A Unique Occasion February 25, 2012
Written 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 at the time!)
My introduction to KC was through a school friend who was a drummer and had long admired Bill Bruford. How he knew that this gig was taking place (we lived about 15 miles away) I don’t know but somehow he acquired tickets for us both.
Though the university had a students union venue, with stage etc., and a theatre the gig was held in the main lecture theatres (actually two with a dividing wall that could be removed) consequently there was no proper stage only a large podium where lecturers would stand - this meant that this was the space that the band would perform on and we in auidience could sit as close as possible to them.
As we queued to enter the theatre Robert Fripp strolled past us carrying his guitar in a very impressive custom made leather case that fitted the body of the instrument leaving the neck exposed. He then paused, we were close enough to speak to him, fear and admiration stopped us.
We managed to seat ourselves close to the podium and so a close-up view of the band, memorable was Bruford in white boiler suite (bib and braces) and bare chested and Jamie Muir in a fake fur cropped jacket! Even more memorable was Muir’s ’instruments’ a seemingly random collection of percussion items and junk! Fripp sat on a stool seemingly impassive and so our attention in the main was on Muir and Bruford!
The music was a revealation, we were both familir with ICOTCK (an LP whose impact on our musical tastes was in itself remarkable), but nothing prepared us for what was played that night, some of which would end up on LTIA.
Forty years on my actual memories of the music is vague (for which I apologise), most of my memories are are incidents such as Jamie Muir using a blood capsule (I thought it was real until my friend explained!)
This was a gig that would change my musical tastes and these years on I realise that I was very fortunate to see the line-up of KC that included Jamie Muir, when we saw them at the Rainbow in London nearly two years later he had moved on.
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Posted by: thestevesteele
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Posted by: pinkmilk
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|Menacing Muir Thu., Sep 1, 2011|
Posted by: harmonicscarf
this is quite a violent gig. there are explosive intensities in the percussives. This changed my life in a good way, i thought I wasn’t going to have any more mindblowing crim experiences but this did it Read more
|Hull Heaven Thu., Sep 1, 2011|
Posted by: petersenior
A complete and excellent show from the Muir era band. Despite the source this has good sound apart from the odd bit of distortion and top end crackle, far superior listening to the Zoom Club 2cd Read more
|Oxford Dreaming Thu., Sep 1, 2011|
Posted by: petersenior
Superb playing and great sound for an audience bootleg. After a great Larks 1 followed by some amusing comments from RF there is a sublime Daily Games drifting via a DC solo into a pastoral improv which quietly builds into Read more
|griffinsfire Thu., Sep 1, 2011|
Posted by: griffinsfire666
I saw this tour in Syracuse,N.Y. and the show was fantastic! The whole band shined, surpassing my already high expectations.
|Memphis Blues Wed., Aug 31, 2011|
Posted by: Wordsmith
I too was drawn to this download by the potential thrill of hearing what former "stunt guitarist" Michael Keneally could do in a Soundscape situation. Although his contributions are a little lost in the mix at times, I Read more
|Another Tue., Aug 30, 2011|
Posted by: mflaherty
The continuation of DGM’s current "Let’s get all of Michael’s money" project.
Of course the big deal is Mike Kenneally joining Fripp for 18 minutes, and while he’s somewhat buried for the first half, he Read more
|Red Mon., Aug 29, 2011|
Posted by: pydeloreilhe
This is great music, but quite a bit short (only 20 seconds) !
|Oxford Sun., Aug 28, 2011|
Posted by: arrcee
Bootleg source, nice performance.
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