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RE: roxy music

>>Brian Eno did live treatments on Phil Manzanera's guitar using tape.  
Have a look at this - the solo starts after 4 minutes. Is there some use
of looping?


no. the two revox a77s were always a part of eno's stage rig during his
tenure with roxy, but they were used for tape-echo & are clearly not in
the frippertronics configuration here. he appears to be (& it sounds
like he is) manipulating a remote varispeed on one of them at the start
of manzanera's extemporisation; the early model of a77 was a tricky
machine to add varispeed to, & revox later changed the capstan servo to
a version with a 555 timer chip which made this easier. but I digress.
later on in the piece, baldy brian processes the guitar through the

odd performance though- I thought I'd seen all the beat club recordings,
but this one is new to me. brian ferry would normally have played the
keyboard part, here left to andy mackay by the looks of things, so that
BF can (unusually) strum a strat.



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