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Prog Rock with Fluff..The Story of Pop
:: Posted by AndrewJohn on January 30, 2014
1967 to 1971 is covered by Freeman in the early hours of tomorrow on BBC6Musc (Digital). Set your machines to record....something of significance to us may assault the late night ether of a historical nature to KC.....and may even be portentious of the music to come.......
:: Posted by Basile on January 30, 2014
Totally agree. To sing and play those time signatures at the same time...Belew has to be one of the great musicians of our generation! I also thought this was pretty cool.....
AB: I was attending a concert in New York City with David Bowie, it was a Steve Wright concert at a club called The Bottom Line. When the lights came up at the end of the show, David Bowie pointed over to another table and said ďOh, thereís Robert Fripp!Ē I didnít even actually know what Robert looked like, even though I was a big Crimson fan. I said ďWell Iím going to go over and say hello to him, and tell him how much I love King Crimson.Ē Thatís what I did, and he wrote his number on my arm with a sharpie. It was there for months! He said ďPlease, give me a call, letís get together and have some coffee or tea or something.Ē I think it was the next week or so in New York City, we got together and started being friends from that moment. I let him know clearly from the beginning how much I knew King Crimsonís music and how greatly I appreciated it. I think that got me right on his good side.
fripp and eno???
:: Posted by rja1967 on January 30, 2014
From Robertís diary 10 January 2014:
15.10 E-flurrying up-and-coming Fripp & Eno releases. Preparing MinxLunch for 12.30 and MinxShopping.
Yes, yes, Iím sure lunch was lovely, but whatís all this about up-and-coming Fripp and Eno releases - plural! Are these reissues of previously released material, or, (my heart quickens...) are these something new??
Sid, are you able to tell us?
:: Posted by emory0 on January 29, 2014
Adrianís most recent interview linked to in the New section was interesting. And he seems to have basically accepted his "fate" with respect to the new Crimson.
I guess it really boiled down to seeing Fripp play again (with a whole new line up and new ideas and people), or not seeing him play at all, at least not in a Crimson-like setting.
And thatís fair, is it not? In the Fripperblog Fripp is apparently quite comfortable enjoying the civilian life and heís earned it. If heís going to go back out again then heíd have to be stoked, and he clearly wasnít going to be in one more edition of the Crimson weíve seen over the last number of years. Too many expectations?
And it seems Belew understands Fripp enough to know and accept this from him, so I guess itís all worked out for the best. Plus, Belew can keep playing the large repertoire of Belew-era Crimson songs with a band thatís just almost King Crimson anyway.
Crimson mentioned on TMS
:: Posted by djcub00 on January 28, 2014
This past weekís episode of That Metal Show had Vernon Reid and Corey Glover of Living Colour, and Vernon talked about his wide ranging tastes in music. "If its good, I like it." And of course, he threw out the name King Crimson. None of the hosts made any comment, usually they pick up on a name and make a comment, but they sat there silently despite the influence KC has had on hard rock and heavy metal. Once again, another example of the close mindedness of the showís hosts and producers. They go mad when the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame skips someone they like, but they are more loyal to genres rather than quality music. Jim Florentine already insulted Pink Floyd and their fans when he refused to acknowledge The Wall as a great double album because "its not hard rock or heavy metal".
I have to admit that I shouldnít complain too much: these arenít the brightest guys on TV, and confirms the stereotype of heavy metal fans as dumb, close minded, conformist, and discriminatory. The Hall of Fame looks positively open minded and tolerant compared to those overgrown teenagers. But props to Living Colour for dropping the name. Very few people are as excited about the new KC lineup than me, mostly because of the mystery!
That metal show
:: Posted by Basile on January 28, 2014
On That Metal Show Vernon Reid mentioned King Crimson as an influence.
Vernon is guitarist for Living Color and has jammed with RF in the past.
:: Posted by Carnamagos on January 28, 2014
"I, for one, am curious but not overjoyed at the prospect of an Ade-less drumdundant Crimson [...]".
Now you know how many of us felt in 1981 at the prospect of a Wetton-less, McDonald-less "Crimson".
Sunday, 29th December 2013 Diary Entry
:: Posted by apisch on January 28, 2014
Q: And what would your daughter like?
A: She prefers Old Goat.
:: Posted by cantspelldiKc on January 26, 2014
iíve seen that face before, somewhere.....................even with a KC bump i canít imagine voting fer somebody who spent 3 million on their daughters wedding, itís not like she is royalty or sumthin
Great Deceiver parties
:: Posted by Royston on January 26, 2014
A lot has changed in twenty-odd years.
In his sleeve notes to 1991ís Great Deceiver, Mr. Fripp states, with a combination of modesty and realism, "I have anticipated not many Crimheads having Great Deceiver parties and listening to the box set in its entirety."
Who of us back then, including Mr. Fripp, would have anticipated that the number of actively audient Crimheads would grow sufficiently over the next twenty years to justify the release of a monster such as The Road To Red?
Or did Mr. Fripp, by noting the attributes of the "not many" Crimheads in question, set out the blueprint for Those Who Would Follow: "A genuine Crimhead would in any case revel in the repetition, and annotate the variations, discrepancies and addenda."
As one who listened to the Great Deceiver box set in its entirety back then (though, Iím possibly relieved to say, not at a GD party: I was never invited), Iím revelling in the repetition of The Road To Red, and are delighted that enough genuine Crimheads have surfaced to make this possible. You know who you are.
Invitations to your next Road To Red party gratefully accepted.
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