Gimme a few more stars to throw on this one December 5, 2009 I love the Discipline Crimson. It was the first King Crimson lineup I saw live, so it holds a special place for me in that regard, but itís more than that; the feel of this group was just so different. It was unique then and itís almost more unique now, if thatís possible. The opportunity, so many years later, to hear these early recordings is just beautiful -- and I donít give a ratís ass about the lo-fi sound, or any of that; itís just beautiful. To hear Creation is a special privilege in any context. If youíre concerned about audio fidelity Iíd say the audio here is similar to that on the Moles Collectors Club release (that is, listenable bootleg). So what. The music is thrilling. For me, ďThe Sheltering SkyĒ is the pinnacle of this set -- I love this tune and always have. Iíve been alternating listening to this and the 8/15/2001 concert for the last couple of weeks. What a breadth of perspective. When I was young I didnít expect to live very long, or particularly want to; but Iíve grown to appreciate what this world has to offer. I hope I can hang around for a while. --DeVito
Written by DeVito
Back around 1976 or í77, as a 15-/16-year-old, I started listening to Crimson. Unfortunately Crimson had broken up a couple years earlier, and the various surviving ďprogressive rockĒ bands were stepping all over their dicks in their rush to sell out. Punk held no interest for me (still doesnít, although I can appreciate it on a conceptual basis). I mostly lost interest in rock and was getting into Coltrane and Miles, Oregon and Old & New Dreams, Ravi Shankar and Balinese Gamelan, and just generally trying to sample (or in some cases devour) a half-century of recorded music. But Larksí, Starless, and Red were staples that carried me a long way too. When Discipline came out, I donít remember what I thought it would be like, or if I was expecting any particular kind of style or thing; all I remember is dropping the needle on the record and being hooked -- listening to it over and over and being obsessed with it.
Manchester fun 1981 December 4, 2009
Written by eviLMGD
Much life has been breathed into this olí boot; and a must-have it is, too.
A few clams here and there (it was only the sixth (?) gig of this team after all).That said, the atmosphereís wonderful, and the sheer exuberance of the band is very infectious indeed. Love it. To use an RF-ism : "Lotsa fun". Download it now.
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