early ladies of the road? August 11, 2008
Written by calistenia
Well, the first thing that comes to my mind is that this tune progressed towards Ladies Of The Road, as other users noticed. The second thing is how much work and rehearsal should take to this incarnation to get a repertoire and a musical cohesion. I mean i hear a band working from zero. In some cases bands do not begin from zero. I might be wrong... anyway thanks so much for making this available, it makes a lot of sense for this period.
I would love to hear more from this tape July 28, 2008
Written by frederickc
Well, The Islands band was always my favorite and hearing this snippet of a rehearsal is a tease. Any more Robert, Mel and Ian trio bits laying around???
Hmmm May 23, 2008
Written by gavinelder
Doesn’t the bit at 1:05 sound a bit like the chorus of Ladies of the Road?
February 17, 2008
Written by Philip
Wow, I love these ’fly on the wall’ tracks. Thank you very much for making them available!
KC Rehearsal February 11, 2008
Written by avakashitar
You know...this sounds a bit like a fragment that might’ve led to the bridge on "Ladies Of The Road." It might be a piece of what I think of as "transitional writing", the kind of thing that a musician writes and plays with and doesn’t completely hear the idea he was going for, but sees it as a signpost along the way - research and rethinking that idea leads to something and somewhere else.
It sounds and feels (to me, anyway) like this thing might’ve "led" Fripp to the bridge in "Ladies Of The Road". Slide some descending chords downward at the right intervals, and you hear what could’ve been the early seeds of that song. Change the arrangment and orchestrations (which helps when Boz walks in), and there’s the raunchiest song in the KC catalog, just waiting for play and for Peter to write the words.
If the bridge didn’t come from there, then I wonder where it could’ve gone. "Islands" had Fripp coming back to the guitar some more, and if Mel were to change that flute line to a sax line...who knows what else might’ve fallen out of that. It’s a nice-sounding tune, though. Certainly very (pleasantly) different from that era’s typical Crimson sound.
Taken in and of itself, it sounds really good for a rehearsal tape, particularly from that time period, and I’d love to hear the three of them do more with just drums, flute and electric piano. If this is just an excerpt from a rehearsal tape, I wonder what other bits of the whole thing sound like.
Thank you, once again, Mr. Mundy.
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