Beat Club T.V. Bremen Germany

An old trombone, tuned bleach bottles and a sack of leaves –not the band’s backstage rider but all part of the rich tapestry of Jamie Muir’s tenure in Crimso.[endtease] The lengthy improv that makes up the bulk of this session shows the band wasn't to everyone’s liking. On their first formal performance John Wetton recalls “We were under-rehearsed, no confidence, we didn't know each other.” Yet once the musical introductions are made this TV appearance is brave and action-packed stuff. The picky Crimhead will notice that the coda to Larks’ Tongues has yet to be written let alone added to this impressive opening overture, whilst Exiles appears to be coming together rather nicely thank you very much. Short and sweet, this date is a must-have for Muir completists!
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Improv_The Rich Tapestry Of Life
29:50
02
Exiles
07:53
03
Larks' Tongues In Aspic Pt I
06:51

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BROWSE SHOWS WITH PHOTOS

Written by Bob Ramstad
Previously released as CLUB 03 i.e. King Crimson Collectors Club 3
Previously released as CLUB 03 i.e. King Crimson Collectors Club 3. If you have that, you don't need this.
Written by Erik Osterling
Fantastic Performance
Muir really shines in what is most likely the highest quality recording of his time in the band, Exiles is absolutely outstanding featuring incredibly emotional vocals and great performances all around, definitely one of the greatest version of Exiles out there. Larks' Part One is still an early version without the coda, though that does nothing to lessen the impact of the performance featuring erratic and ever-changing percussion from Muir, excellent as always guitar work from Fripp, solid drumming and bass from Bruford and Wetton, Cross's Violin is competent throughout and replaces the Coda together with some bird whistles from Muir. Overall an excellent version of Part One. The 28 minute improv "The Rich Tapestry Of Life" is an interesting performance featuring high energy parts while still showing calmer sides as well. The Crim Gang pulls out all tools at their disposal with Muir's trademark wild percussion and Cross playing both Mellotron and Violin, which he at one points starts plucking. A great look into the longer dynamic improvs from the Muir days. Overall one of the highest quality recordings of the Larks lineup and a great start for anyone interested in delving deeper into that era. Highly recommend.
Written by Jesse Souza
Great pics
These are cool shots, capturing the band in the moment. Wish it was possible to buy a legitimate dvd of KC circa early/mid ’70s, though. Anyway, thanks again for posting the photos, take care... Jesse
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