Fred Frith Profiled, Plays Montreal

Fred Frith dangles his chainThe Montreal Mirror has an article on Frith in anticipation of his performance in that city next week.

As a founding member of Henry Cow and the Rock in Opposition movement, guitarist Fred Frith has cult credibility careening out of the f-holes of his Gibson ES-345. Between Cow’s first album in the early 1970s and his current band Cosa Brava’s sophomore CD The Letter, Frith has appeared on over 400 discs, rockin’ with the Art Bears, Massacre and Skeleton Crew, and collaborating with the likes of Brian Eno, Robert Wyatt, the Residents, Mike Patton and John Zorn.