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    Posted: November 02 2010 at 20:41
I think I'm missing something. It's very very innovative but it sounds like you're at a country club where the residents slowly turn into zombies.

I'm serious. Every time I hear that song. Please explain.
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You probably don't like avant garde music, more than anything.
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Originally posted by rogerthat

You probably don't like avant garde music, more than anything.


No I do. And It's not that I don't like the song. I do like it. It just seems like it needs an explanation. That make more sense?
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I'm assuming you mean from GY!BE. That's a great song, but you either like it or not. Maybe you'll like some parts but not so much others.
Your description of the song is your own unique interpretation, and the fact that that song inspired you to think of that makes it a meaningful experience.
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Originally posted by mmmreesescups

I'm assuming you mean from GY!BE. That's a great song, but you either like it or not. Maybe you'll like some parts but not so much others.
Your description of the song is your own unique interpretation, and the fact that that song inspired you to think of that makes it a meaningful experience.

Ah, I assumed he meant Providence off Red album! Confused
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Originally posted by rogerthat

Originally posted by mmmreesescups

I'm assuming you mean from GY!BE. That's a great song, but you either like it or not. Maybe you'll like some parts but not so much others.
Your description of the song is your own unique interpretation, and the fact that that song inspired you to think of that makes it a meaningful experience.

Ah, I assumed he meant Providence off Red album! Confused


The only Providence that matters is the King Crimson piece.

Now then, 73-74 Crimso was renowned for launching into improvised sections during its concerts. This tendency was already presented in the studio/live Starless and Bible Black album. The inclusion of Providence on Red is merely a continuation of the pattern. I myself find it a tad middling compared to other improvs from the period, but its still a prime example of why the Wetton/Cross/Bruford/Fripp configuration was so outstanding.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote The Truth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 04 2010 at 12:34
Is it GY!BE or KC? I can't help unless I know LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Quote SaltyJon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 04 2010 at 13:14
It's music. 
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Originally posted by The Truth

Is it GY!BE or KC? I can't help unless I know LOL


Unless the two songs happen to coincidentally have the exact same explanation!Shocked
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Providence is the capital of Rhode Island, yes?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Padraic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 04 2010 at 13:28
Originally posted by rushfan4

Providence is the capital of Rhode Island, yes?

Yes, and is the namesake of the King Crimson track.
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Providence College Friars, I always thought that was a cool nickname.

Edited by The Truth - November 04 2010 at 14:38
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Padraic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 04 2010 at 14:37
Originally posted by The Truth

Providence University Friars, I always thought that was a cool nickname.

It is cool - but the name of the school is Providence College.  Smile
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That's what I said. Ermm
 
 
 
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Originally posted by The Truth

That's what I said. Ermm
 
 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Mushroom Sword Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 05 2010 at 22:02
Yes it's from the Red Album. The trippy violin solo.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ExittheLemming Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 05 2010 at 22:39
Providence is the only reason I didn't give the Red album 5 stars

Probably one of the worst improvisations they ever saw fit to release c/f those found on Starless and Bible Black which are nothing short of brilliant.
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