The Red Hot Chili Peppers is the debut studio album by American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, released on August 10, 1984 on EMI Records. The album was produced by Gang of Four guitarist Andy Gill, and is the only album to feature Jack Sherman on guitar. Sherman was fired by the band after the album release tour, replaced by founding member Hillel Slovak. "Get Up and Jump" was the only single released from the album, but a music video was made for the song "True Men Don't Kill Coyotes".
It has been credited as the first release from the funk metal genre and has also been labelled as "the little spark that ignited the rap rock revolution."