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King Crimson


Eclectic Prog

4.02 | 383 ratings

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5 stars If I had to choose a King Crimson record this will be my pick. I had to live with that when young. In 1975, in Mexico these were the "famous" imports, they were not sold in the every corner store, and if so; you had to pay (still do) big money to get one. But lucky me!; found this one in one mexican supermarket US made. More expensive than normal commercial Mex- made records; but what the hell! I wanted to know what the big fuzz was all about this group (like the rest of the world; I suppose.) So condition also sets criteria. This live set was released when the name King Crimson was already a well respected outfit in the halls of excellence; among non-maistream rock music followers and musicians. The best thing also is that it is a clever "greatest hits" record in disguise. Covering the highlights of the adventures of the King when young, spiced with the "live" imprint of what many consider the best Crimson re-incarnation. The first time I heard "21st, Century Schizoid Man" for me was live and in this album. So it was not Greg Lake but John Wetton who I knew via Roxy Music as Eddie Jobson and Bill Bruford who I knew via Yes. It was my first introduction to whom; I years later still consider one of the motor geniuses among the great composers Prog has to offer: Mr, Robert Fripp mastermind, soul and never self-proclaimed King of the Crimsons; no matter which re-incarnation you choose. So for me my next logical stop was "No-Pussyfooting" and the first KC album. Great choices. Knowledge is power; so they say. Therefore; if you consider 5 stars too high; you had to be there to understand... I by the way was there! Lucky Bastard !!
admireArt | 5/5 |


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