Best Solos By John Frusciante


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1Wet Sand

I came here to see if there were any solos better than this one. I'm not surprised. The solo / synth mix is absolutely amazing. It's unfortunate there is nothing better as I forced myself to listen to Tool because I couldn't face disappointment.

Its beautiful he puts so much emotion into it, and makes it a musical masterpiece. Actually he makes the solo amazing =')

First time when I heard it I wasn't sure do I'm gonna cry, or piss my pants.

Beautiful! Maybe the most easy 'frusciante-solo' to play. But oh so much emotion!

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2Dani California

this solo is great and memorable! - iTunesJunky

This solo is out of this world. Makes you think "Who in hell could've created that solo" Then you think about it and you realize its frusciante and you're lik "Oh... Course" John is not from this world.

Greatest solo to me! Especially the live version @ Alcatraz, Milano! The way his solo ends up in a 'fleasciante' jam on all along the watchtower! Everyone should watch it!

3I Could Have Lied

For me it's pretty close between wet sand and I could have lied - and of course there is Wayne now.
But when I watch my body's reaction, my breath, the bitter sweet feelings seeping through my skin right into my heart when listening to I could have lied, I know this has to be my number One.

Amazing, beautiful, erotic, sad, sexy, memorable, masterpiece, awesome, gorgeous, magnificent, illegal... Fruscianted

Just plain Awesome. I'm pretty sure that a solo like that is illegal in some countries

The first time I actually heard this solo it made me cry

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4Scar Tissue

my favorite rhcp song it rocks really really well. I love this song. Fall in love with it every time I hear it.

One of the best rhcp solos, which becomes even better through the videoclip

5Look On

Honorable mentions from me have to be the end of Sir Psycho Sexy, Turn it Again, Wet Sand, and Don't Forget Me, but I feel the best is from his solo career. Each has their own positives but this one has it shown the most for me. It moves along and fits perfectly with the rest of the song, the layering is great, and not to mention his echoes of just saying "Look On" over and over again in a subtle tone amplify to it, as you have nothing else to focus on, but pure bliss, it can deeply touch a soul for what this man can do with a guitar, and if you had to introduce anyone at random to Frusciante, from Ataxia to the Chili Peppers to guest appearances on albums, I feel like this is the ultimate one that describes John, just amazing, no other words needed to express it, because you only have to listen to it to understand. I've just tried to convey it into words but I feel that is quite honestly impossible to define what comes from another's heart.

This solo has to be one of his/the greatest solo. Just as you think it's going to the end it just keeps on moving you.
Seriously just close your eyes and listen to this entire song it's absolutely incredible.

It is one of the most incredible solos I have heard. Its super emotional and clearly his greatest work

Is the best solo john has done. Its not too fast or too slow but he puts his heart into it and makes it sound so nice and calm. It is his best solo ever!

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Have you seen the slane castle intro for this? Perfection.

This solo is not a solo its a story

7Turn It Again

He filled up an entire 24 track at the end with the different guitar solos fading in and out. Definitely the "solo" masterpiece, if you ask me.

This solo almost reminds me of how John is live. And that is a treat...

Best solo he's done not too fast which is good but it's a hard solo

Its just the best 3 guitar solo ever!

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8Don't Forget Me

The most perfect performance ever.
The solo makes me feel every emotion at once.

It was the first piece of music that made me cry... There�'s no way that this solo is not in the top 10... Its like it�'s saying "don�'t worry I won�'t forget you, I'm here with you"

9The Past Recedes

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Great solo! Its buildin and buildin over and over again. And then a big fat wahclimax!

12Especially in Michigan

One of the most beautiful and unique solos ever made, in my opinion John's finest work.

He puts his heart & soul into this song, the slow build up is beautiful.


Such an emotional song. I love this. Frusciante is a genius.

How has nobody put this up yet

15She's Only 18

Absolute Amazing solo. A little subtle because of the chosen sound filter and accompanying rhythm guitar, but amazing. It's literally explosive at the end there.

This Guitar solo always makes me stand a little straighter when it happens. It just is amazing and leads into the last chorus perfectly. Goosebumps

Most underrated solo of all time

16Under The Bridge
17Suck My Kiss
18Soul To Squeeze

Is the greatest simply because it consist of a nice melodic riff.. And is very clean it makes you want to nod your head

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