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...fans have eyes and wallets for T's & KcC's(perhaps less so)..
:: Posted by AndrewJohn on November 10, 2015

...I have always been unsettled by KC; music and images. I have regard that as great and very fulfilling and look forward to it continuing... surely then this new image follows that tradition of íonce complacency or ease rears itís ugly head a pointed stick and jolt to re-invigorate the work is requiredí ...and then the music of KC pops up!...
....if liking KC was easy and to be noticed then maybe more people would listen...but thatís not the aim ..quality and taste is a fact in KC and that has never been lacking and thatís the case with the new merchandise, very 2015. The Cyclops boy is now....and yet just look at BB at Warfield(1995) with his necktie fastened to the top during Indiscipline with his effort and fully focused attention set to the max - spot a pictoral link?...I did.

...fortunately there are musicians out there who are prepared to jump in the pool and see what they find...why would 7 talented individuals choose to work together in the finest of rock bands, alongside an expert back-up team, with little idea of what might happen?....because they trust that KCís muse may visit and then POW!...JOY!HORROR!BEAUTY!TRUTH!...emerge from the music they create in a KC of now.

...any one who is prepared to wear their KC T of any style is brave... I see none on the flesh - other than at recent shows...perhaps itís because we really are wearing our heart on our sleeve. We understand the joy we share and itís a little too close the bone, but this is good itís honest itís true.

KC does this to me through the years thru itís sound, itís images, itís ever emerging ethos and the team that includes us all. This sounds all so crazy and somewhat juvenile, but to read a 13 year old grasp the KCnettle is cool. But then this is music we are hearing and images enhance our experience both in pain and pleasure.

Indiscipline is awesome on THRAK BOX and to have it linked with pregnancy(birthday boy BB) was a totally unexpected twist....so funny to hear ABís adaptation... and then to see the DVD of Warfield with the same track astonishingly adapted with fun again is just fantastic.

..ta..thanks for your time...

:: Posted by albemuth on November 10, 2015

The fact that so many people find our one-eyed friend disturbing proves that the artist is doing her job!  Count your blessings: at least he does not have one ear.  That would really be disturbing!

I think the one-eyed man is evocative.  Does it call our attention to the focus and purpose that we all know KC has?  Or does it reflect a fallen world, filled with citizens (and audients) with blinders on?  Or what?

Anyway, Iím ready to rock out.  Thank you, oh cyclops, for helping bring KC into the world.  I will leave you with two lines from Ghostís song "He Is" which is also rather disturbing in a KC kind of way:
"Weíre hiding here inside a dream and all our doubts are now destroyed.
The guidance of the morning stars will lead the way into the void."

He might want to check his royalty statement
:: Posted by BornCynic on November 10, 2015

October 2015 in Moscow and what did I hear on the TV but a sample of 21st century schizoid man on a pacco rabanne advert.

Mr. Fripp might want to check his next royalty statement...
It's from the Kanye West song, Power.

:: Posted by mratosi on November 10, 2015

Iím also curious about the meaning, but i think itís simply amazing, although i accept everyones opinion. Creepy, yes, but reminds me for some of the Crimsoí covers from the last few years - i mean the 2000ís.

RE: koeeaddi
:: Posted by PPmINTY on November 10, 2015

The artist who painted that image is Francesca Sundsten. She is married to Bill Reiflin. So thereís your íconnectioní! ;-)

But I agree. I donít really see what relevance the image has to King Crimsonís music.

I had a poke around the internet to see some more of her paintings and I would say that our one-eyed friend is a typical example of her work - unsettling portraits or mythical animals seem to be her fortť. I wasnít that taken with any of it, to be honest. See what you think...


Clearly, the various members of King Crimson like the image enough to decorate their instruments with it. Takes all sorts, I suppose. Perhaps it contains some sort of secret message that only the Inner Circle can understand?

On the other hand, the punters are divided on the subject. I also noticed that the Cylops t-shirts werenít exactly flying off the merchandising desk. In Brighton, a lot of folks seemed to be going for the Schizoid or LTIA designs instead. Given the current bandís repertoire, I can quite see the appeal there!

I personally plumped for the ("Breaking Bad"-inspired/Table of) íThe Elementsí t-shirt design, which ímatchesí the Tour Box and Orpheum artworks. Available from those nice people in the Burning Shed.

One Eyed Face
:: Posted by koeeaddi on November 10, 2015

Likewise, I have been a KC fan throughout their existence(s) and all the album artwork appeared to me to be an extension of the music.  The Cyclops just doesnít seem to sit happily with the tracks being performed.

I had the pleasure of seeing KC in New York in 2014 and in Manchester and Edinburgh this year and really enjoyed the performances but observed that the sales of the Cyclops tee shirts were somewhat subdued.  I didnít buy one and have seen very few in the wild.

I donít mind disquieting art.  I just fail to get the connection with this image and the music.

one eyed face
:: Posted by charlietip on November 10, 2015


Re: One Eye Face
:: Posted by DannyX on November 09, 2015

Letís just say I wouldnít do something like, say, put it on the body of my guitar...

One Eye Face
:: Posted by mpkeen71 on November 09, 2015

I have been a fan since 1969, love the band in most of the versions, was never too crazy about the early 2000s incarnation.  However, I hate the one eye face logo, very creepy.  Maybe I am missing the meaning of it.

Hello DGM Live!
:: Posted by Vinyl754 on November 08, 2015

Hello everyone, My name is Colin, I am 13 years old and I love King Crimson. My favorite album by Crimson is Larks Tongues in Aspic. In fact, I will be seeing Crimson on November 26th when the band comes to Vancouver. I am exceedingly grateful that you guys are coming. I also love to collect Crimson on vinyl. After looking for 8 months I now have an original of every Crimson album from the 70ís (Including live albums & a Young Personís Guide) except "In the Wake of Poseidon". I am also exceedingly grateful about all the live material you have put up for purchase on the DGM site. I donít have much of it yet, but I want to get more. I really wish kids in my class could appreciate King Crimson.

Goodbye for now DGM Live, I might post something again soon. Cheers from Vancouver,

- Colin

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