Rough Trade Records London

In 1985 Robert undertook a short tour of UK record shops beginning with Liverpool, followed by a stopover in Manchester for a radio interview, onto York and finally Rough Trade in London. It had been a while since Fripp had undertaken this mix of short pieces and responding to questions from the audience. Musician and producer, Robin Rimbaud, probably better known as Scanner, was in the audience and recorded the music and chat. He recently sent the tape to DGM so it can be shared with a wider audience some thirty-four years after the event.

The music has a pronounced ‘oriental’ feel to it, dominated by a delicate plucked sound that is strongly reminiscent of a koto. For the third piece, Fripp invites suggestions from the audience as to which notes he might play.

In no particular order, along the way while answering questions Robert mentions Guitar Craft, his cricket and rugby career, meeting Hendrix, the philosophy underpinning the making of Three Of A Perfect Pair, his late-night listening habits, his approach to writing music, whether King Crimson can continue without him, the abandoned album with Eno and Scott Walker, the difficulties of working in the UK, did he ever sign an autograph at The Marquee with his left hand; his work with Andy Summers, the state of the English music press, his slinky socks and the possibilities of Toyahtronics!

AUDIO SOURCE: Bootleg cassette

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TRACK
TIME
01
Loop and Solo I
07:26
02
Q And A 1
17:52
03
Loop and Solo II
06:19
04
Q And A 2
16:56
05
Loop and Solo III
06:51
06
Q And A 3
12:29

RF19850719London1 - Neil Matthews

RF19850719London2 - Neil Matthews

RF19850719London3 - Neil Matthews

RF19850717Liverpool

Written by Arend
Hendrix
LOVE that Hendrix Story ! The Spoken Word Parts are almost better than the Musical Parts ;-)
Written by Robin Rimbaud
Blissful sonic encounters and amusing raconteur
I had just turned 21 and stood crushed in this crowd of eager folks, keen to hear Robert both perform and talk with us. As always I had my handy little portable Sony Tape Recorder with me to capture the show for me. I always recorded shows for personal use, the same way I suppose many people today casually click away with their Smart Phone, without thinking often, rarely to review these millions of images that sit in their archive. Not me. I've treasured this tape for years and hearing it again today brings back so many memories. I felt guilty for recording with permission, but had no intention of sharing it with anyone else nor would have considered so. This was 'mine' for the moment. The performance was beautiful, liquid guitar lines wrapped around a kind of oriental theme. The conversation afterwards was very amusing indeed. I hope that one day others can enjoy this recording with the people of Robert and his team.
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