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Sunday All Over the World
:: Posted by kingcrimson7 on March 26, 2015

Sunday All Over the World is another excellent work with Mr. Robert Fripp with Mrs. Toyah Willcox, the voice of Toyah is amazing, up and down with ease superior, Robert lit his guitar and did what I wanted, the touch Fripp, notes and riff, those notes, and see that hands as it moves at incredible speed while Toyah sing but while speaking about the strange music of these guys, listen to this recording and will shine.

Guitar Craft Anniversary
:: Posted by RichardCarlsen on March 25, 2015

Thirty years and a week or so ago I entered a room in a building outside of Charlestown, West Virginia and witnessed a man simultaneously tapping out a five count with one hand and a four count with the other. The atmosphere leaned over and took me into its confidence. An experience that I will never forget. Cheers, love, walnut and good wishes on the occasion.

Rick Carlsen 

Larks in popshop
:: Posted by ulrichspiegel on March 25, 2015

At the age of fourteen I was introduced to the Crimson universe when I heard 21stCSM on the radio - my mother who was in the same room did not appreciate it.
Then 40 years ago (or a bit later) German radio station SWR 3 played the whole of side 2 of LTIA in their show Popshop- yes, that was possible in those days. German Beat Club even had the Cross-Fripp-Whetton-Bruford-Muir line-up playing LTIA Pt 1 (as we all know from the KCCC edtion and the Larks box)
ITCOTCK was majestic and overwhelming but LTIA was not only a gate into the stranger, wilder and free sides of rock music but also made me free to listen to jazz and modern contemporary music.

larks memories.
:: Posted by Bakullama on March 25, 2015

It was 1975 for me, seniors in High School, my friends and I were car nuts... We always had old Chevy’s in the process of restoration or customization, and always trying to outdo one anothers sound system on the cheap. I had a big floor mounted chrome Muntz 8 track player with four big speakers in each door panel of a 1956 4 dr. Chevy Bel-air. Got pretty loud in there. We would drive around listening to Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper, Deep Purple, Hawkwind, ELP... All the rockin stuff of the day... I would slip in the LARKS 8 track I liked so much.... We were usually stoned on cheap seedy weed... Even so, no one else ever seemed to get it, (Play some Pink Floyd man!) So I listened to it when I was driving by myself. To this day I keep King Crimsons music pretty much to myself... I don’t share it with anyone. It does strange things to people. ;)

Good Singing Already
:: Posted by PPmINTY on March 25, 2015

"...As is the discussion about ’good singing’ on the guestbook. I would suggest that PPmINTY, who tends to forgo vocal music, listens to Andy Yorke singing San Manuel from The Vicar Songbook (it can previewed for free on Soundcloud or Spotify, so this is not a monetary sales pitch). He quite simply lives the song..."

Dear David, I don’t think that I said that I tend to forego vocal music, I simply meant that I prefer instrumental music because it speaks clearly to me (perhaps without the words ’getting in the way’ of my musical experience!?).

And yet... I find that in my own musical life, I’m always finding myself in situations where I have to provide a backdrop to accompany spoken word and I have to try not to ’get in the way’ of the words!

In any music where there are vocals featured, those almost by default become the focus of our attention, however hard we try to tune into other aspects of the musical picture. It’s probably the way our brains are hard-wired for purposes of communication. This is equally true of pop and rock, ’world’ music, jazz or classical. We tend to think in terms of ’voice-with-accompaniment’ (possible ’exceptions that prove the rule’ here might be Julie Tippetts or Phil Minton?)

I’ve adored "The Vicar Songbook #1" from the word go - you don’t need a ’monetary sales pitch’ to sell it to me! - and yes! I like Andy Yorke’s performances particularly.

Have to agree to disagree about Sting though... but David Sylvian could sing the telephone directory and I’d listen!

Virgin Lark
:: Posted by BillSabab on March 24, 2015

It must have been 75/76 when I first encountered Lark’s. I remember it due to newly found pal, Dan from accross the street. He was a bit older and subscribed to the rag of the day, Stereo Review. It was in this audiophile magazine there was a note that to properly test one’s system, a good album to choose was the Crimson. So we done did. Was the most fabulous thing I’d ever heard and quite frankly, hasn’t been surpassed in my lifetime.

For those of a geographic bent, this was in the outskirts of Chicago, the suburb of Naperville, Illinois.

:: Posted by kingcrimson7 on March 24, 2015

FraKctured is a difficult subject, but Robert Fripp has the grace to touch from start to finish without error, that’s because the subject belongs, and all structures are studied on time, an instrumental, those unfamiliar with King Crimson , hear this, it’s a way of learning to play the guitar, originally.

Jesus is the way.

Larks' Tongues In Aston
:: Posted by Royston on March 24, 2015

Bloggulator - The anachronism was the only bit of your tale I didn’t believe. I was a student in Brum from 1972-76 and your re-creation of Virgin Records took me right back there, airline seats and all. It was by far the most atmospheric branch of Virgin I ever came across.

I remember seeing the poster for Red there the following year, but that’s another story. And not half as exciting as yours.

temporal anomalies?
:: Posted by bloggulator on March 24, 2015

Royston - I can assure you that the story is, according to my reasonably intact memory (!), true and accurate. Actually, if I had gone into some of the finer details, it would have read as even more bizarre.

However, regarding the statement "I’ve been so waiting for this one" , you are 100% correct. I would never have used that phrase in 1973! Similarly I also probably didn’t think to myself "this is the ticket" either!

So, yes, I am guilty on at least two counts of taking the liberty of using anachronistic colloquialisms. Apologies for the inconsistency.

news page error
:: Posted by ghorra on March 24, 2015

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