Fred Frith - Cheap At Half The Price (CD)
Release Date: 12/03/13
Fred's third LP for the US label Ralph Records, back in 1983, was a collection of intriguingly direct pop songs, recorded on a four-track home studio system. Fred played almost all of the instruments: guitar, six string bass, Casio 101 keyboard, violin, xylophone, and home mades. There are some great production ideas, with intrusive samples (Ronald Reagan appears in a memorable moment), and guitars snaking, bending and sliding around the mix. Cameos on bass by Bill Laswell and Tina Curren, and Hans Bruinnsson provides some great drum samples.
|Label: RER MEGACORP|
|Genre: Progressive Rock|