Fred Frith

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Fred Frith

Post by AdvertBreak » 13 Aug 2016, 18:16

I'm only just getting into him but I've heard Guitar Solos, Gravity and Speechless and all of these albums are fantastic, experimental and wildly different from each other

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Re: Fred Frith

Post by Mallard No. 22 » 23 Aug 2016, 06:19

Don't know his work but he has had a long career.

The band name 'Henry Cow' is one of the memorable ones from the prog period.
"Everybody's Doing It...So Do It Too...."

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Re: Fred Frith

Post by AdvertBreak » 07 Sep 2016, 02:03

I've still not listened to much Henry Cow but I'm still pretty obsessed with Fred's first four solo albums

Guitar Solos is a really experimental guitar-only album of improvised prepared-guitar tracks. It's really quite lovely at times.
Gravity is him combing different folk dance sounds from around the world into a huge avant-garde melting pot
Speechless is a bit of everything, from noise to improvisation to tape experimentation and so forth
Cheap at Half the Price is the controversial move to "pop" music, featuring for the first time lyrics, but it became beloved in later times

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