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King Crimson


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4.11 | 1733 ratings

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4 stars There was an astute observation made by Kile Hussey on this board about this album bearing the KC name. Originally this line up was to call itself Discipline. But once those Bruford rhythms and the trademark Fripptronics took over they had no choice but to take on their old moniker and giving their new name to the album title. In an article published in Trouser Press at the time of release this was Fripp's dream line up. He'd been wanting to work on a project with both Adrien Belew and Tony Levin for some time and the situation presented itself and the rest is history. This album came not without a cost, however. Belew nearly had an identity crisis induced nervous breakdown because he was trying too hard to be a member of Crimson rather than being himself. Bruford and Fripp were at each other's throats the entire time over the use of cymbals to the point that they could not be in the same room with each other. You can tell that Fripp had to remain tight fisted throughout production to keep the 2 guitar/Chapman Stick combination from sounding too cluttered. The end result was a classic that stretched out for new ground and reached it, but bears little resemblance to days of Crimson past. That's not nessisarily a bad thing, but confusion in the marketplace has it's disadvantages. And for those who are curious, Thela Hun Ginjeet is a true story. The panic you hear in Belew's voice is real.
Matt | 4/5 |


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