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:: Posted by sqeele on November 15, 2013
Since The Road to Red has come out, we have been talking about the 1974 tour. We remembered an anecdote about the Denver show and wondered if anyone could confirm or deny it.
Apparently there were three bands on the bill, and King Crimson was second. We are not sure if Golden Earring were first up, or last up - same for ZZ Top. But on the CD in the boxed set, we note that The Talking Drum ends in an interrupted way, and we were wondering if that happened because the plug got pulled on them.
The crowd was really into the set, then the stage and sound system went off abruptly, and the house lights came up. Did someone pull their plug? If so, why? Does Mr. Fripp or anyone else on the team at that time have a recollection of this?
Thanks for the awesome forum. Please keep going! - S.
By Jove, Porky!
:: Posted by albemuth on November 15, 2013
Thanks for the information, Bucket! For years now, I have been a little disturbed that Wyatt might have written "Porky prime cut" on a disk and then recorded the track "Pigs," which (rightly) decries the way that pigs are raised as food. Case closed!
:: Posted by bucket on November 15, 2013
"A porky prime cut" is the inscription on the master disc of many a fine LP mastered by George "Porky" Peckham, late of Portland Place, including quite a few choice ones by Robert Wyatt I have no doubt.
Rocket Moth -- Laura
:: Posted by albemuth on November 14, 2013
Yes! Thatís a "porky prime cut," as Robert Wyatt used to say. Very nice! The guitar voicings make it sound like some of Robertís prettier playing (Matte Kudasai comes to mind) but I also hear a little Toyah in the chorus. There is an overall feeling of restraint, which I certainly think is important in Robertís playing; not so much a feeling of "control" but rather "slow burn."
In any case, itís not just references to other things; I like the track and will check out other songs by Rocket Moth. Thanks!
:: Posted by sixstringer on November 13, 2013
With RFís disdain for typical touring practices, the complex logistics involved,the cost, flash photography, etc., I have to wonder why he doesnít consider the route he began (pioneered?) with BootlegTv. Just getting everyone together in one place, filming, and releasing the show to streaming, CD, and DVD seems like a win/win proposition.
True, the fans wouldnít be able to see them "in person", but it could keep Crimson together longer, right?
:: Posted by mipoch on November 13, 2013
The wheels of justice spin slowly, but itís good to know that they finally arrived at their intended destination.
:: Posted by cantspelldiKc on November 13, 2013
put me down for a black one please, as a personal reminder
:: Posted by dubhthaigh on November 13, 2013
Very glad that that saga is over for you.
Now, begin again.
:: Posted by JeffTruzzi on November 12, 2013
(From the DGM News Section -)
A message from Robert Fripp: "We were notified at 10:09am today that signed copies of the mutually agreed Settlement with UMG had been received by our legal representatives."
Congratulations! And whew! Iím exhausted just thinking about it and remembering the diary serializations of the sordid saga. I can imagine how RF & DS and the heroic fighters in this David vs. Goliath struggle feel. Energies far better (and more appropriately) spent gestating the new Crimson.
When may we order our official DGM "Donít Fuck With Fripp" T-shirts?
:: Posted by alliespop on November 12, 2013
Good to hear the book is closed on UMG. Congratulations! You should all go out for ice cream and cake and go bowling!
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