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Re: Re[2]: Fred Frith

Quartets or Ayaya Moses ?
(I like both)

>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 
>>>     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 
>>>     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 a
>>>     piano's lid and taping the resonance etc. plus
>>>     David