Suck My Kiss

"Suck My Kiss"
Single by Red Hot Chili Peppers
from the album Blood Sugar Sex Magik
B-side "Search and Destroy"
"Fela's Cock"
Released May 1, 1992[1]
Format CD, cassette
Recorded 1991
Genre Funk metal[2]
Length 3:37
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Flea, Frusciante, Kiedis, Smith
Producer(s) Rick Rubin
Red Hot Chili Peppers singles chronology
"Under the Bridge"
"Suck My Kiss"
"Breaking the Girl"
Music video
"Suck My Kiss" on YouTube

"Suck My Kiss" is a song by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. It was released as the third single from their fifth studio album, Blood Sugar Sex Magik. The "Suck My Kiss" single was released in 1992 as an airplay single in the US and as a physical single in Australia. A music video was made for the song using footage from the Funky Monks documentary directed by Gavin Bowden. It also featured shots in shades of red of the American army returning from the Gulf War, revealed by Anthony Kiedis on the audio commentary in the band Greatest Videos compilation. The song was included on the band's Greatest Hits compilation.

"Suck My Kiss" has been performed over 315 times making it one of the band's most performed and popular live songs. It was heavily played from 1991 to 2003 however on the band's Stadium Arcadium Tour it made just four appearances before making its return in steady rotation during the band's I'm with You Tour.

In media and popular culture

The song was voted number five in a Rolling Stone readers' poll on Red Hot Chili Peppers songs.[3]

The song appears in episodes of Beavis and Butt-head and Hindsight, as well as the video games Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock and NBA 2K15 "Yakkem Trailer" and the latter's soundtrack album. Along with the rest of the Blood Sugar Sex Magik album, the sing is a downloadable track in Rock Band and Rock Band 2. A remixed instrumental based on the song is often used as royalty free production music.

A line was used in the Japanese TV show Tamori Club, in a segment called "Soramimi Hour", in which non-Japanese songs are interpreted into Japanese, according to phonetics. The line "Should have been, could have been, would have been..." from the first verse was interpreted as 白便 黒便 和田勉 (Shiro ben, kuro ben, Wada Ben'), which translates to: "White excrement, black excrement, Ben Wada").

The song was covered by Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine on his 2000 album, Lounge Against the Machine.

Track list

CD single (1992) limited tour edition Australia
  1. "Suck My Kiss" (album version)
  2. "Search and Destroy" (non-LP track)
  3. "Fela's Cock" (non-LP track)
CD promo single (1992)
  1. "Suck My Kiss" (radio version)
  2. "Suck My Kiss" (album version)
7" single (1992)
  1. "Suck My Kiss" (radio version)
  2. "Suck My Kiss" (album version)


Chart (1992) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[4] 8
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[5] 3
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[6] 15


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