FRIPP CAUGHT RED HANDED
Posted by Sid Smith on Jul 31, 2019

Nick Cave has been talking about Robert Fripp being one of his favourite guitarists and his love of King Crimson.  The comment comes from Nick's regular newsletter, The Red Hand Files...

Nick says...

Recently, I watched the movie Mandy with my sons a terrifying but beautiful film. The song Starlessby King Crimson was used to great effect during the opening credits. My sons agreed that this was an amazing song, which made me happy because when I was a teenager I was a huge King Crimson fan. King Crimson was able to combine extraordinary moments of purity and fragility with super heavy rock ‘n’ roll, and maybe they imprinted somewhere in my mind the template for some of the more schizophrenic Bad Seeds songs. King Crimson were masters of the sudden violent eruption. Bill Bruford, their drummer was simply off the planet and Robert Fripp was my favourite guitarist at the time, along with, of course, David Gilmour.

Click here to read more on Nick's thoughts on Fripp & co.

Nick also talks about working with Robert on Grinderman's Super Heathen Child. In case you don't know the track...

 

 

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