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Electronic / Jazz / Rock
Performer: Fred Frith
Title: Speechless
Style: Experimental, Avantgarde, Free Improvisation
Year 1985
Country US
Label Ralph Records
Catalog Number FF 8106
Genre: Electronic / Jazz / Rock
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 892
MP3 size: 1666 mb
Record From: Vinyl, LP, Album, Repress

Fred Frith - Speechless mp3


1Fred Frith With Massacre Navajo
Bass – Tina CurranDrums – Fred FrithSaxophone [Snake] – Steve Buchanan
2Fred Frith With Etron Fou LeloublanKick The Can (Part 1)
Organ – Fred Frith
3Fred Frith With Etron Fou LeloublanWomen Speak To Men; Men Speak To Women
Vocals – Asha And Storm
4Fred Frith With Etron Fou LeloublanCarnival On Wall St.
5Fred Frith With Etron Fou LeloublanAhead In The Sand
Voice – Fred Frith, Guigou Chenevier, Margot Mathieu
6Fred Frith With Massacre Saving Grace
7Fred Frith With Etron Fou LeloublanEsperanza
8Fred Frith With Massacre Conversations With Arc
9Fred FrithKick The Can (Part 2)
10Fred Frith With Massacre A Spit In The Ocean
11Fred FrithSpeechless
12Fred FrithBalance
Drums – Fred Frith
13Fred FrithDomaine De Planousset
Bass – Tina Curran
14Fred Frith With Etron Fou LeloublanLaughing Matter
Bagpipes – Roger Kent Parsons


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
FF 8106Fred Frith Speechless ‎(LP, Album)Ralph RecordsFF 8106US1981
ReCDec 902Fred Frith Speechless ‎(CD, Album, RE)RecRec MusicReCDec 902Switzerland1991
ESD 80542Fred Frith Speechless ‎(CD, Album, RE)East Side DigitalESD 80542US1991
BELLE 152441Fred Frith Speechless ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, Pap)Belle AntiqueBELLE 152441Japan2015
ReR/FRO 04Fred Frith Speechless ‎(CD, Album, RE)ReR Megacorp, Fred RecordsReR/FRO 04UK2001


  • Alto SaxophoneGeorge Cartwright (tracks: B1, B2, B4)
  • Baritone SaxophoneMars Williams (tracks: B1, B2, B4)
  • BassBill Laswell (tracks: B1 to B8), Fred Frith (tracks: A1, B3, B5, B8)
  • Bass, Voice, Jew's Harp [Guimbarde]Ferdinand Richard (tracks: A1 to A6)
  • Composed ByLaswell (tracks: B6), Fred Frith, Curran (tracks: A6)
  • DrumsFred Maher (tracks: B1 to B8)
  • Drums, Tenor SaxophoneGuigou Chenevier (tracks: A1 to A6)
  • Engineer [Cbgb]Charlie Martin (tracks: B1, B2, B4, B6)
  • Engineer [France]Francois Riether (tracks: A1 to A6)
  • Engineer [Switzerland]Etienne Conod, R. Vogel
  • Guitar, ViolinFred Frith
  • KeyboardsFred Frith (tracks: B1 to B8)
  • Mastered ByLKIKS
  • MellotronFred Frith (tracks: A1 to A6)
  • Organ, HarmoniumJo Thirion (tracks: A1 to A6)
  • ProducerConod (tracks: B1 to B8), Francois Riether (tracks: A1 to A6), Frith, Vogel (tracks: B1 to B8), Curran
  • Recorded By [Tape]Bob Ostertag (tracks: A1 to A6)
  • Recorder, Edited By [Unusual Edits], CoverTina Curran
  • Soprano Saxophone, Tenor SaxophoneMargot Mathieu (tracks: A1 to A6)


Label variant from Fred Frith - Speechless. Off-white with black print labels.

Side A:
The tapes used on side A were recorded in New York City at street fairs, demonstrations and, along with the bagpipes, in Washington Square.
Recorded July / August 1980 at Studio Freeson, Pujaut, France and Studio Sunrise, Kirchberg, Switzerland.

Side B:
Tracks B1, B4 and the end of track B2 are based on a live concert recorded at CBGB in New York, April 1980, subsequently altered and added to in Switzerland. Track B6 is from the same concert and is an improvised piece heard as played.
Recorded July / August 1980 at Studio Sunrise, Kirchberg, Switzerland.

Manufactured by Ralph Records
Published by Arcades Music (PRS)
℗ © 1981, The Cryptic Corporation


  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1, etched): FF 8106-A LKIKS [Sonic Arts logo] Hello Fred! KM-6049-A S-13594 +[w/ dots in quadrants] +[w/ dots in quadrants] +[w/ dots in quadrants]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2, etched): FF 8106B Re I LKIKS [Sonic Arts logo] KM 6049-B-Re•1 S-13595 +[w/ dots in quadrants] +[w/ dots in quadrants] +[w/ dots in quadrants]
  • Matrix / Runout (Both sides, stamped): KM


  • Manufactured By – Ralph Records
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Cryptic Corporation
  • Copyright (c) – Cryptic Corporation
  • Published By – Arcades Music
  • Recorded At – Studio Free Son
  • Recorded At – Sunrise Studios
  • Recorded At – CBGB
  • Mastered At – Sonic Arts
  • Mastered At – KM Records Inc. – KM 6049
  • Pressed By – Rainbo Records – S-13594
  • Pressed By – Rainbo Records – S-13595



Speechless is a 1981 solo album by English guitarist, composer and improviser Fred Frith of the group Henry Cow. It was Frith's third solo album, and was originally released in the United States on LP record on The Residents' Ralph record label. It was the second of three solo albums Frith made for the label. Speechless was recorded in France, Switzerland and the United States, and featured Frith with French Rock in Opposition group Etron Fou Leloublan on the first side of the LP, and Frith's New York. Fred Frith Speechless Label: RecRec Music ReCDec 902 Format: CD, Album, Reissue Country: Switzerland Released: 1991 Genre: Jazz, Rock Style: in album Fred Frith - Speechless 1981. Fred Frith - Kick The Can Part 1. Fred Frith - Carnival Of Wall Street. Fred Frith - Ahead In The Sand. Fred Frith - Laughing Matter - Esperanza. Fred Frith - Women Speak To Men: Men Speak To Women. Fred Frith - A Spit In The Ocean. Fred Frith - Navajo. Fred Frith - Balance. Fred Frith - Saving Grace. Fred Frith - Speechless. Album 1981 13 Songs. Fred Frith. Classical free to Fred Frith Speechless Kick the Can Pt. 1, Carnival on Wall Street and more. 13 tracks 44:00. Посмотреть сведения об участниках альбома, рецензии, композиции и приобрести альбом 1991 CD от Speechless на was Fred Frith's second album for the San Franciscan Ralph label, and was originally issued in 1981. Like its predecessor Gravity, it's an eclectic, restless, kaleidoscopic record that pulls in elements of folk music, free improv, avant rock and good old fashioned noise and then knits them together with field recordings, tape manipulation and studio trickery. The first half of the record or side one in vinyl terms features our Fred in cahoots with French trio Etron Fou Leloublan. Their twisted prog suggests an unholy alliance between the Magic Band and King Crimson. Speechless, 1981. Kick the Can Pt. Carnival On Wall Street, 02:52. Ahead In the Sand, 03:17. Laughing Matter, Esperanza, 07:46. Women Speak to Men Men Speak to Women, 05:43. Saving Grace, 11. Speechless, 12. Conversations With Arc, 13. Domaine De Planousset, 14. Kick The Can Part 2