CRAIG PICKS CRIMSO
Posted by Sid Smith on Aug 14, 2017

Craig Blundell, who has worked with Steven Wilson, has picked the ten albums that shaped his career. KC's debut is on that list and here's what he has to say about it.

“I don’t know many progressive artists that this band hasn’t affected over the years. I was really getting into progressive music and starting to understand these unison stabs that Rush used to do and those little snare runs that Neil did. 


"Then I got to the middle of 21st Century Schizoid Man and just thought ‘what the hell is going on?’.


“Having [drummer] Michael Giles at the helm of that album was truly staggering. What he brought to this album was just a minefield of incredible musicality. Then Robert Fripp, with the textures and tones he brought to that band, was pure insanity.


“I do lots of prog festivals. The t-shirt I see most is Court Of The Crimson King. The album is nearly 50 years old. Still now it’s played on my iPod and I’m always hearing new things. It’s an absolute classic. Crimson shaped so many drummers in my genre.”

Read about the ten albums that Craig picked here.

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