Fred Frith – Rocking The Boat – Vol. 1 of The Fred Records Story, 2001​-​2020 [9CD] (2021)

Posted by Green on June 19, 2022as

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Multi-instrumentalist, composer, and improviser Fred Frith has been making noise of one kind or another for almost 50 years, starting with the iconic rock collective Henry Cow, which he co-founded with Tim Hodgkinson in 1968.He is best known as a pioneering electric guitarist and improviser, song-writer, and composer for film, dance and theatre. Through bands like Art Bears, Massacre, Skeleton Crew, Keep the Dog, the Fred Frith Guitar Quartet and Cosa Brava, he has stayed close to his roots in rock and folk music while branching out in many other directions. He is currently performing with the Fred Frith Trio and Frelosa. The recipient of Italy’s Demetrio Stratos Prize for his life’s work in experimental music and an honorary doctorate from the University of Huddersfield in his home county of Yorkshire, Fred is Professor Emeritus at the legendary epicentre of American experimental music, Mills College in Oakland, California. He still teaches in the improvisation master’s program at the Musik Akademie in Basel, Switzerland and as visiting faculty in the Universidad Austral in Valdivia, Chile, where he has been collaborating on the creation of a new School of Music and Sound Art. Fred is the subject of Nicolas Humbert and Werner Penzel’s much loved Step Across the Border, cited by Cahiers du Cinéma as ‘one of the 20th century’s hundred most influential films’. Box 1 of the 3 box set, The Fred Records Story Vol. 1. Rocking the Boat contains: Guitar Solos; Gravity; Cheap at Half the Price; Killing Time; Impur; Middle of the Moment; Keep the Dog and bonus Dropera.

Tracks

1 Disc1: Guitar Solos – Hello Music 01:31
2 Glass C-W Steel 05:35
3 Ghosts 03:11
4 Out of Their Heads (On Locoweed) 08:31
5 Not Forgotten 01:55
6 Hollow Music 02:43
7 Heat C-W Moment 01:42
8 No Birds 12:41
9 Disc2: Gravity: The Boy Beats the Rams (Kluk Tluce Berany) 04:59
10 Spring Any Day Now 03:08
11 Don’t Cry for Me 03:32
12 Hands of the Juggler 05:37
13 Norrgarden Nyvla 02:57
14 Year of the Monkey 04:17
15 What a Dilemma 03:14
16 Crack in the Concrete 01:26
17 Come Accross 02:50
18 Dancing in the Street/My Enemy Is a Bad Man 04:47
19 Slap Dance 02:34
20 A Career in Real Estate 04:47
21 Dancing in Rockville, Maryland 02:56
22 Disc3: Cheap at Half the Price – Some Clouds Don’t 03:15
23 Cap the Knife 02:50
24 Evolution 03:25
25 Too Much Too Little 02:09
26 The Welcome 02:28
27 Same Old Me 03:08
28 Some Clouds Do 02:52
29 Instant Party 01:55
30 Walking Song 03:18
31 Flying in the Face of Facts 02:43
32 Heart Bares 06:33
33 Absent Friends 04:03
34 The Great Healer 02:10
35 Massacre – Disc4: Killing Time – You Said 01:46
36 Massacre – Legs 02:14
37 Massacre – Aging with Dignity 03:18
38 Massacre – Subway Heart 02:59
39 Massacre – Killing Time 03:06
40 Massacre – Corridor Lost Causes Not the Person We Knew 09:15
41 Massacre – Know 02:16
42 Massacre – Bones 01:47
43 Massacre – Tourism 04:34
44 Massacre – Surfing 01:19
45 Massacre – As Is 08:49
46 Massacre – After 05:28
47 Massacre – Gate 02:54
48 Massacre – Conversations with White Arc 01:14
49 Massacre – Carrying 01:42
50 Massacre – Bait 01:59
51 Massacre – Third Street 04:21
52 Massacre – O’Clock June 21st Get Down There and Do It 01:34
53 Massacre – F.B.I. 03:10
54 Disc5: Impur – Impur 54:56
55 Disc6: Middle of the Moment – Le Jour Se Leve 06:26
56 Moving 03:55
57 Digging for Water 02:33
58 Tam-Tam in Timia 03:29
59 Le Cirque 07:11
60 Robert Lax Is 00:58
61 Gnawa Express Tanger 03:01
62 Bell Song 02:37
63 Portrait II 01:43
64 Ghost Stories 06:50
65 Portes Ouvertes 03:40
66 Le Cirque-Oh! / Ghost Dance / Portrait III 10:46
67 Le Jour’s Arrache 02:56
68 Middle of the Moment (Title Theme) 04:32
69 Disc7: Keep the Dog CD1 – Revelation: Bones 04:59
70 Rock and a Hard Place 05:45
71 Hola, on Danse! 02:20
72 Foot in Hole 07:39
73 Fanfare: Lizard’s Tale 04:31
74 Suspended 02:02
75 Quick Sign 05:16
76 Propaganda Suite 08:37
77 Walking Song 05:31
78 Some Clouds Do 02:59
79 Disc8: Keep the Dog CD2 – the Same Eye/Fives 05:36
80 Votegs: Slow Bones 07:13
81 That Home We Lived in: Candy Machine 03:24
82 The Trace 05:18
83 True Love 04:01
84 Instant Party 03:06
85 Small Mercy 03:34
86 Norrgarden Nyvla 03:13
87 Year of the Monkey: Dark As a Match 06:21
88 Domaine de Langendreer 04:52
89 Fred Frith / Ferdinand Richard – Bonus Disc: Dropera – Petit Entree Au Restaurant, on Se Regarde! 03:31
90 Fred Frith / Ferdinand Richard – Tableau 1: Riche Et Mysterieux! 05:56
91 Fred Frith / Ferdinand Richard – Tableau 2 Mauvaise Gauche! 02:24
92 Fred Frith / Ferdinand Richard – Tableau 3: Deux Emballes! 02:52
93 Fred Frith / Ferdinand Richard – Tableau 4: Touts Cuits! 04:02
94 Fred Frith / Ferdinand Richard – Fin Tragique Flottent Les Petits Morceaux! 02:38
95 Fred Frith / Ferdinand Richard – Enchainement Alchimique Nos Fantomes Naissent 03:42
96 Fred Frith / Ferdinand Richard – Tableau 5: La Mer Est Notre Mere! 04:08
97 Fred Frith / Ferdinand Richard – Tableau 6: Ah, Que la Vie Est Dure! 04:59
98 Fred Frith / Ferdinand Richard – Tableau 7: Allez, on Danse! 04:08
99 Fred Frith / Ferdinand Richard – Tableau 8: Hola! Tu Reves! & Fin Comique a Quar 07:48

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