Prix D'Ami Buenos Aires Argentina

This is King Crimson’s first performance in front of a crowd since they had wowed the punters at Le Spectrum (documented on Absent Lovers) back in 1984. [endtease]Essentially a dress rehearsal in front of invited guests and the South American press, the tickets that had been made available sold out in two hours flat.

You can hear the first night nerves on tracks such as Vrooom and a slightly unsteady Discipline, though after an absence of ten years from the frontline such wobbles can easily be forgiven. . A brisk One Time and an exceptionally good Sleepless shows Adrian in fine voice, whilst the opening sections B’Boom has a hair-standing menacing edge. Elsewhere, Funky Jam makes it’s short-lived mark on the set-list for the first time – there’s a cutesy disco feel to the track which is appropriate considering that the venue used to be a premier dancing hotspot.

We’re used to hearing Vrooom Vrooom taken at an energetic sometimes breakneck speed but here it’s gone through in something akin to slow motion replay. Overall, this is a performance where a somewhat tired Crimso leaps and sometimes makes it to the other side.

AUDIO SOURCE: ADAT Master Tapes

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TRACK
TIME
01
VROOOM
04:28
02
Coda: Marine 475
02:52
03
Frame By Frame
05:27
04
Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream
05:03
05
Discipline
05:19
06
Red
06:26
07
One Time
05:06
08
B'Boom
05:54
09
THRAK
05:05
10
Improv Two Sticks
01:04
11
Elephant Talk
04:26
12
Indiscipline
06:24
13
Funky Jam
04:47
01
Heartbeat
04:09
02
Sleepless
05:29
03
VROOOM VROOOM
07:12
04
The Talking Drum
05:33
05
Larks' Tongues In Aspic Pt II
07:34
06
VROOOM
04:20
07
Coda: Marine 475
03:32
Written by JAVIER BLAS FERNANDEZ
King Crimson 1994 - Prix D'Ami - Buenos Aires (ensayo PRE-PRIMER CONCIERTO)
El miercoles 28 de septiembre de 1994, un grupo de 10 o 15 fans de King Crimson, que sabiamos que estaban ensayando en PRIX D'DAMI, estabamos en el bar de la planta baja, cuando de repente Robert Fripp bajó por las escaleras y nos hizo señas para que subieramos al primer piso donde estaba el escenario en el que estaban ensayando para los conciertos oficiales que comenzaban al día siguiente. Esta "prueba" de KC nos convertió en "Los POCOS" afortunados del mundo en presenciar el PRIMER CONCIERTO DE KING CRIMSON LUEGO DE UNA DÉCADA. Un hito imborrable. Comparto algunas fotos: https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=1568364340177281&set=a.135952590085137
Written by Luis Diaz
#JustAmazing!
I was there, world premier of KC 2x3.....i am still speechless, gracias DGM!
Written by Scott McMahan
Unique addition to KC canon
A unique take on the Thrak material which is worth hearing. Hearing slow-tempo, un-embellished versions of what would later become intricately fast exchanges is fascinating, especially if you like the creative process. It’s like the steel frame of a building before the walls go up.  Unfortunately, I can’t hear the two bass players separately in this mix. From the two sticks solo, seems like Gunn is playing more ambient effects that get lost in the overall wall of KC noise.  Fortunately, the jam is incredible with a groove like The Police’s Masoka Tanga. Never heard anything like this from KC before. Unfortunately, you still need another live recording from this tour to get a live rendition of "Walking on Air". All in all, this is a unique recording to put in a KC collection.
Written by Joseph Pettini
Fresh and...funky? well, yes!
This is a great one to have. On first listen, it is true the "jitters" are apparent, but that’s exciting to these ears. Of particular interest to me is the (in my opinion) underplayed and underestimated Sleepless, with that surprising but apt Latin groove. Disco, indeed. Followed by one of my favorite versions of VROOM VROOM to date, and Talking Drum at full race speed, it’s a real treat. Thanks for making this available. Viva DGM.
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