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Fred Frith & Henry Kaiser - Friends & Enemies Album

Fred Frith & Henry Kaiser - Friends & Enemies Album

Performer: Fred Frith & Henry Kaiser
Title: Friends & Enemies
Style: Prog Rock, Free Improvisation
Released: May 1999
Cat#: Rune 117/118
Country: US
Label: Cuneiform Records
Size MP3 version: 1134 mb
Size FLAC version: 1706 mb
Size WMA version: 2678 mb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 174
Genre: Electronic / Jazz / Rock

Fred Frith & Henry Kaiser - Friends & Enemies Album


1Twisted Memories Give Way To The Angry Present3:53
2Black Glass5:28
3John S. French3:32
4Major Nichols3:53
5Fourth Rail5:13
6It Sings5:40
7Third Rail3:28
8Life In Hell5:37
9Wool And Water4:12
10The Confession3:56
11...But Does It Swing?3:31
12Reading Glasses2:03
13Fifteen Blues4:34
14A Portrait Of The Artists As Two Old Men7:06
15Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues3:31
16The Incarceration5:39
17Believing What We Read3:02
18Drowsy Maggie4:06
20See Over9:05
21It Moves...2:07
22Objects Everyday2:50
23Special Rider Blues4:31
24The Kirghiz Light4:55
25Roy Rogers5:00
26One Of Nature's Mistakes2:07
27The Golden Eighties5:46
28Dog Puppet Born Out Of A Sock2:07
29An FF Bass Solo2:38
30The Trace2:53
31An HK Guitar Solo3:32
32Three Languages9:29
33Everyday Objects2:49
34The Changing Of Names5:47
35The Live Trace4:38


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
Rune 117/118Fred Frith & Henry Kaiser Fred Frith & Henry Kaiser - Friends & Enemies ‎(2xCD, Album, Comp, Dig)Cuneiform RecordsRune 117/118US1999


  • Artwork [Wood Figurines]Henry Turner
  • Design [Pkg]David Greenberger
  • Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass [4 & 6 String], Drums ["drums"], Violin, Marimba, Piano, Organ [Casio 202]Fred Frith
  • Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass [6 String], Drums ["drums"], Sitar [Electric], Banjo, PianoHenry Kaiser
  • Engineer, Liner NotesOliver DiCicco
  • Mastered ByPaul Stubblebine
  • Photography By [Fred, Henry & Oliver]Carol LeMaitre
  • Photography By [Turner]Alden Ludlow
  • Producer, Mixed ByFred Frith, Henry Kaiser


Recorded at Mobius Music, San Francisco.
Live tracks recorded at Wolfgangs, San Francisco; McCabe's Santa Monica; Kuuwumba Jazz Society, Santa Cruz.
Mastered at Paul's Gourmet Mastering, San Francisco.

℗ 1999 Cuneiform Records
© Fred Frith & Henry Kaiser

All tracks published by Fractal Music (BMI)/Ant Hill Music (GEMA)

Tracks 1-1 to 1-5, 2-1 to 2-4 previously released as "With Friends Like These" LP (Metalanguage ML-107) in July 1979.
Tracks 1-6 to 1-10, 2-5 to 2-10 previously released as "Who Needs Enemies" LP (Metalanguage ML-123) in October 1983.
Tracks 1-11 to 1-15, 2-11 to 2-16 recorded live in October 1984.
Tracks 1-16 to 1-18, 2-17, 2-18 are from studio session in January 1999.

CDs housed in generic 'jewel-cases'.


  • Barcode: 0 45775 01172 1


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Cuneiform Records
  • Copyright (c) – Fred Frith
  • Copyright (c) – Henry Kaiser
  • Published By – Fractal Music
  • Published By – Ant Hill Music
  • Recorded At – Mobius Music
  • Recorded At – Wolfgang's, San Francisco
  • Recorded At – McCabe's Guitar Shop
  • Recorded At – Kuuwumba Jazz Society
  • Mastered At – Paul's Gourmet Mastering


Friends & Enemies is a 1999 double-CD compilation album of studio and live material by Fred Frith and Henry Kaiser. It contains the complete collaborative recordings of Frith and Kaiser from 1979 to 1999, namely their two studio albums With Friends Like These 1979 and Who Needs Enemies 1983, an unreleased live album recorded in 1984, and new studio tracks recorded in 1999. The album was released by Cuneiform Records in June 1999. Fred Frith , Henry Kaiser. Songs in album Friends & Enemies CD1 1999. Fred Frith ft. Henry Kaiser - It Moves. Henry Kaiser - The Changing Of Names. Henry Kaiser - It Sings. Henry Kaiser - Believing What We Read. Henry Kaiser - Hard Time Killin Floor Blues. Henry Kaiser - The Golden Eighties. Henry Kaiser - Everyday Objec. In 1979, guitarists Fred Frith and Henry Kaiser made an album titled With Friends Like These. on the Metalanguage label. It was one of the defining documents of the downtown avant-garde scene, a collection of improvised duets on which both players essentially redefined the sound of the guitar, Frith with his physically altered and sometimes beaten instruments, and Kaiser with his virtuosic and harmonically adventurous technique. Listen free to Fred Frith & Henry Kaiser Friends & Enemies It Moves. The Changing of Names and more. 36 tracks 153:32. Fred Frith & Henry Kaiser. Frith & H. Kaiser - 9. The Kirghiz Light With Enemies Like These, Who Needs Friends, '87. Islas resonantes, Eliane. Прослушайте отрывки, купите и загрузите песни из альбома Friends and Enemies , включая It Moves. The Changing of Names , It Sings и другие. Купите альбом по цене 159 . Песни доступны по цене от 18 . friends & enemies by Fred Frith & Henry Kaiser, released 15 May 1999 1. It Moves. The Changing of Names 3. It Sings 4. Believing What We Read Does It Swing 6. Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues 7. The Golden Eighties 8. Everyday Objects 9. The Kirghiz Light 10. Special Rider Blues 11. Drowsy Maggie 12. An HK Guitar Solo 13. Strandloper 14. Major Nichols 15. The Live Trace 16. See Over 17. Fourth Rail 18. Squirrely 19. Compact Disc CD Digital Album Includes unlimited streaming of friends & enemies via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. ships out within 3 days. Purchasable with gift card. 1999 Cuneiform Records Fred Frith & Henry Kaiser. All tracks published by Fractal Music BMIAnt Hill Music GEMA. Tracks to , to previously released as With Friends Like These LP Metalanguage ML-107 in July 1979. Tracks to , to previously released as Who Needs Enemies LP Metalanguage ML-123 in October 1983. Tracks to , to recorded live in October 1984. Tracks to , , are from studio session in January 1999. Track is called One-Eyed Theater on Fred Frith & Henr. After all, Frith got his steely nerve from Henry Cow, who formed in the early 1970s, and Kaiser seemed to step into his own as a brilliant musician fully formed in the late 1970s. The pair has always been tight-and close in both age and temperament-as this two-CD set demonstrates. Kaiser and Frith alternate squiggles and wiggles and string tickles here, giving lots of attention to the details of improvised abstractions. Leave off the Grateful Dead tributes, Henry. This album crams an indecent amount of remarkable music into a small space, and is as beautifully recorded as we've come to expect from Oliver DiCicco. Recommended for guitar fans who've outgrown the dull. This maximum-length CD-only release consists of selections from an unreleased live album by Frith and Kaiser 1984 combined with greatest hits from their two out-of-print duo albums: With Friends Like These 1979 and Who Needs Enemies 1983. Most all of this music was improvised by one method or another. Tracks 3,4,5,7,8,12,14,15,16 were recorded without overdubbing. Thanks to snobb for the addition. No fred frith who needs friends