Free Music Downloads: Red Hot Chili Peppers ‘Cardiff, Wales’ (Live Album)

The Red Hot Chili Peppers album, Cardiff, Wales can be downloaded as a free music download on the Red Hot Chill Peppers’ website. The album was released in June of 2004 and is a collection of well-loved songs from different RHCP albums. The album is a recording of a live show in Cardiff, Wales—hence the name of the album. The live show was released years later in March of 2015 as a free download on the band’s website. The  album contains an unreleased version of the song “Mini-Epic (Kill for Your Country)”, which is what the performance is most greatly remembered for. The live show consists of twenty-two of the bands most notable tracks since the start of their careers.

The first track on the album—after the intro of course—is “Can’t Stop,” a song from the band’s 2002 album, By the Way. The song has a layer of different melodies and lyrics, which is a little different than the band’s earlier music. The popularity of the song earned the song a spot on the Billboard Hot 100.

The last song on the album is “Give it away,” and it is the longest track on the album, lasting just over eight minutes. The song was a hit single at Warner Bros. Records after its release in 1991 from the band’s album, Blood Sugar Sex Magik. Before becoming a big hit and becoming number one on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks, it was rejected by multiple radio stations for its lack of melodic complexity; however, that didn’t last long and the song quickly achieved worldwide fame.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers, or “RHCP” for short, is an American Rock band from Los Angeles. Their style of rock focuses on sounds such as funk and psychedelic rock. They have earned international fame since they began their musical journey in 1983. The band has proudly won seven Grammy Awards, selling over 80 million records worldwide. Without surprise,  their musical talent got them inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame—an honor that many band strive to achieve but fail. Their live album is available as a free download on the band’s website.