Red Hot Chilli Peppers: Blood Sugar Sex Magik

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.

Red Hot Chili Peppers: Blood Sugar Sex Magik Back

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:

Red Hot Chili Peppers: Blood Sugar Sex Magik

Red Hot Chilli Peppers: Blood Sugar Sex Magik

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.

Red Hot Chili Peppers: Blood Sugar Sex Magik Back

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:





24 Comments

  1. /The band’s previous album covers had all been pretty rough and forgettable./

    Mother’s Milk isn’t at all forgettable.

  2. Great album – great cover. Hard to believe it was released fifteen years ago…

  3. ahh the inspiration for so many tattoos

  4. Wow… that Henk dude’s website could be the blurriest website of all time. Great album cover though… at leasst that was saved for print correctly!

  5. It’s John Frusciante’s arm, not Anthony’s.

  6. cool video

  7. Mothers Milk is more iconic than this one i guess.

  8. Don’t like this one. The “Blood Sugar Sex…” cover is nothing compared to the “One Hot Minute” cover! That cover kicks ass! So does the whole album….

  9. yeah, uh, one hot minute sucks.

    and it is frusciante’s arm.

    bssm = amazing

  10. I find one hot minute’s cover quite interesting as its cute but more like those freaky child’s dolls you see in movies that can twist there heads all the way round.

    Mothers Milk i find the weird one im not a fan.

    But out of Blood Sugar Sex Magik, The Greatest Hits and Californication,
    Blood Sugar Sex Magik is my favorite and The Greatest Hits second but its so random but it looks like it means something.

  11. BSSM = best Chilis album ever.

    In fact it’s so good everything else they’ve done since sucked balls.

    And “Bedrock Anthem” is one of the worst Weird Al parodies ever.

  12. I love this CD! Sir Psycho my absolute favorite song! My best friend and I discovered the song after I bought the CD and put it on repeat til we memorized every word then would drive around town singing the dirty song at the top of our lungs. Good times!!! lol

  13. The hand in the back of the cover is Anthony’s arm.
    John’s arm and hand are thiner and his fingers are longer.

    And his tattoo is anyways a little bit higher then on Anthony’s arm, so it’s
    obvious at first sight.
    ;D

  14. you guys are so fucking dumb its a known fact that the back cover is anothony’s hand u shit heads

  15. @zabar: omg! :)

  16. Hey, could anybody tell me who is who on the cover?
    I’m pretty sure that the one on the left is Anthony, and the one on the right is Chad.
    Also, i think that the one on the top is Flea, and the one on the bottom is Johns.
    But i’m not sure.

  17. nat you’ve got it figured.

    it’s frusciante’s arm…watch ‘funky monks’, the making of bssm.

    bssm – easily one of he top 5 greatest albums of all time, in my opinion.

  18. I always thought it was Anthony’s arm…
    I disagree. it’s really good but I think that Uplift Mofo Party Plan was their best album.
    [and you were right Nat]

  19. Its clearly Anthony’s arm! Not Johns!!!!

  20. their magnum opus and still best album to date… nice cover art but mothers milk has something about it that i will always like…

  21. It’s Cliff Martinez’s arm.

  22. its my arm

  23. The designer completely ripped off the work of Gilbert & George….http://www.google.com/images?client=safari&rls=en&q=gilbert+and+george+gallery&oe=UTF-8&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=og&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi&biw=1316&bih=714

  24. I seem to remember reading somewhere that it was John’s arm on the back cover… They both have the same tattoo, but I think Anthony’s is on his left wrist?

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