Fruit Of The Fripperboard February 5, 2012
Written by happypig
This is the essence of Robert Fripp’s Guitar Work, for me, at least. The interlocking stuff, the complex-timed constructions, the Soundscapes, I wait (and sometimes suffer) through all of that to get the smidgen of this. Solos like the "Hammond Song", like "St. Elmo’s Fire"-A sui generis tone, playing melodies not based in the blues, but having just as much emotion. The few notes of "Heroes" says more than all the notes of all the shredders together. A reviewer once wrote "Withering" and I couldn’t agree more.
I often wanted to attend a Guitar Craft course, just for the chance to ask RF a "burning question" -"Why are you so parsimonious with these gems?" The Frippertronics shows of yore were rich with the melodic solos, but they really shine as part of a song. A fantasy of mine would put RF in a studio with Art Garfunkel or Aaron Neville, a piano trio (preferably Larry Goldings) and new songs by people who know better. Produced "audio verité" style. That guitar with those voices, in that setting. Traditional and cutting edge simultaneously. And I’ll bet that record would shift a few units as well.
But I digress...
I do not mean to dismiss the larger portion of RF’s work, but the "Gamelan Guitars" start to sound like The Hanon and Czerny exercises I had to endure as a student. The Soundscapes remind me of Tangerine Dream and Eno’s ambient stuff. The aleatoric-ish Crim tunes sometimes sound like they are dense and difficult for their own sake. I continue to buy Crim and Fripp-related music because I am assured that there will always be something that will interest me therein, and there is always a chance that there will be some sort of Fripp melodic moment contained.
2¢ deposited, Soapbox collapsed. And if anyone has Art or Aaron’s phone number, pass it over to RF-I have Larry’s...
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|Happy to finally have this! Mon., Feb 25, 2013|
Posted by: cuicawrangler
I missed out on the CD release, so this FLAC version is most welcomed. Crimson’s ideas and sketches, particularly from this era, are so rich and musical that they make great listening even in unfinished Read more
|Halloween Fun! Tue., Feb 12, 2013|
Posted by: tmansrp
KC on Halloween night! T’was a night to remember for several reasons - audience members in costume, a smoking hot set of music, and Mr. Fripp getting beaned on the noggin... and still treating us to an Read more
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Posted by: freshlet
King Crimson had been to our beautiful city of Denver as recently as of June 18th, 1995, at the same venue, The Paramount Theater. At that time, I was absolutely blow away at the power and Read more
|Good, but - ??? Mon., Feb 11, 2013|
Posted by: jbricker
Always great to download a show from DGM that I was at.
I think I was in the first or second row for this show, in front of Trey and Read more
|Improvisitors... Sun., Feb 3, 2013|
Posted by: Linus_Robinson
Im not entierly sure if its apropos to mention a title bootleg cd of this on DGM’s guestbook, well anyway an all audience recording cd of June 6, 1974 was named "Improvisitors"... rather clever...
|Curious Tue., Jan 29, 2013|
Posted by: JordanClifford
It’s curious to me, as it should be to anyone, to see a 2 minute Easy Money followed by a long improv. Why do they separate this one as a separate and re-titled improv instead of just billing it as Read more
|Easy Money alone is worth it Tue., Jan 22, 2013|
Posted by: JordanClifford
I understand why some people prefer the edit of "Asbury Park". However, it sounds like after the USA cut ends it goes into an entirely different improv, as if it’s 2 different attempts, all within the same Read more
|Wonderful! Tue., Jan 1, 2013|
Posted by: codex75
Again a wonderful collection, especially the Robert & Adrian Rehearsal and the Trumpeting Horse....
Number Five already and I still can’t get enough of this slow but steady excavation of the wonderful Fripp Read more
|Experimental Energetic Abandon Fri., Dec 28, 2012|
Posted by: Projekctfive
I was at this show and I’ve heard it again now for the first time 11 years later. I love this show. It seemed a little extra wild at the time and Read more
|Whiptight, smart and brutal Tue., Dec 25, 2012|
Posted by: DarrylDardenne
The band are on oN ON for this night. The show starts with a 25 minute long soundscape by Mr. Fripp that perhaps should be considered a first set and then the band kicks Read more
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