07 - John Frusciante - I'm Around (Inside Of Emptiness)





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Published on Oct 5, 2010

John Frusciante - I'm Around
Album: Inside Of Emptiness (2004)

Inside of Emptiness is the sixth album by John Frusciante, and the fourth album of a six album series released from June 2004 to February 2005. It features Josh Klinghoffer and Omar Rodríguez-López as guest musicians.

Recorded in March and published in October 2004, John's fastest album to date might as well be the first one to think of when someone who hasn't followed his career and who's a fan of Red Hot Chili Peppers asks what to start with. From the distorted hot rocking beats of What I Saw to the melancolic falsetto of Scratches, with the floor vibrating from the screams in 666 and hearts melting at the warmth and openess of I'm Around and cruel reality of Look On, the song which features one of John's best guitar solos ever; Inside Of Emptiness is most likely the album where no skipping will occur, no matter who you are. Lyrically, just like all of John's other albums, it is much more complex. According to the author himself, three songs on the album were written while thinking about British occultist/mystic Aleister Crowley. Some of the music critics are refering to Inside Of Emptiness as something similar to what Shadows Collide With People would sound had it been unpolished and more raw. On the other side, this is obviously album where the electric guitar dominates, unlike on SCWP where each song has an accoustic guitar as the base instrument. Apart from usual contributor Josh Klinghoffer, the album also features a guest appearance of The Mars Volta's guitarist, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, and therefore the first of two times he and John experimented with what John called "joined guitars". Introverted, yet somewhat furious, slow-speaking yet unstoppable as he's always been; John'd created yet another memorable chapter in the history of modern rock music.

1. What I Saw [4:00]
2. The World's Edge [2:34]
3. Inside A Break [3:07]
4. A Firm Kick [4:33]
5. Look On [6:10]
6. Emptiness [3:34]
7. I'm Around [3:49]
8. 666 [4:53]
9. Interior Two [2:27]
10. Scratches [4:19]


You know I'm around you
I wouldn't be if I didn't love you
I'm going to run through you
You know you're quite a character
It goes I haven't got a care

When we float down the river
I wonder will I lose you
When we roam through a blizzard
We'll joke and have another cry
I hope I'm not the other guy

We'll never scale those heights again
We've lost our daugther
Let's plan to hide from all our friends
In silent waters

No no no no no no no no
No no no no no
No no no no no no no no
No no no no no

Be careful of what you are
What you see is just a small part
You must look for yourself in others
And all the places that you go
You see that they are part of you

I want to again be holding hands
With you underwater
And couldn't we get a second chance
To go back and start over

I was thinking before (aaaah)
That it was all my fa-a-a-ult
We dropped the baton (aaaah)
Sunday waves and makes faces at us all the time (aaaah)
And I'm wondering what I call mine (ah)
Sunday waves and makes faces all the time (aaaah, ooh ooh)
And I'm wondering what I call mine (aaaah, ooh ooh)


Release date: 26th October 2004
Released: Worldwide
Publisher: Record Collection Music
Duration: 39 minutes, 32 seconds
John plays: Guitar, synthesizer, keyboards and bass on The World's Edge and 666
Other musicians: Josh Klinghoffer plays drums, bass, keyboards, and guitar on I'm Around. He sings some of the backing/harmony vocals as well plays guitar solos on Inside A Break and Emptiness. Omar Rodriguez-Lopez of The Mars Volta plays lead guitars on 666.
Produced by: John Frusciante
Engineered by: Ryan Hewitt
Mixed by: Ryan Hewitt
Assisted by: Kevin Dean
Recorded/mixed at/when: Sunset Sound (08-13th March 2004)
Mastered by/where: Bernie Grundman/Bernie Grundman Mastering Hollywood, CA, USA
Designed by: Mike Piscitelli, John Frusciante
Cover photograph by: Lola Montes
Equipment by: Dave Lee
Management: Q-Prime Inc.


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