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King Crimson


Eclectic Prog

2.19 | 20 ratings

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1 stars Why? Again, I ask Why? I listened to this mostly to heart the King Crimson Barber Shop tune which begins this ep. It is actually not bad and also funny. Especially the beginning when they introduce themselves individually. After that we have (gasp!) abbreviated versions of "21st Century Schzoid Man" and "In the Court of the Crimson King". Why? My question as well. Kind of sacreligous actually. (Can't wait for the 4 minute version of Close to the Edge...should be a winner!) Any who love KC and those 2 songs would find no reason to like the shorter versions. "Elephant Talk", "Matte Kudasai" and "Heartbeat" come next. 3 songs from my least favorite Crimson era. So nothing to cheer about here. Only a true KC fan who wants to own everything they have put out would need this. And listen to the Barbershop song on YouTube or someplace similar online. 1 star. Pointless and insulting to King Crimson.
mohaveman | 1/5 |


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