Album of the Week: Blood Sugar Sex Magik

“It Was The Album We’d All Been Waiting For…” To many, the Red Hot Chili Pepper’s 1991 album is Flea at his very best. With the band’s line-up at it’s peak, Blood Sugar Sex Magik is a glorious fusion of metal, funk and punk rock. Dedicated to the boundary-pushing jazz-punk bassist Mike Watt, the team assembled to produce it was also unmatchable. Rumour has it that producer Rick Rubin clashed with Flea, trying to persuade him to simplify his basslines, especially on the standout track Give It Away. Regardless, the bass playing throughout was a total inspiration. Just as previous generations...

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