Album of the Day
The Red Hot Chili Peppers' 1991 Warner Bros. debut BLOOD SUGAR SEX MAGIK proved to be the commercial breakthrough for the L.A. funk-rock quartet. Producer Rick Rubin put the band up in his mansion studio, and they emerged with a collection that was as accessible as it was powerful, selling more than 7 million copies in the U.S. alone. The sex (“Suck My Kiss,” “Sir Psycho Sexy”) is a bit easier to find than blood or sugar here, but there's magic all over – and not just on singles like “Under The Bridge” or “Give It Away.” Flea's bass playing on “Funky Monks” or John Frusciante's guitar solo on “My Lovely Man” (a tribute to late Chili Pepper Hillel Slovak) are almost supernatural. Today is Flea's birthday, and we'll wish him a happy one with BLOOD SUGAR SEX MAGIK.