This song could be about imaginary or a real unhealthy ''egotistical love'' of sex. He is really not being dirty here although for many years I thought he was okay.. He describes his love story with Carmen, a girl he loved but their love was in someway insane and violent. In fact she was extremely jealuos and sometimes she hurted him. Anyway the sexual componet was very strong in their relationship. Kiedis reassumes the lovestory with Carmen in the title: "blood refers to the violence , sugar the love , sex, magik.
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Somehow he felt that the chemistry might not be right. The tail end of the 80s had hit the band hard, but had resulted in an upturn in their commercial fortunes. But that had been tempered by the death of founding member guitarist Hillel Slovak, from a heroin overdose. Slovak had almost been pushed out of the band early in , as his health and playing were beginning to visibly deteriorate, and after a ramshackle Chilis show in Washington the band had decided to jettison the troubled guitarist. Four weeks after their return home, in June , he was dead.
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Around this era, Frusciante tended to favour a beat up late '50s model with a rosewood fretboard, which features on almost all of the main guitar tracks on the record. Which were like shit. So wimpy. When I play, I press down hard on the strings. So I just told him to make it fretless.
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. The album is dedicated to Minutemen bassist Mike Watt  who Flea declared "a fucking cool guy. It was the Chili Peppers' introduction into worldwide popularity and critical acclaim, although guitarist John Frusciante quit the band mid-tour in returning in 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".