A sprightly trot through Dinosaur and a barn-storming Oyster Soup feels like the coming together point, possibly accounting for a more success improv, C Blasticum. Containing some rare moments such as Adrian’s staccato guitar jabs that he would later recycle for Dangerous Curves, the Seizure bass beat (complete with samples from Easy Money), a feisty Fripp blast and Ade’s strangulated string-pulling. When combined together, they offer a compelling glimpse of the beast in action.
LTIA Pt V also has its fair share of thrills and spills with Fripp and Gunn’s unison work being especially noteworthy. Belew’s solo spot really gets the Empire crowd going, shining a well-deserved spotlight on this vintage number.