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Robert Fripp: “Working with Eno and Bowie was a lot of laughs. King Crimson? Not so many laughs”

Robert Fripp: “Working with Eno and Bowie was a lot of laughs. King Crimson? Not so many laughs”

Robert Fripp discusses the return of King Crimson in the new Uncut (dated December 2013), out now.

The guitarist revealed his plans for the revitalised group, his appearance on All Star Mr & Mrs with Toyah Wilcox and recording with Brian Eno and David Bowie in Berlin.

“Working with Eno and Bowie was an utter joy,” explains Fripp. “The key thing was lots of laughs, which is a necessary part of the creative process. King Crimson? Not so many laughs.”

"I walked through Checkpoint Charlie with David, and on the way back he said [casually], 'Don’t run. There’s a machine gun up there.' That was life in West Berlin. It was on the edge. And on the edge is where an artist goes."

The new issue of Uncut (dated December 2013) is out now.

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