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THE ONLY THING MORE AWESOME THAN THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS SEMINAL ALBUM *BLOOD SUGAR SEX MAGIK* IS THE DOCUMENTARY ABOUT ITS RECORDING

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THE ONLY THING MORE AWESOME THAN THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS SEMINAL ALBUM *BLOOD SUGAR SEX MAGIK* IS THE DOCUMENTARY ABOUT ITS RECORDINGI will gladly go on record as stating that Blood Sugar Sex Magik is in my opinion the most accomplished album that the Chili Peppers ever made. I felt that back when it was released to my tweening ears in September of 1991, and I still feel it today. Sure, the overwhelming commercialization of the band as a result of the success of “Under The Bridge” made it difficult for any die-hard fan (as well as then/now-guitarist John Frusciante, who abruptly left the band in ’92 to go on a serious heroin bender, then get clean and rejoin the Peppers six years later) to retain feelings of ownership over this once-underground funk rock outfit, but shit dude, music is meant to be free and therefore doesn’t everyone has a right to jump on the bandwagon?

No matter what, the Rick Rubin-produced album represents one of America’s most significant contemporary popular rock bands at their peak, and for a truly entertaining and enlightening peek inside its creation, you really ought to watch Funky Monks, the accompanying documentary about the recording process which the Peppers undertook in a lovely Los Angeles mansion.

If you’ve never heard this album in its entirety, a) go fuck yourself, b) get your hands on a copy, and c) listen to that shit from start to finish. Then d) go fuck yourself again.

Go here to watch Part One of Funky Monks; the whole doc is well worth your very stoned time…

-KW

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