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Happy Birthday Gavin
:: Posted by AndrewJohn on May 28, 2016

Ennobled & encouraged by the arrival of BBís autobiography I humbly summon the courage to wish you a very Happy Birthday.

Not wanting to be a fawning fan I resisted the temptation to wish RF&T, BE & BB good wishes on the day. But after seeing how gracious was the feedback it seems churlish not too simply join in. Good Wishes well meant & intended are never to be constrained albeit by reasonableness.

Anyway....way back in 2005 hearing you play live in Manchester with PT, but not actually seeing you behind a wall of percussion & drums, your playing shone even beyond an awesome band that night.

Itís just so encouraging that after so many years hearing KC your playing enhances the experience so much.

Thanks a lot and cheers.
(from another Fawning Fan...middle of May baby)


Tales of Lizards Passed
:: Posted by albemuth on May 28, 2016

Iím probably being too arch with my setlist.  Iím just surprised that folks still make requests.  In the concerts of the last two years, some of the best fun for me was not knowing what KC will play next (I avoided reading about it).  I would never have requested The Letters but was stunned by how good it came off. 

Besides, some of the new pieces -- especially Meltdown -- were particularly welcome.  My favorite tales of KC past usually have to do with new pieces that left me with the feeling of "what the hell was THAT?!"


re Gordon Haskell
:: Posted by froggy55 on May 28, 2016

I agree with Hubert totally. Every member of King Crimson past and present have contributed something special to the group. Especially Mr. Haskell! It WOULD be interesting to hear his interpretations of the Islands music. Mr. Fripp knew what he was doing when he chose Gordon. It is a shame the power of King Crimson was too big for him to handle!


Happy Birthday Gavin Harrison
:: Posted by holmini on May 28, 2016

I like to wish Gavin Harrison a very happy birthday today!
Always enjoy your drumming...
Wishing you success with cheating the polygraph

greetings from Frankfurt

Holger


a tempting tickle
:: Posted by jeremykeens on May 28, 2016

While the 1980s KC was not a favourite, I enjoyed a significant number of the tracks and enjoy Absent Lovers as a sort of sampling best of. But I never moved on from my vinyl versions.

This item from the news definitely tickled my interest
Please note that all material on both Beat and Three Of A Perfect Pair will also feature on the King Crimson boxed set On and Off The Road 1981-1984 also due for release in October 2016.

Left hanging like a fly-fishers lure, dangling, mysterious.

Can we have some more details - even if not the full details - soon?

I assume the 3 albums plus live, studio,?????


Gordon Haskell
:: Posted by Hubert on May 27, 2016

A pity Gordon Haskellís remarks anent his vocals on LIZARD are so disparaging. I always found his sardonic tone very effective and entirely suitable for the dark and cynical lyrics on this Crimson masterpiece. I wish heíd sung on ISLANDS, too!


WHAT the...
:: Posted by emory0 on May 26, 2016

Just perusing the recent comments when I saw...

"Encore: Tales From Topographic Oceans I know that this is Yes but always thought that KC could do it better."

Then I looked at who wrote it (Albemuth). Ah.


Fracture
:: Posted by buserian on May 26, 2016

To provide a more serious answer, my (limited) understanding is:

1. Fracture is very difficult to play, even for a Crimson tune, thus providing a period of extreme vulnerability within the show, most (all?) of which falls on the shoulders of Robert, who, as we all surely know, is sensitive to disruptions during periods of vulnerability. In short, playing Fracture gives idiots in the audience an extended opportunity to derail the entire show.

2. Fracture is also very much written for the specific line up that played it, hence the re-invention as FraKctured. Thereís a number of obvious differences between the í73 and the current line ups. Iíve gained the impression (possibly incorrectly) that much of the updating of the early material has been performed by the group, in part or in whole, rather than solely by Robert. However, Fracture is so essentially a Robert piece, that Iím dubious such would be possible here.

Perhaps that answers the question?

Cheers,
Graham


Re; Fracture . . .
:: Posted by cloudscapes on May 25, 2016

Royston, really.  He who would make a pun would pick a pocket . . .  Cheers!


Digging my bones
:: Posted by Royston on May 25, 2016

In response to ionpeta666ís question about Fracture, I suspect Mr. Fripp simply wanted to make a clean break.


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