Introduction: Toya Wilcox and Robert Fripp have been entertaining audiences with their Sunday Lunches series since 2020. This unique show features a mix of classic rock covers and original music from Wilcox’s ‘In the Court of the Purple Queen’. Last week, the duo performed their own version of ‘Latex Messiah (Viva la Rebel In You)’, and this month, Wilcox will release a remastered version of the original album. To celebrate, they shared a new version of the song. This year, the couple will take Sunday Lunches on the road, with a 14-date tour spanning most of October. With their unique performances, Wilcox and Fripp are sure to bring joy to audiences around the world.
As the final episode of Sunday Lunches, Toya Wilcox performed her own “Latex Messiah” with husband Robert Fripp – see below.
The performance, renamed Toya and Robert’s Latex Sunday Lunch, saw the pair swing and crack a whip to a new version of ‘Latex Messiah (Viva la Rebel In You)’, which was originally released in 2007 as part of Willcox’s ‘ In the Court of the Purple Queen.
Next month, Willcox will release “Crimson Queen: Rhythm Deluxe,” a remastered version of the original album, and on Friday (Jan. 13), she shared a new version of “Latex Messiah.”
“He and Robert have prepared a latex-shaped treat for Sunday lunch this week,” reads the accompanying caption. “There’s no whip, so you’d better behave yourself. Your eyes may never be the same again.”
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The pair kicked off 2023 with a rousing rendition of Republica’s ‘Ready To Go’ and a cover of The Offspring’s ‘The Kids Aren’t Alright’, and December featured plenty of holiday classics including covers of ‘Jingle Bell Rock” and “Rockin”. Around the Christmas tree.
Previously, Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp paid tribute to a number of classic rock musicians, including “Paranoid” Black Sabbath, “Blind” Korn, “Holy Wars” Megadeth and “Seek And Destroy” Metallica.
Sunday lunch launched in 2020, and the following year, Wilcox explained that she released the video to help Fripp deal with the COVID-19 lockdown. In an interview with NME, she said that in the future they will “go much further”.
Fripp said last year that the series upset some King Crimson fans, but at age 76, he’s not fazed by their negativity. “My wife insists that artists have a duty to lift people’s spirits in difficult times. Do I respect that? My answer is yes, I totally and completely agree,” Fripp said.
“We are well aware of what people have experienced during isolation. I mean, you’re stuck in a tiny apartment when your mom dies and you can’t go to the funeral. “My wife told me that if all we’ve done in two years is help one person through a difficult time, then it’s been worth it,” he added.
Later this year, Fripp and Wilcox they will take Sunday lunch with them on the road. They announced a joint 2023 tour back in June and revealed the full itinerary – 14 shows spanning most of October – last month. Check the dates here.