Despite years of toiling in college-rock trenches and weathering multiple lineup changes along the way, including the fatal heroin overdose of founding guitarist Hillel Slovak , the raunchy L. In honor of its quarter-century anniversary, here are 10 lesser-known facts about Blood Sugar Sex Magik. The band was initially reluctant to work with Rick Rubin. The Red Hot Chili Peppers have always been totally into positive energy. Kim Gordon inspired Flea to simplify his bass playing.
Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ‘Blood Sugar Sex Magik’: 10 Things You Didn’t Know
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29 Years Ago: Red Hot Chili Peppers Unleash ‘Blood Sugar Sex Magik’
Produced by Rick Rubin , its musical style differed notably from the band's previous album Mother's Milk , 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. The album propelled the Red Hot Chili Peppers into worldwide popularity and critical acclaim, although guitarist John Frusciante quit the band mid-tour in returning in due to his inability to cope with the band's newly-found superstardom. The album is recognized as an influential and seminal component of the alternative rock explosion of the early s, with Steve Huey of AllMusic calling it "probably the best album the Chili Peppers will ever make". The band's previous album, 's Mother's Milk , became the band's second album to enter in the Billboard , peaking at number 52 and at the time the biggest of their career.
After enjoying breakthrough success with Mother's Milk and keeping the same lineup intact, Red Hot Chili Peppers were poised for a breakout and it came in the form of the album Blood Sugar Sex Magik. But while the band was on top of their game, behind the scenes storm clouds were brewing. Before starting work on their new album, the band wanted to free themselves of their label EMI and sought other labels to buy out their deal. Once there, the group sought out producer Rick Rubin , feeling that he would be a good producer to oversee their next disc. Rubin invited them to record at the vacant mansion once owned by Harry Houdini secluded and situated in the hills of Hollywood.