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Re: Re[2]: Fred Frith

I am a BIG Fred Frith fan. And thanks for the info. Have you checked the
guitar quartet cd?  Amazing.
Jeff Collins
-----Original Message-----
From: Buzz Kettles <buzz@macromedia.com>
To: Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com <Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com>
Date: Monday, April 13, 1998 10:01 PM
Subject: 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, 
>>     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
>>     David