20 Years today since Red Hot Chili Pepper’s Blood Sugar Sex Magik was released
Blood Sugar Sex Magik is the fifth studio album by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, released on September 24, 1991. Produced by Rick Rubin, it was the band’s first record released on Warner Bros. Records.
The musical styles of Blood Sugar Sex Magik was first album to be produced by Rick Rubin. It differed notably from the techniques employed on the Chili Peppers’ preceding album, Mother’s Milk, They originaly wanted Rick to produce Mother’s Milk.
Peaking at number three on the Billboard 200, the album has sold over seventeen million copies worldwide and was the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ was their break through album to the world stage. Blood Sugar Sex Magik produced an array of hit singles including the hugely successful “Under the Bridge”, “Give It Away”, “Suck My Kiss” and “Breaking the Girl”. Guitarist John Frusciante quit the band mid-tour in 1992 (until returning in 1998) due to his inability to cope with the album’s popularity.
Blood Sugar Sex Magik is recognized as an influential and seminal component of the alternative rock explosion in the early 1990s.
What do you think is it still as good as it was 20 years ago, or has it past its used by date?