"The Power Of Equality"
"If You Have To Ask"
"Suck My Kiss"
"Mellowship Slinky In B Major"
"Give It Away"
Throw on "Breaking The Girl" and "I Could Have Lied" as stormy-day songs and "Under The Bridge" as a sunset epic, and you'd have probably the best RHCP album imaginable. To this day, I like all the songs I've listed to far and without shame, even though the Chili Peppers as a cultural phenomenon are sort of embarrassing and bad taste.
The problem is that the album doesn't end with "Under The Bridge" like it absolutely should have.
What happens instead is the band tacked on about 25-30 minutes of extra songs, padding the album out to seventy-three whopping minutes. SEVENTY-THREE MINUTES?!? FOR THE CHILI PEPPERS??!? What are they, Pink Floyd?
It's like you were given a very mediocre bonus EP--none of the songs after "Under The Bridge" are anything special and "Sir Psycho Sexy" is an absolutely embarrassing turd burglary of a song. TELL ME you don't like that one, pug.
I never liked any of tracks 12 through 17 and relistening to them the only one that approaches good is "Apache Rose Peacock," but it too is something I'd never listen to if I weren't doing a full album.
I think your post is the only time I've ever seen anyone defend One Hot Minute--I thought that album was universally hated and the band brought Frusciante back from his constant drug abuse and weirdo solo albums the way Hostess brought back Twinkies, or like Coke did away with New Coke.