Blood Sugar Sex Magik by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Yes all of those first three please finishing off with a little Paul Daniels. This was the Red Hot Chili Peppers fifth record originally released in 1989 and the first to see the band start to crossover to mainstream success. It toned down the metal riffs of their previous Mothers Milk LP and contained their first hit with the unusually quiet and reflective Under the Bridge.  

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Blood Sugar Sex Magik by Red Hot Chili Peppers
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10/10 Luke Knight 12th November 2015

This is RHCP's masterpiece.

All tracks recoded live with some overdubs and produced by the master Rick Rubin.

John Frusciante literally rammed his soul into this record and then dig a little deeper and put in in even more.

The album has riff after killer riff.

Killer bass line after killer bassline.

Never has funk been mixed with rock this masterfully this album is epic.

"Suck my Kiss" is gonna make you wanna bang your head and mosh.

Breaking the Girl is gonna make you listen intently as the melody builds using 12 string guitar and mellotron before hitting you with a full on percussion break played in 6/8 on found pieces of junk like pots and pans which sounds absolutely amazing.

Sir Pyscho Sexy is gonna make you feel the funk so hard it's probably gonna turn you on and if you gotta girlfriend it's gonna turn her on too especially after the sexual reference packed lyrics of the building up to towards this song in the album.

The only other album by RHCP to even come close to the giant masterpiece this album is, is Stadium Arcadium but even that doesn't have the youthful psychedelic funky guitar power 21 year old Frusciante provides this.

This album will change your life it is one of the greatest of all time.

9/10 Jack 1st February 2015

There are two things worth noting on this album. Every track was recorded live and was not overdubbed or anything -- you can hear Rick Rubin's voice before "The Power of Equality" and "Suck My Kiss" and the crickets chirping at the end of "Sir Pyscho Sexy" and "They're Red Hot". In other words, this is how the album was intended to sound without the remastering or anything. The dirt is right there and it makes you feel like you are actually in the studio with them recording these songs in the summer of 1991. Another thing is, each band member wrote their own part of their song, so the creativity behind each of the songs is stronger and the songs sounding more pure.

10/10 Francesca Customer rating (no review), 19th December 2019


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