Blood Sugar Sex Magik

Blood Sugar Sex Magik is the fifth studio album by American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, released on September 24, 1991, by Warner Bros. Records. Produced by Rick Rubin, its musical style differed notably from the band's previous album Mother's Milk (1989), reducing the use of heavy metal guitar riffs and accentuating the melodic songwriting contributions of guitarist John Frusciante. The album's subject matter incorporates sexual innuendos and references to drugs and death, as well as themes of lust and exuberance.

Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 24, 1991 (1991-09-24)
RecordedApril – June 1991
StudioThe Mansion (Los Angeles, California)
Genre
Length73:55
LabelWarner Bros.
ProducerRick Rubin
Red Hot Chili Peppers chronology
Mother's Milk
(1989)
Blood Sugar Sex Magik
(1991)
What Hits!?
(1992)
Red Hot Chili Peppers studio album chronology
Mother's Milk
(1989)
Blood Sugar Sex Magik
(1991)
One Hot Minute
(1995)
Singles from Blood Sugar Sex Magik
  1. "Give It Away"
    Released: September 4, 1991
  2. "Under the Bridge"
    Released: March 10, 1992
  3. "Suck My Kiss"
    Released: May 1, 1992
  4. "Breaking the Girl"
    Released: July 30, 1992
  5. "If You Have to Ask"
    Released: February 1993

Blood Sugar Sex Magik peaked at number three on the US Billboard 200, and produced the hit singles "Under the Bridge", "Give It Away", "Suck My Kiss", "Breaking the Girl", and "If You Have to Ask". The album propelled the Red Hot Chili Peppers into worldwide popularity and critical acclaim. Frusciante quit the band during the 1992 tour, uncomfortable with fame; he rejoined in 1998.

Blood Sugar Sex Magik is recognized as an influential and seminal component of the alternative rock explosion of the early 1990s, with Steve Huey of AllMusic calling it "probably the best album the Chili Peppers will ever make".[6]


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