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.
Your search found 1961 items (Viewing 161 to 170 of 1961)
|Incredible Piece Mon., Mar 19, 2012|
Posted by: wildea
This is amazing piece of work. I would pay for an entire album of these works in progress. Maybe call it the Lizard Session Tapes
|Extraordinary! Mon., Mar 19, 2012|
Posted by: microbunny
Astoundingly beautiful! The guitar solo from Prince Rupert Laments solidified my lifelong appreciation of Frippís guitar playing. To hear this alternate take is beyond thrilling, especially with a previously unheard accompaniment is Read more
|July 1, 1974 Fri., Mar 16, 2012|
Posted by: joeyaces
I was at this show-- a long day on the line waiting to get in! It was a great show, (I, too have a tape of his one) but I always thought that the show on May 1 at the Read more
|Recollection Thu., Mar 15, 2012|
Posted by: JohnnyWetton
In my diary entry for the night of 1st July 1974, I assess the evening with íbest Crimso gig everí. High praise for a show which nearly didnít happen at all, and an out-of-doors one in a notoriously difficult city Read more
| New York, NY July 01, 1974|
Posted by: dennymc
What John Wetton and Robert Fripp totally ring true. But what the audience felt is also part of the experience that summer night in NYC. I was there, and I will never forget Read more
|Starlight From A Starless Night Mon., Mar 12, 2012|
Posted by: chipster61
I wrote this gig review shortly after the March 4th show at Blueberry Hill. As for the recording, this along with the Belcourt show are my favorites from this tour. Also do not miss out on the soundscapes from Estonia Read more
|Returning to this night after >10 years Sat., Mar 3, 2012|
Posted by: PyramidHead
Iím the Ryan who initially wrote that review. It doesnít seem so long ago! Listening back to this event, I realize how much Adrian steals the show throughout. His "Frying Pan" performance is superb from start to finish, and he Read more
|The Greater Accumulator Sat., Mar 3, 2012|
Posted by: Carnamagos
I have often said that I would buy every show of this Crimsonís Summer 1974 U.S. tour if they were all made available, and I still mean it. DGM is trying to oblige, which I appreciate Read more
|We Were There Sun., Feb 26, 2012|
Posted by: rabbimeyer
"Our drummer, Bruford, would like to thank the two guys from Baton Rouge from two years ago ... and all the rest of you, too." And with that, KC launched Read more
|A Unique Occasion Sat., Feb 25, 2012|
Posted by: simkin_eden
So here I am nearly 40 years later reviewing a gig for a group of musicians some of which are still working, and I am still listening to (with probably even more enthusiam than Read more
<< Previous 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Next >>