Produced by Rick Rubin , its musical style differed notably from the techniques employed on the band's previous album Mother's Milk , and featured minimal use of heavy metal guitar riffs. The album's subject matter incorporates sexual innuendos and references to drugs and death, as well as themes of lust and exuberance. It was the Chili Peppers' introduction into worldwide popularity and critical acclaim, although guitarist John Frusciante quit the band mid-tour in not returning until due to his inability to cope with its popularity. The album is recognized as an influential and seminal component of the alternative rock explosion of the early s, with Steve Huey of AllMusic calling it "probably the best album the Chili Peppers will ever make". The band's previous album, 's Mother's Milk , became the band's second album to enter in the Billboard , peaking at number 52 and at the time the biggest of their career.
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It just happened again. The incident was about a 3 on the scale of sexual harassment in the music business of the 80s and 90s, and I never consciously thought it was that big a deal. I threw my weights to the floor mid-rep and pounded to the desk. I heard stories about the Chili Peppers and the way they treated women long before Anthony was convicted of sexual battery and indecent exposure in and Chad and Flea were arrested for lascivious behavior, battery and disorderly conduct in No one in the music industry really gave a shit. I was horrified. I initially refused to even go to a meeting with the band.
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It was and the band was on the verge of breaking big with Blood Sugar Sex Magik. Then an associate director of media and artist relations for the label's West Coast division, Farman agreed to lead a marketing meeting with the foursome only after a colleague talked her into it. The Chili Peppers' label, Warner Bros.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers ' best album, Blood Sugar Sex Magik benefits immensely from Rick Rubin 's production -- John Frusciante 's guitar is less overpoweringly noisy, leaving room for differing textures and clearer lines, while the band overall is more focused and less indulgent, even if some of the grooves drag on too long. Lyrically, Anthony Kiedis is as preoccupied with sex as ever, whether invoking it as his muse, begging for it, or boasting in great detail about his prowess, best showcased on the infectiously funky singles "Give It Away" and "Suck My Kiss. Three of those last four songs excluding "My Lovely Man" mark the band's first consistent embrace of lilting acoustic balladry, and while it's not what Kiedis does best as a vocalist, these are some of the album's finest moments, varying and expanding the group's musical and emotional range.