Favorite Red Hot Chili Peppers Album Featuring John Frusciante – Readers Poll
Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante, who many credit as the catalyst in bringing the band to legendary status, will not be joining the band at their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, it has just been revealed.
Certainly deserving a place in the Hall, Frusciante replaced Chili Peppers guitarist Hillel Slovak, who died tragically from a heroin overdose. ‘Mother’s Milk’ was the first RHCP album that featured Frusciante, who spearheaded the album’s more melodic sound with ‘Knock Me Down’ and the re-imagining of Stevie Wonder’s ‘Higher Ground.’
The Chili Peppers’ second album with Frusciante, ‘Blood Sugar Sex Magik,’ brought the band to new heights. The album houses the classic anthems ‘Give It Away,’ Under the Bridge’ and ‘Suck My Kiss,’ having sold over 15 million copies worldwide.
After Frusciante quit the band and sank into drug addiction, it would be eight years until the group would release another album with Frusciante on the six-string. ‘Californication’ would prove to achieve even more success than ‘Blood Sugar Sex Magik,’ with the singles ‘Scar Tissue,’ Otherside’ and the title track ‘Californication.’ The album has since sold over 16 million copies.
Frusciante went on to record two more albums with Red Hot Chili Peppers – 2002’s ‘By the Way,’ which included the title track, ‘The Zephyr Song’ and ‘Can’t Stop,’ followed by the 2006 full-length ‘Stadium Arcadium,’ which boasted ‘Dani California’ and ‘Snow (Hey Oh).’
Now that your John Frusciante history lesson is complete, we want to know which Red Hot Chili Peppers album that featured the legendary guitarist is your all-time favorite. Check out the poll below and vote!