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    Posted: December 12 2012 at 10:14
Not at all. One of the best and most influential.  
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Absolutely not.
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as a guitarist - No. But his many incarnations (misleadingly labeled with the jar called King Crimson) definitely are often over-rated because of his history. Always interesting, but eccentric and eclectic, not to say downright idiosyncratic.
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No, he is absolutely not overrated. In the prog community I think many of us understand his monumental contributions to music.

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I think he's very overrated as a guitarist - his playing does nothing for me at all. And I really don't find King Crimson at all to my taste either.
 
So for me, yes, he is.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Hercules Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 12 2012 at 13:27
Originally posted by snowsnow

 
IMHO - Yes, Genesis, Floyd,Tull, Camel, Caravan, VDGG, Rush etc blow them out of the water.
 
But I appreciate that they are well respected here- just not my thing.
 
I agree 100% with everything you say except VDGG.
 
 
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For me as a solo artist he is, but as the leader of KC no way!!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dayvenkirq Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 12 2012 at 14:42
Originally posted by ProgMetaller2112

Is Robert Fripp Overrated?
You are are a prog metallurgist, and you are posting on the prog forum about a prog legend. You figure it out.
Originally posted by Wanorak

For me as a solo artist he is, but as the leader of KC no way!!
When did Robert ever get big-time woahs as a solo artist? Confused

Edited by Dayvenkirq - December 12 2012 at 15:00
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The fact that you're not his fan doesn't implicate that he is overrated. Lower your ego.
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Originally posted by mister nobody

The fact that you're not his fan doesn't implicate that he is overrated. Lower your ego.
 
The exact reverse logic also applies.
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Originally posted by Anthony

How can anyone believe that King Crimson is better than other bands when half of the time it has been disbanded? And then I'm not even talking about the lack of melodies.


quality > quantity. KC could've stopped making all music after Red and I would still be here saying that KC made some of the best prog and Robert Fripp is highly underrated
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Are you kidding me? Wich instrument do you play? The triangle? Maybe a pot full of rice?
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Originally posted by Blacksword

That pr!ck Kanye West even sampled KC.


Don't Sl*g West's music (although his personality's fair game :-); it's what I've mainly been listening to the past few months. I lost interest in hip-hop years a go, but his music's reeled me back in. It made sense for him to sample "Schizoid Man" on MY BEAUTIFUL DARK TWISTED FANTASY, since that whole album is a kind of prog rap album in a way (there's even a guitar solo, and other extended sequences). He's been trying to open up hip-hop's influences even wider, and succeeding...
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Sl*g is a forbidden word? sl*g. really? wow.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sumdeus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 12 2012 at 16:18
Originally posted by Waiting Man

Are you kidding me? Wich instrument do you play? The triangle? Maybe a pot full of rice?


is this referring to me?


also sorry to do this dude^ but as an avid hip-hop fan I have to say I hate Kanye West and his music. There's a lot of hip-hop musicians who experiment and push boundaries and try new things and innovate. West is not one of them.


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I don't know what I dislike more - Kanye West sampling King Crimson or Kanye West sampling Ray Charles.

Hold up, is Robbie Frippo over-rated? Naw, he's rated. He's probably going to convert to Islam and endorse a breakfast cereal. I do love Red.
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Fair enough. I'm not an avid hip-hop fan. I'm very selective with what I like: De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, Beastie Boys, a lot of French rap (IAM, NTM, Saian Supa Crew, Fonky Family, MC Solaar, et al), Wu Tang Clan, and British stuff like Massive Attack, Tricky - and stuff like Madlib and DJ Shadow... Like I said, for the most part I lost interest in rap for over a decade, till Kanye.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sumdeus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 12 2012 at 16:26
k well as long as this topic has come up i'd like to quickly recc three awesome albums that i think are hip-hop works. experimental and unique, and quite progressive/psychedelic to certain extents

Madvillain - Madvillainy
Eyedea - The Many Faces Of Oliver Hart
Edan - Beauty And The Beat

these are the records that pop into my head when i think of hip-hop really pushing boundaries and doing something unprecedented in teh genre
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Originally posted by Alitare

I don't know what I dislike more - Kanye West sampling King Crimson or Kanye West sampling Ray Charles.

Hold up, is Robbie Frippo over-rated? Naw, he's rated. He's probably going to convert to Islam and endorse a breakfast cereal. I do love Red.
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