My Lovely Man

Album: Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)
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Songfacts®:

  • This is about the Chili Peppers' former guitarist Hillel Slovak, who died of a heroin overdose at age 26 on June 25, 1988. After his death, his brother James published his diary Behind the Sun. >>
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    Nick - Paramus, NJ
  • In 1992, Rolling Stone interviewed frontman Anthony Kiedis who said the following, "'My Lovely Man' is about my love for Hillel and the fact that eventually I will find him. It's kind of like when I die, I am counting on him to save me a seat. And whenever I sing that song, Hillel is completely in my world."

Comments: 5

  • Jeff from Austin, TxAlways one of my favorite songs on BSSM.
  • Nick from Ellicott City, MdAnthony seems to speak about the irreplaceable attitude and friend of Slovak. He also calls him by one of his many nicknames, slim.
  • Guy from Tel Aviv, IsraelHillel Slovak was born in israel and moved to United States at the age of 3.
  • John from Perth, AustraliaThis is my one of favorite songs of an excelent album. The guitar and bass riffs just have so much feeling and intensity, the vocals are so strong and full of passion, all complimented by some awsome fills by Chad Smith. But all that is put in the background by one of the best guitar solos ever. And it also fits so well into the building momentum of the song
  • Mash from Melbourne, AustraliaI love this song. It's one of my favourites
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