Blood Sugar Sex Magik (180 Gram Vinyl)
Artist: Red Hot Chili Peppers
Release Date: 1/10/2012
LABEL: Warner Records
NUMBER OF DISCS: 2
GENRE: Alternative Rock
2012 Release. With valuable assistance from producer Rick Rubin, the Peppers find just the right blend of punk, funk, and hip-hop. Even with a running time of 74 minutes, this 1991 breakthrough has continuity and cohesion both within and across the 17 cuts. Riding Flea’s surging bass, Anthony Kiedis delivers his explicit lyrics with a rapper’s flair, extolling the virtues (and outlining the dangers) of sex and drugs. Plaintive ballads such as “Breaking the Girl,” “I Could Have Lied,” and the hit “Under the Bridge” give the album depth and provide contrast to the raw energy of “Mellowship Slinky in B Major,” “Funky Monks,” and “Give It Away.” Rubin masterfully fuses John Frusciante’s raunchy guitar with the irresistible grooves. This 2 LP edition is pressed on 180 gram vinyl.
1 The Power of Equality 2 If You Have to Ask 3 Breaking the Girl 4 Funky Monks 5 Suck My Kiss 6 I Could Have Lied 7 Mellowship Slinky in B Major 8 The Righteous & the Wicked 9 Give It Away 10 Blood Sugar Sex Magik 11 Under the Bridge 12 Naked in the Rain 13 Apache Rose Peacock 14 The Greeting Song 15 My Lovely Man 16 Sir Psycho Sexy 17 They’re Red Hot