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NJFIREFIGHTER

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King Crimson
« on: November 10, 2015, 02:32:02 PM »
King Crimson has always been a major underground favorite of the Prog fan base. Starting in 1968 with Robert Fripp, Ian Mcdonald ( a later founding member of Foreigner) and Greg Lake (ELP) as the initial vocalist. this lineup produced two masterpiece records in "In the court of the crimson king" and "In the wake of Poseidon", upon that version of the banks complete breakup Fripp resurfaced with a new band that produced a couple albums before that bands complete undoing and it was then that the next incarnation of the band featuring Bill Bruford and John Wetton would commence, they too would only last a few years, This lineup would produce the great "Starless and bible black" and "Red albums" along with the awesome "USA" live album. This band is very difficult to keep track of all the changes as it has been a revolving door of musicians since pretty much it's inception. Another lineup in the 80's appeared showcasing Fripp, Bill Bruford, Adrian Belew, and Tony Levin. This lineup produced three very solid albums in " Three of a perfect pair", "discipline" and "Beat" along with a few live recordings. Different lineups came throughout the 90's and yet different lineups into 2000 and beyond, Its hard to keep up with them all but the three lineups mentioned above were the most successful of them. This is a band you either love or hate, One of those bands that were always veering down the unbeaten path. Some of their music is brilliant, some of it quite a snooze fest, and some just utter disjointed noise, but there is a good amount of highlight material from this band over the years. I'll put up some examples of those moments here and there as I dig them up. Definitely a band worth checkin out. It's much easier to seek out the stuff of recommendation from this band, if you just bought a record or two on a whim, chances are you wouldn't make it much further than that.

From the first lineup:

Epitaph: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWtOz7GVxJM

21'st century schizoid man: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SO-Mk-Ysqbs

In the court of the crimson king: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GSjZro7FH0
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Re: King Crimson
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2015, 07:34:39 PM »
You can't really have progressive rock without King Crimson.....my favorite is Red. The title track instrumental is one heavy track but the track that is one their very best is Starless.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAAqAnCBNKQ

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Re: King Crimson
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2015, 03:17:07 PM »
A little 80's era Crimson with Fripp/ Adrian Belew/ Bill Bruford and Tony Levin

indiscipline: 81: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-dZNzXylVE

Elephant Talk : TV broadcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTQrlDzqUCA

indiscipline Live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9uClhMfvnk
Cool drumming from Bruford
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Re: King Crimson
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2016, 10:49:21 PM »
Great 74 live clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dqo4i3Qmpq0

Indiscipline: Old Grey Whistle Test 82: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmvA7oWGb40
Some crazy shit, Adrian Belew's definitely not the greatest vocalist that ever lived but King Crimson never conformed to the normal lol
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmvA7oWGb40

Always loved this song though, His voice fits this tune perfectly:
One Time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhJKCW2_w3k
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Re: King Crimson
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2016, 11:21:22 PM »
I Talk To The Wind: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKjqDLjTsQo

Easy Money: Live 73 New York: A Wetton era Classic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JK9QUqUGmb4

A few greats from the 80's Fripp, Belew, Levin, Bruford era:

Frame By Frame:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3M2vUWVKeSM

Three Of A Perfect Pair: Live Japan 84: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QilNVTZx5CI
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Re: King Crimson
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2016, 05:37:41 PM »
Epitaph and court of the Crimson King were my favorite songs from this ever changing band that did make some strange but enjoyable music. Gentle Giant, triumvirate and kraftwerk also put out some unusual stuff.

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Re: King Crimson
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2016, 09:54:38 AM »
Saw King Crimson 11/17/2000 with NJ firefighter at TLA Great Show

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Re: King Crimson
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2016, 11:37:46 PM »
Cool live version of In the court of the crimson king. I don't know the origin of this or what year. Great version though. It appears to be John Wetton, Steve Hackett, Chester Thompson and Ian Mcdonald. But it isn't King Crimson.
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrsW--Sh7YE

But this is;

In the wake of Poseidon; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmQ0PCSrVLM
Picture of the city; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52OJpbySifU
Exiles- live 74 Rhode Island; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lMNzA9vb6k

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Re: King Crimson
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2016, 11:16:45 PM »
John Wetton(72-74)and Ian Mcdonald(68-69) both were members of King Crimson but obviously Steve Hackett and Chester Thompson never were. To my knowledge Robert Fripp was always there when King Crimson was touring so not sure how this came about, maybe during one of the breaks when the band wasn't together.

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Re: King Crimson
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2017, 02:02:49 AM »
Summer tour dates announced. Band features Fripp, Levin, Mel Collins, and Pat Mastelotto along with the more recent additional members.

   https://www.dgmlive.com/tours?liveshow=on
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Re: King Crimson
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2017, 10:17:36 PM »
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Re: King Crimson
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2017, 08:08:35 PM »
Not making the KC show in Philly tonight, I should have grabbed a ticket for that one. Here is a pretty cool version of Schizoid Man from this current tour in Mexico July, 18 2017
21st Century Schizoid Man https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yB_x-k1y_Ew

So I'm jamming to some Crimson right now, here are a few more great ones.

Easy Money: Live from the Great Deceiver box set
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbAbL3Dov7k

Melody Lament Paris 1974 Live
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rPtnplgUgs

Waiting Man Live France 1982
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJ2uDTqD_OU&index=4&list=PLcJ3eTJCLOd5hv7CLH6yr1vqZ3Xqdy4gC

Adrian Belew Trio performing Elephant Talk & Thela Hun Gingeet in California March, 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rImFmBF34Ks
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Re: King Crimson
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2018, 02:43:05 AM »
Sailor's Tale (from the 1971 Islands record)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWZPJTNPXQU

Sailor's Tale (Live at the Marquee 1971)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8B-qJwA15Y

Cirkus (from the 1970 Lizard album)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Typxim9mY8

Cirkus Live June 2017 Chicago
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Rf09Xs928k

Ladies Of The Road Live at the Marquee 1971
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhRPDJWo5WY&list=PL3PhWT10BW3Uc25rc8iivdgj1smiowPeS&index=4
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Re: King Crimson
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2018, 12:59:26 AM »
Live in Vienna three disc live set from 2016 being released. Has the band playing a lot of the older material with this lineup.
http://bravewords.com/news/king-crimson-live-in-vienna-3-disc-set-available-for-pre-order
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