― The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) Chris: Don’t ever let somebody tell you that you can’t do something. You got a dream, you gotta protect it. When people can’t do something themselves, they’re gonna tell you that you can’t do it. If you want something, go get it. Period.
“It was never my idea to be upfront or to stand out in this album. Even when we started to work on this album I felt like the most fragile part of the band. It was a moment of emotional weakness, in which everyone else was making an effort to support me. I had this weird feeling in my gut that made me tell them we had to stop. I came back three weeks later, when they were on the bases of the songs and I started doing my overdubs and all these things. I had to work with those inner feelings that haunted me, with my demons, but I came back stronger and we sounded like a band again. I wanted to participate in every aspect of every song, but I didn’t want to have any keyboards or any compression; I didn’t want it to sound like a studio record, my idea was for it to be like a live-recorded album, very raw.” (John Frusciante)