“Belew had been rehearsing with a Roland guitar like Fripp's, trying to adapt his style of playing!a rubbery, feedback-heavy sound compared to Fripp's liquid distortion and staccato peal-outs!to an unfamiliar instrument; he was grappling with lyric writing as well. By the third week Belew was a nervous wreck.
"Then I realized, 'Hey, I'm not playing my guitar. I'm just basically sounding like Robert. Where's my voice in this?' So I picked up my Stratocaster, restrung it, and everything changed...When I started making my sounds and doing my thing, everybody kept saying, 'Yeah, Adrian, you're finally into the band.' I only came into my own in the fourth week, just before the live concerts started."”