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King Crimson


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5 stars This album is crazy.No wait for the symphonic rock or jazz-fusion of the early albums: "Larks' Tongues in Aspic"is the craziest album that King Crimson has ever released.

This album also marks the band's new lineup: Frippp is still on guitar, John Wetton and have low on vocals and Richard Palmer-James in the lyrics, Jamie Muir on percussion, Bill Bruford (who had just come out of Yes) on drums and David Cross on violin.

The opening track, the first part of two (or four?) of the title track, was the most delayed to like.Her made no sense to me, but as I was listening to her more often, I began to like her, and everything became clear: the section of heavy-metal (which was actually the only part of the song I liked from the beginning), his strange introduction, the final section more strangest .Only the violin section still not please me.

"Book of saturday" is a short transition range which is endowed with a beauty indescritível.Is the premiere of Wetton on vocals, and maybe the song that contains the best vocal of it.

"Exiles"is the track who best refers to the later period of band.Is completely symphonic, except for his strange introduction.

"Easy money" is one of the two best tracks on album.To despite its long section of guitar (which could have been reduced), the rest of the music is excellent: the scores of bass there close to 5 minutes to cause me chills still today, Wetton's vocals never were better sinister laugh-until the end of the music moves me.

"The talking drum" is the only weak track here.Not matter how many times to listen, I still do not understand.Escuse me those who like this song, but it's horrible!

But all is not lost.King Crimson has the habit of putting a great song after another bad one (see "In the court of crimson king" after "Moonchild" the first album and "Starless" after "Providence"in "Red ").And here he gives us the second part of the title-track.This music is infallible! Perfect! I must say that is the magnum opus of album.Heavy-Metal in 1973?King Crimson does.When Fripp came with his unforgettable guitar riff I knew this song would be special.And is! Everything works fine, until the crazy violin solo.And what about percussion Muir? scary!

Ps: I found the guitar solo at the beginning of "Larks Tongues in Aspic pt. 2" A few sounds that would by John Petrucci in Dream Theater! Was I mad? (or not?)

Conclusion: a masterpiece, no doubt, but "In the Court of Crimson King" and "Red" are still my favorite albuns of band.


-Larks Tongues in Aspic pt I -Book of saturday -Exiles -Easy Money -Larks Tongues in Aspic pt II

(3/ 10) -The talking drum


5 stars

voliveira | 5/5 |


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