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    Posted: December 12 2012 at 01:52
Yes or No?
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10/10 would read again
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Yes... there is this mysterious cloud of justice, and it sais Robert Fripp is actually a bit overrated...
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Originally posted by Triceratopsoil Triceratopsoil wrote:

10/10 would read again



What does that mean??
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Are "Red", "In the Court" or "Lizard" overrated ? 
In addition, Fripp's influence on modern music is far beyond the progressive circle. 
This question is a nonsense for me.
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Originally posted by renaudbb renaudbb wrote:

Are "Red", "In the Court" or "Lizard" overrated ? 
In addition, Fripp's influence on modern music is far beyond the progressive circle. 
This question is a nonsense for me.


I'll answer those for you since I study this sh*t. In The Court is, Lizard is, and Red is not.How about thatShockedShocked
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Originally posted by renaudbb renaudbb wrote:

Are "Red", "In the Court" or "Lizard" overrated ? 
In addition, Fripp's influence on modern music is far beyond the progressive circle. 
This question is a nonsense for me.


Indeed, in fact I would say he is arguably underated. I suspect many young folk listen to music that he has greatly influenced without even knowing who he was. I suspect this may have also been the case in the later half of the 70's. His name pops up all over the place; in relation to all manner of artists including Daryl Hall, David Bowie, The Orb, Future Sound of London..That pr!ck Kanye West even sampled KC.
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Originally posted by ProgMetaller2112 ProgMetaller2112 wrote:


I'll answer those for you since I study this sh*t.


LOL Now this is funny.
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RF is terrible underrated, in the about 40 years I have known about him, have hardly seen anything about him outside strictly prog circles, compared to almost anyone in (Rock) music, he is in the shades.
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Rated just right.
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Originally posted by renaudbb renaudbb wrote:

Are "Red", "In the Court" or "Lizard" overrated ?

That's only three albums out of the many. In totality, yes, Fripp is terribly overrated. 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.
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That's a silly question, how can be one of the founders of Prog Rock overrated?Confused It's similar as if you were asking whether Mozart, Bach or perhaps Louis Armstrong are overrated...
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He's not my favorite but is not overrated---I get his importance and influence in prog.
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Originally posted by Anthony Anthony wrote:


In totality, yes, Fripp is terribly overrated. 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.
That's precisely one of Fripp's important contributions to rock music, showing that there is more to rock music than just melody, which has been the only concern of much rock music for a long time (of course he is not the only one but has been a key player in this).
 
As for KC's discontinuity, who cares? better to take a break or reform than releasing poor stuff.
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No, but Robert's rate is over-fripped. 
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Never quite understood the love of Fripp/king Crimson.
 
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.
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yep
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Originally posted by ProgMetaller2112 ProgMetaller2112 wrote:

Yes or No?
 
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