Fripp’s talk takes in monads, dyads, tetrads and a whole host of variations on a way of looking and understanding a particular theme, scheme or order of things. Alongside such insights we hear a little about his Auntie Vi and her 100 % success rate teaching music (due in part to Robert not being one of her pupils). Also worth getting your listening gear around are the moments where Fripp plays a couple of bars of Hendrix (as well as impersonating JG Bennett’s description of seeing Hendrix perform at the Isle of Wight festival in 1970), and there’s an on the spot demonstration of how Fripp achieves that famous ‘revved up’ sound on Sailors Tale and LTIA. Not long after that, On the last lot of loops and solos, Fripp really tears it up with an astonishingly gnarly and abrasive solo, sending the punters away sounding fairly happy.
Please note that a very short section of the lecture cuts out. However, Alex has patched the missing section from bootleg source in order to be able the present the full concert and lecture.