woensdag 28 april 2010

John Frusciante - Niandra LaDes and Usually Just a T-Shirt (1994)

John Frusciante made this drug-fueled, stream-of-consciousness album after he quit the Red Hot Chili Peppers. I have always thought that John Frusciante's artistic capabilities are being used the most when he releases his work solo. However, his exceptional lead guitar qualities are just to good to not be in the RHCP. His presence in RHCP makes their music a little more bearable as well, so yeah, the way it went is probably the best way.

This album however, shows Frusciante's heroine side from under a microscope. The first side of the album contains singer/songwriter lo-fi doodlings, the second side is filled with mostly experimental soundscapes. A leftfield masterpiece, and an important document in the life of John Frusciante, who was in serious trouble during this period of his life.

running away into you

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