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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| Paris, France May 28, 1975|
Posted by: rja1967
Iíve loved this gig since I first heard it many years ago and this Stormy-enhanced version is just splendid. This is Fripp and Eno really delivering the goods; moody, scary, beautiful, spacey and simply downright Read more
|This is it Mon., Jan 3, 2011|
Posted by: wildea
This is Robert at his best. You can just feel the emotional connection he is having just letting it come out. You hear him with no other interruptions, no conflict, no Read more
|Oh my God, is full of stars! Mon., Jan 3, 2011|
Posted by: pinkmilk
I believe that everything that can be said about this "historical document"is simply a wonderful trip!
| New York, NY July 28, 1981|
Posted by: paulwelsh
this is just stunning
|An advantage of getting older! Fri., Dec 3, 2010|
Posted by: Bruce_Jensen
For years the only Frippertronic releases were confined to just a few albums. Of course a few more were made available here over the last couple years- but Iím really excited about the last 2 recordings being made available Read more
|from the steps... Mon., Nov 29, 2010|
Posted by: BlackPage
We perched on the steps of the church and listened to Robert perform from there, I forget if we were too broke to get in or it was sold out. Not the best part of town back then, but being Read more
|RF NY 28/7/81 Sun., Nov 28, 2010|
Posted by: eviLMGD
If anyoneís got a copy of the crappy olí boot from this night, please place it in the nearest garbage receptacle you can lay hands on, and download this show. Someone else has described this as "a Read more
|Don't Hesitate. It's Great! Wed., Nov 24, 2010|
Posted by: ebubier
Of all the official DGM Frippertronics shows released so far (Nov. 24, 2010) this is my favorite. The loops are wonderfully engaging. The solos are sublime. The sound quality is five-star Read more
|Invaluable Wed., Nov 24, 2010|
Posted by: toddalcott1
I was in college when Mr. Fripp was performing his Frippertronic shows hither and yon. It is such a joy to be able to finally hear them. I encourage the good folks at DGM to continue presenting these Read more
|So This Is What It Sounded Like ... Mon., Nov 22, 2010|
Posted by: Squonkamatic
Iím a lifelong devotee of the Frippertronics process and had only read about his echo box/delay setup used for this period of Fripp solo. Itís definitely not Frippertronics nor the Soundscape approach but something else about halfway Read more
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