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Re: Band: King Crimson

Postby Redline on Tue Sep 23, 2014 3:19 pm

What's 300 about? Is it some math movie only teachers would like, like I hate Waiting for Superman?
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Re: Band: King Crimson

Postby Bernardo on Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:20 pm

Angus Jung wrote:I don't even like Starless And Bible Black.


Fracture, dude! Probably not the best album from that era, but that track might be their best. The contrast between the monolithic, majestic riff and the spidery interludes makes that song.

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Re: Band: King Crimson

Postby Redline on Wed Sep 24, 2014 2:19 pm

Anyone on the PRF that has the chance should see this King Crimson mark 8 (or whatever) tour should buy tickets NOW, even if you hate record collecting musos or prog rock, it's totally worth it. The concert whipped the donkey's ass, it was a magikist. The crowd roared like a lion.

Mel Collins was the obvious MVP. This is only the second time in my life I've been excited by seeing so many reed instruments and flutes on a stage. Mel's inclusion also guaranteed many seldom played King Crimson songs on the set list. The best heckle was a request for Don't Kill The Whale, a Yes song, made by me.

My only criticism is that there should have been only one drummer instead of three drummers. The only drumbo I wasn't familiar with, Gavin Harrison, seemed to be the likely candidate.

If you have a chance to see this concert you should go, dammit, something this cool probably wont happen again for a long time. Thanks to Peter Jest for promoting the show, and to Damian who drove me there because I have a wicked wisdom tooth abscess right now.
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Re: Band: King Crimson

Postby emmanuelle cunt on Wed Sep 24, 2014 4:22 pm

Redline wrote: The best heckle was a request for Don't Kill The Whale, a Yes song, made by me.




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Re: Band: King Crimson

Postby greg on Fri Sep 26, 2014 4:47 pm

Apparently King Crimson isn't on Spotify...
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Re: Band: King Crimson

Postby matthew on Fri Sep 26, 2014 8:09 pm

readandburn wrote:Fracture is the best thing they ever did. Fripp's playing on that is bordering on impossible.


It's actually not that hard, speaking as a guitarist, but yeah I agree...good schtuff. Got me going back in the day.
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Re: Band: King Crimson

Postby Redline on Sat Sep 27, 2014 1:28 pm

matthew wrote:

It's (Fracture) actually not that hard, speaking as a guitarist


Dang, then give me a guitar lesson and show me how to play the bit at 2:50....
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Re: Band: King Crimson

Postby readandburn on Sun Sep 28, 2014 1:55 pm

Redline wrote:matthew wrote:

It's (Fracture) actually not that hard, speaking as a guitarist


Dang, then give me a guitar lesson and show me how to play the bit at 2:50....


I'm a guitarist too, and I'm in awe that anyone could play that part easily.
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Re: Band: King Crimson

Postby Redline on Sun Sep 28, 2014 5:47 pm

readandburn wrote:
I'm a guitarist too, and I'm in awe that anyone could play that part easily.


Bob would play that part to warm up for a gig backstage, even when it wasn't on the set list.

I'm on vacation now, I should learn that bit. I think this will be a guitar stay-cation. Hey, the lawn is mowed...
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Re: Band: King Crimson

Postby matthew on Sat Oct 04, 2014 9:37 pm

Redline and readandburn-

send me a PM sometime and maybe we can do a Skype/FaceTime guitar lesson. I'm totally serious. I'd be happy to show you how to play it provided I have the time and I'm home.
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Re: Band: King Crimson

Postby tarandfeathers on Sun Oct 05, 2014 12:25 pm

I'd agree, that part isn't particularly hard, playing the riff a couple of times through is really no problem but it is a bit of a stamina test, I don't think I've ever played the whole thing all the way through...
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Re: Band: King Crimson

Postby matthew on Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:55 pm

tarandfeathers wrote:...it is a bit of a stamina test...


I told my girlfriend that at some point this past summer.

Anyway...

That's the hardest aspect of that segment of that song. Fripp...being Fripp.....alternate picks most of it and that can be pretty taxing.

Other than that, if you understand augmented chords and the whole tone scale, you're good to go.
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Re: Band: King Crimson

Postby Redline on Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:02 pm

matthew wrote:

if you understand augmented chords and the whole tone scale, you're good to go.


Thanks, I really don't know any of that stuff. I just learn everything by ear.
But, more importantly, I have pre-ordered the STARLESS box set. Yay!
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Re: Band: King Crimson

Postby Brett Eugene Ralph on Tue Oct 28, 2014 4:13 pm

Man, it sure is hard to find a used vinyl copy of Red for under twenty bucks.
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Re: Band: King Crimson

Postby Redline on Tue Oct 28, 2014 4:40 pm

Brett Eugene Ralph wrote:
Man, it sure is hard to find a used vinyl copy of Red for under twenty bucks.

I know - the earlier lps are way easier to find, people would tend to hang on to Red, even before Kurt name-checked it.

When I bought most of my King Crimson lp's,(1973 - 1975) the gas crunch was on and the quality of the vinyl really sucked. When I wore them out, EG / Atlantic had reissued them as half-speed masters on way better vinyl (for the price of a normal lp!)..Those were the days.
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Re: Band: King Crimson

Postby offal on Tue Oct 28, 2014 5:05 pm

Redline wrote: the bit at 2:50....


I couldn't remember the bit, and had to look it up.

Holy crap. Makes my hands hurt just watching it. Start at 25:25 for him playing it at 120 BPM.

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Re: Band: King Crimson

Postby Redline on Fri Dec 19, 2014 1:03 pm

King Crimson - Live-at-the-Orpheum
New tour live concert release
http://shop.schizoidshop.com/king-crims ... p1429.aspx

Includes The Letters...

"IMPAILED ON NAILS OF ICE!!!..."

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Re: Band: King Crimson

Postby Major on Fri Dec 19, 2014 1:27 pm

Redline wrote:Brett Eugene Ralph wrote:
Man, it sure is hard to find a used vinyl copy of Red for under twenty bucks.

I know - the earlier lps are way easier to find, people would tend to hang on to Red, even before Kurt name-checked it.


My best score when I was in Chicago last month was an original pressing from Permanent Records. $14.99.
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Re: Band: King Crimson

Postby matthew on Sat Dec 20, 2014 10:46 am

Redline wrote:Brett Eugene Ralph wrote:
Man, it sure is hard to find a used vinyl copy of Red for under twenty bucks.

I know - the earlier lps are way easier to find, people would tend to hang on to Red, even before Kurt name-checked it.

When I bought most of my King Crimson lp's,(1973 - 1975) the gas crunch was on and the quality of the vinyl really sucked. When I wore them out, EG / Atlantic had reissued them as half-speed masters on way better vinyl (for the price of a normal lp!)..Those were the days.


It sure would be nice to get a decent vinyl of that record, yes. Can't find one anywhere....
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Re: Band: King Crimson

Postby Bill Swansea on Sat Dec 20, 2014 2:02 pm

matthew wrote:
Redline wrote:Brett Eugene Ralph wrote:
Man, it sure is hard to find a used vinyl copy of Red for under twenty bucks.

I know - the earlier lps are way easier to find, people would tend to hang on to Red, even before Kurt name-checked it.

When I bought most of my King Crimson lp's,(1973 - 1975) the gas crunch was on and the quality of the vinyl really sucked. When I wore them out, EG / Atlantic had reissued them as half-speed masters on way better vinyl (for the price of a normal lp!)..Those were the days.


It sure would be nice to get a decent vinyl of that record, yes. Can't find one anywhere....

I've seen it available over here in places. Think it's one of the remasters though so who knows what it sounds like.
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