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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Posted by: maxtognoni
Marvellous!!! but this music make me sad because remind me that Trey abandoned Robert and KC. Trey has been the best musician at the Court of the Crimson King and the Perfect Partner for Read more
|WOW! Sat., Jan 3, 2009|
Posted by: Magicif
Well, this little piece made me cry, it is simply amazing. I wonder how the old Frippertronics recordings could be mixed live with new digital Frippertronics? What an amazing world that would Read more
|A precious gem, to me at least Thu., Jan 1, 2009|
Posted by: matthusela
I have loved Frippertronics since listening to Let The Power Fall when I was seventeen. Later I acquired a used copy of the God Save The Queen LP record and treasure my digitized crackly audio files from Read more
|Stunning ! Mon., Dec 29, 2008|
Posted by: microbunny
It is beyond exciting to know that these tapes still exist in this level of quality and that hopefully someday we can all properly enjoy the wonders of this special performance. Beautiful !
|Hooked on RadioPhonics Tue., Dec 9, 2008|
Posted by: DeVito
I wish DGM would dump the silly star system -- how do you "rate" music like this? How many stars do you have? Give Radiophonics a thousand. This music is the dark to the WFCís (11/30/2000) Read more
|I found my thrill Tue., Dec 9, 2008|
Posted by: DeVito
OK, SoundScapes are beautiful and deep, mysterious and melancholy, atmospheric and soul-stirring and all that. But this concert shows they can be buckets of fun, too, in their own way. Frippís got an odd sense of humor (or humour) and Read more
|Light, Shade & Dark Sat., Dec 6, 2008|
Posted by: DeVito
I downloaded this concert three months ago. After a dozen or so listens, Iím only beginning to be able to sort out and articulate my feelings about it. Iíve been trying to work my way into Soundscapes (or theyíve Read more
|Washing dishes Fri., Dec 5, 2008|
Posted by: Lonedom
These monitor mixes are very enjoyable. I think about them whilst washing dishes, and all the time really. More please, sir, may we have more please??? Wicked guitar! Mr. Fripp is giving me goose bumps right Read more
|Fabulous Tue., Dec 2, 2008|
Posted by: darkgrace
A wonderful little slice of crafted mayhem.
I am extremely grateful to the generosity of DGM in providing these Hot Tickles.
| London, London, United Kingdom December 04, 1977|
Posted by: CatsFootIronClaw
Oh, for the love of God, Frippertronics, Bill Brufordís snare drum and all else that is HOLY - please, please, P-L-E-A-S-E release more of this killer stuff :)
This Wetton-Fripp-Collins trio is just plain Read more
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