Flea & John Frusciante

Not Great Men (feat. The Silverlake Conservatory Youth Chorale)










Flea & John Frusciante

Not Great Men (feat. The Silverlake Conservatory Youth Chorale)


Flea is the bass player and John is the guitarist in Red Hot Chili Peppers. The Silverlake Youth Chorale perform vocals on this version and are part of the Silverlake Conservatory of Music, a non-profit educational organisation founded in California in 2001 by Flea and Chili Peppers’ collaborator Tree to foster music education.

Back in 1984, Andy famously produced Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ self-titled debut album (see attached photo taken in studio) and Andy’s guitar technique was a huge influence on the band.

When Andy died last year, Flea paid this tribute:

“Andy Gill, one of my favourite guitar players of all time has left us. Go listen to the Gang of Four album Entertainment! right now. Turn that shit up loud and rock the fuck out. Dance. Think. That’s a record that changed my life forever, and was massively influential on my development as a musician, and showed me what a rock band could be. There is nothing else like it. It cut a fucking hole right the thick LA smog that I wanted to jump through. After not being in touch for many years, Andy and I had spoken recently, and communicated a lot of over the last several months. I am shocked. Andy was one of my heroes, a man who inspired the shit out of Hillel, Anthony and I as youngsters; I was thrilled beyond belief when he agreed to produce our first album. May his beautiful soul be in bliss with the divine, I love you Andy.” – Flea, Red Hot Chili Peppers



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