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King Crimson


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4.13 | 2268 ratings

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5 stars Almost without the existencialist-atmospheric concept of the two previous albums, and withou Lake, McDonald & Giles, Fripp reborned Crimson into an avant-garde mix of old Crimson mellotonic-concepts and circus-driven-randomized jazz.

For god sake, it really worked! LIZARD is a deterministic record, that defines, for all future listeners, that Crimson is not a band of one or two line-ups: Crimson is a concept.

Lacking some important attributes altough, Fripp re-builded the band with the gorgeous help os Mel Collins, Keith Tippet, Andy McCulloch & Gordon Haskell. Sinfield inspired lyrics remained untouched and mad as hell, and unfortunately this band could not tour in the 70s mainly because of the disband-fever, now starded with Haskell.

Well, despite the scenario, LIZARD is a very well structured album, based on small cuts and single pieces of magnificent Fripp sonic-guitar flavours in the behalf of a new dressing. Collins, Tippet & McCulloch contributions are huge, and were all should be very depressed by the total absence of live recordings by this line-up.

From the big Cirkus to the symphonyc Lizard, its top Crimson in every note! Even the REALLY strange Indoor Games and Happy Familly are both able to send the message: Crimson is unique.

Strange and competent enoug to deserve a FIVE stars.

rguabiraba | 5/5 |


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