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3.49 | 66 ratings | 2 reviews | 36% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential

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Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, released in 1970

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Cat Food
2. Groon

Line-up / Musicians

- Robert Fripp / guitar, mellotron, devices
- Greg Lake / vocals
- Michael Giles / drums
- Peter Giles / bass
- Keith Tippett / piano
- Mel Collins / saxes, flute
- Peter Sinfield / words

Releases information

Record Label: Island
Catalogue No: WIP6080
Country of Origin: UK

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KING CRIMSON Cat Food ratings distribution

(66 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(36%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(45%)
Good, but non-essential (15%)
Collectors/fans only (2%)
Poor. Only for completionists (2%)

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Review by SouthSideoftheSky
1 stars "Don't think I am that rude if I tell you that it's cat food, not even fit for a horse"

Cat Food is an early single by King Crimson released in 1970. The title track is an edited version of a song from the band's second full-length album In The Wake Of Poseidon from that same year. The song is not a particular favourite of mine but one has to admit that it is probably one of the most suitable songs from In The Wake Of Poseidon to be released as a single. I prefer the longer album version anyway as this edit sounds truncated.

What is of special interest here is the b-side Groon. Or at least it is interesting in virtue of being a non-album b-side. However it is actually not very interesting in its own right as it is a jazzy, improvised piece that comes across as a throw- away. I don't particularly enjoy listening to it at all to be honest.

Both the edited version of Cat Food and Groon have now been made available as bonus tracks on the remastered CD version of In The Wake Of Poseidon so there is really very little intrinsic value in this single. For completionists only.

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4 stars " It's rock 'n' roll if you want a label for it. But it's rock as only Crimson can play it". Robert Fripp - March, 1970 The only King Crimson single in the history of the band to chart ... (read more)

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