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King Crimson


Eclectic Prog

4.63 | 4262 ratings

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5 stars This album is the power and the glory of progressive rock, the progenator of things to come, the template for all others to study and attempt to duplicate. This is the dawn of (prog) history.

All of the elements of progressive/art/classical rock are embodied in this great LP. From the hard driving 21st Century Schizoid Man to the ethereal Moon Child, the entire gamut of emotions, rhythms, and time signatures are encompased in this album.

21st Century Schizoid Man is one of the hardest rocking songs in prog history, and definately a highlight through the decades for a King Crimson show. Its power is in your face, from the deft drumming of Michael Giles to the spidery bass lines of Greg Lake, to the wail of Ian McDonald's saxaphone, to the crunch of Robert Fripp's guitar.

I Talk to the Wind and Moonchild are the two more mellow, jazzier songs, whose extended solo sections soothe one as you listen. Epitaph and In The Court of the Crimson King are mid-tempo songs once again showcasing the soloing of Fripp and McDonald.

These songs, this album, these musicians are the ground breakers of the genre. All hail KC!

wehpanzer | 5/5 |


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