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King Crimson - Happy With What You Have To Be Happy With CD (album) cover


King Crimson


Eclectic Prog

3.37 | 86 ratings

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2 stars Unlike the EP VROOOM, HWWYHTBHW (that, too, is a terrible pain to type) does not feature any really interesting tidbits of music. As far as a teaser goes for a new album, it's interesting, but in truth, despite the fact that it has a lot more original music than that one, the music on this EP is not nearly so interesting. Most of them are meandering and underdeveloped spacey tunes that neither represent the forthcoming Power to Believe album very well nor do they carry much interest. Shoganai uses some neat percussion to create a fluid feel throughout. Potato Pie is an average song with Belew crooning over the top in a rather uninspired way, unfortunately. The middle section is turned into a soft jam session that is more reminiscent of the Allman Brothers Band than King Crimson. The version of Larks' Tongues in Aspic here is interesting, but nothing necessary to listen to. I can't really compare it to its album version, but see reviews of ConstruKction of Light to see what people think of the song. Clouds is an obnoxiously spoken bit with weird music that could be cool but really doesn't realize itself very well.

Really, it's not bad. I mean, there are some neat KC tunes on here that fans enjoy. But that's just it. It's for fans only. Anyone else will be stymied by this release completely.

LiquidEternity | 2/5 |


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