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John Frusciante
« on: July 25, 2008, 17:03:48 PM »
I searched a dozen or so pages back but couldn`t find a thread.

So, anyone else a fan?

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Re: John Frusciante
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2008, 17:13:43 PM »
Yes! Adore his solo work (I think I have them all...), he just seems like a genuine lover of music.

Not someone everyone on here will love but incredibly talented.

Shadows Collide with People has a bit of everything and is a great record to just put on and listen to but the real gem is To Record Only Water for Ten Days all recorded on an 8-track but wonderful tunes.

The one song I come back to the most though is Sphere on A Sphere in the Heart of Silence, an 8-minute delight of looped synthesisers.

His other project Ataxia is also very good, recommended if you like Public Image especially. I've yet to hear the second album though.
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Re: John Frusciante
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2008, 17:18:01 PM »
I have 5 or 6 of his albums as well. Fantastic. Personal favorite I think is Curtains. Probably the most accesible one, but still, beautiful music.
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Re: John Frusciante
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2008, 17:20:34 PM »
Ataxia. I just read that was a project with Joe Lally from Fugazi. I need to explore that. I know Frusciante had some "self-medicating" issues that he has gotten over. Im no guitar expert but I like what I hear from the guy. :)

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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2008, 17:38:35 PM »
It just amazes me how productive he is. I

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Re: John Frusciante
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2008, 17:39:21 PM »
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Ataxia. I just read that was a project with Joe Lally from Fugazi. I need to explore that. I know Frusciante had some "self-medicating" issues that he has gotten over. Im no guitar expert but I like what I hear from the guy. :)

Ataxia is good, much of the material is based on a repetitive bassline that Joe will play and the drums match while the guitar meanders around, it's very much a space/jam (not widdly at all though)/krautrock type thing.
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« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2008, 17:39:57 PM »
His issues were solved years ago. His music is his self medication now. I love his style, very Hendrix like. Lots and lots of feel in it. His songs are like these tiny stories and he mostly avoids cliche crap.
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« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2008, 17:42:20 PM »
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It just amazes me how productive he is.

2004 was quite productive, he released 6 records in 6 months!

Niandra Ladies is incredibly lo-fi and was recorded only so John could buy drugs, it's very rough and I haven't listened to it in a while I have to confess, will have to revisit it.

Wait, you have Smile from the streets you sold? That's the one I don't have and it's deleted as far as I know (copies go for way too much on ebay), what's it like?
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« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2008, 17:55:45 PM »
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2004 was quite productive, he released 6 records in 6 months!

Niandra Ladies is incredibly lo-fi and was recorded only so John could buy drugs, it's very rough and I haven't listened to it in a while I have to confess, will have to revisit it.

Wait, you have Smile from the streets you sold? That's the one I don't have and it's deleted as far as I know (copies go for way too much on ebay), what's it like?

A friend copied it for me.
It`s also fairly lo-fi and rough, it almost sounds like he recorded his ideas in his bedroom so the songs don`t seem as well structured as other albums but there are some interesting ideas in there. Some of it seems fairly tortured and difficult to listen to as if listening to someone crying for help.
River Phoenix sings one of the songs on the album.

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Re: John Frusciante
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2008, 14:49:12 PM »
Should be a few busy postmen tomorrow :)



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« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2008, 19:05:25 PM »
The most talented member of the RHCP, and the best singer.

Haven't heard his solo stuff....yet.
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« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2008, 20:54:16 PM »
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The most talented member of the RHCP, and the best singer.

Haven't heard his solo stuff....yet.
I think the proof for that lies in what happened when he left and what happended when he returned.
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« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2008, 21:33:04 PM »
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I think the proof for that lies in what happened when he left and what happended when he returned.

His harminies on Dosed are sublime.Very brief, but gorgeous
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Re: John Frusciante
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2008, 09:08:13 AM »
Yes, he's all over By the Way, his harmonies are amazing as is his guitar tone on that record 8-)
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