John Frusciante unofficial – Invisible Movement

Paradiso, Amsterdam – February 08th, 2001

Photo by Pe4

Photo by Peter Pakvis

Date: Thursday, February 8th 2001
Venue: Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Attendees: Unknown
Audio/Video: YES | YES
Photo Albums: Screencaps

Two tickets were given away for this show, in a competition arranged by the former RHCP official site and a fansite named Troublekids in Funkheaven.

  1. Been Insane
  2. Going Inside
  3. The First Season
  4. Jugband Blues (Pink Floyd)
  5. Modern Love (David Bowie)
  6. So Would've I
  7. Beat Down
  8. Untitled #11
  9. New Dawn Fades (Joy Division)
  10. Saturation
  11. Country Feedback (REM)
  12. Someone's
  13. Fallout
  14. Life's a Bath
  15. My Smile is a Rifle
  16. Under The Bridge [tease]
  17. Andy Warhol [tease] (David Bowie)
  18. Rip Off [tease] (T. Rex)
  19. Representing
  20. Well, I've Been [aborted]
  21. Golden Hair (Syd Barret)
  22. Well, I've Been
  23. Perfect Day (Lou Reed)
  24. Runaway (Del Shannon)
  25. Tiny Dancer (Elton John)
  26. Mascara
  27. Castles Made of Sand [tease]
  28. Resolution
  29. Big Takeover (Bad Brains)
  30. Lucky (Radiohead)
  31. Your Pussy's Glued to a Building on Fire
  32. Neighborhood Threat (Iggy Pop)
  33. The Last Hymn
  34. (Improvisation)
  35. In Relief
  36. Rock'n'Roll Suicide (David Bowie)

Review from ">Oor (February 24th, 2001)

The message that John Frusciante explicitly allows recording of his concerts, was clearly received by the Paradiso [concert hall in Amsterdam] audience, seen the many spectators with cameras and audio equipment. Therefor their recordings might not make much money, they will cherish it, for this was a special gig. Frusciante might seem shy between the charismatic band members of the Red Hot Chili Pepers, on his own on stage with only an acoustic guitar he’s a charming and disarming person that gladly makes contact with the audience. He chats between all the songs and answers all the questions he can hear. After a number of six he encourages the audience to do requests, that he plays the rest of the concert. If he can’t remember how the song exactly goes, he’ll just starts over a couple of times. The request for Under The Bridge he finds inappropriate for that moment, after which he explains it’s a rip off of David Bowie’s Andy Warhol, that he ad hoc completely plays. The bridge to the chorus was cribbed from T-Rex, which he plays also. A lot of covers are played, but of course also numbers by himself. Frusciante has an incredible amount of technical skills but he uses it regardless. He sings and plays choppy, but exceedingly intens. His songs are melancholy or even sad, and not for everyone as easy to digest. What he sings and tells, is outspoken, what together with his eager recitation makes for a personal performance that keeps everybody clinching to every word. He has encore’s until they make him stop after which he steps out and starts talking with the audience. He rids himself of all mystic so you can clearly see who he is: a willful artist, upright and admirable.

- Eric van den Berg, translated by Chiel.