Saturday, 22 July 2017

Robert Fripp - "Frippertronics at Tower Records,Hollywood 27-07-1979" (Bootleg) 1979

This is a high quality audience recording from Robert Fripp's "Small, Mobile, Intelligent Unit" Frippertronics tour at Tower Records, Hollywood, on July 27th 1979. Despite him specifically asking the audience not to record any of the music.
I do like the idea of something happening just once, then left to disappear and mutate in the memories of the persons present at the time.To eventually die altogether with the ultimate demise of the beholder. Some things should never be repeated or reanimated, and allowed to live their natural lifespan; like improvised music.Which is designed for a specific time and place and should be remembered as a total experience that lived briefly and died,like a sickly child. To reproduce it on a tape and play it back in your living room out of the context in which it was made,changes it completely.
So having said that, here's your chance to change the context and experience some classic Frippertronics in your own living room.Much to the disgust of Mr Fripp,who has successfully clamped down on any being easily available on the net or anywhere else for that grab it while you can.
If you don't know what "Frippertronics" is, uncle Bob himself will explain it for you on track 2,interlaced with his mannered dry wit.


02-What is Frippertronics?
03-Frippertronics 1
04-Frippertronics 2
05-Frippertronics 3
06-Frippertronics 4
07-Buy my record

DOWNLOAD bob in hollywood HERE!


Anonymous said...

Thank you! great!

Anonymous said...

Awesome blog M8.
Just stumbled on it by chance, glad I did.
Great posts...

Certifiablockhead said...

love it out of context, yes...thank you...

Anonymous said...

In partial context..... I say Fripp during this tour on his stop here in Winnipeg in the center of Canada. When I bought his first 'frippertronics' album I was somewhat let down without the visual component. Let's see what memories this evokes. Many thanks.


ArteTonal said...

Th¿e felicito johnny excelente material!!!!

Pisŧöff said...

Excerpts from the unplugged series

Hear Fripp tease bearded, bespectacled, earnest young men.
The indignities of being a working musician.
Robert locked out of his hotel room without his trousers.
How his bunny runs his household.

Steve said...

Thanks. I was fortunate enough to see Mr. Fripp a few days after at Tower Records in Seattle-pretty amazing too!(No recordings that I know of.)