Album artwork for Blood Sugar Sex Magik by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers' album Blood Sugar Sex Magik. Available here on Double LP and Standard CD.

Blood Sugar Sex Magik benefits immensely from Rick Rubin's production -- John Frusciante's guitar is less overpowering, leaving room for differing textures and clearer lines, while the band overall is more focused. Lyrically, Anthony Kiedis is as preoccupied with sex as ever, whether invoking it as his muse, begging for it, or boasting in great detail about his prowess, best showcased on the infectiously funky singles "Give It Away" and "Suck My Kiss." However, he tempers his testosterone with a more sensitive side, writing about the emotional side of failed relationships ("Breaking the Girl," "I Could Have Lied"), his drug addictions ("Under the Bridge" and an elegy for Hillel Slovak, "My Lovely Man"), and some hippie-ish calls for a peaceful utopia. Three of those last four songs (excluding "My Lovely Man") mark the band's first consistent embrace of lilting acoustic balladry, and while it's not what Kiedis does best as a vocalist, these are some of the album's finest moments, varying and expanding the group's musical and emotional range.

LPx2 - Standard Double LP.

CD - Standard CD.

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Blood Sugar Sex Magik

Warner Bros
Album artwork for Blood Sugar Sex Magik by Red Hot Chili Peppers
LPx2

$44.99

U.K. Import

Released 05/16/2022Catalogue Number

0093624954163

Album artwork for Blood Sugar Sex Magik by Red Hot Chili Peppers
CD

$9.99

U.K. Import

Released 04/01/2022Catalogue Number

75992668125

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

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Album artwork for Blood Sugar Sex Magik by Red Hot Chili Peppers
CD

$12.99

Released 03/22/2017Catalogue Number

CD 26681

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Blood Sugar Sex Magik

Warner Bros
Album artwork for Blood Sugar Sex Magik by Red Hot Chili Peppers
LPx2

$44.99

U.K. Import

Released 05/16/2022Catalogue Number

0093624954163

Album artwork for Blood Sugar Sex Magik by Red Hot Chili Peppers
CD

$9.99

U.K. Import

Released 04/01/2022Catalogue Number

75992668125

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Album artwork for Album artwork for Blood Sugar Sex Magik by Red Hot Chili Peppers by Blood Sugar Sex Magik - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Album artwork for Blood Sugar Sex Magik by Red Hot Chili Peppers
CD

$12.99

Released 03/22/2017Catalogue Number

CD 26681

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Red Hot Chili Peppers' album Blood Sugar Sex Magik. Available here on Double LP and Standard CD.

Blood Sugar Sex Magik benefits immensely from Rick Rubin's production -- John Frusciante's guitar is less overpowering, leaving room for differing textures and clearer lines, while the band overall is more focused. Lyrically, Anthony Kiedis is as preoccupied with sex as ever, whether invoking it as his muse, begging for it, or boasting in great detail about his prowess, best showcased on the infectiously funky singles "Give It Away" and "Suck My Kiss." However, he tempers his testosterone with a more sensitive side, writing about the emotional side of failed relationships ("Breaking the Girl," "I Could Have Lied"), his drug addictions ("Under the Bridge" and an elegy for Hillel Slovak, "My Lovely Man"), and some hippie-ish calls for a peaceful utopia. Three of those last four songs (excluding "My Lovely Man") mark the band's first consistent embrace of lilting acoustic balladry, and while it's not what Kiedis does best as a vocalist, these are some of the album's finest moments, varying and expanding the group's musical and emotional range.

LPx2 - Standard Double LP.

CD - Standard CD.