aliright, I'm waiting:)

    • Luis Lopez

      The album is done, they dont have a name to it yet! Anthonys father posted that on facebook yesterday.

      • Iva

        That has nothing to do with this website and this news.

  • Justin

    It's actually the 28th best, not 30th!

  • I sooo wanna know about John! what's he been up to.. is he recording any new material... he SHOULD have a twitter acount... although, it's not really like him :/

    • Phenomenal bkredaown of the topic, you should write for me too!