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King Crimson


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5 stars King Crimson - 'Lizard' 5 stars

Crimon's unsung hero.

Lizard is King Crimson's hardest album to get into by a mile. It mars together some of music's toughest character, jazz and avant-garde. Also, with so many line-up changes, there is such a new flavor in a band that was still very new. What brings out the jazz flavor is the horn section, which is the most abundant on this album compared to any other, thanks to Mel Collins.

There is plenty acoustic guitar done by Robert Fripp on this album. He seems to be the driving force on this record, possibly due to him being the main composer of this album. 'Cirkus' is just about the only accessible track on the entire album. The rest all are some very challenging songs, but do have some of the strongest melodies, some being more apparent than others, for instance the electronic line in 'Lady of the Dancing Water' or the theme in the 23 minutes epic 'Lizard'. There are plenty throughout, but you must be able to discover them buried in the music.

King Crimson's least accessible album, but the most rewarding.

ProgBagel | 5/5 |


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