Peaches, Ft. Laud., FL May 19, 2011
Written by mrdickens
Robert Fripp’s 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! Can’t 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 audience’s outbursts, Mr. Fripp spoke in a very quiet manner. He also mentioned something about the performer’s 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 don’t 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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|AH...THAT SOUND! Wed., Jan 25, 2012|
Posted by: SSImuse
If there is such a thing as a perfect electric guitar sound, it has to be that of Fripp’s sustained overdrive. Love it....just plain love it.
| London, London, United Kingdom May 20, 1981|
Posted by: iansturgess
Presumably it was Record that the engineer hit!
Ha - absolutely Ian! Sid
|Hidden Track Mon., Jan 16, 2012|
Posted by: anonymous
This is my mistake, so sorry about that.
I will remake the track listing and add a track no. to Walking On Air Dub.
|Wonderful Mon., Jan 9, 2012|
Posted by: codex75
Again a wonderful collection, can’t wait ’til Vol. 5. And what have we here? Hidden at the end of track 2.2 something that appears to be a "dub" version of "Walking On Read more
|Moving Sun., Jan 8, 2012|
Posted by: gasmrv
There’s no doubt RF has a very strong connection to the WFC. This performance is one of the most moving I’ve heard to date, and a must have for those who appreciate RF’s Read more
| Los Angeles, California October 24, 2000|
Posted by: mjallen
My favorite show of that era. This show is funny, especially creative, and the sound quality is pleasant to listen to and not as digitally in your face as some of the later Crim Read more
|A Song of Mourning Thu., Jan 5, 2012|
Posted by: mflaherty
Robert begins this Soundscape, one of the best currently available, with a meditative piece called “Paradise Lost”. We have seen this title before, but usually with an accompanying “Paradise Read more
|Pure heaven Thu., Dec 29, 2011|
Posted by: Maximus
It occurs to me that big number of soundscapes available are essential - and this one is no exception! Listening to the first set is like flying in the sky accompanied by beautiful , Read more
|Absolutely mandatory Thu., Dec 29, 2011|
Posted by: Maximus
This one is truly exceptional. Time Stands Still is very deeply moving, and I could not give myself a better Christmas gift. Not to mention the blissful finale, where time is Read more
|Where R We? Mon., Dec 26, 2011|
Posted by: harmonicscarf
i waited quite a while to get this one........and i have such immense and unwieldy feelings about it. on one hand, the ’sickness’ of the percussion is devastatingly grandiose and Read more
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