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Postby areopagite on Tue Nov 13, 2007 12:24 am

A hearty CRAP! Rigid, lifeless, masturbatory--unlistenable.

You know how music journalist types want to split rock enthusiasts along lines of dedication to either the Beatles or the Stones? I wonder if you could slice prog/nerd rockers along the lines of King Crimson or Rush. In my experience, there's a lot of crossover, but also a lot of favoritism. That said, I have absolutely no use for King Crimson (except for an Easy Money live version I can't deny), but have a smirky fondness for Rush.

Maybe this means something.
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Postby world of pee on Tue Nov 13, 2007 1:17 am

areopagite wrote:Maybe this means something.


that you made the wrong choice. better luck next time!
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Postby fancyjamtime on Tue Nov 13, 2007 2:14 am

I used to have a problem with Belew's singing but have grown to appreciate it. KC gave two of the greatest shows I've ever seen.

On the negative side of the ledger, John Wetton was in Asia and I just really can't tolerate that shit. Yes, it matters. Fuck Steve Howe for that too.

But, c'mon. The only loser in the bunch was Lizard and The ConstruKction of Light. WTF is King Crimson doing still existing without Buford? Electronic V drums? Jesus Christ.
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Postby Johnny C on Tue Nov 13, 2007 3:27 am

So incredibly NOT CRAP.
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Postby gjhardwick on Tue Nov 13, 2007 3:43 am

the TV footage of Jamie Muir dressed like a caveman and blowing a whistle whilst the rest of KC play Larks Tongue... is definitely NOT CRAP.

In fact, it's amazing.
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Postby trilonaut on Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:24 pm

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Postby SecondEdition on Wed Jul 23, 2008 2:03 pm

Shit. They're not hitting Michigan at any point?

I want to see them at some point, almost exclusively just to say that I saw King Crimson.

The stories I have heard about Fripp's personality are hilarious.

Did I tell the bathroom story yet? I know I did somewhere on this forum.
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Postby SecondEdition on Wed Jul 23, 2008 2:05 pm

burun wrote:I have been on a Crimson kick for the past few weeks.

The students seem to hate it.

Good.


Buncha sissies.
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Postby Brett Eugene Ralph on Wed Jul 23, 2008 2:22 pm

I've never really checked out this band, but that song in Children of Men sounded awesome.
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Postby SecondEdition on Wed Jul 23, 2008 3:42 pm

Brett Eugene Ralph wrote:I've never really checked out this band, but that song in Children of Men sounded awesome.


I'll make you a deal: I will sendspace you a King Crimson album, and you sendspace me a Pink Fairies album. How does that sound?
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Postby AnthonyVillalobos on Wed Jul 23, 2008 3:48 pm

SecondEdition wrote:
Brett Eugene Ralph wrote:I've never really checked out this band, but that song in Children of Men sounded awesome.


I'll make you a deal: I will sendspace you a King Crimson album, and you sendspace me a Pink Fairies album. How does that sound?



"Lark's Tongue In Aspic" is the best Crimson album for sure.
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Postby Brett Eugene Ralph on Wed Jul 23, 2008 4:01 pm

SecondEdition wrote:
Brett Eugene Ralph wrote:I've never really checked out this band, but that song in Children of Men sounded awesome.


I'll make you a deal: I will sendspace you a King Crimson album, and you sendspace me a Pink Fairies album. How does that sound?


If by "sendspace," you mean burn a CDR and put it in the mail, then yes, it sounds great.
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Postby SecondEdition on Wed Jul 23, 2008 4:30 pm

Brett Eugene Ralph wrote:
SecondEdition wrote:
Brett Eugene Ralph wrote:I've never really checked out this band, but that song in Children of Men sounded awesome.


I'll make you a deal: I will sendspace you a King Crimson album, and you sendspace me a Pink Fairies album. How does that sound?


If by "sendspace," you mean burn a CDR and put it in the mail, then yes, it sounds great.


I could do that too.

Not a fan of the sendspacing?

Anyhow, I'm thinking that, for you, I'd probably burn either Red or Larks' Tongues In Aspic.
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Postby readandburn on Sat Jul 26, 2008 7:12 pm

I'll stick with the recent lineups of the band...

Belew the guitarist: Not crap.
Belew the singer/lyricist: Crap.
Bruford: Not crap. Ever.
Fripp the rock guitarist: Not crap.
Fripp the soundscapist: Crap.
Gunn: Crap.
Levin: Not crap.
Mastelotto: Crap compared to Bruford.

The six-man lineup of Belew, Bruford, Fripp, Gunn, Levin and Mastelotto was NOT CRAP.

The four-man lineup of Belew, Fripp, Gunn and Mastelotto was CRAP.

I'm curious what the new five-man lineup will sound like. I know nothing about Gavin Harrison (the new drummer).
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Postby dadelman on Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:55 pm

I am a huge fan of Red. I also really dig In the Court of the Crimson King.
I think Lark's Tongue in Aspic is pretty solid.
Other than that, I'm not sure how I feel. I have a copy of Discipline and recall it sucking a lot.
I like Belew's guitarring, but he seems pretty lame, aside from that.

Is it just me, or does prog rock seem like an incredible idea when it's done correctly, but the worst idea when it is done wrong?
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Postby world of pee on Wed Jul 30, 2008 9:17 pm

they are also playing two shows in nashville.
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Postby thyklopth on Wed Jul 30, 2008 9:19 pm

dadelman wrote: I have a copy of Discipline and recall it sucking a lot.


I would love to hear your rationale for that.
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Postby ubercat on Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:09 pm

readandburn wrote:Fripp the soundscapist: Crap.


Completely undermines your entire post.

Fripp is The Grandfather of Soundscapes.
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Postby dadelman on Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:31 am

thyklopth wrote:
dadelman wrote: I have a copy of Discipline and recall it sucking a lot.


I would love to hear your rationale for that.


Well, I just you-tubed "Elephant Talk," and it is actually not too bad.
Maybe I was just making a judgement in haste because I didn't expect their sound to be so dramatically different when I picked that record up.
I'm listening to "Frame by Frame" right now. I am pretty sure that it too does not suck.
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Postby readandburn on Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:18 am

ubercat wrote:
readandburn wrote:Fripp the soundscapist: Crap.


Completely undermines your entire post.

Fripp is The Grandfather of Soundscapes.


Agreed. He is the grandfather of a genre that in my opinion is crap.
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