Cymbals Eat Guitars–Thank Robert Fripp For the Band Name?


Cymbals Eat Guitars, a new postpunk band of blog note…I wonder if they got their name from watching the video “Bruford and the Beat” where Robert Fripp explains why he made Bill Bruford stop playing cymbals in 80’s era King Crimson…he says something ridiculous like “Those loud symbols keep taking away the accents from my guitar playing!” Oh here it is: “It’s so limiting for me to play with cymbals playing 16s…they’re taking all my accents!”

Which is a load of crock because Bruford’s playing with Yes and earlier King Crimson like the album Red was so much better with cymbals! See his statement here in this video at the 6:07 mark:

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