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if you got an electric guitar stick a knife in the strings and let it go "boing" you too can build a career in "experimental" music. i used to love amm now i think they're just uncommunicative snobs

bob snoom, Tuesday, 16 April 2002 00:00 (twenty years ago) link

The only time I've ever seen AMM play live, John Tilbury v. nearly lost his temper 'cos he didn't like something Prevost or Rowe played.

Andrew L, Tuesday, 16 April 2002 00:00 (twenty years ago) link

andrew that is awesome!! i must quiz my spy in the house of [whatevah] abt that => tilbury was a sweetheart the time i met him

mark s, Tuesday, 16 April 2002 00:00 (twenty years ago) link

Mark, they were supporting Faust at the QEH, mid-'90s. A friend of mine worked w/ Tilbury at Goldsmiths and said much the same thing as you.

Andrew L, Tuesday, 16 April 2002 00:00 (twenty years ago) link

i'm a bit slow; what does rfi mean? i love AMM, i think they're some of the most communicative of the free improv groups. My favourite lineup is the current one (are they still?) of Tilbury/Rowe/Prevost, and the CDs Allentown and From am Unknown Place are utterly fantastic. Do any of you people who have grown tired of them want to trade with me so i can fill in the gaps in my collection? i've got a sale list here and a wants list here.

hamish, Wednesday, 17 April 2002 00:00 (twenty years ago) link

rfi = "request for information"

mark s, Wednesday, 17 April 2002 00:00 (twenty years ago) link

rfi = Request For Information.

I saw AMM at a London college too (can't remember which) in 80s. Don't remember any arguments. I have AMM3's "It Had Been An Ordinary Enough Day In Pueblo Colorado" LP, which is mostly great. AMM3 = rock?

Jeff W, Wednesday, 17 April 2002 00:00 (twenty years ago) link

yeah & rfi means request for information, are you deaf or something.

, Wednesday, 17 April 2002 00:00 (twenty years ago) link

non-idiomatic / meta music / laminal interaction. yeh it really speaks to me. what does it say? xxxxxxxx __________sssssss klang ping __________ping__________________pong_________XXXXXXSSSSSSSSSSSSKJIXXQS L:XXXXXXX>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>><>>>>>>>cccc__________bbbcdddddddddjjjj jjjrffdkkkkkkkkkkkkkkb

bob snoom, Thursday, 18 April 2002 00:00 (twenty years ago) link

twenty years pass...

They played what is likely to be their last gig.

Correction more ‘improvised/new music’ than free jazz and the 86 yr old pianist too frail to play. Combined age of 2 musicians 162 approx. Sublime stuff.

— Neil Griffiths (@neilgriffiths) July 30, 2022

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 31 July 2022 08:23 (two months ago) link

Then again me and my grandma on bongos could be AMM.

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 31 July 2022 08:31 (two months ago) link

Words from Richard Williams about last night’s AMM performance at Cafe Oto. Their final one. https://t.co/jYEIejqRKb

— A.F. Jones (@subjockey) July 31, 2022

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 31 July 2022 22:09 (two months ago) link

ffs this would be the one I miss wouldn't it?

Apologies to any lip readers (Tom D.), Monday, 1 August 2022 10:44 (two months ago) link


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