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Re: Fred Frith
This is available on CD -
It also includes FF's selections from gtr solos 2 & 3 ...
there WAS tape delay in places -
later on (1980?) FF moved to a mixer (HH?) that had built in DDL echo ...
> I'm only really familiar with Fred's work from the period of Henry
> (for whom I failed the audition as bassist!) up to the Art Bears, but
> if you ever see a copy of his GUITAR SOLOS (1974 - Caroline in the
> UK), then invest immediately.
> Its some while since I've heard it, but I suspect at last part of it
> was recorded with some form of tape delay device (the original sleeve
> notes comment that most/all performances are live apart from one
> which had two notes edited out) - anyone know anything more on this?
> I recall he used various `prepared' guitar techniques - alligator
> clips on the strings etc, but also had an additional pick-up attached
> to the head stock of his guitar, which could `pick up' the sound of
> the string's vibrations from `behind' the left hand fingers,
> a duet/harmonised effect (sort of).
> GUITAR SOLOS 2 (with G.F. Fitzgerald, Hans Reichel, and Derek
> had a few diagrams of recording techniques - placing speakers under a
> piano's lid and taping the resonance etc. plus