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:: Posted by Royston on October 15, 2013
From my diary, 16 February 1976:
"We watched a programme about the ímysteriousí Bermuda Triangle, and they played King Crimson: The Devilsí Triangle in it, which Iíd always wanted to understand the source of!"
(This was, Wikipedia tells me 37 years later, the BBC Horizon episode "The Case of the Bermuda Triangle".)
A brief glimpse of Crimson in those dark days between Red/USA and the release of the Young Personís Guide. And that was all there was and would be, as far as we knew back then.
:: Posted by emory0 on October 14, 2013
"A while ago I saw some vintage episodes of the fondly remembered kids BBC show "Vision On"
I never knew that came from the UK! Me and my brothers used to be fascinated by the show as teenagers here in NYC: They showed it on some obscure UHF channel (25?), and we found the music, small vignettes and Rube Goldberg Machines fascinating.
10 days short of a personal 40th Anniversary...
:: Posted by AndrewJohn on October 14, 2013
Burning Shed very swiftly, naturally with Royal patronage, got my R2R ahead of the Oct 14 release date. Today I thought Iíd still be waiting. Mine arrived 11.10.13 - fantastic.
At 08.08 on the 12th, with family having a Saturday lying in, Disc 1 was devoured without interruption. Bliss. Tonight 06 06 74 awaits. My wife paid íusí the ultimate compliment around an hour ago whilst the team thundered through Starless from June51974 - íplease turn it down love... the whole house is shaking!í A similar comment I recall from 40 years ago in quite different circumstances.
Great product again from DGM - the music is the gem and the packaging is gold. Very presentable t-shirt from BS as well. Good taste has never been lacking from KC.
The book also reveals how so alike those who ígotí KC shared the same feelings about what we did and didnít hear, thought we had or might. However there were very few of us who knew of each other so in the fan contributions I can relate so well - and I was in the UK. Amazing how times have changed.
I saw this (my)band(at the time...you know) in Liverpoolís Empire Theatre Oct 24 1973. I met my girlfriend there with 3 of my friends whilst her parents and mine went off to see Shirley Bassey. I recall little, but white light around BB, standing in mild amusement as KC lurched into Cat Food as the encore and my girlfriends very cuddly jumper.....ohh its coming back to me now. I had an inkling then that the awesome 21stCSM was something I may never get to hear live. However over the years taking it on the chin with regards to thwarted expectation and developing a patience without despair has proved the rule.
I am now glad I have this boxset, wouldnít have wanted to miss it. Nice to know as well that my hard earned cash may go to the guys who created.
Thanks DGM, great stuff...... - enough energy here to keep me going another 40 years.
For 2014............and as comedian Jimmy CriKCet would have said as we all know with a comely wave of his hand.....íthereís more, thereís more......
I canít flippiní wait!
The Rising of the Beast
:: Posted by KramNamloc on October 14, 2013
"Please wait another year! Weíll be rehearsing, in full and small group formations over that period."
This makes me joyful! The world needs King Crimson, now more than ever.
My respect and eternal gratitude to the Spirit of the King!
:: Posted by emmapeelfanclub on October 14, 2013
A while ago I saw some vintage episodes of the fondly remembered kids BBC show "Vision On" where I was surprised to hear one of the instrumental sections of "I Talk To The Wind" used to accompany pastoral film footage in a 1970 or 1971 episode. That series used a wide variety of music in itís shows - aimed at deaf or hard of hearing children hence very little spoken dialogue, just mostly music and sound effects along with many odd visuals.
Crimson music on TV shows
:: Posted by Teledan on October 14, 2013
I havenít seen this one referenced: A few years ago I was surprised to hear a snippet of "Great Deceiver" being used during the bumper music of a televised sporting event- I think it was a NASCAR race broadcast!
i'll buy that
:: Posted by cantspelldiKc on October 13, 2013
i am taking the view that gravity travels at the speed of light
KC and the telly . . .
:: Posted by cloudscapes on October 13, 2013
The comments about Crimís music recent appearance on the soundtracks of one or two shows on American television led to the old memory tumblers clicking into place (a nice sensation) which in turn leads me to share the tale of an even earlier use of their music on a television soundtrack -- soundtrack in this instance being something of a euphemism . . . In 1973 a CBS, at least I think it was CBS, news program ran a short feature on a young baseball phenom name of David Clyde. As I had absolutely no interest in that particular sport what rendered this piece so memorable to me was the background music being used -- "Larksí Tongues In Aspic pt. II". Quite the malleable ditty that extends from David Clyde to Emmanuelle . . . Cheers!
:: Posted by emory0 on October 13, 2013
"what if there were specialized theaters showing live feed shows worldwide with killer systems on a standardized engineering format, something like imax, people globally attend live shows at a premium and can get schwagg of the day"
Iíd say thatís a terrible idea except for the fact that it isnít!
The Metropolitan Opera has been doing this extremely successfully for years now, using local movie theaters.
The "live televised" rock concert could in some ways be even better than the "real" show given that...
1. Sound systems in movie theaters can be pretty damned good, and Iíd bet a good live mix pumped out could sound as good as the írealí venue, if not better.
2. "No smoking" can, perhaps, be reasonably well enforced in a movie theater. Iíve found pot-smoking during rock concerts to be a distraction these days.
3. Would photographers bother photographing a flat screen to show their friends that they are "there"? (Iím guessing itíd be fairly rare.)
One advantage the Met has that rock concerts donít, quite, are those phenomenal, enormous sets: It gives the audience something to look at so translates quite well into a movie theater.
But man, for "big", expensive concerts, it might go over great. Oh, and of course those shows could be televised to cities that would never see the live act.
Damn thatís a good idea. Startup time?
:: Posted by Kevin25 on October 13, 2013
Before July of this year, records companies in the UK could apply for certified awards through the BPI - 60,000 sales for Silver, 100,000 for Gold and 300,000 for Platinum.
None had ever applied to certify any King Crimson albums.
From July 2013 the BPI started "automatic certifications" based on retail sales in the UK that they monitor (for the charts and stuff). The start date is 1994 when they commenced this monitoring.
As a result, the November 2004 released version of ITCOTCK on Panegyric has been awarded a Gold Disc for sales exceeding 100,000 from November 2004 to August 2013.
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