Thursday, October 25, 2007

Skeleton Crew

Skeleton Crew was a United States experimental rock and jazz group from 1982 to 1986, comprising core members Fred Frith (guitar) and Tom Cora (cello), with Zeena Parkins (harp) joining later. Best known for their live improvisation performances where they played various instruments simultaneously, they also recorded two studio albums Learn to Talk (1984) and The Country of Blinds (1986). (

Friday, 2 September 1983, "Kleine Zaal", 00:45 - 01:45

Line up
Fred Frith – guitar, violin, keyboards, bass drum, hi-hat; Tom Cora – cello, bass guitar, homemade drums, contraptions, vocals

Set list
Unknown, mostly improvised music

I have a radio recording of 2 2/3 songs (8’32”), no titles. Get them here:

Other info

Fred Frith on stage at Pandora's 83 (photo: Vinyl magazine number 9, 1983)

Article from festival booklet.

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