Paradise Second Performance
While Johhny’s lack of sartorial style may be in question what’s not in dispute is his ability to serve the music. Sparse, and some may say basic and relatively unsophisticated in its range, it nevertheless is perfect within the material. Fripp could well have recruited someone with greater technical skill but it surely would have ended up being too cluttered for the more direct approach underpinning his conception for the band. His work on pieces such as Thrang Thrang Gozibulx and the four to the floor shuffle he uses on Ooh Mr. Fripp, and the rock-steady beats employed on Minor Man or the crisp punctuation of Christian Children are simple but incredibly effective, enabling his bandmates to create the tension and release that’s such a vital part of the League's raison d'être.