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Fred Frith (born February 17, 1949) is an English multi-instrumentalist, composer and improvisor.

Probably best-known for his guitar work, Frith first came to attention as one of the founding members of the English avant-prog group Henry Cow. Frith was also a member of Art Bears, Massacre and Skeleton Crew. He has collaborated with a number of prominent musicians, including Robert Wyatt, Brian Eno, Lars Hollmer, The…

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  • clearing is absolutely stunning
  • V : Not that I'm aware of, but I'd love to see that. I'm not that really well versed, there is a bit of a discussion below, but the albums he did for Ralph Records are probably his most tonal/accessible. I want someone to put together a flow chart now, that would be awesome.
  • is there any a flowchart about his albums? (where to start etc.)
  • Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah,
  • Yeah, True.. I like all of his work but Cheap At Half The Price, Gravity and Speechless are his best because of the mix of pop and experimental influences. Step Across The Border and The Technology of Tears are also great albums that are all over the place.
  • I don't know if he has a consistently 'tuneful' album in any standard sense, even his "poppier" stuff tends to get pretty weird and atonal. I'd recommend checking out some of the Skeleton Crew material, a lot of their tunes are really poppy in a bizarre sort of way.
  • Gravity is also more 'tuneful' as well.
  • V That would be Cheap At Half The Price, I suppose.
  • I'm actually pretty curious to hear his more 'tuneful' stuff. Anyone have any suggestions?
  • Love him soooo much..

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