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Old 01-15-2005, 08:00 AM   #1
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King Crimson

Well, I've been a fan of this British prog. rock group ever since I found some of their LP's in my dad's collection downstairs, and was fascinated by the artwork. I've been waxing lyrical about them on IRC for a long long time, but I thought I was pretty much the only person who liked them around here - although Remi said "there's nothing wrong with a bit of prog " and Benny remembered liking In The Court Of The Crimson King from his uni days, but that was about it. However, since the two recent music threads I've found out many more of you like this band too!

Personally I think they're the best band in the "prog" genre, a position most people afford to Pink Floyd. Anyway, today my dad, through whom as I've said I discovered the band, came home with a strange package under his arm. What was it?

King Crimson: A 21st Century Guide: 1969 - 1974

It looks fantastic, it's one of those CD sets that has 4 CD's in a binder - 2 on the back of each cover, and a booklet inbetween. I have a Van Der Graaf Generator collection like this, but I had no idea that there was a King Crimson one out, and apparantly neither did my dad - he just saw it and bought it on impulse. Anyway, he bought it so he's hogging it for now, but I'll be listening to it and reading the book ASAP and I'll let you know what it's like. I wish I'd discovered it though, because it's my birthday in a few weeks

Anyway, I can't wait to hear some of the studio tracks on this thing! And there's an instrumental of one of my favourite tracks, In The Wake Of Poseidon. As I say it's just the first 5 years, which in my own humble opinion is when the band did their best work.


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Old 01-15-2005, 02:05 PM   #2
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Re: King Crimson

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Well, I've been a fan of this British prog. rock group ever since I found some of their LP's in my dad's collection downstairs, and was fascinated by the artwork.
Wasn't only one of the four British?


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Old 01-15-2005, 02:10 PM   #3
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Well, I thought Fripp and Lake were English, and the band formed in England - going from the nationalities of the members is a bit tricky cos there's been about 300... just don't be pedantic


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Old 01-15-2005, 05:09 PM   #4
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Yeah, I just looked at the most recent band members. Tripp was the only english one.


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Old 01-16-2005, 02:56 AM   #5
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Reccomend me an album. Not a 5CD set, I can't afford that, just one CD.

I love Pink Floyd btw, but have never heard King Crimson for more than a few passing notes.


Listening to you, I get the music
Gazing at You, I get the heat
Following you, I climb the mountain
I get excitement at your feet

Right behind you, I see the millions
On you, I see the glory
From you, I get opinions
From you, I get the story

[From the Who's album, TOMMY]
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Old 01-16-2005, 07:33 AM   #6
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"In The Court Of The Crimson King" is considered their classic, so that's probably a good place to start.


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Old 04-05-2005, 08:10 AM   #7
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Have just bout In The Court.... Would like to pledge my allegiance to King Crimson, best album I have bought this year definetly.


Listening to you, I get the music
Gazing at You, I get the heat
Following you, I climb the mountain
I get excitement at your feet

Right behind you, I see the millions
On you, I see the glory
From you, I get opinions
From you, I get the story

[From the Who's album, TOMMY]
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