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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|Was there... Tue., Feb 2, 2016|
Posted by: tgrier
Paid $1.50 for ticket! Was one of the highlight of my youth...a must have recording...TG
|thank you for this,,,, Thu., Jan 28, 2016|
Posted by: JohnSmallwood
Excellent, thank you. This would not have been out of place on a formal release.
|Stunning Thu., Jan 28, 2016|
Posted by: dfahnest
Wow! The best Stormy selection yet and I have heard them all. This goes beyond a pleasantly entertaining curiosity and is essential Read more
|Lizard / Tippett / Greatness Fri., Jan 22, 2016|
Posted by: donhenson
Wow what an interesting thing to be able to listen to. Hearing all the bits and the edited out parts is amazing. A phenomenal editing job indeed. I have followed Tippett since falling in love with this album years Read more
|fantastic Fri., Jan 22, 2016|
Posted by: heavenly
i always liked "lizard", and this is just another show piece why this is the case, i am also amazed again and again that crimson (fripp that is) managed throughout their career to Read more
|Guitar mix Trey Sun., Jan 17, 2016|
Posted by: fhc339835
Great gig, I like this the most of the row of the Japan gigs in 95 available so far.
My special attention went with the guitar mix, especially Trey is very well listenable Read more
|Prince Rupert Awakes Sat., Jan 16, 2016|
Posted by: davidkronemyer
This is a gorgeous solo piano recording played by Keith Tippett. Through some kind of electronic wizardry process it has been isolated from the other instruments on the track, so that Read more
|memorable show Sat., Jan 9, 2016|
Posted by: slipkid
I was 16 yrs old and my older bro took me to this show.cold ass november night but hot inside.The eastowne theatre was a dump. my bro was instrumental in introducing me to King Crimson,I was familiar with the debut Read more
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