Blood Sugar Sex Magik is the fifth studio album by American
alternative rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, released on September 24,
1991. Produced by Rick Rubin, it was the band's first record released
on Warner Bros. Records. Unlike the Chili Peppers' previous album,
Mother's Milk, Blood Sugar was notably different in the heaviness of
the guitar, as it contained little use of heavy metal riffs. The
album's subject material incorporated various sexual innuendos and
referenced drugs and death as well as themes of lust and exuberance.
The album has sold over seven million copies in the United States
alone and became the Chili Peppers' introduction into popularity and
critical acclaim. Blood Sugar Sex Magik produced many hits for the
band, including "Give It Away", "Under the Bridge", "Suck My
and "Breaking the Girl". The album also marked the departure of
guitarist John Frusciante mid-tour in 1992, until his return in 1998.
Steve Huey of All Music Guide felt that Blood Sugar was "...probably
the best album the Chili Peppers will ever make."
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Today's selected anniversaries:
Muhammad and his followers completed their Hijra from Mecca to
Medina to escape religious persecution.
The First United States Congress passed the Judiciary Act of 1789,
establishing the U.S. federal judiciary and setting the number of
Supreme Court Justices.
The Sultan of Brunei granted Sarawak to British adventurer James
Alfred Deakin became the second Prime Minister of Australia,
succeeding Edmund Barton who left office to become a founding justice
of the High Court of Australia.
Canadian Ben Johnson finished the 100 m sprint at the Seoul Olympics
in a world record time of 9.79 seconds, ahead of rivals Carl Lewis and
Linford Christie, but was later disqualified for doping.
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My generation of radicals and breakers-down never found anything to
take the place of the old virtues of work and courage and the old
graces of courtesy and politeness. -- F. Scott Fitzgerald