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Frippery /ˈfrɪp(ə)ri/ (n.)
1. Showy or unnecessary ornament in architecture, dress, or musical structure.
A strictly badass one-chord stomping boogie with not a hint of frippery
Origin: late 20th century (denoting tiresome over-intellectualised guitar playing): after Robert Fripp, of King Crimson and later Berlin-era Bowie records.