Robert Fripp - King Crimson: Live On The Riviera 1982  
ROBERT FRIPP - KING CRIMSON: LIVE ON THE RIVIERA 1982  
Posted by Iona Singleton on Nov 11, 2016

 

In 1982 King Crimson supported Roxy Music for seven shows in Portugal, Spain and France. The two Riviera performances, at Cap D'Agde and Frejus (August 26 & 27) were filmed and recorded for Roxy Music and, as the facilities were available, would King Crimson like to use them too? The KC video "The Noise" was shot at Frejus, in the Roman amphitheatre, without sound or light check.

 

The tour has several stories waiting to be told, among them:

 

  1. How not to fly from Portugal to Madrid (travel arrangements are made which involve reliance on Iberian common practice, like catching a ferry which WILL leave before the tide goes out).

 

  1. How not to set off a firework display to crown the climax of a show (the fireworks go off before the end of the performance: Roxy in Frejus).

 

  1. How a mosquito twisted Adrian Belew's ankle (set a chair upon a table, climb upon the chair upon the table, attempt to swat a mosquito on the ceiling, lose balance and fall off the chair upon the table, arrive in the hotel lobby limping pitifully, late for sound check).

           

Robert Fripp

DGM World Central, Thursday 8th. April, 1999

Taken from the Sleevenotes to KCCC 4 Cap D’Agde 1982

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