"Sweet Mayhem" is the headline of a review of the band at Albany. But, really, does this face look capable of mayhem?
Why, surely, he's a polite English gentlemen with his mind more on procuring an afternoon's cream tea rather than mayhem, sweet or otherwise, isn't he? Guess again, sucker
Reviewing the band's appearance at the New Jersey Performing Arts Centre Centre, this reviewer notes King Crimson's party mode...
From the signs as you entered forbidding audience photography during the set to the band's taste in dress (suits, ties and vests) there was every indication that this was not an ordinary rock concert. Crimson skipped the videos and Vari-Lites for a simple scrim and a static lighting rig. There was one change in the three hour concert as the band was bathed in red light at the climax of "Starless." Other than that, the setting was as staid and formal as a classical concert, with the music being allowed to make its own statement.
Finally, in a review of the band's appearance at the Lisner Auditorium, the writer observes "Jimi Hendrix saw them at the Marquee in 1969 and declared them to be the best band in the world. In many ways, almost half a century later, they still are."