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: norwoodgolf
The sound quality almost matches that of the "God Save The King" CD. This is a must download if you want to hear clean versions of the songs that did not make it onto the Read more
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Posted by: jblock
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Posted by: Taliluna
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|Jungle Mon., Feb 22, 2010|
Posted by: anothertheletter
I now feel happy that my long term fantasy, in which the double trio covered Jungle Boogie, had some basis in reality. Cheers, Robert
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Posted by: DocBobster
These are of novelty interest as the cheesiest items ever posted at DGM Live. Pedestrian ideas, played in a pedestrian fashion, seemingly recorded using tin cans and string. It seems entirely possible that these were performed by one of the Read more
|Crunchy but Chic Mon., Feb 22, 2010|
Posted by: desol81
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|I Talk to The Bootleg Sat., Feb 20, 2010|
Posted by: anonymous
Iím not sure why, but our copy of this show had a break in the tape where
"I Talk to the Wind" should have been.
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|I Talk To The Bootleg Thu., Feb 18, 2010|
Posted by: asdfadam
I am baffled as to why "I Talk To The Wind" would be left off. I have it on tape. It sounds fine. I didnít understand why it was left off EPITAPH, much less this wonderful resource for old Read more
|Stormy Selection Box 2 Thu., Feb 18, 2010|
Posted by: eviLMGD
Loving this as Iíd expected; lots of variety in so many ways. Now, is someone going to make cover art available soon?
| Chesterfield, England September 07, 1969|
Posted by: mrsnowman
Well, itís nice to have an extra 20 minutes of this wonderful gig. But sorry, I have to agree with Scheiner. In fact, I Talk To The The Wind is the ONLY extant live version of the track, and so itís doubly disappointing Read more
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