Robert Fripp and The League of Crafty Guitarists - Intergalactic Boogie Express

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Originally released: 1995

Personnel

  • Robert Fripp (guitar)
  • Crafty Guitarists: Steve Ball, Tobin Buttram, Guido Ernst, Nigel Gavin, Curt Golden, Bert Lams, Hideyo Moriya, David Pittaway, Paul Richards (more guitars)

Contents

Tracks

Recorded Live in Europe in 1991.

  • A Connecticut Yankee in the Court of King Arthur (Gavin)
  • Rhythm of the Universes (Gavin)
  • Larks Thrak (Fripp)
  • Circulation I (Fripp, LCG)
  • Intergalactic Boogie Express (Fripp)
  • G Force (Gavin)
  • Eye of the Needle (Fripp)
  • Corrente (Bach BWV 825) (Bach, arr. Lams)
  • Driving Force (Fripp)
  • Groove Penetration (Buttram)
  • Flying Home (Golden, McSurely)
  • Circulation II (Fripp, LCG)
  • Fireplace (Ball)
  • Fragments of Skylab (Fripp)
  • Asturias (Lams)
  • Prelude Circulation (Bach)
  • Cheeseballs (Ball)
  • Prelude in C minor (Bach BWV 847) (Bach, arr. Lams)
  • Wabash Cannonball (trad. arr. Ernst)
  • [hidden track] Fractal Jasm (Fripp)
  • [hidden track] Askesis (Geballe)

Reviews

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Entire Release

Date Submitted: 5-May-98
By: Larry Apuzzo (Larry_P._Apuzzo at ccmail dot bms dot com)

"This is a wonderful disc. Even though there is no traditional 'rhythm section (i.e. bass/drums), there are tracks that groove. There are also tracks that are beautifully delicate; particularly the Bach pieces - nice harpsicord-like sound. One thing that may get over-looked is that there is, musically, some good humour here; paricularly in 'A Connecticut Yankee...' [I'm FROM Connecticut!]. The Wabash Cannonball is another good one (even hard-core country music fans - who might not care for the 'spacier' stuff - would appreciate the way it's covered here; I betcha Roy Acuff would like it!!)."


Date Submitted: 31-Jul-99
By: James H. Timber (sirjams at coqui dot net)

"I purchased this record in November of 1998 while I was on a business trip to Massachussetts and I can assure you boys and girls it has been almost a non-stop listening experience. Rarely!! and I do mean RARELY!! does one find a record of with music of this caliber and intensity. Intergalactic Boogie Express is a gem that shine with is own light. This record has the distinguished playing, metronomic precision, and depth that Fripp ensembles have accustomed us, plus a good share of exemplary compositions where the works of Nigel Gavin and Tobin Buttram feature prominently.

"I am looking forward to acquire more guitar craft music, however these records are not readily available in Puerto Rico. Help!!!"


Date Submitted: 25-Jan-00
By: Joel (dragonfly at planetaccess dot com)

"Having just purchased "Intergalactic Boogie Express" I was struck by how much Eye of the Needle (track 7) sounds to me like a slower version of Hardy Country from the Summers/Fripp release "I Advance Masked" (coincidentally, also on track 7!) Both of these are great discs. "Boogie" provides several special treats when the Crafties do some beautiful renditions of some of Bach's works. Also a hit with every listener are the very cartoonish A Connecticut Yankee in the Court of King Arthur and the foot-stompin' Wabash Cannonball. Not what you'd expect from our dear Bobby."
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