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King Crimson


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3.84 | 2174 ratings

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3 stars In the Wake of Poseidon is the second album by the progressive rock greats King Crimson. It was also the second album I heard from the band. It marked the first lineup change in the band, the first of many. Greg Lake only stayed to record vocals on most of the songs, not playing bass or anything like that. He was totally ready for Emerson, Lake and Palmer at this point. Peter Giles, drummer Michael Giles' brother plays bass instead. Peter Giles played with his brother and Fripp in the oddity of a band that was Giles, Giles and Fripp before, so he fit in well. Mel Collins also joined the band, replacing Ian MacDonald. Again, Mr. Collins fit well in the band. The interesting part about all of this was the debut of new singer Gordon Haskell, who sung on one whole song! That was Cadence and Cascade. He would play bass and sing on the next album, Lizard.

The music on In the Wake of Poseidon is notorious by fans for being a copy of In the Court of the Crimson King. No, it's not the same music, the band isn't that cheap. It's that the two albums are structured the exact same. Starts off with a heavier song, then goes to a light song, then has a longer song right in the middle. That's all. They should have called this In the Court of the Crimson King 2.

This album is good at best. It's not as good as their later albums or the album before it. I still find enjoyment in it but not as much enjoyment as their other albums. It is good at best.

progtime1234567 | 3/5 |


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