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King Crimson


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4.42 | 2870 ratings

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4 stars King Crimson was going in a whole new direction. Gone were the saxophone and Symphonic sound of the earlier albums (except for maybe Lizard) and now with a new line up and a very experimental style, King Crimson makes a very ambitious album that is an acquired taste. It did take me time to enjoy this album but I'm glad I did.

Larks' Tongues in Aspic Part 1: Starts out with a good percussion intro with the band softly playing behind Muir and Bruford. When the Violin comes in then you know were off. I have never heard the violin sound so evil as it does on this track and I love it. To quote my friend "You hear this when you're on your way to Hell." Great song to get in touch with your evil jazzy side

Book of Saturday: Soft melodic song that could have been the "single" but I don't think that's what they were going for. Great song with nice guitar and fabulous vocals from Mr. John Wetton. To me, he is one of the greats

Exiles: Interesting start with a Mellotron intro that the original line-up of KC was playing called Mantra. It sounds, to me, an extended creepier version of the previous song but still well done

Easy Money: Might be my favorite song on the album, kicks in with that watery sounding percussion and great vocals from Wetton as always. I love the middle section where the song kinda stops and plays very slowly and sparsely until picking back up. Also love the mechanical sounding laugh at the end.

The Talking Drum: Has a real groovy aspect to it with the bass line and makes you feel like you're traveling

Larks' Tongues in Aspic Part 2: Has a very Heavy Metal feel with that awesome riff and heavy sounding drums bass and Violin. They end this album great with a classic staple of King Crimson

Overall a great album but getting 4 stars because it might take a while to really enjoy this album. 4 Stars. Highlights: Larks' Tongues in Aspic Parts 1 and 2, Exiles, and Easy Money

criticdrummer94 | 4/5 |


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