Today on underground we are going to look at an album that came out from that magical year of 1991 and put a Southern California band on the map and it Blood Sugar Sex Magik by Red Hot Chili Peppers.
The album was released in September of 1991 and this was the band’s fifth studio album and up to now the previous four albums weren’t that great, maybe a few hits in there, and at the time this album came out the group went through a lot of different members and this time around it was Anthony Kiedis, John Frusciante, Flea and Chad Smith.
While the first two tracks of this album sounded like their previous albums, the album started with the third track “Breaking the Girl.” The song was something completely different and brutally honest if you listen to the lyrics, which was about Kiedis’s turbulent relationship with his ex-girlfriend at the time. From here the group came out with hit after hit with tracks like “Suck My Kiss,” “I Could Have Lied,” “Give It Away,” The Greeting Song,” “They’re Red Hot,” and ” Under the Bridge.” “Under the Bridge” was the song that talked about how Kiedis felt during the time in his life and the use of drugs that started to take a toll on him and his life.
The album would go on to be one the most important and influential albums that came out from the 90s and turning 30 this year shows why not only 1991 was a magical year, but what made the early 90s so special.