Best Solos By John Frusciante


The Top Ten

1 Wet Sand

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

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.

Best solo by John in my opinion, his background vocals on the last verse followed by screaming "yea" and then this solo, unreal.

Emotional masterpiece, reminds me a bit of David gilmour!

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2 Dani California

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.

this solo is great and memorable! - iTunesJunky

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!


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3 I 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

Gorgeous, emotional, yet soothing

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4 Scar Tissue

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

This solo is so orgasmic I could literally die to it. Pure Perfection.

Gves me goosebumps every single time

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

5 Look 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

Pot + Look On=👼👼

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6 Turn 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


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7 Californication

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

This solo is not a solo its a story

8 The Past Recedes
9 Don'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"

10 Murderers

The Newcomers

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The Contenders

11 Especially in Michigan

This one is so incredibly good I'm surprised it's not in the top 10 (yet). I accept that he has some AMAZING guitar solos but for me it's about feeling. The felling I get when I hear this one is different from the one I get when I listen to Wet Sand, not better or worse, simply stronger and I always find myself coming to this song, searching for that feeling.

12 Wayne

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

How has nobody put this up yet

Listen to maggot brain

13 Charlie

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

14 Unreachable

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.

15 She'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

16 Under The Bridge

Have people listened to the intro? HAVE PEOPLE LISTENED TO THE is solo not in the top 5 I came here expecting it to be 1st or 2nd easily

Dude, what has the intro to do with this list. This is about the solo, not the intro, the bridge or the entire song. Just the solo. - Liam1982

17 Readymade

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

"Oh, clean it up Johnny", nothing more to say...

Clean, quick, and soulful work. Cleaned up by Johnny indeed!

18 Soul To Squeeze
19 Suck My Kiss
20 Hey

How is this not in the top 5? This solo is amazing, and how JF makes his solo sing even off time is just beautiful

21 Universally Speaking
22 Otherside
23 Sir Psycho Sexy
24 Scar Tissue (Live in Chorzow, Poland)[2007]
25 Central
26 Snow (Hey Oh)
27 Sexy Mexican Maid

I like the heavy wah, the high gain and how the saxophone takes a solo after it. It just works so well and right now this is my favorite solo ever

He really rips into his bends hard on this one. Cool solo

28 If You Have to Ask

So dirty and funky. One of the best.

29 Minor Thing

This one is so incredibly good I feel like fighting the people who didn't vote for it. It feels like I'm flying when I listen to this, the amout of feeling almost doesn't fit in my earphones. You get an adrenaline rush when you listen to his guitar (not only the first time), I think that's not only amazing but rare.

30 This Velvet Glove
31 Mellowship Slinky in B Major
32 By the Way
33 Throw away your television at Fuji Rock 2006

In my opinion the most beautiful solo ever

34 Punk Rock Classic
35 L'Via L'Viaquez

Has a few breathtaking solos on this masterpiece of The Mars Volta. Easily my favorite part of the song

36 Funky Monks
37 Dosed

Just listen to the last minute of the song and it'll all make sense...

38 Lyon 6.6.06 (Live)

From the Tell Me Baby single... this live jam solo is his most emotionally charged solo that I think I've heard. It always gives me goosebumps and a visceral feeling listening to it. It's slowly builds and swells, then just explodes, releasing pent up waves energy washing over you.

39 Strip My Mind
40 Parallel Universe

Starts at 3:19 in the song. I get chills every time

41 Stadium Arcadium

So deep and beautiful, reminds me of Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd.) Simply a masterpiece

42 Falling
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