John Frusciante discography

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Frusciante with Red Hot Chili Peppers at the 2006 Voodoo Experience in New Orleans

The discography of John Frusciante, who is best known as the former guitarist of the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, consists of eleven solo albums and four EPs, as well as two albums with collaborators Joe Lally and Josh Klinghoffer under the name Ataxia. Frusciante left the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 1992 after he got tired of the growing success of the band.[1] He released his first solo album, Niandra LaDes and Usually Just a T-Shirt, in 1994 on American Recordings. His second record, Smile From the Streets You Hold, was released in 1997 and later taken off the market at his request in 1999. After returning to the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 1998, Frusciante recorded Californication with the band and subsequently released his third solo album, To Record Only Water for Ten Days, in February 2001 on Warner Music Group.

Red Hot Chili Peppers released By the Way in 2002, with Frusciante taking a central role in the songwriting.[2] Following the album's tour, Frusciante released Shadows Collide with People in 2004; it became his first solo album to influence a music chart[3] and is his only solo album to date featuring Chad Smith. In 2004, Frusciante switched from Warner Brothers to the Record Collection label and released a series of six records in six months. Four of six included collaboration with multi-instrumentalist Josh Klinghoffer[4] and the period produced collaborations with Fugazi members Joe Lally, Jerry Busher, and producer Ian McKaye.

Frusciante began working with Omar Rodríguez-López in 2001 and has since collaborated on many recordings under both artists' names. Frusciante also was considered an honorary member of The Mars Volta from 2002 to 2008, occasionally performing live with the band from 2003 to 2006. Frusciante served as executive producer on Rodríguez-López's first film, released in 2010, The Sentimental Engine Slayer, which was filmed in 2007.

In 2006, the Red Hot Chili Peppers released their Grammy Award-winning[5] double album Stadium Arcadium, their last to feature Frusciante as lead guitarist. Frusciante began work on his tenth solo record, The Empyrean, shortly thereafter and subsequently released the album in early 2009.[6] In December 2009, Frusciante revealed that he had left Red Hot Chili Peppers more than a year earlier, during their hiatus. 2012's Letur-Lefr EP, the full-length follow-up PBX Funicular Intaglio Zone, and its experimental sequel, 2014's Enclosure are his succeeding solo releases since leaving the Chili Peppers. Frusciante has also gone on to collaborate as Speed Dealer Moms with Venetian Snares, Swahili Blonde and Kimono Kult with his wife, Nicole Turley, and as Trickfinger with Black Knights.

Solo material[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Notes
1994 Niandra Lades and Usually Just a T-Shirt
  • Debut solo album.
  • Taken off the market in 1998 at Frusciante's request. Has since gone back into print.
1997 Smile From the Streets You Hold
  • Label: Birdman (BMR #016)
  • Released: August 26, 1997
  • Formats: CD
  • Taken off the market in 1998 at Frusciante's request and remains out of print.[7][8]
  • Planned for re-release by Frusciante in the future.[9]
2001 To Record Only Water for Ten Days
  • First solo release on Warner Bros. Records.
From the Sounds Inside
  • Label: None
  • Released: 2001
  • Internet release only.[10]
2004 Shadows Collide With People
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records (#2-48660)
  • Released: February 24, 2004
  • Formats: CD, vinyl
The Will to Death
  • Peaked at #109 on the UK Albums Chart.[13]
Inside of Emptiness
  • Label: Record Collection (#48907-2)
  • Released: October 26, 2004
  • Formats: CD, vinyl
2005 Curtains
  • Label: Record Collection (#48595-2)
  • Released: February 1, 2005
  • Formats: CD, vinyl
2009 The Empyrean
  • Label: Record Collection
  • Released: January 20, 2009
  • Formats: CD, vinyl
  • Peaked at #151 on the Billboard Top 200; #7 on Top Heatseekers and #105 on the UK Albums Chart.[12][14]
2012 PBX Funicular Intaglio Zone
  • Label: Record Collection
  • Released: September 25, 2012
  • Formats: CD, vinyl, digital, 32 bit / 96,000 kHz WAV files, cassette
  • Peaked at #99 on the German Official Album Chart.[15]
2014 Enclosure
  • Label: Record Collection
  • Released: April 8, 2014
  • Formats: CD, vinyl
  • Peaked at #112 on Belgium's Flanders Ultratop chart.[16]

EPs[edit]

Year Title
1997 Estrus EP
  • Label: Birdman
  • Backed with "Outside Space"
  • Released: 1997
  • Formats: Vinyl
2001 Going Inside
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
  • Backed with "Time Is Nothing", "So Would've I", "Last Hymn", and "Beginning Again"
  • Released: March 5, 2001
  • Formats: CD
2004 The Brown Bunny
  • Label: Tulip Records, Twelve Suns
  • Motion picture soundtrack; Frusciante contributed five songs:
  • "Forever Away", "Dying Song", "Leave All the Days Behind", "Prostitution Song", and "Falling"
  • Released: May 4, 2004 / April 26, 2014 (reissue)
  • Formats: CD, vinyl (bootleg), vinyl (official 2014) limited to 1,000 copies ["The Brown Bunny 180g reissue". ]
DC EP
  • Label: Record Collection (#48877-2)
  • Backed with "Dissolve", "Goals", "A Corner", and "Repeating"
  • Released: September 14, 2004
  • Formats: CD, vinyl
2012 Letur-Lefr
  • Label: Record Collection
  • Backed with "In Your Eyes", "909 Day", "Glowe", "FM", "In My Light"
  • Released: July 17, 2012
  • Formats: CD, vinyl, digital, 32 bit / 96,000 kHz WAV files, cassette
2013 Outsides [17][18]
  • Label: Record Collection
  • 3 song EP plus one bonus track
  • Released: August 14, 2013
  • Formats: CD, vinyl, digital, 32 bit / 96,000 kHz WAV files, cassette

With Josh Klinghoffer[edit]

Year Title
2004 A Sphere in the Heart of Silence
  • Label: Record Collection (#48949-2)
  • Released: November 23, 2004
  • Formats: CD, vinyl

Ataxia[edit]

Year Title Notes
2004 Automatic Writing
  • Label: Record Collection
  • Released: August 10, 2004
  • Formats: CD, LP
2007 AW II
  • Label: Record Collection
  • Released: May 29, 2007
  • Formats: CD, LP

With Red Hot Chili Peppers[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Notes
1989 Mother's Milk
  • Label: EMI
  • Released: August 16, 1989
  • Debut album with Red Hot Chili Peppers
1991 Blood Sugar Sex Magik
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
  • Released: September 24, 1991
  • Frusciante left the Chili Peppers during the album's tour in 1992[21]
1999 Californication
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
  • Released: June 8, 1999
  • First album after returning to the Chili Peppers in 1998[22][23]
2002 By the Way
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
  • Released: July 9, 2002
2006 Stadium Arcadium
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
  • Released: May 5, 2006
  • Left the band again in 2009, this time without any tension

Live and compilation albums[edit]

Year Title Notes
1992 What Hits!?
  • Label: EMI
  • Released: September 29, 1992
  • Frusciante plays guitar on songs "Higher Ground", "Knock Me Down", "Under the Bridge", "Show Me Your Soul", "Taste the Pain", "Johnny, Kick a Hole in the Sky"[citation needed]
2003 Greatest Hits
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
  • Released: November 11, 2003
  • Frusciante plays guitar on all songs except "My Friends"[24]
2004 Live in Hyde Park
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
  • Released: July 26, 2004
  • First and only live album released by the Chili Peppers
2012 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Covers EP
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
  • Released: May 1, 2012
  • Digital-only release commemorating previous HoF inductees upon the 2012 induction of RHCP. John is featured on 4 of the 6 tracks.

With The Mars Volta[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Notes
2003 De-Loused in the Comatorium
  • Label: GSL (GSL #75), Strummer,
    Universal (B#0000593-02)
  • Released: June 24, 2003
  • Additional guitar and synthesizer treatment "Cicatriz ESP"
2005 Frances the Mute
  • Label: GSL (GSL #96), Strummer,
    Universal (B#0004129-02)
  • Released: March 1, 2005
  • First two guitar solos on "L'Via L'Viaquez"
2006 Amputechture
  • Label: GSL (GSL #126),
    Universal (B#0007214-02)
  • Released: September 12, 2006
  • Rhythm guitar, lead guitar, except on "Asilos Magdalena"
2008 The Bedlam in Goliath
  • Label: Universal (B#0010617-02)
  • Released: January 29, 2008
  • Guitar
2009 Octahedron
  • Guitar

With Omar Rodríguez-López[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Notes
2004 A Manual Dexterity: Soundtrack Volume One
  • Label: GSL
  • Released: August 31, 2004
  • Formats: CD, black 2LP, digital
  • Mini-moog on "Dyna Sark Arches" & "Here The Tame Go By"
  • A 100 on "Here The Tame Go By"
  • Guitar on "Dramatic Theme" & "The Palpitations Form A Limit"
2005 The Special 12 Singles Series
  • Label: Gold Standard Laboratories
  • 7" vinyl single with Omar A. Rodriguez-Lopez:
  • "0=2", "0"
  • Released: Yellow splatter 7" 2005, digital 2006
  • Credited as Omar A. Rodriguez-Lopez and John Frusciante
  • Later released on the ORL & JF album in 2010
2007 Se Dice Bisonte, No Búfalo
  • Label: GSL
  • Released: May 29, 2007
  • Formats: CD, brown marble LP, black LP, digital
  • Guitars on "If Gravity Lulls, I Can Hear the World Pant"
  • Released the same day as Frusciante's AW II & Perry's Satellite Party
Calibration (Is Pushing Luck and Key Too Far)
  • Label: N2O Records
  • Released: December 15, 2007
  • Formats: CD, Grey marble 2LP, digital
  • Vocals & lyrics on "Glosa Picaresca Wou Mên"
2010 Omar Rodriguez Lopez & John Frusciante
  • Label: Sargent House, Rodriguez-Lopez Productions
  • Released: April 30, 2010
  • Formats: CD, black LP, translucent red LP, digital
  • Guitars, bass, synthesizer
  • "0=2" & "0" were released on 7" single in 2005/2006 (see above)
Sepulcros de Miel
  • Label: Sargent House, Rodriguez-Lopez Productions
  • Released: May 30, 2010
  • Formats: Purple LP, orange LP, digital
  • Guitars, synthesizer

With Speed Dealer Moms[edit]

Year Title Notes
2010 Speed Dealer Moms
  • Label: Planet Mu Records
  • Released: June 12, 2010 / 2014 (reissue)
  • Formats: LP, digital
  • A collaboration of experimental electronic music, between John Frusciante, Aaron Funk of Venetian Snares and Chris McDonald. They have released one eponymous EP so far."Speed Dealer Moms". 

With Swahili Blonde[edit]

Year Title Notes
2010 Man Meat
  • Label: Manimal Vinyl
  • Released: August 4, 2010
  • Formats: CD, black LP, digital
2011 Psycho Tropical Ballet Pink
  • Label: Manimal Vinyl
  • Released: November 15, 2011
  • Formats: CD, blue LP, digital
  • Guitar
2012 Covers EP
  • Label: Neurotic Yell Records
  • Released: March 16, 2012
  • Formats: Digital
  • Guitar, backing vocals on "Red Money"
2014 Deities in Decline
  • Label: Manimal Vinyl
  • Released: 2014
  • Formats: LP, digital
  • Guitar

With Kimono Kult[edit]

Year Title Notes
2014 Hiding In The Light
  • Label: Neurotic Yell Records
  • Released: March 4, 2014
  • Formats: Bandcamp digital download

With Black Knights[edit]

Year Title
2014 Medieval Chamber[25]
  • Label: Record Collection
  • Released: January 14, 2014
  • Producer of and collaborator on the second album by the Wu-Tang Clan affiliates
The Almighty
  • Label: Record Collection
  • Released: December 2014
  • Producer of and collaborator on the third album by the Wu-Tang Clan affiliates
All Skills No Luck
  • Label: Record Collection
  • Released: TBA
  • Producer of and collaborator on the fourth album by the Wu-Tang Clan affiliates

Other contributions and guest appearances[edit]

Year Title Notes
1988 Kristen VigardKristen Vigard
  • Guitar on "Slave To My Emotions"
1999 Anytime at AllBanyan
  • Guitar on "Grease the System" and "La Sirena"
  • Flea also performs on "Grease the System", and there is a video of the "La Sirena" recording[26]
  • Collective of nearly two dozen musicians led by Jane's Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins
  • John's first recording since his recovery in 1998
RevPerry Farrell
You Come and Go Like a Pop SongThe Bicycle Thief
  • Label: Artemis, Musicrama, Goldenvoice
  • Released: September 21, 1999 / 2001 reissue
2000 Fishbone and the Familyhood Nextperience Present: The Psychotic Friends NuttwerxFishbone
A System For Shutting Everything OutKevin Haskins & Doug DeAngelis
  • Unreleased
Demos of Milla Jovovich
  • Guitar on "Bring It On"
  • Unreleased
2001 BlowbackTricky
The IdMacy Gray
  • Label: Epic
  • Released: September 17, 2001
2002 24 Hour Party People Soundtrack – Various
  • Label: FFRR
  • Released: April 9, 2002
American IV: The Man Comes AroundJohnny Cash
2003 We're a Happy Family: A Tribute to Ramones – Various
  • Label: Columbia
  • Released: February 11, 2003
DragonflyZiggy Marley
  • Guitar on "Rainbow in the Sky" along with Flea
Underworld OST – Various
  • Label: Lakeshore
  • Released: September 2, 2003
UnearthedJohnny Cash
2004 Tempo Technik TeamworkEkkehard Ehlers
  • Label: Staubgold Germany
  • Released: October 19, 2004
  • Guitar on "Grisaisse 1"
2005 The Word Is LiveYes
  • Label: Rhino
  • Released: August 23, 2005
  • Liner notes
2006 Music for the DivineGlenn Hughes
Modern Folk and Blues: WednesdayBob Forrest
  • Label: Lakeshore
  • Released: September 19, 2006
  • Guitar and backing vocals on "Dying Song" (his own song from The Brown Bunny OST)
  • Guitar contributions on other tracks
2007 Samurai Workout
  • DVD by John's stepfather with some guitar tracks
Ultra PayloadedSatellite Party
  • Label: Columbia
  • Released: May 29, 2007
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Guitar on "Hard Life Easy" along with Flea
  • Released the same day as Frusciante's own AW II and Omar's Bistone
The Dub Room SpecialFrank Zappa
  • Label: Zappa
  • Released: August 24, 2007
  • Liner notes for soundtrack of the film
HourglassDave Gahan (Depeche Mode singer)
8 DiagramsWu-Tang Clan
  • Released December 11, 2007
  • Formats: CD, vinyl, digital download
2008 Digi SnacksRZA
  • Released June 24, 2008
  • Formats: CD, vinyl, digital download
George Clinton and His Gangsters of LoveGeorge Clinton
  • Label: Shanachie
  • Released September 16, 2008
  • Formats: CD
2009 The Spirit of ApolloN.A.S.A. (North America/South America)
  • Label: ANTI-
  • Released: February 17, 2009
  • Guitar on "Way Down" along with RZA & Barbie Hatch
Exquisite CorpseWarpaint
  • Label: Manimal
  • Released 2008 (self release)
    October 6, 2009 (large release)
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Mixed
  • Mellotron on "Billie Holiday" (Josh plays drums)
2012 Vol. 1 – VAGENDA / Nicole Turley
  • Label: Neurotic Yell Records
  • Released May 12, 2012
  • Formats: Bandcamp digital download[28]
Sect In Sgt – Trickfinger
  • Label: Neurotic Yell Records
  • Released July 30, 2012
  • Formats: Bandcamp digital download (free)[29]
  • Sampled music by John under the moniker of Trickfinger
DOXXOLOGY – BIG DOXX (Kehinde "Doxx" Cunningham & Nicole Turley)
  • Label: Neurotic Yell Records[30]
  • Released: December 12, 2012
  • Guitar on "Indigenous Rhythm"
2013 You're The Father of My Songs – Amanda Jo Williams
  • Label: Neurotic Yell Records
  • Released May 21, 2013
  • Formats: 12-inch vinyl, digital download[31]
  • Piano, organ
Vol. 2 – VAGENDA / Nicole Turley
  • Label: Neurotic Yell Records[32]
  • Released: November 21, 2013
  • Guitar on "H (heart) H" (WEAVE! remix)
  • Original WEAVE! EP, New Funk Romance, released July 24, 2012
2014 Pleasure Pyramid – Sexual Castle (Ivory Lee Carlson & Nicole Turley)
  • Label: Neurotic Yell Records[33]
  • Released: April 20, 2014
  • Guitar on "Flip The Scrip"
The AlbumAcHoZeN
  • Label: urSESSION
  • Released: 2014
  • Project comprising Shavo Odadjian (vocals, guitar), RZA (vocals, keyboards, samples, beats, guitar), Kinetic 9 (vocals), Reverend William Burke (vocals)

DVDs and videos[edit]

Solo music videos[edit]

Year Title Director(s)[34]
1997 "Life's a Bath" M. Polish
2005 "The Past Recedes" Mike Piscitelli

Additionally, the entirety of John Frusciante's album To Record Only Water for Ten Days was made into a series of short experimental films directed by Vincent Gallo in 2001. This film was never given any official release, though the videos were shown on MTV2.

Red Hot Chili Peppers[edit]

DVDs[edit]

Year Title
1991 Funky Monks
  • Distributed by: Warner Bros. Records
  • Directed by Gavin Bowden
  • Formats: VHS and DVD
2001 Off the Map
  • Distributed by: Warner Bros. Records
  • Compiled and directed by Dick Rude
  • Formats: VHS and DVD
2003 Live at Slane Castle
  • Distributed by: Warner Bros. Records
  • Released: November 17, 2003
  • Directed by Nick Wickham; recorded at Slane Castle, County Meath, Ireland on August 23, 2003
  • Formats: DVD and UMD

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director(s)[35]
1989 "Higher Ground" Drew Carolan
"Knock Me Down"
1990 "Taste the Pain" Tom Stern and Alex Winter
"Show Me Your Soul" Bill Stobaugh
1991 "Give It Away" Stéphane Sednaoui
1992 "Under the Bridge" Gus Van Sant
"Suck My Kiss" Compilation footage from Gavin Bowden
1999 "Scar Tissue" Stéphane Sednaoui
"Around the World"
2000 "Otherside" Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris
"Californication"
"Road Trippin'"
2002 "By the Way"
"The Zephyr Song"
2003 "Can't Stop" Mark Romanek
"Universally Speaking" Dick Rude
"Fortune Faded" Laurent Briet
2006 "Dani California" Tony Kaye
"Tell Me Baby" Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris
"Snow ((Hey Oh))" Nick Wickham
2007 "Desecration Smile" Gus Van Sant
"Hump de Bump" Chris Rock

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ Kiedis, Sloman, 2004. p. 284.
  2. ^ "Tattooed Love Boys - John Frusciante unofficial – Invisible Movement - Page 3". Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  3. ^ "Shadows Collide with People charting". Billboard. Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-08-31. 
  4. ^ The Will to Death, Inside of Emptiness, A Sphere in the Heart of Silence liner notes.
  5. ^ |http://www.grammy.com/nominees/search?artist=Red+Hot+Chili+Peppers&title=&year=All&genre=All%7C
  6. ^ "John Frusciante to release The Empyrean on Record Collection 1.20.2009". RedHotChiliPeppers.com. November 12, 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-13. 
  7. ^ "Smile from the Streets You Hold". Johnfrusciante.com. Archived from the original on 2006-07-02. Retrieved 2006-09-04. 
  8. ^ Raggett, Ned. "Smile From the Streets You Hold review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2007-09-22. 
  9. ^ "A Little Message from John to the Fans". Johnfrusciante.com. March 16, 2005. Archived from the original on 2005-12-14. Retrieved 2006-06-08. 
  10. ^ "Official downloads". Johnfrusciante.com. Archived from the original on 2007-06-25. Retrieved 2007-09-15. 
  11. ^ Shadows Collide with People liner notes.
  12. ^ a b c "Billboard positions". billboard.com. Retrieved 2 May 2009. 
  13. ^ a b "UK Chartlog". zobbel.de. Retrieved 12 January 2009. 
  14. ^ "UK Chartlog 2009-02-07". zobbel.de. Retrieved 2 May 2009. 
  15. ^ http://www.musicline.de/de/chartverfolgung_summary/artist/John+Frusciante/8245/longplay
  16. ^ http://www.ultratop.be/fr/album/3b2c6/John-Frusciante-Enclosure
  17. ^ http://invisible-movement.net/2013/07/new-upoming-release-outsize-new-photos
  18. ^ http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=DDCB-12529
  19. ^ "Automatic Writing information". Johnfrusciante.com. Archived from the original on 2007-08-20. Retrieved 2007-09-12. 
  20. ^ "AW II album info". Johnfrusciante.com. Archived from the original on 2007-08-20. Retrieved 2007-09-12. 
  21. ^ Kiedis, Sloman, 2004. p. 295
  22. ^ Kiedis, Sloman, 2004. pp.398-400
  23. ^ "Red Hot Chili Peppers Biography". Rolling Stone Magazine. Retrieved 2007-09-25. 
  24. ^ One Hot Minute liner notes
  25. ^ http://www.blackknightsmusic.com/about/
  26. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qURiTiqFb9o&hd=1
  27. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYdEWCFKBhI
  28. ^ http://neuroticyellrecords.bandcamp.com/album/vol-1
  29. ^ http://neuroticyellrecords.bandcamp.com/album/sect-in-sgt
  30. ^ http://nicoleturley.bandcamp.com/album/doxxology
  31. ^ http://neuroticyellrecords.bandcamp.com/album/youre-the-father-of-my-songs
  32. ^ http://nicoleturley.bandcamp.com/album/vol-2
  33. ^ http://nicoleturley.bandcamp.com/album/pleasure-pyramid
  34. ^ "John Frusciante music videos". Music Video Database. Retrieved 2007-09-15. 
  35. ^ "Red Hot Chili Peppers music videos". Music Video Database. Retrieved 2007-09-24. 

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