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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| London, London, United Kingdom December 03, 1977|
Posted by: lukifer999
I love this demo so much i wish u would do overdubs and make all the dgmlive stuff into new albums, long live the King
|a Krautrock Crim! Tue., Oct 26, 2010|
Posted by: Neumann
Maybe itís the bongo drum sounds (samples?), or the Michael Karoli vibe in Adrian Belewís guitar repetition, but I hear something resembling classic Can at work here...of course some of those more subversive early í70s German bands were Thrakking long Read more
|Tasty Noodles Tue., Oct 19, 2010|
Posted by: desol81
Really chock full of kinetic energy. I would have happily sat through a whole 90 minute set of just this type of faux "improv".
|who Mon., Oct 18, 2010|
Posted by: melvin7
i think its bill making the congo sounds?and pat making the other.
|Underrated show (especially by Fripp) Thu., Oct 14, 2010|
Posted by: DeVito
Thereís more than enough energy in this concert to carry me through the uneven bits. Red is hot and heavy, Thela has good Belew guitar-twisting and some nice beats from PM, FraKctured is hot and sloppy, One Time is Read more
|Fantastic ! Wed., Oct 13, 2010|
Posted by: microbunny
Another wonderful set of Frippertronics ! Thank you Mr. Mundy ! Loop III is an incredible piece of music and (in my humble opinion) the highlight of the set. Robertís solo over top of the Test Loop does remind one of his Read more
|shucks Tue., Oct 12, 2010|
Posted by: RikRomerein
I am practically salivating over the opportunity to hear what both Robert and Brian think was RF at his best, but will have to wait until a) a CD is released, I hope, or b) I buy a new computer Read more
|eKCeptional Wed., Oct 6, 2010|
Posted by: davidly
This is dramedy at its best. Vroom itself is solid, and all the talk in between gives one the sense of anything but a relaxed run-through to get the mix right; it almost seems like a dispatch centre trying to Read more
|more! Wed., Oct 6, 2010|
Posted by: paulwelsh
great fun-love it
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