A terrific full-length concert video of a Talking Heads concert with Adrian Belew tearing it up on tune after tune.
Robert Fripp and Adrian Belew qualify as pioneers of modern guitar.
With the Discipline-era King Crimson now three decades old it is time to ask: what current guitar-based band do you think pushes the sonic envelope like this?
Here is a beautifully shot and recorded video of a post Bruford/Levin version of Crimson. (Trey Gunn – Warr guitar, Pat Mastelotto – drums, percussion)
In November of 2011 Adrian Belew performed and spoke at the Chicago Humanities Festival series on the history and future of guitar sound. Great stuff here including midi instrumentation, layering and combining effects such as echo lengths with pitch shifts, loop pedals, compound rhythm structures, and time signatures. For the few that don’t know, Adrian’s career spans from the 70s to present day and includes collaboration with the Talking Heads, David Bowie, Frank Zappa and Nine Inch Nails in addition to his solo work.