Wow - the DGMLive debut of Jamie Muir era Crim. Following some warm-up shows in Germany (documented on KCCC20) and a one-off date in Redcar in October, the new line-up of King Crimson took to the stage of Hull’s Technical College to unleash a ferocious sound. The abrasive mixture of freshly composed material and off-the-top-of-their-head excursions into improvised territory was a dynamic and often challenging combination.

Things are clearly still in development. LTIApt 1 has a rockier feel to it and is at this point still awaiting the familiar coda. The big improvised set-pieces shed light on the protracted nature of KC’s compositional techniques as licks from Fallen Angel and Doctor Diamond are thrown and tossed about long before they were ever distilled into songs.

Even the tuning problems which plague Exiles fail to dint the excitement of the show. First night nerves are also evident in the execution of some cues and corners of tracks which sound very familiar to our ears now but were brand spanking new on the night in question.

The murky sound of this complete audience recording won’t be to everyone’s taste, and of course the audio medium fails to convey the full anarchic presence of Jamie in full blood-spurting flight.

However, its availability on DGMLive is more than justified by the historical importance of the show which one reviewer described as "a riveting performance."
TRACK
TIME
01
Walk On No Pussy Footing
02:06
02
Larks Tongues In Aspic Pt I
10:10
03
Book Of Saturday
03:23
04
Announcement
01:42
05
Improv I Vista Training College Under Spot Light
29:31
06
Exiles
07:52
01
Easy Money
07:21
02
Improv II
09:22
03
The Talking Drum
04:49
04
Larks Tongues In Aspic Pt II
10:03
05
21st Century Schizoid Man
16:30

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Written by Orlando Guedez Calderin
Difficult download but...
... It worths it. Well, I do wonder if I am not that good with software, but I truly think the music by Mr Fripp could also be sold through merchants like Amazon, iTunes or 7digital which do know how to trade MP3 files and manage easy downloads. Appart from that nasty experience of downloading, the music is REMARKABLE. To get the 1972-74 line-up of KC with Mr Muir in percussion is a must and this record adds GREAT jams and improvisations. It is a treasure and I just hope Mr Fripp opens his vaults to trade through easier channels. I bought the 4oth Anniversary Double-CD of Lark’s Tongue in Aspic waiting for some live material and the only way to get it is buying a 100 euros box... Difficult to enjoy this genius with such difficulties to get it. Appart from that, GREAT
Written by Matthu Stull
Menacing Muir
this is quite a violent gig.  there are explosive intensities in the percussives.  This changed my life in a good way, i thought I wasn’t going to have any more mindblowing crim experiences but this did it good.  I’m so happy i got this...there’s one moment during the long Vista training improv, after some fierce mania......well, it chills out a bit and this cosmic wave took me away somewhere, time blended weird.  Gosh, Muir must have been on a different train,,,,maybe he still is.....the schizoid man blows up too, 
Written by P V Senior
Hull Heaven
A complete and excellent show from the Muir era band. Despite the source this has good sound apart from the odd bit of distortion and top end crackle, far superior listening to the Zoom Club 2cd release. All instruments can be clearly heard and unlike the Zoom Club the vocals are mostly all audible. Would recommend getting this along with the Oxford download from Nov 25th which together give a great overview of this version of the mighty crim. Uncle Rev
Written by Jack Floyd
Jamie Muir, the madman behind the found objects drumkit
This show comes from a bootleg, however this information is the only thing you will complain about this recording, not that it is a problem at all...Jamie Muir was a beast! From his beautiful and atmospheric sounds on "Book Of Saturday" to the pure thrashing and industrial kitchen noises of "Larks’ Tongues In Aspic - Part II", he adds the right ambiences all the time, always with great timing...Also, David Cross has glorious moments during "Exiles" and the first improv, John Wetton rocks like his life was depending of it, Bill Bruford brings his jazzy sensibilities to the fore, and Robert Fripp was changing his sound and style from a more classical approach to a proto-metal feel.The most impressive parts of this gig are the coda-less "Larks’ Tongues In Aspic - Part I", the second improv, "Easy Money", the talking drum of "The Talking Drum", the extended mellotron ending of "Larks’ Tongues In Aspic - Part II", and the classic "21st Century Schizoid Man" (with a bonus Wetton interview in the end).The bootleg source does not detract the performance in any way, in fact, I’d go as far as to say that it somehow improves certain aspects: you feel like you’re in the hall watching King Crimson play and there is no bias in the mix. The recording is not that murky at all, it sounds a little better (and clearer) than KCCC20 in my opinion. The recording has ambience, which would certainly be lacking in a soundboard......So, why feel fear? This is the Larks’ quintet at it’s best!
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