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'In The Court of the Crimson King' by King Crimson is one of the most evocative pieces of music I've ever enjoyed.
listen to it.
You're a hero.
You KNOW I am all about Gentle Giant and Gong.
King Crimson are also pretty damn good, although the debut has a bit too much prog whimsy for my liking
Incidentally, i did download the King Crimson discography before my last iPod crash. The only albums i listened to more than once were this one and Red, the lps i'd heard before. Consider that my deep and revealing insight into KC
Not sure which album to get next from the Crimson though...
you can't go wrong with any of:
Red, Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Islands.
Larks' Tongues in Aspic.
there's a review of some live stuff from 1973/4 wherein mr. reviewer guy pretty much says "In the Court..." is a bunch of rubbish and it's that later stuff which is the proverbial lick.
i like the early stuff, and i've not heard anything from after '72.
what's your take on that era, eh???????
ITCOTKC and Red. The first being '69 and the latter being '74. They're very, very different albums and there is a definite progression between the two (five studio albums released between them).
It's got to be said that Starless and Bible Black (also released in '74) is a stunning album, though a lot more left-of-centre than Red. It's also lyrically odd, as much of In The Wake of Poseidon is.
Oh I don't know. Basically all seven KC albums 69-74 are vital to the collection of any progressive rock fan.
i'll get on it. 'it' being king crimson's discography.
Starless and Bible Black.
the wire can suck my dong
Is pretty much the best thing Crimson have put out and I'm pretty sure I've got all their studio albums except maybe the most recent one. It's the lineup from their best 2 albums(Red/Starless...) and a lot more stripped-down. It's what got me into Crimson in the first place and I was initially quite disappointed when I heard the studio versions of Starless, 21st Century Schizoid Man and Great Deceiver. I think the re-release is as 2 double CDs but don't quote me on it.