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    Posted: August 11 2011 at 00:55

May be that some people just LOVE the way Van Halen or Malmsten plays the guitar, and others not so much.Headbanger

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Not sure how many of you are familiar with this show, but it's fantastic.  "Robert Fripp String Quintet, Japan '92"
 

Damn Robert, turn down the charisma, you're overpowering me here. Thanks for the link, that's an interesting show once they get started.
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Originally posted by GaryISIS

Not sure how many of you are familiar with this show, but it's fantastic.  "Robert Fripp String Quintet, Japan '92"
 

I got that on VHS by mail order but the tape was messed up.  Thanks for the link.


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Not sure how many of you are familiar with this show, but it's fantastic.  "Robert Fripp String Quintet, Japan '92"
 
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^ Wondering the same thing. Maybe he's implying that the band would scoff at the statement that their live work is better than the studio work. This is just a guess. I'm lost too.Confused
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^ What's so hilarious about the band member names?
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Originally posted by esky

Originally posted by GypsyJoker

Fripp has often said that his best work comes from being a sideman; he cites Sylvain's Gone to Earth as a good example.

One of the things that drove home his amazing technique (to me, anyway) was listening to various YouTube guitarists trying in futility to replicate one of his best-known (and most-cited) works:



(That guy does the beginning OK, at least.)



There were at one time several more videos like this, but none of the guys came close to the right speed and/or accuracy.

Never judge Crimson by its studio albums.  The live work is almost always better, sometimes vastly so.
"Never judge Crimson by its studio albums.  The live work is almost always better, sometimes vastly so."LOLBruford,LOLFripp,LOLWetton. By the way - Red!
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Originally posted by GypsyJoker

Fripp has often said that his best work comes from being a sideman; he cites Sylvain's Gone to Earth as a good example.

One of the things that drove home his amazing technique (to me, anyway) was listening to various YouTube guitarists trying in futility to replicate one of his best-known (and most-cited) works:



(That guy does the beginning OK, at least.)



There were at one time several more videos like this, but none of the guys came close to the right speed and/or accuracy.

Never judge Crimson by its studio albums.  The live work is almost always better, sometimes vastly so.
"Never judge Crimson by its studio albums.  The live work is almost always better, sometimes vastly so."LOLBruford,LOLFripp,LOLWetton. By the way - Red!
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Fripp has often said that his best work comes from being a sideman; he cites Sylvain's Gone to Earth as a good example.

One of the things that drove home his amazing technique (to me, anyway) was listening to various YouTube guitarists trying in futility to replicate one of his best-known (and most-cited) works:



(That guy does the beginning OK, at least.)



There were at one time several more videos like this, but none of the guys came close to the right speed and/or accuracy.

Never judge Crimson by its studio albums.  The live work is almost always better, sometimes vastly so.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote esky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 16 2011 at 21:38
Fripp IS amazing, you bunch of yule logs. And no, his best work wasn't with Belew. Try all the Crimso' that went before. I guess he's an acquired taste for you, and that's okay. Most prog has a way of being like that. By the way - RED!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote hobocamp Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 15 2011 at 23:52
Abracadabra you now think Robert Fripp is amazing. Empty your bank accounts and send it to me.
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Originally posted by EchidnasArf

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Why do people resurrect these things Cry
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Post Options Post Options   Quote EchidnasArf Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 15 2011 at 14:44
Originally posted by jammun

Two great KC songs where we get to hear Fripp at his best:
 
Cirkus, from Lizard.  The acoustic guitar work on this song...the manner in which it provides texture to the song proper...is amazingly amazingly amazing
 
Then check out the guitar solo on LITA Part One, which solo to this day makes no sense to me but is still one of my favorite guitar solos by any guitarist.  It addles my already-addled brain. 

This. But some of his best playing can also be heard on Red, Starless and Bible Black, and In the Wake of Poseidon.

The audio is a second ahead of the video, but I love this performance. The first couple of minutes are a good example of Fripp's genius conceptual atmospheric playing. He saves the brain melting stuff for when it really counts. He was best at that.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Wafflesyrup Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 14 2011 at 22:50
I'm more than a little late to the discussion but I would just like to mention Is there life out there? One of the epic improvisations off of The Great Deceiver box set. Really, that collection solidified my love for crimson.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote cstack3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 16 2010 at 01:49
This might be my favorite Fripp guitar solo of all time, it starts at 1:32


If you don't think this is amazing, go sign up for a Michael Jackson forum or something.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote darkshade Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 16 2010 at 01:22
think about some of those KC songs man, there's some evil stuff going on, forget all the death metal and black metal. i dare say Fripp has written some of the most evil and petrifying music ever conceived by anyone (without being corny)

and then he has written some of the most beautiful music ever. sometimes intertwined with the dark tri-tones or heavy riffs. some KC music has brought me to the edge of tears. other times to the gates of hell themselves.

and then there's the 80s era where i feel like im in this strange world and things are bouncing around Cool

TPTB is crazy too, probably the most insane album post-Red, it heavy, scary, beautiful, evil, electronic, and gripping. this can be said about most of his albums.

that's amazing

btw im having deja vu...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote lazland Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 15 2010 at 14:31
Originally posted by Slartibartfast

I really loved what Adrian and Robert did together with Bill and Tony.  Larks and Starless and Red are pretty much my favorites though. The '80's would have probably really sucked for me, musically speaking. without what they did.  Discipline above all the rest of the three.


Red is, for me, one of the most important prog albums ever made, and should melt the heart of even the most assured sceptic, but I do agree re discipline, which remains a seminal album of its decade.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Slartibartfast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 15 2010 at 14:09
I really loved what Adrian and Robert did together with Bill and Tony.  Larks and Starless and Red are pretty much my favorites though. The '80's would have probably really sucked for me, musically speaking. without what they did.  Discipline above all the rest of the three.


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