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Re: Re: Fred Frith
I am a BIG Fred Frith fan. And thanks for the info. Have you checked the
guitar quartet cd? Amazing.
From: Buzz Kettles <email@example.com>
To: Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com <Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com>
Date: Monday, April 13, 1998 10:01 PM
Subject: 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,
>> 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
>> 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
>> 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
>> piano's lid and taping the resonance etc. plus