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Re[2]: 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
>     David