Un der The Bridge
Above the neck
Pl ayer John Frusciante Album Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)
Aclassic that was born back to front with Anthony Kiedis’s lyrics inspiring Frusciante’s parts. The intro, if you’re doing it without a capo like John, requires a lot of awkward stretches and barring for young hands, and his use of thumb in his chord shapes in the song becomes vital to nailing this one – it’s going to take time and effort. But at least the tone is easier to dial in. You need to be using high gain but on the clean channel to add enough of the necessary light distortion chime to this. The fast attack on the compressor is also important for that. We’ve also included the chorus used (possibly a BOSS CE-1 but unconfirmed by Frusciante) in the second half of the song.