John Frusciante Niandra Lades and Usually Just A T-Shirt 2LP
John Frusciante Niandra Lades and Usually Just A T-Shirt 2LP
Genre: Alternative
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"

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John Frusciante Niandra Lades and Usually Just A T-Shirt 2LP

John Frusciante

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SKU:
SVRLP076
UPC:
855985006826
First Solo Album Remastered & Pressed On Double LP!
First Time Available On Vinyl!
Layers Of Disembodied Guitars, Reverse Tape Effects & Barrettonian Lyrics!


This item not eligible for any further discount offers!

Niandra LaDes And Usually Just A T-Shirt is the first solo record by John Frusciante. Between 1990 and 1992 the guitarist made a series of 4-track recordings, which at the time were not intended for commercial release. After leaving the band Red Hot Chili Peppers in 1992, Frusciante was encouraged by friends to release the material that he wrote in his spare time during the Blood Sugar Sex Magik sessions.

Originally released on Rick Rubin's American Recordings label in 1994, Niandra LaDes is a mystifying work of tortured beauty. Frusciante plays various acoustic and electric guitars, experimenting with layers of vocals, piano and reverse tape effects. Channeling the ghosts of Syd Barrett and Skip Spence, his lyrics are at once utterly personal and willfully opaque.

Frusciante's rapid-fire, angular playing shows how key he was in the Chili Peppers' evolution away from their funk-rock roots. His cover of "Big Takeover" perfectly deconstructs the Bad Brains original with laid-back tempo, twelve-string guitar and a fierce handle on melody.

The album's second part – thirteen untitled tracks that Frusciante defines as one complete piece, Usually Just A T-Shirt – contains several instrumentals featuring his signature guitar style. Sparse phrasing, delicate counterpoint and ethereal textures recall Neu/Harmonia's Michael Rother or The Durutti Column's Vini Reilly.

On the front cover, Frusciante appears in 1920s drag – a nod to Marcel Duchamp's alter-ego Rrose Sélavy – which comes from Toni Oswald's film Desert in the Shape.

This first-time vinyl release has been carefully remastered and approved by the artist. The double LP set is packaged with gatefold jacket and printed inner sleeves.

Features:
• Double LP
• First time on vinyl
• Remastered
• Gatefold jacket
• Printed inner sleeves

Selections:
1. As Can Be
2. My Smile Is A Rifle
3. Head (Beach Arab)
4. Big Takeover
5. Curtains
6. Running Away Into You
7. Mascara
8. Been Insane
9. Skin Blues
10. Your Pussy's Glued To A Building On Fire
11. Blood On My Neck From Success
12. Ten To Butter Blood Voodoo
13. Untitled #1
14. Untitled #2
15. Untitled #3
16. Untitled #4
17. Untitled #5
18. Untitled #6
19. Untitled #7
20. Untitled #8
21. Untitled #9
22. Untitled #10
23. Untitled #11
24. Untitled #12
25. Untitled #13
Description
First Solo Album Remastered & Pressed On Double LP!
First Time Available On Vinyl!
Layers Of Disembodied Guitars, Reverse Tape Effects & Barrettonian Lyrics!


This item not eligible for any further discount offers!

Niandra LaDes And Usually Just A T-Shirt is the first solo record by John Frusciante. Between 1990 and 1992 the guitarist made a series of 4-track recordings, which at the time were not intended for commercial release. After leaving the band Red Hot Chili Peppers in 1992, Frusciante was encouraged by friends to release the material that he wrote in his spare time during the Blood Sugar Sex Magik sessions.

Originally released on Rick Rubin's American Recordings label in 1994, Niandra LaDes is a mystifying work of tortured beauty. Frusciante plays various acoustic and electric guitars, experimenting with layers of vocals, piano and reverse tape effects. Channeling the ghosts of Syd Barrett and Skip Spence, his lyrics are at once utterly personal and willfully opaque.

Frusciante's rapid-fire, angular playing shows how key he was in the Chili Peppers' evolution away from their funk-rock roots. His cover of "Big Takeover" perfectly deconstructs the Bad Brains original with laid-back tempo, twelve-string guitar and a fierce handle on melody.

The album's second part – thirteen untitled tracks that Frusciante defines as one complete piece, Usually Just A T-Shirt – contains several instrumentals featuring his signature guitar style. Sparse phrasing, delicate counterpoint and ethereal textures recall Neu/Harmonia's Michael Rother or The Durutti Column's Vini Reilly.

On the front cover, Frusciante appears in 1920s drag – a nod to Marcel Duchamp's alter-ego Rrose Sélavy – which comes from Toni Oswald's film Desert in the Shape.

This first-time vinyl release has been carefully remastered and approved by the artist. The double LP set is packaged with gatefold jacket and printed inner sleeves.

Features:
• Double LP
• First time on vinyl
• Remastered
• Gatefold jacket
• Printed inner sleeves

Selections:
1. As Can Be
2. My Smile Is A Rifle
3. Head (Beach Arab)
4. Big Takeover
5. Curtains
6. Running Away Into You
7. Mascara
8. Been Insane
9. Skin Blues
10. Your Pussy's Glued To A Building On Fire
11. Blood On My Neck From Success
12. Ten To Butter Blood Voodoo
13. Untitled #1
14. Untitled #2
15. Untitled #3
16. Untitled #4
17. Untitled #5
18. Untitled #6
19. Untitled #7
20. Untitled #8
21. Untitled #9
22. Untitled #10
23. Untitled #11
24. Untitled #12
25. Untitled #13
Genre
Alternative
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
YES
Inventory
.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Artist
John Frusciante
Title
Niandra Lades and Usually Just A T-Shirt
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
Record Speed
33RPM
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
10-17-2017
Availability
Discontinued
Format
Vinyl
ISBN
Release Date
11-02-2017
ASSOC
R
Scratch & Dent
0
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