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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|Superb +++++ Wed., Apr 25, 2012|
Posted by: fripprob
I Agree --- Absolutely Superb all around!! Another great show & recording from this oft critizied incarnation of K C !! These jazzy readings are infectious and apt to spread--so watch Read more
|superb Tue., Apr 24, 2012|
Posted by: Wilbert
Superb recordings, beautiful and clear sound, except for the leaking VCS3 during vocals parts (The letter). The first half improvisation is pure jazz. The greatness of this incarnation hereby prooved once again, one of the best version Read more
|Life time changing experience... Sat., Apr 21, 2012|
Posted by: michaelmadden
A great day and a watershed for me finally beginning to understand how much influence the audience has upon the performer, in sense of behaviour and respect for the artist. with the church adorned in John Miller pictures and the beauty of St Peters Church, Read more
|Sort of there... Thu., Apr 19, 2012|
Posted by: eddievhfan1984
To respond to SSImuse, actually, if my research is correct (or if Robert wishes to corroborate me), that Roland organ, the VK-1, was intended to be a Hammond simulation, but without key-click, a second keyboard, or rotary speaker Read more
| New York, NY December 16, 1977|
Posted by: tappone
It could be much better...
|Not Quite... Mon., Apr 16, 2012|
Posted by: SSImuse
A good idea...but a wise decision not to have included it; in hindsight, it would have made the song too dated. Now a Hammond organ , on the other hand...
|Interesting Mon., Apr 16, 2012|
Posted by: mpkeen71
Interesting, however, Iím glad it didnít make the final cut.
|Long lived - The King!!! Sat., Apr 14, 2012|
Posted by: eggplant
Great show... and now I would like to review the February 24th. 1982 show @ from E.J. Thomas Hall in Akron, Ohio! The best yet????? Come on, Ohio was a great place for Crimson and Read more
|Amazing Epic Soundscapes! Sat., Apr 14, 2012|
Posted by: LouieB
This is not really a review but more of a "Thank You". This is three hours of some of the most amazing Soundscape work to come from the hands of Read more
|Brescia Wed., Apr 11, 2012|
Posted by: arkangel2605
Why do we always have pictures of Willie Scott Bruford on the ads for live sets?
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