Free Music Downloads From John Frusciante, Former Red Hot Chili Peppers Guitarist
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:03:14
Happy Thanksgiving, audience! Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante has been feeling the giving spirit lately, and has just released a slew of tunes all free for the taking. In a recent open letter posted on his website, the axman explained that "I am grateful that I still have an audience," and that "giving people music for free online...is a good reminder that artistic expression is always a matter of giving, not taking, or selling."
Well, if it makes Frusciante happy, it will surely please his many fans as well (even though the songs are a mixed bag including what the artist says is "a 19 minute group of 6 songs recorded on 4-track cassette in May 2010...a 37 minute collection of tunes made between 2009 and 2011 which were all recorded in my main studio during various stages of its development…[and] the full 20 minute version of Sect In Sgt, my all-sample piece, in its entirety").
"This music is all free of cost to the public, and can be downloaded or streamed on Bandcamp and Soundcloud," Frusciante writes. It being Thanksgiving, after all, we'll make it easy on you; just grab the tracks below. But do so only after reading his letter, a lengthy screed that parses out jabs at "sell-outs" as much as it expounds on ideas like "music should always be made because one loves music, regardless of whether one plans on selling it or not."
Listen to 'Renoise Tracks 2009-2011' from John Frusciante:
Listen to '4-Track Guitar Music' from John Frusciante:
Listen to 'Additional Single Tracks' from John Frusciante:
—The ARTISTdirect Staff
Download John Frusciante free music at bandcamp.