Not only is this my fav Chili Peppers album but I feel their most iconic cover. Although if you describe it to someone, ie four male band members locking tongues, it sounds a little fruity :)
Since this album the band hasn’t featured on any of their covers. This could be as they are getting older or the fact they are now popular enough to not have to pose on the cover.
The back cover featured Anthony’s out stretched arm and his hand written track listing.
The band’s previous album covers had all been pretty rough and forgettable. BSSM marked their biggest commercial success yet and better album artwork.
The tongue design was done by Henk Schiffmacher (a.k.a Henky Penky) who has done many of the bands tattoos.
The album’s photography is credited to director Gus Van Zant who also directed the Under the Bridge film clip off the album. The song is still a classic.
And lastly you can’t mention this album without showing Weird Al’s Bedrock Anthem: