Cuneiform RUNE 117/118 Friend & enemies


Fred Frith/Henry Kaiser

Fred Frith, electric and acoustic guitars, bass guitars, "drums", violin, marimba, piano, Casio 202 organ; Henry Kaiser, electric and acoustic guitars, bass guitar, "drums", electric sitar, banjo, piano.
    Disc one:
  1. It moves (02.07)
  2. The changing of names (05.47)
  3. It sings (05.40)
  4. Believing what we read (03.02)
  5. ... but does it swing? (03.31)
  6. Hard time killin' floor blues (03.31)
  7. The golden eighties (05.46)
  8. Everyday objects (02.49)
  9. The Kirghiz light (04.55)
  10. Special rider blues (04.31)
  11. Drowsy Maggie (04.06)
  12. An HK guitar solo (03.32)
  13. Strandloper (01.17)
  14. Major Nichols (03.53)
  15. The live trace (04.38)
  16. See over (09.05)
  17. Fourth rail (05.13)
  18. Squirrely (02.56)
    Disc two:
  1. Twisted memories give way to the angry present (03.53)
  2. Black glass (05.28)
  3. Third rail (03.28)
  4. Three languages (09.29)
  5. One of nature's mistakes (02.07)
  6. Roy Rogers (05.00)
  7. The confession (03.56)
  8. Objects everyday (02.50)
  9. Wool and water (04.12)
  10. The trace (02.53)
  11. Life in hell (05.37)
  12. The incarceration (05.39)
  13. An FF bass solo (02.38)
  14. John S. French (03.32)
  15. Fifteen blues (04.34)
  16. Dog puppet born out of a sock (02.07)
  17. Reading glasses (02.03)
  18. A portrait of the artists as two old men (07.06)
CD1 tracks 1-5 and CD2 tracks 1-4 recorded July 1979 (previously released as With friends like these on Metalanguage ML-107); CD1 tracks 6-10 and CD2 tracks 5-10 recorded October 1983 (previously released as Who needs enemies on Metalanguage ML-123); CD1 tracks 11-15 and CD2 tracks 11-16 recorded live in October 1984; CD1 tracks 16-18 and CD2 tracks 17-18 recorded in the studio in January 1999 specially for this release.

Wood figurines on front cover (reproduced above) by Henry Turner.


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