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:: Posted by emperornobody on March 26, 2014
Forgive me if it’s old news. Poor Bill Nelson, what a shudder-inducing travesty this is
Kinda makes me think of this quote:
“The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There’s also a negative side.” -- Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
Cat Food TOTP
:: Posted by blug83 on March 26, 2014
There is this entry from DGMLive News from 2006:
April Fool’s joke?
New KC Album
:: Posted by FilipLukic on March 25, 2014
We want new King Crimson album!!!
At least double album :)
:: Posted by tim7777 on March 25, 2014
Thank you syncopatico for the correction it was walden.Who is a monster of a drummer.
3/23... and 2014
:: Posted by jtwillia on March 25, 2014
I remember the release ofToaPP quite well-- I was working in a record store, actually a record dept owned by a record store in a surreal rather dilapidated discount department store in Burlington VT, had gotten a "Wait till Monday [or whatever day it was] hoser!" note back from the distributor (who owned the store who owned the...) when I’d put it on an order sheet early... so it was eagerly awaited. Though with some apprehension-- though initially non-plussed by Discipline, the line-up had clicked (actually... this is pretty good... no... this is f-ing amazing!) via some live recordings (Boston, NYC, San Fran) which trickled in during the later Fall ’81 (the record store I worked at then in Amherst Mass was a bit of a hub for tape trading); I was at the UMass Amherst show in early ’82 and was blown away. By ’84 I’d come around to the album itself. Beat, though, had left me cold, and I’d also felt the live performances following Beat had lost some of the unrelenting, ferocious intensity of the Fall 81/early 82 shows. I ended up really liking ToaPP, esp the more experimental side two. Now, as then, I think ToaPP is a notch down from Disciplne (for reasons along the lines of some of the criticisms I’ve just seen here) but really good, and far better than Beat. (Though, I confess I haven’t tried Beat again in probably nearly 30 years... maybe when the new "edition" finally materializes.)
LTiA I remember as being the current Crimson album when I became aware that such a thing as King Crimson existed, though March/April 1973 meant more Billion Dollar Babies and Deep Purple’s Made in Japan at the time. Crimson I got into over a year later on the heels of ELP and Yes mania (though a year after that it was Crimson, not Yes or ELP, that would dislodge Deep Purple from the vaunted teenager’s fave band throne), after being drawn to (after the screaming face) the name of Greg Lake on the liner notes of Court and squashed by Schizoid Man while fish sitting for a young faculty couple at the boarding school my Dad taught at. When Court wasn’t in stock at the store I was at when it had become Crimson’s turn, I opted for the latest (and there was Bill Bruford!), SaBB-- one of Crimson’s high water marks I think, though at 15 on the heels of Yes and ELP I didn’t know what to make of a lot of it. (Impeccable timing of course: a week or so later, Red had become the "latest," and a week or two after that "Crimson Splits" blared from the pages of Rolling Stone.) Court came next, and over the next year plus I made my way loosely chronologically thru the Crimson albums, ending with LTiA and Red (and No Pussyfooting!) on the same day in late ’75. I was familiar with most of the material on LTiA through a boot of the non- SaBB parts of Night Watch/Amsterdam, and USA, but found myself disappointed in the studio performances. LTiA pt 1 I thought, and still find, incredibly powerful, from the opening marimba, to the nervous violin staccato, the crashing metal onslaught, to the unhinged whole-tone guitar patterns in the "jam" (sort of) section, to the beautiful violin interlude, to the crashing finale. But the other songs have always paled for me beside the live performances (though I do kinda like the backwards guitar-- or so it sounds-- on Bk of Saturday). Ah well. I tried the album again with the latest "edition" and found I hadn’t changed my mind.
On This Date 1970
:: Posted by jacethecrowl on March 25, 2014
Does film or video survive of the Top of the Pops performance? I believe they were just miming to the song but I’d still love to see it.
None of it survives as far as we know.
drummers of colours
:: Posted by syncopatico on March 25, 2014
"Omar" Hakim(?) DID NOT play on (Breathless) from Exposure, but Narada Michael Walden did! (One of my favorite drummers from the mid-70’s *fusion* era, btw.) He was definitely a master at making odd-time signature rhythms GROOVE, as was Chester Thompson... a skill i do agree has been mostly lost by the new(er) generation of drummers.
:: Posted by garbonzo on March 25, 2014
"(the difference between masculine and feminine): Oh yeah? Oh yeah! " So, which punctutation mark is attributed to which gender?
Second vote for a P3 bundle
:: Posted by gojikranz on March 24, 2014
Just like to throw my vote for a P3 bundle as well. I have abstained from grabbing the single shows in anticipation of a bundle like the other projekcts. I do have the cd of them but would love to get it all.
Also thanks for the early league of gentlemen shows love that stuff
:: Posted by tim7777 on March 24, 2014
Did you know miles was hit over the head by a drunk white pd officer.His own band member stated after that miles changed.Miles did an interview where he did compare white drummers to black ones.Its in a old rolling stone interview.The writers name is Don Demicheal,December,1969.Emeryo go check that article out.brother.In the article he says you need both players.BLACK AND WHITE.I think it would be a beautiful move by king crimson to bring in a black player.How many white drummers did miles use?How many black.Its way over due for crim.Omar played on exposure tracks.Why not try it on a crimson record.Just food for thought.No harm meant @ all. I am a crimson fan.In fact i will be ordering the road to red very soon.And yes i agree with you that miles would have given crim the nod after all he loved bands that improvise.Check out that interview its very very good.BLESSINGS.
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