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Adrian Belew
December 23, 1949 -
Nationality: American
Category: Musician
Subcategory: American Musician

Currently I'm working with Parker Fly on a new Midi guitar to arrive next year.


I was left with an urge to make the guitar sound like things it shouldn't be able to sound like.


I love drums and still play frequently.


I thought I might be a band instructor, someone who plays all the instruments and teaches others.


My favorite puzzle is trying to work out the parts myself, after all it is a solo effort.


Age 10. I joined the school marching band as a drummer.


Yes, but don't forget I also have the luxury of the worlds finest band when it gets lonely.


We expect to keep our writing sessions going until late spring, then to play some new material in a few secret club dates. The record will likely take a long time and may not surface until 1999!


I borrowed a guitar at age 16 and taught myself to play because I wanted to write songs.


King Crimson will soon be touring parts of Europe.


Digital for storage and quickness. Analog for fatness and warmth.


I have enjoyed all the artists I've worked with.


As you can appreciate over my lifetime I've developed a large vocabulary of sounds each requiring certain physical techniques often combined with a specific effect box.


For example, after developing a sound similar to an elephant trumpeting, I wrote the song Elephant Talk which gave my elephant sound an appropriate place to live.


The only drawback is once the work is done you rarely see each other.


I prefer a quartet, it makes everyone work harder.


King Crimson is never easy; it's challenging. That's why I like it.


I didn't make my first solo record until 1981 so I don't have any 60's or 70's recordings but I am working on a large boxed set called DUST to be released next year, the 20th anniversary of my first solo record.


I have no secrets; all of these things have been discussed at length in guitar magazines over the years but are far too elaborate to cover in one article.


DUST includes rarities, demos, unreleased songs and instrumentals, live recordings, and more.


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