2017 was the last time King Crimson played the Greek. Back then LTIA opened the second set of the evening but tonight it’s the second number after the Drumson’s introductory salvo. Mel Collins’ rendition of Tequila goes down especially well with the packed crowd in a rare instance of audience participation. Who says ‘humour is not permitted’?
Larks' Tongues In Aspic Part 1
Written by Aleksandra Craine
First KC show
This was my first ever Crim show, and a life-changing experience. I don't think I've felt so immersed in the music since I was a teenager, staying up all night playing my cheap stereo and driving my family insane. It was a magical, warm summer night in Griffith Park. The Greek is a perfect place to hear such a "sonically complex" band, and the sound was great. There are many moments I could rave about, but my favorite was probably the coda on ITCOTCK. I don't think I ever heard a live recording of an unabridged version of the song, so this was a very pleasant surprise. (Also, for the first time in my concert-going experience: a mile-long line to the men's room, and no one at the ladies' - sweet.) Thank you Crims, and please come back soon!
Written by John Harris
LA Greek- first KC show in many years
Well in February I saw that KC was going to play 50 shows for 50 years. I live in Portland Oregon and KC has only played once in my town as far as I know. If before 1977 I was most likely to young to go and did not know that they played. Late one night when I saw that there were LA and Oakland shows I said to myself- why don't I go? Well- I bought 2 tickets to the Greek in LA and 2 for each night in Oakland. I figured I can find a friend who would go with me. We arrived onsite at the Greek and were surprised to see that the California guitar trio was going to open. WOW- I did not know that. They were great then the Larks 1 appeared as the opener. Super great! I Can't say enough how this concert just delivered me back to why I love this band so much. Fripp puts the right people together to just blow our minds. I just got spell checked for "Fripp" I added to my dictionary. Having never seen the Triple drummer assult live before I was blown away. Red, Cat food, Easy Money and as I hoped to hear Starless in all its awesomeness. Off to Oakland!!! John
Written by Barry Briscoe
For Anyone Doubting...
For any people out there who accuse King Crimson of being po-faced and serious, they should take a listen to this. Mel's solo with his rendition of "Tequila" complete with audience response goes to show that one never knows what to expect in a Crimson show and that they sure have a great sense of humour!
Written by Hector Diaz
Larks Tongues In Aspic for open show
I was reading that in some shows King Crimson starts with Pictures of City. It's a song that I like very much; but there is no comparison of starting the Show with Larks' Tongues In Aspic Part 1. It will be the first time of King Crimson in Chile, and the album Larks Tongues In Aspic is a brand or a classic. Curiously, this album was not released in Chile, so it came as a treasure from Argentina. As we speak Spanish in Chile, the name was a bit tangled and the translation also, this album was known as El Sol (The Sun). The advantage that Larks Tongues In Aspic Part 1 has is that an instrumental song is like a universal language. It is an instant and magical communication.