With this they produced the defining moment of funk rock and the high point of their career. Raunchy and explicit from the first, the lyrical content was not for the easily offended and frequently strayed into misogyny. Musically, it straddled metal and funk with ease; in addition to the stomping, infectious rockers (‘Give It Away’, ‘The Power Of Equality’) and the downright funky (‘Mellowship Slinky’, ‘Apache Rose Peacock’), all underpinned by Flea’s virtuosic but unselfish basslines, the band also showed themselves capable of writing surprisingly melodic ballads, including ‘Under The Bridge’. A cover version of this classic by the All Saints has kindled some belated mainstream interest. However, plagued by destructive drug problems and personnel changes, the Chilis have, sadly, never topped the achievements of this album.
Tracks: The Power Of Equality; If You Have To Ask; Breaking The Girl; Funky Monks; Suck My Kiss; I Could Have Lied; Mellowship Slinky; The Righteous & The Wicked; Give It Away; Blood Sugar Sex Magik; Under The Bridge; Naked In The Rain; Apache Rose Peacock; The Greeting Song; My Lovely Man; Sir Psycho Sexy; They’re Red Hot....