Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitar player, John Frusciante is known for being a little bit of an oddball..he’s also known for being able to slay on a guitar. Since he quit RCHP back in 2008, he’s been working on music that’s not really for any specific audience, and now he’s decided to give a big chunk of it away for free.
“With the exception of Zone, this is all music which was made purely for the sake of making music, rather than for having it released and thereby sold. In other words, Zone is the only song which was intended to be on a record.
When someone releases music on a label, they are selling it, not giving it. Art is a matter of giving. If I sing my friend a song, it goes from me to her, at no cost. That’s giving. If I sell you an object, we do not say that I gave you that object. Recording artists have been “giving” the public music by selling it to them for so long that we now think of sell-outs as dedicated musicians who love their audience so much that they aggressively sell them products, and sell themselves as an image and personality to this audience on a regular basis just as aggresively. Sell-outs is an antiquated term which…” (read more and download tunes)