Red Hot Chili Peppers
Blood Sugar Sex Magik


5.0
classic

Review

by The Door Mouse USER (29 Reviews)
September 29th, 2006 | 20 replies | 3,118 views


Release Date: 1991 | Tracklist

Review Summary: This album is amazing. It brings everything to the table. The consistentsy is very enjoyable along with the rest of the album.

2 of 2 thought this review was well written

Like I said in my Achtung Baby review, 1991 was amazing. Along with that beautiful album came Nevermind, Ten, Gish (the beginning to the Smashing Pumpkins) and many more. The Red Hot Chili Peppers released BloodSugarSexMagik to add on to the greatness of that year.


This album is funky. Most people know that. This is given away because of the most popular songs on the album. The bounciness and springiness of Give it Away is a great way to show how fun this album is. It doesn’t always have to be fast to be RHCP funk and Funky Monks, owning one of the best guitar intros ever, proves that perfectly. Introductory songs are always crucial. Sometime it could make or break an album. There is now way to bring in a crowd like a great opener. Power of Equality is a stunning opener. Then sometimes you get less popular but still adequate funkiness. Apache Rose Peakock, My Lovely Man and Mellowship Slinky in B Minor have a perfectly place in this album. They can hold their own against most songs on here. One of the only funk songs that I don’t find spectacular is If You Have to Ask. It is quite odd because in the beginning Kedis is talking and it just different and weird. At times this album seems to good to be true. As I said earlier how the opener is crucial. So is its counterpart. The very pointless They’re Red Hot is a rough end to the album. It is about 1:10 long and you absolutely can’t tell what he is saying except for “they’re red hot”. I actually consider it filler.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers have always been fans of punk rock and they get to show some punk in this album. Now, I’m not a hardcore, punk fan but I can make an exception with these guys. They show great punk attitude in some great songs. The Righteous and the Wicked is certainly a hard punk song. Flea, being a punk/funk fanatic, makes great baselines. Naked in the Rain is a excellent example. Its chorus is one the best on the album. The Greeting Song fast guitar making the punk sound very obvious. Kedis also contributes to that with his in-your-face singing. Also you don’t have to be speedy to be punk. They’re title track is a great case. Last but not least, Suck My Kiss is a great song. Every factor is doing its job precisely. Chad shows his stuff in that song especially.

(Before I start this section ignore the sexual lyics, you’ll see what I mean). Another great thing I love about this is that it is fun to listen to. The 6-year-old boyish lyrics make it possible. For example, at the beginning of Power of Equality Kedis is saying “Hey badda badda.” Repeatedly then “SWING!” as if he was playing tee ball.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Funky Monks
Confusion is my middle name. Ask me again I’ll tell you the same
I don’t know about but that is a very childhood like rhyme that my friends and I used to do (minus the “confusion is my middle name’).

Quote:
Originally Posted by Suck My Kiss
K-I-S-S-I-N-G, chicka chicka dee, Do me like a banshee
Self explanatory. You know you did that chant
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Blood sugar sucker fish n’ my dish, how many pieces do you wish
Once again it is a favorite childhood game.

Then they have the well known ballads. Under the Bridge, I Could Have Lied and Breaking The Girl are some of the most lovely, beautiful songs that they ever wrote. With out these three songs then I would consider this album a 3 or 2.5. Each one of these songs is showing absolutely amazing guitar work…words can’t explain how important these songs are. Under the Bridge is one of the best guitar work and one of the best songs on the album. The intro, the verse, the chorus are just absolutely amazing. Another example of great guitar work is Could Have Lied. This might actually be better guitar work than UtB. The bridges are utter genius. Then you have one of the catchiest chord progressions ever. Breaking the girl is a heavy and deep tune. Frusciante is a gem. He is a gigantic factor in this album. None of the songs seize to amaze me.

RHCP have a definite history of sexuality. They don’t stop with this album. Righteous and the Wicked has a very sexual message. Then Suck My Kiss comes in and you can just tell that this song is sex filled. Sir Psycho Sexy is the complete definition of sex related songs. There isn’t one verse that doesn’t have to do with sex. It is quite a twisted song. That song alone makes it have a “parental advisory” sign on it. That message kind of get annoying but non the less it is a good song.

My Conclusion: This album is a consistent, funky, beautiful, type of album. All and all you should by all means pick up this album. This album is not just amazing instrumentals but it is actually fun to listen to. With a lot of the songs I find myself dancing, and feeling like a little kid again. If your having a bad day, got fired, got dumped or anything else, listen to this album and you WILL become happy.

Induvidual tracks:
Power of Equality 4.5/5
If You Have To Ask 3.5/5
Breaking the Girl 4.5/5
Funky Monks 5/5
Suck My Kiss 4.5/5
I Could Have Lied 5/5
Mellowship Slinky in B Major 4/5
Righteous and the Wicked 4.5/5
Give It Away 4.5/5
Blood Sugar Sex Magik 4/5
Under The Bridge 4.5/5
Naked In The Rain 4.5/5
Apache Rose Peacock 4/5
The Greeting Song 4/5
My Lovely Man 4/5
Sir Psycho Sexy 3.5.5
They’re Red Hot 3/5

Pros:
Mixing the different genres
Ballads
Playfulness

Cons:
They’re Red Hot

5/5



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The Door Mouse
September 29th 2006



2092 Comments


Patrick been waiting for this for a while. Enjoy!

Patrick
September 29th 2006



1891 Comments


yaya!!!
thanks for the unbanning gift!

Floyd
September 29th 2006



65 Comments


Nice review. Very enjoyable.
The Peppers sure like to use rhymes used by 3rd graders...ha...

The Door Mouse
September 29th 2006



2092 Comments


huh? wut u talkin about willis (to patrick)This Message Edited On 09.29.06

Patrick
September 29th 2006



1891 Comments


Under the bridge not a 5? I would've handed out tons of fives for this album, including the album itself. Your review was awesome but your opinion does differ from mine quite a bit.

Example:

With out these three songs then I would consider this album a 3 or 2.5
that's crazy.

don't diss they're red hot, it's just an outro, plus robert johnson is the MAN!

I hate this album, now that is a lie.

The Door Mouse
September 29th 2006



2092 Comments


i was meaning to prove a point saying that without the ballads this album would be average

Patrick
September 29th 2006



1891 Comments


but it wouldn't...


anyways i might review mother's milk after i finish my good time for a bad attitude review.This Message Edited On 09.29.06

The Door Mouse
September 29th 2006



2092 Comments


w/e we gots our own opinions

The Door Mouse
September 29th 2006



2092 Comments


votes?

Electric City
Staff Reviewer
September 29th 2006



15728 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

The Chilis have talent, but lord Kiedis is a pain in the ass on this album.

What I got you got to give it to your momma!!!

The review's alright.

Digging: Alvvays - Alvvays

Zebra
Moderator
September 29th 2006



2647 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Some excellent stuff on here, especially the first two tracks. The album kind of dies off towards the end and the Chilis should limited this to a fourteen song effort.

stinkypoptart
September 29th 2006



1169 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

i findit hard to finish this cd. i barely know any of the asongs that are towards the end. but man this band is fuckin talented.

Oddsen
September 29th 2006



1127 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

One of my favorite cds ever. Fine review.

The Door Mouse
September 29th 2006



2092 Comments


thx for da comments

stompybeardo
September 29th 2006



746 Comments


"add a little lust to the funky ass fleabass, most in the race just lose their grace, the blackest hole in alla space, crooked as a hooker now suck my thumb-anybody wanna come get some?", how can you knock those lyrics?

crazyguitardude
October 1st 2006



9 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

The Chili Peppers Rock, and have one of the best bassist of all time.

MrKite
January 6th 2007



5020 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Flea is overrated. He's still good, though.

Ephex
April 13th 2007



730 Comments


^ agreed

Stalusk
April 13th 2007



90 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Their most consistent album in my eyes, the only one I own. Excellent musicians and you're right some great bridges and song structures. You can't possibly sit still during My Lovely Man.

Altmer
April 13th 2007



5652 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

A decent album.



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