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2.41 | 22 ratings | 3 reviews | 18% 5 stars

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Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Discipline
2. Thela Hun Ginjeet
3. Red
4. Elephant Talk
5. Matte Kudasai
6. The Sheltering Sky
7. Indiscipline
8. Frame By Frame
9. Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Part II)

Line-up / Musicians

Adrian Belew - Guitar & Vocal
Robert Fripp - Guitar
Tony Levin - Stick, Bass Guitar
Bill Bruford - Drums & Percussion

Releases information

The 11th Collectors' Club release (June, 2000).

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KING CRIMSON Live at Moles Club, Bath, 1981 ratings distribution

(22 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(18%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(9%)
Good, but non-essential (45%)
Collectors/fans only (18%)
Poor. Only for completionists (9%)

KING CRIMSON Live at Moles Club, Bath, 1981 reviews

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Review by Warthur
2 stars I can see why fans of the 1980s incarnation of King Crimson would be interested in this release, since it's the live debut of that lineup - so early in their run that they were still calling themselves "Discipline". Already the material which would form the album is mostly in place - all the songs we know are present in early form here, plus Red.

The problem is that this is an audience bootleg of the show, and it sounds like one. To me, the music of the 1980s King Crimson is particularly badly served by lo-fi, poor quality recordings like this. In addition, if you're interested enough in the 1980s King Crimson that you badly want this, you may as well just get the On (and Off) the Road boxed set, which includes this as a bonus disc plus a bunch of other live shows in far better quality from the Fripp-Levin-Bruford-Belew era.

Latest members reviews

1 stars This particular recording is of great historical importance (it is the very first public performance of the reformed King Crimson in 1981 - so early, in fact, that they were still calling themselves "Discipline" and not "King Crimson). The quality of the recording is atrocious, by far the poo ... (read more)

Report this review (#117987) | Posted by Disconnect | Wednesday, April 11, 2007 | Review Permanlink

3 stars This album, available only through the DGM Collectors' Club, is a live recording from one of the first performance of the reformed Crimson; at that moment, the band was still calling itself "Discipline" before Fripp decided to bring the band under the King Crimson umbrella. The sound recording, ... (read more)

Report this review (#59969) | Posted by Black Max | Saturday, December 10, 2005 | Review Permanlink

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