Tanzbrunnen Cologne Germany

Respected German guitarist and looper, Michael Peters, was at Cologne, and shared his thoughts on going to see the King in action with the readers of Elephant Talk back in 1996. Here’s what he had to say:

“I had not been too optimistic about this concert: Last year's KC Duesseldorf concert had been somewhat frustrating for me - although everything was perfect, I wasn't very thrilled for some reason. Now, reviews of the Thrakattak tour said that there were no new pieces, so of course I expected something like last year's concert to happen more or less again. I actually thought, why bother going there at all only to see the same old stuff?

Well, I went there anyway and I was thrilled to hear, yes, nothing but pieces that I already knew - but with an *amazing* amount of newness to them in arrangement and interpretation. All pieces had been worked on, not only the obvious classics like "Schizoid Man". The pieces were arranged in a much more interesting way and played with even more vigor, virtuosity, preciseness, and fun. (Sound and mix were also very good.)

The very same pieces that had left me (and many others), well, not very much impressed last year really blew my mind this time. Several times, I found myself crying at the sheer intensity of pieces I had never especially liked.”
TRACK
TIME
01
Conundrum
01:22
02
Thela Hun Ginjeet
06:30
03
Frame By Frame
05:14
04
Dinosaur
07:17
05
One Time
05:57
06
VROOOM VROOOM
05:11
07
BBOOM
06:03
08
THRAK
08:04
09
21st Century Schizoid Man
07:08
10
The Sheltering Sky
07:36
01
Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream
05:06
02
People
05:44
03
Elephant Talk
04:31
04
Indiscipline
08:12
05
Red
08:07
06
Waiting Man
05:04
07
VROOOM
04:05
08
Coda Marine 475
03:06

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BROWSE SHOWS WITH PHOTOS

Written by Robert A Wright-Stasko
Cool Variations
Every show with Crimson is different. Even before they made this a mantra, every song was new, no matter when it was written. That is true in this show. Some examples: there is some fantastic rhythmic interplay between the drummers on Thela Hun Jingeet. SSEDD has a shining vocal performance from Adrian. Tony's Funk Fingers are on fine display on People. Robert and Trey both have excellent solos on The Sheltering Sky that push the piece into some new sonic territory. And Red, well, it comes to full fruition with this particular formation.
Written by Jury Jania
At Last!
Has it really been 15 years since KC played the Cologne Tanzbrunnen? No, they didn’t played, they blew it away! The Dusseldorf concert the previous year I found a bit tame (I like it better listening to it these days, but I still think that the encore of Heartbeat and Sleepless gave it a bit of a pop-touch). Tanzbrunnen rocked. It underlined what a friend of mine once said about KC (listening to Earthbound’s 21st Century Schizoid Man): That’s Noise! Indeed, it was, but what a brilliant noise! The people on the other bank of the Rhine must have been puzzled... I don’t think that the group enjoyed it that much: BB was angry dealing with monitor problems (I guess), TG wrote something about all those people smoking dope and RF looked at the audience shaking his head before he left, for whatever reason. For me, it was one of the best concerts I’ve ever been. Thank you very much for making it available!Greetings from Cologne
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