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    Posted: July 12 2011 at 00:22
I have not checked out a lot of his solo work or much after Art Bears split. But I love his work with Art Bears and Henry Cow, so I am motivated to check out his work.

So much music to check out, so little time......
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Post Options Post Options   Quote frippism Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 11 2011 at 23:54
Just got both Skeleton Crew albums and the Cosa Brava albums! (On Itunes unfortunately, shipping to Israel is quite expensive unfortunately). Skeleton Crew is rather hilarious and really genius, and Cosa Brava's album really is just stunning. The folky arrangements are just beautiful!
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Anyway, decided to start with Massacre and it is brilliant.  Love it.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote harmonium.ro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 11 2011 at 15:05
^ Funny maybe, but if they're using the original sense of the word then they're right.

My music store also keeps in the indie section all sorts of RIO, krautrock, jap-avant and avant.
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My Wayside order came in today.  Massacre's Killing Time, both Skeleton Crew albums, Death Ambient and Frith's Clearing.  Headbanger



edit: LMAO iTunes calls these albums "indie rock"


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Post Options Post Options   Quote GypsyJoker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 09 2011 at 20:44
Fans of Fred (FoFs?!) should check out the documentary Touch the Sound, which is about percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie; FF is in quite a bit of the film as Glennie's chief collaborator.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Lizzy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 07 2011 at 16:05
The Fred Frith Guitar Quartet is another Frith project to look for and I haven't seen it mentioned in the thread yet.
I was mainly interested in it because it featured Doctor Nerve's Nick Didkovsky.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Prog Geo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 07 2011 at 07:28
Death ambient rule! Thanks Colin! Because I learned them from you. Fred Frith is fantastic!
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Also exchanged a few emails with Frith today. I want to get a hold on some sheet music for "Spring Any Day Now" and he was very nice and seemed (unless I was just completely star-struck and he just told me to bugger off) to be glad to try and help get the sheet music and to send it to me when he's home! Bucking awesome...

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I finally just saw "Step Across The Border", and what an incredible film!!! Not only is the music bloody fantastic, but the cinematography is very unique. It just showcases Frith's genius in a very interesting way.
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Listening to Eye To Ear III.  Whoever says you can't dance to prog don't know what they are talking about.

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Awesome.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Syzygy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 19 2011 at 14:56
One of the true greats of the last 40 years. Lots of good recommendations so far - I'll just point newcomers in the direction of Keep The Dog, a live double set of his late 80s/early 90s touring band (including Charles Hayward on drums) that gives a pretty good overview of his solo albums up to that point.
 
And Skeleton Crew's Learn to Talk is ludicrously good; get the double CD set from ReR and you get both studio albums and a nice selection of live bonus tracks to boot.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote SaltyJon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 19 2011 at 14:40
I'm lucky...I have birthday cash coming my way soon. Tongue
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Triceratopsoil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 19 2011 at 14:33
Ouch, my wallet
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Triceratopsoil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 19 2011 at 14:32
This should do for now

1 TZ7605 Frith, Fred - Clearing

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$13.00
1 FREDFR9008-9009 Skeleton Crew - Learn To Talk/Country of Blinds 2 x CDs

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$22.00
1 FREDFR9007 Massacre - Killing Time

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$15.00
1 TZ7207 Death Ambient (Kato/Mori/Frith) - Death Ambient

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$13.00

SubTotal: $63.00



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Post Options Post Options   Quote SaltyJon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 19 2011 at 14:22
You'd probably enjoy it, then.  Also, it's not them who covers La Grange, it's Crazy Backwards Alphabet.  And the cover is sung in Russian. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Triceratopsoil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 19 2011 at 14:19
I'm not necessarily looking for strictly extreme avant things (although I'm going to order some of that too).  For example I love Art Bears which Gabe calls pop music LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Quote SaltyJon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 19 2011 at 14:13
Colin, if that FFKT album is anything like the one I have, you'll probably enjoy it.  It's not quite as avant as the other stuff, I'd say it lies somewhere between Richard Thompson's stuff and the avant stylings of the other three...plus, it's got a cover of La Grange. Headbanger
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