Day: February 3, 2010

Listening Booth – David Sylvian & Robert Fripp, “Jean the Birdman”

Listening Booth – David Sylvian & Robert Fripp, “Jean the Birdman”

Listening Booth, Music
When he wanted to put together yet another version of King Crimson in the early 1990s, Robert Fripp reached out to Japan co-founder David Sylvian.  Sylvian passed at the opportunity, but the pair went ahead released a studio album in 1993 anyway.  This is the best cut from that album -- "Jean the Birdman".  It's a bit goofy, but the song more than makes up for it. So given that this video was produced in '93, how do you think it fared on MTV?