Kicking off our fourth Isolated Bass Week is the one and only Flea.
Flea and Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante wrote “Give It Away” during a jam session in the early ’90s, and the tune was recorded for the 1991 release, Blood Sugar Sex Magik.
Wikipedia’s description of the tune says it all:
“The song follows a traditional verse-chorus-verse structure; when Kiedis begins singing, Frusciante jumps into a funk-oriented riff that is repeated throughout the verse while Flea plays a complex bass-line that makes use of virtually the entire fretboard.”
This track includes Chad Smith’s drums. Enjoy.