John Frusciante on His Latest Solo Effort, 'Enclosure,' and Why His Days Onstage are Behind Him

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bigkingbud

So, THIS is what it sounds like when, one of the greatest rock guitarists ever, quits one of the coolest, most awesome bands ever, and plays around in his house, by himself, with Protools? Yay.

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thowell7

All the best John, do you man.

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SteveK2112

And this is exactly why I don't like and also mistrust John. Playing for people in front of people is the very essence of music. It's not about the perfect take that took 18 times to get. It's not about digital (or even analog) perfection. It's about touching people's mind and especially their hearts through real interaction and feedback loop. When you play something that touches them and look into their eyes and faces...THAT is real music and real life.

And sometimes you don't get that. Like real life you do succeed and you do also fail. Have to learn how to deal. Or you could do a bunch of drugs, or claim your personality won't allow it or any number of excuses.

John..play for us...play for the people TO the people. It's both amazing and heartbreaking but such is life.

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thowell7

I love John and wish I could see him play I see where you're coming from, but I also completely understand where John's coming from. I think you're being pretty obtuse here. John's definitely right about certain parts of performing not really being about the music, like appearance and such, and I definitely get where he's coming from as far as making music that makes him happy and not trying to play for a certain sound or audience. John also completely follows the direction that he feels at any given time which is why his playing sounds so different on each album, and which is one reason he's such a great musician, so I wouldn't be surprised if he eventually realized he wanted to play for an audience again. I don't think we've seen the last of John, and if we have I wish him the best and I'll still be listening to whatever he releases.

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