|It Was 40 Years Ago Today
|:: Posted by Sid Smith on Tue., Mar 27, 2012
That Mel, Boz, Ian & Robert played in Boston supporting Yes with Bill Bruford still on drums. It was at this gig that Bill seized his opportunity to ask Fripp about meeting up and discussing some ideas once they were back in the UK.
Two months after this gig was recorded, in May 1972 Fripp and Bruford kept the meeting they'd promised each other to see what, if anything, might happen.
You can grab the concert via the mail order store.
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Tron - the movie
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Wed., Mar 2, 2011
My thanks to Shawn who tells me that there's an interview with film-maker Dianna Dilworth about Mellodrama: The Mellotron Movie. Shawn writes "She tells Jim Fleming
about the history of the Mellotron, and we hear several examples of its
use in classic pop and rock music. The interview begins at
approximately 39.50 minutes into the the show. Several King Crimson
mentions as well as samples from ITCOTCK."
Birthday Greetings To Michael Giles!
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Tue., Mar 1, 2011
A very happy birthday to Michael Giles today (pictured below at the King Crimson playback event held at Air Studios in 2009).
The new MAD band album featuring Keith Tippett is nearing completion we understand. Further details as we have them.
Six Of The Best
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Mon., Feb 28, 2011
There’s no new download today but we thought it would be a good idea to give a shout out to six of our favourite concerts that you may have missed.
King Crimson November 25th 1972 - The Larks’ Tongues quintet doing their crazy Mr. Muir gig thing in Oxford.
We said “Although only the first section of the concert was caught on bootleg cassette this recording is nevertheless stone-cold, drop-dead classic Crim of the highest calibre, and arguably one of the best performances given by the Larks’ Tongues quintet.”
You said “The performances are outstanding. The version of "Larks’ Tongues In Aspic Part 1" included here rivals the studio version, maybe even exceeds in intensity. The improv is very enjoyable, one of the best I’ve heard from this lineup.”
King Crimson March 19th 1974 - In which the Crims unveil and retire a new song all in one gig
We said “Sometime between December 1973 and March 1974 King Crimson came up with a number called Guts On My Side...only ever played once in concert - as far as we can tell - and totally forgotten about until 2006.
You said “Man, this is an amazing gig. This shit is just on fire! You’ll never hear a more intense "Exiles", the improv is wildly intense, and it has a cool little song you won’t find anywhere else.”
Robert Fripp June 18th 1979 - Small, mobile, intelligent unit knocks the ball out of the park!
We said “we hear bleeping and droning; rhapsodic flourishes; echoes of No Pussyfooting and Evening Star; the theme from Starless and a cavalcade of notes leaping from those fingers...Stunning.”
You said “I was at this show and it was my first (of now many) live experiences with RF. Watching Robert perform with just his guitar and a tape machine in the back of a record store was amazing. I had always wished I could relive this show and what do you know, here it is.”
League of Gentlemen September 21st 1980 - a blueprint and a toe-tapper all in one
We said “Simply put what you have here is the best part of an hour filled with killer riffs and extraordinary out-there guitar, nattily dressed up as pile-driving music for those who like to dance with a twist of dissonance.”
You said “Well, what a nice surprise. And what a fantastic download/CD! Mixing postpunk splintered rhythms with discordant organ and fluid & inventive guitar, this is even better than the offical live recording previously released.”
King Crimson November 23rd 1981 - the shock of the new continues to drop jaws at 500 paces
We said “Sartori In Tangier features Fripp on his trusty Roland organ and Belew making monster noises along the stage make this a surging, raging version you’re unlikely to forget in a hurry.”
You said “I've always looked back at this - my first King Crimson show - as the best concert I’ve ever attended. Such an energetic presentation of the new line-up and new material to eager L.A. fans. I’d only heard Red before this show. I was impressed by the clean, crisp deliberate playing and this recording captures it well. It’s a small club, like they are in your living room, confident you’ll like a fresh direction in rock.”
King Crimson August 15th 2001 - a slice of smouldering Crim with intense icing to go!
We said “A highly-charged gig where the team blow the doors off the venue with a tight uncompromising set in which even the older material sounds fresh out of the writing room. This is also the concert where during the second portion of Red, the team are joined by Tool drummer Danny Carey, who slips behind Pat’s kit to give it some thumping goodness. One word describes this gig: Essential.”
You said “Man, when Sid said it was absolutely essential, he wasn’t jokin! This set is incredibly powerful. The band is totally on their game. It’s so great to hear L5 and DC as they’re being played in their earliest stages. It’s incredible how heavy this band is. What a perfect matching with TOOL. I can’t believe they only did a handful of dates. Keep this stuff coming!”
What would be your six favourite concerts that you’ve downloaded from DGMLive?
Send your list with a few comments about each gig to the guestbook. We’ll pick one out at random and the winner will receive a fantastic prize! Get your entries onto the guestbook no later than Tuesday March 8th to be considered for the fabbo prize!
Ade In Amsterdam (Slight Return)
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Sun., Feb 27, 2011
Adrian Belew plays with the Metropole Orchestra tonight in Amsterdam, and can be seen here talking about the experience of working with the orchestra.
Guitar Circle Updates
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Thu., Feb 24, 2011
Anyone interested an introduction to the Guitar Circle should check out the forthcoming course details here.
Lucky Trey Review
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Thu., Feb 24, 2011
Trey Gunn's I'll Tell What I Saw gets reviewed by prog author, Jerry Lucky, here. You can find out more about the album by taking a look at Trey's site.
JFC - A King Crimson ProjeKct
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Sat., Feb 19, 2011
Robert's latest diary update reveals that A Scarcity of Miracles is to be a King Crimson ProjeKct and available in 5.1.
Trey Goes To IB EXPO
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Thu., Feb 17, 2011
Trey Gunn will be joining forces with another batch of impressive musicians at the forthcoming IB Expo in Sweden next month.
Check out Trey's other date in Sweden by taking a peek at his website.
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