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

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?

2 Comments

  • Si

    Could this be a version of Crimson then with the rhythm section of Trey Gunn and Pat wotsis name, Fripp is still a massive influence on loads of people from Tool and Porcupine Tree to all the “live loopers” From Katy Tunstall to Andrew Bird to Matt Stevens(www.mattstevensguitar.com – very Fripp goes flamenco)

  • Si

    Could this be a version of Crimson then with the rhythm section of Trey Gunn and Pat wotsis name, Fripp is still a massive influence on loads of people from Tool and Porcupine Tree to all the “live loopers” From Katy Tunstall to Andrew Bird to Matt Stevens(www.mattstevensguitar.com – very Fripp goes flamenco)

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