- Paperback: 204 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber (April 1991)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0571162894
- ISBN-13: 978-0571162895
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.2 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,232,939 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Robert Fripp: From King Crimson to Guitar Craft Paperback – April, 1991
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Top Customer Reviews
Eric Tamm's book on the work of Robert Fripp is precisely the sort of cure music needs. The book actually manages to combine a musician whose work and music strives to change both the business and the audience with a writer whose own musical credentials are up to the task specifically because the author's perspective on the work and on the man is one that remains open, receptive and critical. This is not a book about being a fan. This is not a book for fans. This is a book about how music can shape and guide us to a more profound view of the lives we live by giving the practice of music the importance and attention it actually deserves.
Mr. Tamm is eloquent on both the music and the meanings which Fripp seems to intend. The author never lapses into a false certainty about what he hears and what he understands, giving the book the right sense of investigation and learning.Read more ›
The personal interpretation of the Guitar Craft process described by Mr. Tamm is a much more interesting and enjoyable read than the cold discussion of theory that precedes it.
If you're interested in Robert Fripp, King Crimson, or Guitar Craft, then your time will not be wasted.
At any rate, the book is out of print, and hard to find (even harder to pay for, or so it would seem). For those who'd like a chance to read this book, may I suggest going to Eric Tamm's personal web site, where you can download the text of the book for free.
This book is a fascinating read, and the only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is that it does get pretty heavy at times, but for the reader who perseveres comes the reward of some greater insight into a complex musical genius.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a very excellent book.It details the work of musician Robert Fripp in the group King Crimson and as a solo artist and collaborator with other musiciansPublished on April 23, 2014 by Kevin Todd Clepps
Eric Tamm originally envisioned this book as a master's thesis and, in the process of researching the book by enrolling in a Guitar Craft session, was encouraged instead to write a... Read morePublished on March 16, 2007 by Larry
I pretty much agree with the other two reviews that are here: it's a good book with lots of detail about each KC album as well as Fripp's solo material. Read morePublished on January 13, 2002 by davek