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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Posted by: wakefan
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| Unknown, Unknown, Unknown September 11, 1979|
Posted by: Oppilif
Love the sneezing too!
|Not so ill-fated... Sat., May 8, 2010|
Posted by: maxbuzz
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|Very interesting... Mon., May 3, 2010|
Posted by: rhammill
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|MELVIN COLLINSI Thu., Apr 29, 2010|
Posted by: melvinbcollins
I SAW THESE CONCERTS THE DRIVE TO 1981.VERY POWERFUL LINE UP, IMPROVS ON THIS SET ARE WOUNDERFUL.WHEN WILL INDISCIPLE MINNING ROCKS BE ISSUED ,THE YOUNGER CROWD NEED TO HEAR THAT Read more
| Paris, France April 09, 1973|
Posted by: melvinbcollins
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|Ten Years After This Concert Tue., Apr 27, 2010|
Posted by: stevieraygilbert
I never regretted not staying to hear Alvin Lee and Ten Years After after Crim left the stage. Yes, more than once I was asked why I hadn’t stayed to hear the famous blues/boogie speed riffer et al, having made Read more
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