September 24th 1991. I’m sure you don’t remember that exact day. But it probably changed your life. It did change mine. Both Nirvana’s “Nevermind” & Red Hot Chili Peppers “Blood Sugar Sex Magik” were released.
Although both bands have very different beginnings, these albums would thrust them into the spotlight, the main stream & make them two of the biggest bands in the world.
Here’s some things you might not know about those records:
Butch Vig on the hardest song to record on Nevermind, Something In The Way
Blood Sugar Sex Magik – 10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About it ==> HERE
Butch Vig remembers the making of “Nevermind”, 25 years later ==> HERE
Chad Smith on the recording of, how it got on the record & playing it live still of “Under The Bridge” ==> HERE
Nevermind…..by the numbers ==> HERE
How “Under The Bridge” became a single…. “Due to the success of “Give it Away,” the band did not foresee “Under the Bridge” as being equally viable. Warner Bros. sent representatives to a Chili Peppers’ concert in order to figure out what would ultimately be the next single. When Frusciante began playing “Under the Bridge”, Kiedis missed his cue; the entire audience began singing the song, instead. Kiedis was initially “mortified that I had fucked up in front of Warner’s people…I apologized for fucking up but they said ‘Fucking up? Are you kidding me? When every single kid at the show sings a song, that’s our next single.’ “Under the Bridge” was, therefore, selected as Blood Sugar Sex Magik’s second single. By January 1992, “Under the Bridge” had exploded, peaking at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.
How Nevermind hit “Number 1” ==> HERE
That’s just a few articles you can read. I’ll be tweeting out more. Follow along if you like at @NotMarkCameron
I also hope you go back & listen to both these albums. Enjoy my friends.