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John Frusciante

Started by 34Poolboy, July 25, 2008, 17:03:48 pm

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captainkurtz

QuoteYes, he's all over By the Way, his harmonies are amazing as is his guitar tone on that record 8-)

Probably my favourite live guitar player - utterly brilliant, a consummate guitar hero.

He played a cover of Donna Summer's 'I Feel Love', singing falsetto the last time I saw the Chilis in Manchester.  Flea played the bubbling riff, it was pretty special. :)
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Chris Quartly

Maybe this one hasn't gone down so well? :P
Last.fm playlist of previous 7 days:<br /><br /><br />Q's Comps<br /><br />Some Other Suckers Parade

Topper

QuoteMaybe this one hasn't gone down so well? :P


Im loving the comp :).

Neillwith2Ls

Not got round to it yet mate, will definitely come back with comments though :)
17/04/92 - Wembley Arena, London
08/09/04 - Wembley Arena, London
09/09/04 - Wembley Arena, London
11/09/04 - NEC, Birmingham
24/05/13 - O2 Arena, London

- 'Decreasing Circles' - Geist (Decreasing Circles, 2006)

rascal houdi

Sounded interesting on first listen, will get round to a second spin eventually.
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Neillwith2Ls

Started listening at lunchtime; sounds pretty interesting so far, very eclectic and varied. I was vaguely familiar with the Curtains material, but the rest is very different. Certainly a marked difference to his day job!
17/04/92 - Wembley Arena, London
08/09/04 - Wembley Arena, London
09/09/04 - Wembley Arena, London
11/09/04 - NEC, Birmingham
24/05/13 - O2 Arena, London

- 'Decreasing Circles' - Geist (Decreasing Circles, 2006)

Chris Quartly

John Fruscianteââ,¬â,,¢s new solo album The Empyrean comes out Worldwide on January 20th, 2009

Unreachable is the third track off John Frusciante's new solo album The Empyrean which comes out Worldwide on January 20th via Record Collection. Unreachable was produced by John Frusciante and features John on vocals, guitars and treatments, Josh Klinghoffer on electric piano and Flea on bass. We will not be pre-releasing any more material off The Empyrean.

Pre-order The Empyrean, as well as purchase other CD's, T-Shirts and vinyl from John's previous Record Collection releases.

http://www.myspace.com/johnfrusciantemusic

Last.fm playlist of previous 7 days:<br /><br /><br />Q's Comps<br /><br />Some Other Suckers Parade

Thenop

Love the Empyrean, fantastic listen if only for the first song, the 9 minute plus guitarsolo.
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Chris Quartly

I've ordered it, hopefully it'll arrive soon, looking forward to it :)

Johnny Marr plays on a couple of songs too if any Smiths fans are interested.
Last.fm playlist of previous 7 days:<br /><br /><br />Q's Comps<br /><br />Some Other Suckers Parade

Spud

I may have to have a listen.  I know theat he and Vai are pretty good friends as Vai diaries him popping round to his place for a chat a while back (or maybe it was the other way round).  Any album i should look at in particular?  I've always thought he makes RHCP what they are, even though i'm not really a fan of theirs. 

Chris Quartly

His solo stuff is a long way away from the Chilis in terms of styles. Most of his material is about capturing a moment, the playing doesn't have to be flashy even though he is a great musician and the sound of his work ranges from DIY to full-blown production.

It really depends what you like I guess, if you like a bit of a DIY approach then I absolutely love "To Record Water Only for Ten Days" which is recorded on an 8-track.

Shadows Collide With People is probably as good a place to start as any, nice range to the songs and Frusciante sings brilliantly, Flea and Chad Smith play on most the songs too.

Curtains is a wonderful acoustic album.

Everything he's done has merit to be honest.
Last.fm playlist of previous 7 days:<br /><br /><br />Q's Comps<br /><br />Some Other Suckers Parade

Thenop

What really stands out is that he is becoming a fine singer as well. I like his voice. The new album showcases that again. Also, the production thing is much more upfront this time. Not that it is over-produced (far from it!) but it is more as if he using the studio trickery as an added instrument. I know he hangs out with Omar Lopes-Rodriguez (the Mars Volta), guess it rubbed off a bit.
Arrogance Is Bliss

Chris Quartly

The new album just turned up for me last weekend, I've only listened to it a couple of times so far. Very interesting as all his efforts are, I'm sure its qualities will be revealed more with further listens.

Interesting cover of Song to the Siren but I'm not sure anyone should ever be allowed to cover that, although Buckley's best version (by far) is the one he performed on the Monkees TV show.

Johnny Marr plays on a couple of tracks but you wouldn't know it.
Last.fm playlist of previous 7 days:<br /><br /><br />Q's Comps<br /><br />Some Other Suckers Parade