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Music Radar: Toyah & Robert Cover Paranoid

November 3rd, 2020

Is this Black Sabbath cover by King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp and his wife Toyah the oddest tribute of 2020?

The duo perform Paranoid… in a prison

Robert Fripp… visionary, eccentric, King Crimson mastermind and now performer of Black Sabbath’s Paranoid on his Fernandes Custom Gold guitar in a prison while wearing fake tattoos.

And his wife of 34 years, musician / actress / author Toyah Willcox, is singing it while behind bars. It’s the latest instalment of the couple’s wonderfully imaginative lockdown videos that have also included Fripp playing Deep Purple’s ubiquitous Smoke On The Water next to a lake while Wilcox dances dressed as a cheerleader (see below).

We say bring it on, it’s not like 2020 isn’t bizarre enough already.

• Continue reading at Music Radar. See also Guitar World.

Consequence Of Sound: A Paranoid Halloween

November 3rd, 2020

King Crimson’s Robert Fripp Performs Black Sabbath’s “Paranoid” as Wife Toyah Sings and Dances Behind Bars:

The King Crimson founder and his wife cover Sabbath’s classic song in bizarre fashion

This year has seen its fair share of unexpected and bizarre phenomena, and King Crimson founder Robert Fripp and his singer wife Toyah Willcox have come to embrace it. The musical duo have spent quarantine making performance art videos, but their latest idea for Halloween might be their most absurd yet.

Donned in henna-like tattoos that cover his face and arms, Fripp starts playing Black Sabbath’s iconic song “Paranoid” on his Les Paul. Behind him, Willcox is locked behind bars — in what’s either an old prison cell or an underground bank vault — and starts dancing when the songs begins. When it comes time for the verses, she starts singing the metal classic.

The effect of the video is pretty uncomfortable but morbidly entertaining. Perhaps the use of “Paranoid” and dancing in a cage is a metaphor for quarantine? Or maybe it’s just Fripp and Willcox’s idea of a Halloween joke.

• Continue reading at Consequence Of Sound.

Louder: Watch A Tattooed Robert Fripp…

November 2nd, 2020

Watch a tattooed Robert Fripp play Black Sabbath in a prison cell while Toyah dances

You heard us right: Watch a tattooed Robert Fripp play Black Sabbath’s Paranoid in a prison cell while Toyah dances

Imagine: you wake up from a coma in November 2020. You’ve been asleep since Christmas, so you’re entirely unaware of the year’s contents. You don’t know about the virus, or the lockdowns, or that Liverpool are champions and that everything’s been cancelled.

You grab your smartphone, and you log into Facebook to check out what’s been happening in your absence. And the first thing you see is a video of a heavily tattooed Robert Fripp. The King Crimson mastermind is alone sitting in a prison cell, playing Black Sabbath’s Paranoid on a Les Paul. In the background stands his wife of 34 years, the adventurous pop star Toyah Willcox. She dances, and at the point where Ozzy Osbourne would normally start singing, she sings.

• Continue reading at Louder.

Toyah & Robert’s Paranoid Halloween Sunday Lunch

November 1st, 2020

The Halloween vibes have seeped over into Toyah & Robert’s somewhat ‘Paranoid’ Sunday Lunch. Enjoy…..

Happy Halloween From Toyah & Robert

October 31st, 2020

Toyah and Robert invite you to their Halloween Party… (Caps from a video that is © Toyah Willcox)

Toyah & Robert’s Agony Aunts – Episode #15 – Halloween 2020

October 31st, 2020

Happy Halloween. More of your social, emotional and music tuning predicaments are addressed with care and attention by the deeply unqualified Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp.

Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch: There’s No Smoke Without Water

October 25th, 2020

Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch is by the water this week.

Dear Toyah & Robert: Agony Aunts Episode #14

October 24th, 2020

More of your social, emotional and music tuning predicaments are addressed with care and attention by the deeply unqualified Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp. Premieres today at 6pm.

Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch: The Prog Rock Mating Dance

October 18th, 2020

Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch presents the Prog Rock Mating Dance.

Dear Toyah & Robert: Agony Aunts Episode #13

October 18th, 2020

More of your social, emotional and music tuning predicaments are addressed with care and attention by the deeply unqualified Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp.

Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch: You Really Got Me

October 12th, 2020

Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch brings a song with a view….

Dear Toyah & Robert: Agony Aunts Episode #12

October 12th, 2020

More of your social, emotional and music tuning predicaments are addressed with care and attention by the deeply unqualified Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp.

Dear Toyah & Robert: Agony Aunts Episode #11

October 4th, 2020

More of your social, emotional and music tuning predicaments are addressed with care and attention by the deeply unqualified Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp.

Never Mind The Boll*Kcs Here’s Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch

September 28th, 2020

How about some Anarchy In The UK? For your Sunday Lunch viewing pleasure, another visual and aural accompaniment from Toyah and Robert.

Dear Toyah & Robert: Agony Aunts Episode #10

September 28th, 2020

More of your social, emotional and music tuning predicaments are addressed with care and attention by the deeply unqualified Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp.

Sunday Lunch: Larks’ Tongues In Aspic: Part Four

September 21st, 2020

For your Sunday Lunch, a visual and aural accompaniment from Toyah and Robert.

Dear Toyah & Robert: Agony Aunts Episode #9

September 21st, 2020

More of your social, emotional and music tuning predicaments are addressed with care and attention by the deeply unqualified Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp.

Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch: A Quintessential English Cheese

September 14th, 2020

It’s another wild weekend for Toyah & Robert with A Quintessential English Country Cheese for Sunday Lunch….

Dear Toyah & Robert: Agony Aunts Episode #8

September 14th, 2020

More of your social, emotional and music tuning predicaments are addressed with care and attention by the deeply unqualified Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp.

Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Dessert: “Cake”

September 9th, 2020

Toyah & Robert often find cake is a good way to finish Sunday lunch.

Dear Toyah & Robert: Agony Aunts Episode #7

September 9th, 2020

More of your social, emotional and music tuning predicaments are addressed with care and attention by the deeply unqualified Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp.