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In the Court of the Crimson King
In the Court of the Crimson King
King Crimson
1969
Described by The Who’s Pete Townshend as 'an uncanny masterpiece', King Crimson’s debut was released in October 1969 becoming an instant chart hit on both sides of the Atlantic - not bad for a band who only got together less than ten months earlier. 21st Century Schizoid Man showcases the band’s ability to blend music that had the brutal...
Discipline
Discipline
King Crimson
1981
After seven years away from the public King Crimson returned in 1981 with a brand-new incarnation. Joining Robert Fripp and Bill Bruford are ex-Zappa/Bowie guitarist, Adrian Belew and ace session and Peter Gabriel bassist, Tony Levin. Incorporating sounds reminiscent of the resonant chimes of ancient gamelan music and the sleek, clear lines of...
Red
Red
King Crimson
1974
Recorded at the end of two lengthy tours of the USA in 1974, the final album of the 1970s finds King Crimson in an raw and uncompromising mood. Consisting of Crimson founder guitarist Robert Fripp, bassist and vocalist John Wetton and drummer Bill Bruford, the trio serve up a sound that’s metal-edged, gritty and powerful. Opening with the...
Larks' Tongues in Aspic
Larks' Tongues in Aspic
King Crimson
1973
King Crimson’s 1973 album marked a radical departure from everything they’d previously done. With guitarist Robert Fripp as the only survivor from the original line-up, the new line-up featuring the heat-seeking work of ex-Yes drummer Bill Bruford and the virtuoso bass work of ex-Family bassist John Wetton, who also took on vocals here,...
Mountain Winery Saratoga, CA
Mountain Winery Saratoga, CA
King Crimson
2017
If any song in the KC repertoire benefits from the expanded line-up and the additional texture it brings, it’s this venerable old warhorse. With an extra pair of hands at the keyboards, we can now hear the lines originally added by Ian McDonald on a Baldwin electric harpsichord back in 1969, restored and bringing an extra spring and sparkle to...
Massey Hall
Massey Hall
King Crimson
2017
Whenever the song is performed the audience reaction usually consists of folks gasping and other people loosing it completely. It’s easy to understand why. Firstly, it’s a great song. Secondly, *that* guitar line. Thirdly, There’s not many points in the Crimson set that lend themselves to blissed-out, air-punching singalongs but Heroes...
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