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Postby enframed on Thu Jul 12, 2007 11:30 am

you islands haters are nuts, man. a sailor's tale is a terrific piece of music. so is ladies of the road and song of the gulls.

the ruford/wetton years are the best but islands is great also. lizard, to me, is the spottier album.

KC is very not crap.
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Postby cesb on Thu Jul 12, 2007 2:03 pm

Mr. Chimp wrote:1. Fripp - not crap
2. First two records - not crap
3. next two - crap
4. Bruford era - not crap
5. Red - not crap
6. Belew lyrics - crap
7. Belew songwriting - crap
8. Belew guitarring - not crap
9. Discipline - not crap (excepting applicable crap-Belewisms)
10. "Double Trio" recordings and live - not crap
11. first album post-Bruford - crap
12. The Power To Believe - not crap (excepting applicable crap-Belewisms)
13. King Crimson live - absolutely not crap


8 not craps - 5 craps (split decision on #'s 9 and 12)

King Crimson = Not Crap

plus - Peter Sinfeld's lyrics - total crap but on a plane above and beyond.


VERY NEARLY MY EXACT THINKING. But I haven't really liked anything post "3 of a Perfect Pair," live or studio.

Fripp - why did you let Belew sing? What are you, goofy?

Those Sinfield lyrics were so hippied out.

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"I've been here and I've been there and
I've been in between."

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Postby cesb on Thu Jul 12, 2007 2:06 pm

enframed wrote:you islands haters are nuts, man. a sailor's tale is a terrific piece of music. so is ladies of the road and song of the gulls.


"We're going to try it twice more, once with the oboe and once withite it."

Fripp talks funny.
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Postby llllllllllllllllllllllll on Thu Jul 12, 2007 8:43 pm

I really like the sound of "21st Schizoid Man." Tried to get into their stuff from the same period and never really found anything I was into.
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Postby ant man bee on Fri Jul 13, 2007 9:10 am

llllllllllllllllllllllll wrote:I really like the sound of "21st Schizoid Man." Tried to get into their stuff from the same period and never really found anything I was into.


Go listen to "Lark's Tongue in Aspic Part II"...that is the track I always pass to get people into Crimson...
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Postby Shaft on Fri Aug 31, 2007 1:49 am

I think Shellac reminds me of Crimson, without the virtuosity.

Ladies of the Road (from Islands)
Lizard
Lark's Tongue
Starless
Red

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Postby chingalera on Fri Aug 31, 2007 2:21 am

RED is absolutely essential listening
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Postby emmanuelle cunt on Fri Aug 31, 2007 7:16 am

I was listening to Deerhoof's yesterday and they quote Vrooom in the first song there. Not that it has anything to do with King Crimson being NC, with a few doubtful moments.
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Postby sphincter on Fri Aug 31, 2007 3:38 pm

Not Crap, a few duff records, but so much amazingly awesome material to counter it.
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Postby 2207 on Fri Aug 31, 2007 5:18 pm

In the court of the Crimson King was played to me by a friend some time ago. It was pretty good. He held my against the floor with a pistol on the other side of my head.

Cat Food is a fucking fantwattingtastic tune. The album, I forget.
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Postby Redline on Fri Aug 31, 2007 5:38 pm

Wait...Not Crap just for Starless And Bible Black.
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Postby thyklopth on Fri Aug 31, 2007 6:31 pm

2207 wrote:In the court of the Crimson King was played to me by a friend some time ago. It was pretty good. He held my against the floor with a pistol on the other side of my head.

Cat Food is a fucking fantwattingtastic tune. The album, I forget.


I had a cassette of "The Young Person's Guide To King Crimson" with Cat Food on it- but I think it was a mish-mash. Groon came right after.

I wore out all remnants of fidelity from that tape. Simply great.
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Postby dansoderburg on Fri Sep 07, 2007 12:43 am

i've been on a prog rock binge all week.
used to hate king crimson and their ilk, now i find myself seeking it out. apparently my mid-twenties are when i begin to understand prog rock.
court of the crimson king is fantastic.

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Postby Ernest on Sat Oct 06, 2007 11:17 am

When I first got into King Crimson, I really hated Belew. I thought he ruined a good band. But after awhile, and hearing Beat, and Discipline, I changed my mind. Kind Crimson, as a whole, Not Crap. The pop songs with Belew took a little time to get, but I like them now. I like the 90's albums also, Thrak, is a good one. The latest one is great, The Power To Believe.
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Postby trilonaut on Sat Oct 06, 2007 12:25 pm

llllllllllllllllllllllll wrote:I really like the sound of "21st Schizoid Man." Tried to get into their stuff from the same period and never really found anything I was into.


by far their most similar song is "pictures of a city". if you like schizoid, check that one out. it's on "in the wake of poseidon", which is a naked rehashing of "in the court of the crimson king", but not without some merit (cat food in particular).
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Postby John CIV on Sat Oct 06, 2007 12:32 pm

What is the instrument that is being played at some point during the first track on Lark's Tongues In Aspic that goes BOOOOOMMMMM. BOW-WOWWWWWWW, BOWAWOWAWOWAWOWWOWWWW, BOWMBOWMBOWM, BADDLEOWBOWMMM, BOW-WOWWWWWWW, BOWAWOWAWOWAWOWWOWWWW, BOWMBOWMBOWM, BADDLEOWBOWMMM before it goes quiet again? It sounds like a three mile long fretless bass, but I didn't think they made them. I like that bit.
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Postby Isabelle Gall on Sat Oct 06, 2007 5:01 pm

John CIV wrote:What is the instrument that is being played at some point during the first track on Lark's Tongues In Aspic that goes BOOOOOMMMMM. BOW-WOWWWWWWW, BOWAWOWAWOWAWOWWOWWWW, BOWMBOWMBOWM, BADDLEOWBOWMMM, BOW-WOWWWWWWW, BOWAWOWAWOWAWOWWOWWWW, BOWMBOWMBOWM, BADDLEOWBOWMMM before it goes quiet again?


Jamie Muir playing with his cock and balls.

To make something out of 'it'-or 'it' to make something out of you. I am interested in neither of these-heroes-antiheroes-raspberry. I am just interested in rubbish...rubbish rubbish rubbish rubbish...in fact if I wasn't surrounded by it...wallowing in it guzzle i'd spludge go MAD-Oh God...But i am, that's to say, I am surrounded by it, so I have no fear you see, no fear at all. London's made of rubbish-the only thing I can aspire to in the environment is rubbish. If there was no rubbish there would be...efficiency. We live in rubbish, we breathe it, we drink it, we earn it, we talk it. The minute you take of all the hygienic layers of wrapping from food-FOOD-it's rubbish, throw it away-tons and tons of it.

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Postby Redline on Sat Oct 06, 2007 8:11 pm

John CIV wrote:
What is the instrument that is being played at some point during the first track on Lark's Tongues In Aspic that goes BOOOOOMMMMM. BOW-WOWWWWWWW, BOWAWOWAWOWAWOWWOWWWW, BOWMBOWMBOWM, BADDLEOWBOWMMM, BOW-WOWWWWWWW, BOWAWOWAWOWAWOWWOWWWW, BOWMBOWMBOWM, BADDLEOWBOWMMM before it goes quiet again?


That's John Wetton playing an old P-Bass through a Hi-Watt head and a Cerwin-Vega Cabinet. The secret ingredient is an Electro-Harmonix Bassballs Pedal. That gives the vocal-sounding effects. They are being reissued now.

Listen to the remastered USA cd (w/ Fracture and Starless), I'm not kidding, this is right up there with Live At Leads for one of the best live records ever.
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Postby John CIV on Sun Oct 07, 2007 6:41 am

Redline wrote:John CIV wrote:
What is the instrument that is being played at some point during the first track on Lark's Tongues In Aspic that goes BOOOOOMMMMM. BOW-WOWWWWWWW, BOWAWOWAWOWAWOWWOWWWW, BOWMBOWMBOWM, BADDLEOWBOWMMM, BOW-WOWWWWWWW, BOWAWOWAWOWAWOWWOWWWW, BOWMBOWMBOWM, BADDLEOWBOWMMM before it goes quiet again?


That's John Wetton playing an old P-Bass through a Hi-Watt head and a Cerwin-Vega Cabinet. The secret ingredient is an Electro-Harmonix Bassballs Pedal. That gives the vocal-sounding effects. They are being reissued now.

Listen to the remastered USA cd (w/ Fracture and Starless), I'm not kidding, this is right up there with Live At Leads for one of the best live records ever.


This forum is amazing sometimes. Cheers Redline!
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Postby Jodi S. on Mon Nov 12, 2007 10:25 pm

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

The students seem to hate it.

Good.
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