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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|Yes! Fri., Jul 22, 2011|
Posted by: pete3names
No disrespect to the frequently amazing Stormy Mondays, but this is amazing. *sctratches head* Such a strong musical feel, I can’t describe it better than that...
|Awesome Wed., Jul 20, 2011|
Posted by: boobuns
Oh bliss! Aural ecstacy!
I feel like a flippin’ kid in a frippin’ candy store.
Thank you ever so much Robert, and DGM Live staff.
|robert fripp Wed., Jul 20, 2011|
Posted by: augustus
Thre is any doubt out there where are the genius ?? Raw sessions like this pretty much confirm how talented the musicians are
|Absolutely essential Mon., Jul 18, 2011|
Posted by: gasmrv
This, without a doubt, is absolutely essential listening. One of the very best downloads to date. The quality of the music & musicianship and the sheer rawness found here almost instantly makes one forget this recording is Read more
|Elegant and beautiful. Mon., Jul 18, 2011|
Posted by: Mouxie
Just gorgeous. I love Anne Laplantine’s work for similar reasons as I adore this, but of course her work leverages on digital cut-ups, whereas this just spills out, all in the moment, making it Read more
|Breathtaking Mon., Jul 18, 2011|
Posted by: myshadow
Beyond a doubt, this has to be the most amazing release since The Asbury Park gig. Which has now been eclipsed.
What I have heard so far is absolutely breath taking.
This is raw Red Mark Read more
|Not the first time! Thu., Jul 14, 2011|
Posted by: maxbuzz
Inspired by this track, I listened for Lizard once more time, and actually heard this piano track in the final mix. The sound is weakened several times, but is still recognizable (tune your ears to these "thrakking" chords and find Read more
|very nice Thu., Jul 14, 2011|
Posted by: gbruner
i think i will make this my new ringtone!
|Great little gem Thu., Jul 14, 2011|
Posted by: gasmrv
This could easily have been part of the 1995 Thrak improvs or even some of the ConstruKction of Light 2000 improvs.
|Concrete cavern Wed., Jul 13, 2011|
Posted by: NotoriousA
I was there for this show, at the Casino. I took a bus by myself from north Jersey. It was general admission, with no seating on the ground floor. Though at the front end of the line, I opted for Read more
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