Peaches, Ft. Laud., FL May 19, 2011
Written by mrdickens
Robert Frippís name appeared on the marquee of this chain record store for about a week, and I was shocked. I attended the concert on time and the store was already thoroughly packed. So I had to stand in the back, and since it was a store floor after all, it was hard to see. Also Mr. Fripp is relatively short in stature so that made it worse.
Mr. Fripp began with a surprisingly lengthy unamplified spoken preamble which was very difficult to make out, and audience members were shouting out from time to time with, "Microphone! Canít hear you!" etc. One thing I recall him saying which surprised me was a comment on digital sampling and saying how wonderful it was that now we could use practically any sound in any manner, and he gave the example of using a door slam as a drumbeat. Disregarding the audienceís outbursts, Mr. Fripp spoke in a very quiet manner. He also mentioned something about the performerís limited obligation to the audience, the "vampiric" relationship, and a prohibition on recording devices, since they diminish the possibilities of the performance. With much urgency, someone finally appeared with a mic on a mic-stand and after weaving through the audience, placed it in front of Mr. Fripp. Whereby, Mr. Fripp immediately concluded his monologue and began his guitar solo with Revox machine.
When that was done, Mr. Fripp stopped, rewound the tape, gave a brief description of the intention of the following overdubbed improvisation, and then proceeded with a rather scalding performance over top the previous foundation.
Quite soon after the performance I was obligated to leave for some reason that I donít recall. I was quite overwhelmed by the performance.
In the photo, you can see a "corn plant" which is a popular ornamental plant, and also large paper which was hung for the performance, over the enormous plate glass windows of the store. The store has changed hands multiple times, but still stands at 1500 E Sunrise BLVD.
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|Stellar Wed., Apr 27, 2016|
Posted by: jmiKCred
One word: Excellent or Stellar if you want. I especially liked the acoustic portion of the show with Adrian.
The band is on fire. A must Have.
|Genius Sat., Apr 23, 2016|
Posted by: microbunny
The date on which each were recorded is rendered irrelevant because the underlying emotive impetus behind the separate recorded elements appears to be very similar. They might as well have been in the same room Read more
|FreaKCin' Good! Fri., Apr 22, 2016|
Posted by: ilamfan
More totally great xenochrony!† Iíd love to have more "liner notes" on this track...fírinstance, were the separate†instruments from songs that we know? alternate takes? just jams?† Did the takes just happen to line up nicely as Read more
|Great Job Mr. Stormy Mon., Apr 18, 2016|
Posted by: DouglasBramley
Itís creative ideas like this that makes being a Crim fan so rewarding. A great piece of engineering, sir!
|A BEASTLY MASHUP Mon., Apr 18, 2016|
Posted by: mellowlandings
Proof that the more things change, the more they stay the same. Tippetís thrashings completely compliment RFís solo experimentation. The Rhythm Buddies are in their usual tight, fine form making for a fine track that causes one to think what Read more
|When It's Good, It's Good! Sat., Apr 16, 2016|
Posted by: UnusualMuse
The hallmark of a great song is that you can simplify it, strip it, restyle it, and it remains a great song. This is especially remarkable here; built from so many complex, interlocking parts, you would expect that if one Read more
|Mr Stormy Mon., Apr 11, 2016|
Posted by: toddalcott1
As someone whoís been following Mr. Fripp since 1979, Iíve collected a fair amount of albums. (315 by my iTunes count.) I just discovered Mr. Stormyís collections the other day, and they have, against all probability, shed new light on Read more
|3 shows in 3 days Fri., Apr 8, 2016|
Posted by: Kimoco
Iíll never forget seeing this show in Rockford, Il, then in Chicago the day after, then Milwaukee the next day. I got his autograph on his Exposure album. (He made a cartoon bubble from his picture and wrote HI Read more
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