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Question RE KC Tour Sep 2014
:: Posted by J04NNY8 on July 29, 2014

"With commitment, all the rules change."

Iíve been trying without success to identify which players will be present for the Boston shows in September. If anyone has this info, could you kindly post it? I would so appreciate it. Iím hoping to go with friends old and new, to what will be my first KC show. Still have to work out assisted seating but that should be easy for the management of the fine Colonial Theatre.

On another tack: Was at a show in Portland ME last week for Gogol Bordello and the opener was a group called Man Man. This group of multi-instrumentalists were, although not my favorite style of music, so strong I should mention them and recommend anyone see them for their brava and verisimilitude.

Bawdy Birthday Blowout Bonanza
:: Posted by gbruner on July 28, 2014

I reckon RF has run out of adjectives to describe his birthday this year and thatís why the diary has been stuck on his "birthday eve" for so long.... so hereís some unsolicited help...

Drummers Up Front
:: Posted by mannyt on July 28, 2014

The band Tortoise is one Iíve always compared to King Crimson. If not in sound, at least in approach. There have been moments during their live shows when the music is a an entity on to itself outside of the musicians. They are also a band with three drummers. Their kits are placed at the very front of the stage while keyboards, marimbas, synths and guitars are delegated behind them or to the side of the stage. What would Weather Report sound like playing the music of Steve Reich with Sonny Sharrock playing guitar? And maybe Ennio Morricone sits in on a few songs. I once saw the members of Tool watching them in awe from the side of the stage. True story.
For points of reference hear "Djed", "Seneca", "Crest", etc.

fav shows
:: Posted by Maximus on July 28, 2014

RFís SS: Get whole December Suite, Copenhaggen í04, Atlanta í06, Nagoya í06, Boston í05(QuEeR sPaCe !!1111), Nottingham í04 --

Projekct: Yup its both 23rd March for P3 and Vancouver for P4. P1: Very hard not to agree with Mr. Becarmi, but for me its the 3rd night, Gunnís solo(3i2) changed my life.
Have not listened much to P2, Sus-tayn-z is nice tho, the version from Guide to PrjeKCts also changed my life(many changes, huh??), as I have mentioned few years earlier here.

KC: I donít buy KC shows, Robert possessed me.

-- few words about Nottingham:
I have/had this feeling, with very few people confirming its very existence. It is like... It is summer right now, you look at the trees, the clouds, the angle at which sun is shining, and it all makes a specific image, or picture that is the SAME every year, during that season. Therefore, it reminds me of who I was, in a way, a year before. A flash of what I was thinking, feeling, a holistic picture of me in a certain point in time. And there it is, a feeling of loss and tragedy, fleeting sense of very strong will to go back there together with even stronger realization that it is impossible. But there is also joy within this feeling, It comes out of marvelling at the sheer existence, the beauty of that little personal zeitgeist. Another aspect of that feeling is, as if it was screaming at one: DO SOMETHIIIIIING!!! Yes, buy this gig. What I described so far is the Paradise section, and it is utterly amazing. It is damn sad, but in a Queer-Spacey way, with moments of joyful reflection put right into an overall sense of tragedy. And if you continue with Robert as a driver, you will arrive in a place where despite the waterfalls of tears and dread, you accept the moment as it is. Eye of the storm: calm inside, shit outside. Another words for this: As if the woman, or man, whom you loved dearly have suddenly left you, and after this fantastic period when you know youíre damn well alive, and probably wish you would not, you just say to yourself:"fuck that, it doesnít serve me, Iíll find another" Good mourning.

Crimson Leviathan
:: Posted by Valhalla on July 28, 2014

Viewing the latest Crimson rehearsal images from Pat & Tony, is really getting the adrenalin pumping big time & I am all the way out here in Oz! I am keen to hear Fripp, Jakzyck & Collins tearing it up! Also, being a drummer, the trio format will be very interesting indeed! Having just witnessed the Crimson ProjeKCt with 2 drummers was a blast & I have also watched Harrison playing with Porcupine Tree! Rieflin is an interesting addition for the trilogy effect, good luck to him!
But what about poor old Tony Levin, how is he going to keep all these guys in sync? Sheeeesh, the mind boggles! Bring it on!

Fripp & Eno - Paris Olympia
:: Posted by calyx1 on July 27, 2014

Thank you Sid for clearing up the track list question to the best of your knowledge. I, too, noticed the inclusion of the announcement after íWind on Windí in the new CD edition track list. Given the track times and the length of íWind n Windí there certainly is enough space on Disc 1 to include it in itís entirety.  As a great admirer of this performance, Iím íchomping at the bití to hear this more complete version.  THANK YOU DGM!!!!!!!

Iconic Shows
:: Posted by snkzato1 on July 26, 2014

In celebration of debuting the new Fripp and Eno show I am curious about other iconic shows from various stages of KC and Frippís career. What are shows that you all think are THE shows from certain eras?

I have the legendary Asbury Park, Live on Broadway, and I recently discovered Absent Lovers. I am always looking for more live shows so any input is appreciated!

The Most of MriKcson Mast
:: Posted by davidly on July 26, 2014

43 years ago Steve Peacock of Sounds wrote the following (excerpted here by way of the copious diary entires, press clippings, interviews, i.a. in the album-sized booklet included in The Essential King Crimson: Frame by Frame box set (1991), with which I myself presently pleasingly preoccupy:

May 29, 1971
Mel Collins said that they had been due for a bad gig and friends who saw them at Bristol the night before said that they had been better then, but at their first London gig for nearly two years at the Lyceum on Wednesday King Crimson were far from disappointing.... [snip]

Most of the songs in their set are familiar to people who know King Crimsonís music but equally most take on new and different aspects as the ideas and personality of the players come through the basic structure. Significantly, it was the song that was closest to its original conception [Court Of The Crimson King] that was the least successful on Wednesday. Whereas on the record it very often sounds as if the songs and the construction of the music is the end, on stage with the new band and the lighting effects by Peter Sinfield, what is more important is the way the songs are played. With many bands, recorded music and live music are different and separate experiences; with Crimson, a live performance adds extra dimensions to the experience we aleready have. The framwwork is clearly defined, but within it there is a lot of space, and they use the space well. Mel Collinsí solos were particularly outstanding at The Lyceum, Boz proved to be a more than adequate bass player, a great showman, and a vocalist who veered from excellence (often) to disastrous (occasionally) and Ian Wallace was impressive throughout, but paricularly so when he turned a solo for drums though "VCS 3" from a jokey piece of sounds knockabout into a seriously intentioned and effective piece of music. But however much he may protest the role, Robert Frippís guitar work remains the central to Crimsonís music, and though on Wednesday he never really got the chance to shine thorugh as soloist (perhaps he didnít want to) his guitar playing has a subtle strength that was essentially... [snip]

fripp and eno in paris
:: Posted by rja1967 on July 25, 2014

Iím very excited by the forthcoming Fripp & Eno Paris 1975 CD but although Sid has said itís pretty much the same as the existing DGM download (apart from the extra two tracks), there appears to be a couple of other differences from the download.

The split of the discs is different for a start and the last track on disc one is listed as íAnnouncementí - is this the French announcer that pops up at the end of the "Wind On Wind" / "Discreet Music" and who was missing from the download version? And is "Wind On Wind" longer or still edited?

Doesnít really matter, but Iím curious.

You're right Richard the CD release restores some of the things the download missed. So in that sense is probably a more complete experience. I can't comment on the length of Wind On Wind as I've not heard it yet however. 

Fripp & Eno - Live In Paris 28.05.1975
:: Posted by ikxne_ on July 25, 2014

A reminder that these recordings have been available for a few years as a download via DGM:
I donít think this is mentioned in the blog post or the shop listing and you could be forgiven for thinking that "The long-awaited archive live album from Fripp & Eno is now available for pre-order." might be something new. If your memory is a bit suspect (as mine is), you may already have these recordings.
Hi there
I've amended the news item to reflect that most of the contents were previously available for download

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