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Give It Away
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Blood Sugar Sex Magik
RaitingSR
Supervision Recommended
Information
Released 1991
Genre Alternative
Language English
Length 4:50
Source Rock Band 2
Available September 14, 2008 (RB2)
August 28, 2012 (Blitz)
Playable in
Rock Band 2
Rock Band 3
Rock Band Blitz
Difficulty (in Rock Band 2)
Band 3FcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlce
Basic Pro
Guitar 2FcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce 2FcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce
Bass 4FcircleFcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlce 4FcircleFcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlce
Drums 1FcircleUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce 1FcircleUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce
Keys 2FcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce 2FcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce
Vocals 4FcircleFcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlce NoNo Part
Difficulty (in Rock Band Blitz)
Band 2FcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce
Basic Pro
Guitar 3FcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlce 2FcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce
Bass 3FcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlce 4FcircleFcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlce
Drums 3FcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlce 3FcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlce
Keys 2FcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce 2FcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce
Vocals 1FcircleUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce NoNo Part
Details
Male singer
Guitar Solo
Vocal Tambourine




Give It Away is a song by Red Hot Chili Peppers

In a VH1 Behind the Music special the band explained that this song, which sounds like it has no meaning, is about the theory that "The more you give, the more you receive, so why not give it all away?" (thanks, Matt - Wappingers Falls, NY)

Lead singer Anthony Kiedis drew inspiration for this song from the German singer Nina Hagen, when he came across one of her jackets that he liked. She insisted he take it, explaining that giving stuff away creates good energy.

The group performed this on The Simpsons in the episode where Krusty hosted a comeback special. They were instructed to change the lyrics of "What I've got, I got to get and put it in you" to "What I'd like, is I'd like to hug and kiss you." This was a reference to the time that Ed Sullivan asked Jim Morrison to change the words of "Light My Fire" when appearing on his show. (thanks, Stephanie - Ellicott City, MD)

The verse in the song, "There's a river born to be a giver. Keep you warm, don't let you shiver. His heart is never gonna wither. Come on, everybody, time to deliver" refers to actor River Phoenix, who was a good friend of John Frusciante's. After River's death, the Peppers wrote the tribute song to him, "Transcending." (thanks, Bert - Pueblo, NM)

Anthony Kiedis sings "Give It Away" 68 times in this song. (thanks, Colton - Puyallup, WA)

Weird Al Yankovic parodied this song. His version is called "Bedrock Anthem," and is about the cartoon The Flintstones. It starts out with a parody of the beginning of the Chili Peppers "Under The Bridge" (their other massive hit at the time), and goes into a spoof of this song. Weird Al's music video was a spoof of the "Under the Bridge" and "Give it Away" videos that all began with the Bee Girl from Blind Melon's "No Rain" video.

Difficulty

INSTRUMENT DIFFICULTY
Guitar 3FcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlce
Vocals 1FcircleUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce
Drums 3FcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlce
Bass 3FcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlce
Keys 2FcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce
Pro Guitar 2FcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce
Harmonies NoNo Part
Pro Drums 3FcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlce
Pro Bass 4FcircleFcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlce
Pro Keys 2FcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce
Band 2FcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce



VideoEdit

Give it Away - Red Hot Chili Peppers Expert All Instruments RB3 DLC05:02

Give it Away - Red Hot Chili Peppers Expert All Instruments RB3 DLC

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