Standard rocking out vs Serious Rocking Out
For me Robert's 4-minute soloing on yesterday's video (Robert At Home - Episode 1) sounds almost generic, that is, a solo that could be played by almost anybody with good guitar playing skills. While it was nice –and it was–, it did nothing for me. I think this is the first time I've heard a solo by Robert that sounded pretty average and that, in turn, provoked nothing in me. However, a solo like the one on the last minute and a half on the track Darshan from the original live Sylvian and Fripp release of the album 'Damage' blew my mind when I first heard it back in 1994, and still very much does to this day — in fact, whenever I listen to this track I can't help but play it 2 or 3 times, sometimes 4 even. That track alone with its 77-second guitar solo is worth the price of the whole album.