FYI, This Recording is the Early Show September 3, 2012
Written by jabella
For those who have been wondering, this recording is from the early show (aka first house) on November 5th. To my knowledge, no recording exists of the November 5th late show (the first night of the Savoy run). Every recording that I have heard that claims to be from the late show on the 5th is actually the November 7th early show.
Epic Road Trip June 2, 2012
Written by BlackPage
My girlfriend (and now wife of 30 years) and I road tripped from State College PA to Jersey hopping subways to get to NYC and back with a couple of my old PSU roommates. I had been wearing out Discipline, and got everybody on board to take a trip to the city.
This King Crimson show was transcendent. I clearly remember the nearly overwhelming excitement leading up to it with the release of the amazing Discipline LP. I was completely blown away by the entire set, the band was totally engaged and moving as one. They even had "new" material ("Manhattan" of course later Neurtotica) which instantly evoked the feeling of walking the streets of NYC and made me anxious to hear where else this band was going. Another hint at that direction was given with Sartori in Tangier. They of course broke out some older songs from the catalog (Red and Larks Tongues part 2), I never imagined hearing Red played live in my life, I remember the feeling when they started playing it.
I also recall catching the subway out heading back and coming to a full stop somewhere outside of Hoboken with all the lights out in the train for way too long. The whole night was a surreal experience forever etched into my soul. Thank you for making this show available. Nothing can replace the feeling I still retain of being there and experiencing this music, but this will sure be fun to hear again after all these many years.
Our ticket stubs for the evening are in the photo gallery for the show listing.
Savoy, NYC: Early show, Nov. 5, 1981 July 12, 2007
Written by Reitzle
This show was a life changing event for me. I was in the front row. The band came out to a stage bathed in unchanging, honest white lights. They played a music that seemed not to rely on the dynamics of the individual performer, but on the polyrhythmic integrity of the whole. What they played, and how they played it struck me as one of the most perfectly balanced live shows I’d ever witnessed. They were accessible, yet communicated in a fiercely sophisticated language. From what I could tell, they were nervous and excited as pups, but totally in control. This music rocked and pointed to a possible future, in the present, a few feet from my own eyes and ears.
I smiled from ear to ear and the next day I screwed that confounded whammy bar back onto my $90 Univox guitar, determined to tame the vibrato beast even half as elegantly as Mr. Belew had done on stage at the Savoy.
That show was just sublime. I thank all of you for the gift of that performance.
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