Improvisitors... February 3, 2013
Written by Linus_Robinson
Im not entierly sure if its apropos to mention a title bootleg cd of this on DGM’s guestbook, well anyway an all audience recording cd of June 6, 1974 was named "Improvisitors"... rather clever...
Trower/KC/TYA February 8, 2011
Written by firebexar
I came to see King Crimson (for the first time) and left fulfilled. They were touring on the strength of "Starless and Bible Black." Robin Trower, the opening act, was really solid, too, especially his fine (now late) singer, Jame Dewar. Ten Years After was simply the icing on the cake. Everyone with me agreed, too. Alvin Lee kept flipping his hair around like he was with The Sweet.
I vividly recall that when "Lament" came to its abrupt end, there was a palpable pause in the southern audience, not knowing whether to applaud or wait to make sure the song was actually finished.
Ten Years After This Concert April 27, 2010
Written by stevieraygilbert
I never regretted not staying to hear Alvin Lee and Ten Years After after Crim left the stage. Yes, more than once I was asked why I hadn’t stayed to hear the famous blues/boogie speed riffer et al, having made the trip from East Dallas all the way to Ft. Worth. The thing is, I couldn’t reconcile the disparate musical styles of King Crimson "warming up" for Ten Years After. I went to so many concerts at that particular arena back in those days (including E.L.P!) I can’t remember exactly what bands I saw play on the same bill. Dim memories of Robin Trower during that same show want to surface, and I stayed to hear him if I’m not mistaken about him being on the program. But Ten Years After was definitely the headline band for the evening, which I’ll never understand. At least that explains all the talk about pickup trucks. I do remember one thing... the audience was too loud, not the band. And this was, indeed, the last time I saw King Crimson live in this or in any other incarnation. Still have the ticket stub.
Ft. Worth '74 April 27, 2010
Written by kc6674
This is the entire setlist. I was at this show and Robin Trower opened, followed by KC then 10 Years After as the headliner. Funny thing is, each band’s current release on the charts reflected the exact opposite in order. TYA’s album was down them somewhat, KC was higher than them and Robin Trower’s "Bridge of Sigh’s" was higher still.
The volume was VERY LOUD !! Being in the 6th row, the top of my head was nearly blown off !!
Tarrant Cty Conv. Center was an oblong oval and had really reverberating sound. I approached Fripp at the side of the stage before they went on and he looked at me but didn’t engage. I spoke to him at a Q&A session in Nashville in 2000 and told him I was at the Ft. Worth show when he asked which time I’d seen them in ’74. If you read this Robert, I was the guy who asked you why women weren’t into KC much !! I felt like an idiot when you looked down at your lap, sighed and then looked up at me and said "I just don’t know"....
Fort Worth April 27, 2010
Written by cheyler
Does anyone know why this set is so short? And why Exiles and Starless are missing? Was this set an ’opening’ set for some other band? Or is there a missing reel or something. It just seems that there is a substantial portion of this show ’not there’. Can anyone please shed some light on this? Thank you! I must say, what’s there is EXCELLENT!!!!
the original boot April 27, 2010
Written by crimson_king22
There is some funny audience banter on the original bootleg recording of this concert. During the improv, a lady says, "They’re too loud!"....also, a man says, "Chuck it! Hell, chuck it! Gonna hit King Crimson in the noggin’. Hell, they’ll never see it coming!"
I assume that he is referring to a paper cup?
Also, they start talking about a guy "on transfer" who bought a new truck recently. "That’s IT!!!!!" Funny stuff from 1974.
Good upgrade. April 26, 2010
Written by myshadow
Thank you, this is a very good upgrade. It is great to listen to ’Fracture’ without all of the conversation.
My recording of this has a brief improv before ’Fracture’.
Stormy did a great job with the bootleg recording, the audience ’participation is greatly reduced and very welcome. Thank you for another great set from this incarnation.