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King Crimson


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4.54 | 3043 ratings

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5 stars I was shocked reading tags like "stupid" at Robert Fripp's Last Fm page. Stupid? He's a badass, and he could do whatever he wants, since his music have been influencing generation after generation, including everyone labeling him as stupid, because if they are looking for Fripp's page in our days, of course they are into King Crimson and stuff. My favorite guitar player, Dennis "Piggy" D'amour (Voivod) was highly influenced by Fripp -Red and Exposure at most- chords and style.

King Crimson's Red, marks the end of an overrated era. And no one can't deny: The riffs from Red (the main song) are not complex, but catchy, creative and a relevant sonority for the things to come into the worldwide music. Listening to this opening track, I can travel through space and time, is like being sucked by a black hole. Fallen Angel's progression is flawless and that guitar repetitive note according to the song's base works perfect. One More Red Nightmare seems to be a sequel to Red. And it's awesome too. The B-Side really carries a conclusion atmoshpere, a GREAT CONCLUSION atmosphere with Providence and Starless. Wetton's vocal seems a Greg Lake wannabe, but I like it. Well, Greg Lake would be better here...

It's hard for me support the hype, but it's okay. 5 stars crimson red.

EDIT: Wetton's voice fits perfect.

VOTOMS | 5/5 |


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