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More KC 69 Now Online
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Mon., Feb 13, 2012

You can now nab yourself two vintage bits of Crimso history via DGMLive. First up is the historic Hyde Park gig which helped bring the band to much wider world, and their next-day gig at the Marquee from their legendary run at the London club. Please note both of these gigs (with bonus tracks) are available as part of the King Crimson Collectors' Club series via the mail order shop.


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Rounding Up The Circles
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Tue., Aug 12, 2014
There are a number of Guitar Circle courses coming up over the next few months in Europe and Latin America.

1-
The Berlin Guitar Ensemble Special Project (Writing, Performing & Recording)
Monday 18th to Sunday 31st, August 2014
Antikriegswetkstatt Sievershausen (Lehrte), Germany


2-
Introduction To Guitar Circle
Monday 13th to Saturday 18th of October, 2014
Lunlunta, Mendoza, Argentina


3-
The Orchestra Of Crafty Guitarists X - Special Performance Project
Monday 13th to Tuesday 21st of October, 2014
Lunlunta, Mendoza, Argentina

Discounts and special payment terms are available if needed. Inquires, further info and Application Letters email here



On This Date 18 Years Ago
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Sun., Aug 10, 2014
Robert Fripp released A Blessing Of Tears in 1996.




One of the guitarist's most powerful and moving soundscape albums, recorded at different venues in 1995, it is dedicated to the memory of his mother, Edie Fripp, who passed away in 1993.  


Frampton Throws A Live Phone
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Thu., Aug 7, 2014
My thanks to Rich Mlinar for this story of what happened when Peter Frampton asked a couple of punters to stop filming him on their cell phones


Last Chance To Vote For The Road To Red
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Wed., Aug 6, 2014
There's only a few more days to vote for King Crimson in the 2014 Progressive Music Awards. The Road To Red is one of the box sets to have been nominated in the Grand Designs category.



If you're a fan of King Crimson please register at the site and cast your vote for the mighty Crim today. Polling closes Friday so don't delay. 

Trev On
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Tue., Aug 5, 2014
King Crimson's guitar tech and much else besides popped up in an interview on Radio Shropshire yesterday morning, taking about how he landed the job with Robert and the forthcoming tour in the USA. You can listen here for the next few days - scroll forward to around 2.42 to hear Trev. 


Vista Of Stick Men In Amazing Fjords
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Tue., Aug 5, 2014
Check out Tony Levin's website for some incredible pictures of Stick Men's R'n'R around the fjords in Norway


On This Date 41 Years Ago
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Mon., Aug 4, 2014
Swastika Girls from No Pussyfooting was recorded at Command Studios in London.


From Robert's diary in September 2007 when he was remastering the album with Simon Heyworth.

"The original recording of (Side Two) Swastika Girls, took place at Command Studios in Piccadilly. Brian set up the looping in the control booth and, after 5 minutes of listening to the loops playing-in to the multi-track, I walked into the studio, strapped on & wailed out.

Command being what is was, we took the tapes to Air Studios (George Martinís studio at Oxford Circus) & continued mixing & assembling No Pussyfooting there. On the way to one of the sessions, Brian looked down & saw a torn-out page of a magazine, which he brought into the studio for examination. It featured young women in (incomplete forms of) Nazi uniform, sporting swastikas & the headline Swastika Girls.

At this time, F&Eís work together was not very much supported by the business representatives nominally forwarding our interests (that is, our work was actively opposed). No Pussyfooting was also disliked by former Crimson buddies when I played it to them. So, on a piece of paper, written in large letters & placed on the mixing console - No Pussyfooting Ė that we should not compromise what we felt to be right." 

Fripp & Eno's No Pussyfooting is available in vinyl format. The albumís return to the 12" format is cut from masters approved by the artists, manufactured on 200g super-heavyweight vinyl and presented in a re-worked version of the original gatefold sleeve, using variant photos from the original photo shoot by Willie Christie. Also available on vinyl is the second Fripp & Eno release, Evening Star.

No Pussyfooting here (UK)
No Pussyfooting here (US)



Crimson's All Time Greats?
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Sat., Aug 2, 2014
The latest edition of Prog Magazine runs a feature entitled The 100 Greatest Prog Albums of All Time.



As the title cunningly implies, the readers of the magazine have voted on what they reckon to be the 100 greatest albums. Happily,  King Crimson scores rather well with  Lizard at 96, Discipline achieving 70, LTIA in at 30, Red roaring up to No.12 and ITCOTCK polling at No.2. A big thanks to all the readers of the magazine for their support.

Also in the feature various musicians provide short pieces on their favourite albums including King Crimson's Jakko Jakszyk who had this to say about Henry Cow's Legend.



Caps thrown aloft in the air to Strawbs' front man, Dave Cousins who chose LTIA as his No.1 prog album.





Don't Get Caught Up On Court
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Fri., Aug 1, 2014
There's an interview with Robert Fripp in the latest edition of Uncut magazine. In it Robert offers this advice to prospective concert-goers "A guiding King Crimson principle is the music is new whenever it was written. So it's all new music. What I will say is, if you are coming with the explicit or implicit demand that you need to hear this music or that then don't come. And if you've already bought tickets, sell them to someone and you might make a profit. The point is with Crimson, if you come with an open mind, generally something worthwhile happens. If you don't, it's less likely. If you go there thinking, 'If I don't hear In the Court of the Crimson King I will have a lousy show', then you will have a lousy show. It's not on the setlist."


Fourth Dementia
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Fri., Aug 1, 2014
Julie Slick and Marco Machera have a new album available. For further details check out Julie's website.  


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