Smile from the Streets You Hold is the second solo album by John Frusciante. The record was released during a time when Frusciante was not performing with the Red Hot Chili Peppers. It was released on August 26, 1997 on Birdman Records, while Frusciante was still addicted to drugs.
Smile From The Streets is not an album for Chili Pepper fans, but if you love music as an organic force in all of our lives, you can appreciate the creativity of John's songwriting on here. I could go on and on about the emotions and soundscapes that he weaves together, but I think that it would be lost on a lot of people that expect music to follow a proven formula. it has to drip from the exposed nerves of an artist losing a battle against himself. 3 people found this helpful.
Also, Life's a Bath is slightly longer and the sound of Frusciante taking a bong hit in For Air is removed. The matrix number is also slightly different although the font is the same as the 1st press. Matrix, Runout: RBO3840-BMR016. Mastering SID Code: IFPI L121. Other Versions (5 of 7) View All.
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Frusciante embalms his guitar and vocals in a variety of effects like the delayed flanger ridden, I May Again Know John and these subtle additions make the album much easier to stomach. The album’s highlight is probably Life’s a Bath, a minute or so acoustic piece that is interrupted in the middle with noises reminiscent of the conclusion of Radiohead’s Motion Picture Soundtrack. It is a fragile and emotional bare piece that’s video was basically Frusciante taking heroin intravenously. Few albums will ever strike the same emotional chord, Smile From The Streets You Hold do with me. It basically was responsible for me surviving my first year out of high school, so it’ll always resonate in me deeply. Emotional performances like this are truly rare and only come along once every decade.
Those who felt that Niandra Lades demonstrated most of all that John Frusciante seemed to be going over the edge likely thought their suspicions confirmed when Smile From the Streets You Hold quietly appeared on the Birdman label in 1997. However, it's not so much an album as it is a collection of tracks from all over the place, though absolutely nothing about the packaging or liner notes indicates that. At least one cut, the odd semi-goth "A Fall Through the Ground," was recorded in 1988, while others were finished the year of the record's release.