This is the kind of artist Frusciante was, although on the stage he was mostly seen as a young, wild, technical virtuoso.
(1991) ended up selling 13 million copies, and most of its best known music was by Frusciante.
His other side was practically a hermit, rebelling against the commercialisation of art, giant venues and screaming fans. Burroughs, watched Marx brothers movies and painted. This balancing act between two artistic personas made Frusciante seek support in Oswald, who saw in her boyfriend something more than a commercially successful and increasingly famous guitar player.
There was someone else on the planet that understood how we felt about being alive, which is actually quite rare.
It wasn't just a romantic encounter, but a discovery of spiritual siblinghood.
At the start of the '90s he had been playing lead guitar in one of the biggest bands in the world, Red Hot Chili Peppers.
How did the record get made, and what is the love story behind it?
It was like looking into the face of someone and seeing yourself.
I think that was a huge thing for both of us as it gave us the sense that we weren't alone anymore.
On one of their first nights together Frusciante played her Genesis's (1972) on vinyl: — Listening to it, I had a vision about us as long ago sibling twins, so I reckon it was all there in the first moments.