Skeleton Crew - Learn To Talk / Country of Blinds (expanded / remastered) 2 x CDs

SKU FREDFR9008-9009
In the early 1980's, after disbanding the great trio Massacre, Fred Frith formed Skeleton Crew as a sort of a three person 1-man band, with Tom Cora (Curlew) and Dave Newhouse (The Muffins). Dave left pretty soon after, and for the next few years, the two man Skeleton Crew toured all over everywhere, bringing their unique blend of high musicianship (Fred on violin, guitar, half a drumset, vocals and Tom on cello, guitar, bass, the other half of the drumset and vocals) and low-tech protest song and cobbled-together electronic device mayhem to many fans all over the world.
As a duo they made the extraordinarily great album Learn To Talk. After a while Zeena Parkins (harp, keyboards, vocals, etc) joined and right before they split, they recorded Country Of Blinds.
This is the first time that these two albums have been reissued on CD in full (the previously single-CD version left critical material off, because there wasn't room). Additionally, there are 10 bonus tracks which have never been heard.
Skeleton Crew were one of the essential new music bands of the early/mid 80's and it is a thrill to have their two albums presented as they deserve to be! Hugely recommended.
  • LabelFred
  • UPC752725901420
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