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Adrian Belew

Adrian Belew
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Adrian Belew (born Robert Steven Belew, December 23, 1949) is an American musician, songwriter and record producer. A multi-instrumentalist primarily known as a guitarist and singer, Belew is noted for his unusual, impressionistic approach to guitar playing (which, rather than relying on standard instrumental tones, often resembles sound effects or noises made by animals and machines). He is best known for his time with King Crimson and guest work with David Bowie, Laurie Anderson, and many more. He has also worked as a solo artist and been a member of a band called The Bears.
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Gizmodrome — Gizmodrome Gizmodrome — Gizmodrome
(EarMusic, 2017, CD)
King Crimson — Thrak - The Complete Scores King Crimson — Thrak - The Complete Scores
(7d Media no#, 2017, Book)
Adrian Belew — Flux - Volume One Adrian Belew — Flux - Volume One
(Adrian Belew Presents no#, 2015, CD)
The Crimson ProjeKCt — Live in Tokyo The Crimson ProjeKCt — Live in Tokyo
(Inside Out Music 0675-2, 2014, CD)
The Crimson ProjeKCt — Official Bootleg Live 2012 The Crimson ProjeKCt — Official Bootleg Live 2012
(Unsung TCP001, 2013, CD)
Julie Slick — Terroir Julie Slick — Terroir
((Not on label) no#, 2012, CD)
Adrian Belew — E Adrian Belew — E
(Adrian Belew abp-60109, 2009, CD)
Adrian Belew — Side Four (Live) Adrian Belew — Side Four (Live)
(Adrian Belew abp-2167, 2007, CD)
Adrian Belew — Side Three Adrian Belew — Side Three
(Sanctuary Records 06076-84777-2, 2006, CD)
Billy Sherwood — Back against the Wall Billy Sherwood — Back against the Wall
(Purple Pyramid CLP-1535, 2005, 2CD)
Adrian Belew and Man on Fire — Habitat Adrian Belew and Man on Fire — Habitat
(ProgRock 10, 2005, CD)
Adrian Belew — Side One Adrian Belew — Side One
(Sanctuary Records 06076-84738-2, 2005, CD)
Adrian Belew — Side Two Adrian Belew — Side Two
(Sanctuary Records 06076-84755-2, 2005, CD)
King Crimson — The Power to Believe King Crimson — The Power to Believe
(Sanctuary Records 06076-84585-2, 2003, CD)
King Crimson — Level Five King Crimson — Level Five
(Discipline DGM0518, 2001/2008, CD)
Tori Amos — Strange Little Girls Tori Amos — Strange Little Girls
(Atlantic 7567-83486-2, 2001, CD)
King Crimsom — Vrooom Vrooom King Crimsom — Vrooom Vrooom
(Discipline DGM0105, 2001, 2CD)
BPM&M — XtraKcts & ArtifaKcts BPM&M — XtraKcts & ArtifaKcts
(Papabear PBCD5, 2001, CD)
King Crimson — Heavy Contrukction King Crimson — Heavy Contrukction
(Discipline DGM0013, 2000, 2CD)
Béla Fleck and the Flecktones — Outbound Béla Fleck and the Flecktones — Outbound
(Columbia 498921 2, 2000, CD)
Adrian Belew — Coming Attractions Adrian Belew — Coming Attractions
(Adrian Belew Presents ABP-06199, 1999, CD)
King Crimson — The ProjeKcts King Crimson — The ProjeKcts
(Discipline DGM9913, 1999, 4CD)
Adrian Belew  —  Belewprints: The Acoustic Adrian Belew Volume Two Adrian Belew — Belewprints: The Acoustic Adrian Belew Volume Two
(Discipline DGM 9802, 1998, CD)
Adrian Belew  — Op Zop Too Wah Adrian Belew — Op Zop Too Wah
(Discipline DGM 9609, 1996, CD)
King Crimson — Thrakattak King Crimson — Thrakattak
(Discipline DGM9604, 1996, CD)
King Crimson — Thrak King Crimson — Thrak
(Discipline DGM0513, 1995/2005, CD)
Laurie Anderson — Bright Red Laurie Anderson — Bright Red
(Warner Bros 9 45534-2, 1994, CD)
King Crimson — Vrooom King Crimson — Vrooom
(Discipline DR 9401 2, 1994, CD)
Laurie Anderson — Home of the Brave Laurie Anderson — Home of the Brave
(Warner Bros 9 25400-2, 1986, CD)
King Crimson — Absent Lovers: Live in Montreal 1984 King Crimson — Absent Lovers: Live in Montreal 1984
(Discipline DGM9804, 1984/1998, 2CD)
Laurie Anderson — Mister Heartbreak Laurie Anderson — Mister Heartbreak
(Warner Bros 9 25077-2, 1984, CD)
King Crimson — Three of a Perfect Pair King Crimson — Three of a Perfect Pair
(Discipline DGM0510, 1984/2005, CD)
Adrian Belew — Twang Bar King Adrian Belew — Twang Bar King
(Island Records 7 90108-1, 1983, LP)
King Crimson — Beat King Crimson — Beat
(Discipline DGM0509, 1982/2009, CD)
Adrian Belew — Lone Rhino Adrian Belew — Lone Rhino
(Island Records IL 9751, 1982, LP)
Talking Heads — The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads Talking Heads — The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads
(Rhino Records R2 76489, 1982/2004, 2CD)
King Crimson — Discipline King Crimson — Discipline
(Discipline KCSP8, 1981/2011, CD+DVD)
David Bowie — Lodger David Bowie — Lodger
(EMI TOCP-70152, 1979/2007, CD)

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