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Topic: The return of King Crimson !!!
Posted By: infandous
Subject: The return of King Crimson !!!
Date Posted: September 24 2013 at 10:05
Can't believe this hasn't been posted yet, but see here:   http://www.dgmlive.com/diaries.htm?diarist=3

"So, King Crimson is in motion. This is a very different reformation to what has gone before: seven players, four English and three American, with three drummers.

The Seven-Headed Beast of Crim is in Go! mode."   Clap



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Posted By: bloodnarfer
Date Posted: September 24 2013 at 10:28
AWWWWWH YEAH Bowdown


Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: September 24 2013 at 10:34
SAAAWEEEEET!!!!! 
3 drummers eh?LOL I'm taking a wild stab in the dark here, but this could prove to be the world's first prog stomp album. Either way, I am really looking forward to it. Wasn't that big on the last KC project. Too much vaseline and no real zing. Pleasant but mostly forgettable imo.


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Posted By: Aussie-Byrd-Brother
Date Posted: September 24 2013 at 10:37
RE - Scarcity of Miracles

Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

Too much vaseline and no real zing. Pleasant but mostly forgettable imo.

Nailed it...I would have added a pinch of `kind of bland and a bit dull' too.

Doesn't ruin the reputation, but...you know...


Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: September 24 2013 at 10:42
LOL 

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Posted By: Wanorak
Date Posted: September 24 2013 at 11:05
Great news!! I actually enjoyed the smooth grooves of a Scarcity of Miracles. It was a nice departure for KC.

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Posted By: cstack3
Date Posted: September 24 2013 at 11:07
An alternative read:

http://www.progrockmag.com/news/fripp-announces-king-crimson-are-back/" rel="nofollow - http://www.progrockmag.com/news/fripp-announces-king-crimson-are-back/

I'm not sure I understand why 3 drummers, but that is better than 3 guitarists!  I think, anyway....


Posted By: Horizons
Date Posted: September 24 2013 at 11:10
3 drummers is awesome.

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Posted By: lazland
Date Posted: September 24 2013 at 11:12
Wow! I mean.......wow!!!!

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Posted By: Dean
Date Posted: September 24 2013 at 11:20
Soooooo... The Humans' drummer Bill Reiflin is the only confirmed member (other than Sir Robert himself of course)

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Posted By: infandous
Date Posted: September 24 2013 at 11:25
So far that is the case Dean.........although it sounds like Tony Levin is likely involved as well.


Posted By: Bonnek
Date Posted: September 24 2013 at 11:39

Bill Rieflin? And mr. Biafra on vocals? Tongue


Posted By: Earthmover
Date Posted: September 24 2013 at 11:50
Cool. I hope this won't be just a bunch of old guys embarrassing themselves on stage. And I hope this means the new studio album.

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Posted By: TheH
Date Posted: September 24 2013 at 13:54
Gavin Harrison, Bill Rieflin, Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, Mel Collins, Jakko Jakszyk, Robert Fripp.


Posted By: infandous
Date Posted: September 24 2013 at 14:00
http://www.dgmlive.com/news.htm?entry=4335

It's official.  (TheH lists the official lineup in the post above)


Posted By: Stool Man
Date Posted: September 24 2013 at 14:10
Prediction: 
This (whatever comes out of this news) will be the best new thing of the decade by any of the classic 'big six' bands.  At the end of the year 2020 we'll look back and say so.


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Posted By: Nogbad_The_Bad
Date Posted: September 24 2013 at 14:13
Really excited by this with a couple of caveats, not really sure about 3 drummers, I would have prefered a percussionist, seems like overkill, I hope Jakko's main input is vocal and not songwriting.

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Posted By: HolyMoly
Date Posted: September 24 2013 at 14:18
Exciting!


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Posted By: The Bearded Bard
Date Posted: September 24 2013 at 15:15
^ Indeed!

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Posted By: Blood&Chemistry
Date Posted: September 24 2013 at 15:27
This is a most this is an intriguing development can't wait.


Posted By: Earthmover
Date Posted: September 24 2013 at 15:41
Originally posted by Stool Man Stool Man wrote:

Prediction: 
This (whatever comes out of this news) will be the best new thing of the decade by any of the classic 'big six' bands.
That wouldn't be a hard thing to do though, would it?


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Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: September 24 2013 at 15:46
Originally posted by Earthmover Earthmover wrote:

Originally posted by Stool Man Stool Man wrote:

Prediction: 
This (whatever comes out of this news) will be the best new thing of the decade by any of the classic 'big six' bands.
That wouldn't be a hard thing to do though, would it?

Well for starters they have to beat this one:
Tongue


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Posted By: Man With Hat
Date Posted: September 24 2013 at 15:52
Wow!

That's excellent! I'm a sucker for multiple percussionists in a band, so this is some sweet stuff IMO.

Please, oh please, let their be a new studio album!

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Posted By: rushfan4
Date Posted: September 24 2013 at 16:04
Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

Originally posted by Earthmover Earthmover wrote:

Originally posted by Stool Man Stool Man wrote:

Prediction: 
This (whatever comes out of this news) will be the best new thing of the decade by any of the classic 'big six' bands.
That wouldn't be a hard thing to do though, would it?

Well for starters they have to beat this one:
Tongue
I don't think that VDGG are considered one of the classic Big Six.  Last decade: Genesis - no releases; Pink Floyd - no releases; Jethro Tull - no releases (unless you count Thick as a Brick II, but since Ian Anderson solo that is a short stretch; Yes - Fly From Here; ELP - No Releases.  King Crimson - The Power To Believe (2003)


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Posted By: PabstRibbon
Date Posted: September 24 2013 at 16:22
Certainly the best announcement this year!!! I'm surprised (and a bit disappointed) that Adrian Belew is not part of the line-up but I'm 100% sure that Fripp will deliver this one again. Can't wait to hear more news, it's gonna be awesome!!!


Posted By: verslibre
Date Posted: September 24 2013 at 16:24
Look who's back
Back again
Frippy's back
Tell a friend




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Posted By: freyacat
Date Posted: September 24 2013 at 16:24
This just made my day! King Crimson is my favorite, but I had given up hope a couple of years ago that they would ever continue.
With that lineup, it seems like something really new will come out of this, which would be great.

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Posted By: PabstRibbon
Date Posted: September 24 2013 at 16:34
Originally posted by freyacat freyacat wrote:


With that lineup, it seems like something really new will come out of this, which would be great.

That's why I love KC music so much, they always(Fripp) renew themselves.


Posted By: The.Crimson.King
Date Posted: September 24 2013 at 16:59
Just hit the Discipline site and had to read this three times to be sure I wasn't dreaming Wink

Very excited to see Mel Collins signing on...next to Jaxon he's my fave winds guy.  Interesting...no Belew...I always felt his personality was too dominant in the 80's/90's/00's Crimso and I'm very curious to hear what they write without his lyric and vocal input...if in fact this 7 headed Hydra has any room for vocals with 3 drummers!  

"I do think it's good" LOL


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Posted By: Neo-Romantic
Date Posted: September 24 2013 at 17:22
Hashtag christmascameearly


Posted By: darkshade
Date Posted: September 24 2013 at 17:37
Very excited. As far as I'm concerned, The Power To Believe was the last KC album, everything else has been KC ProjeKcts, which may have some similarities to various KC-albums. Similar to King Crimson-proper, but not the same, and not worth comparing to this new lineup.


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Posted By: TheGazzardian
Date Posted: September 24 2013 at 18:44
Probably the only "classic era" band where this news would sound great to me.


Posted By: twosteves
Date Posted: September 24 2013 at 19:06
3 drummers equals one Bill BrufordWink


Posted By: darkshade
Date Posted: September 24 2013 at 19:18
I do wish Belew was on board, I thought he was the one who wanted KC to return most all these years.

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Posted By: Barbu
Date Posted: September 24 2013 at 19:23
2 more bass players would be great.

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Posted By: Horizons
Date Posted: September 24 2013 at 19:53
I think Belew has been my favorite member.. 

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Posted By: cstack3
Date Posted: September 24 2013 at 21:01
If Bob wants to follow the lead of all the other prog bands (Yes, Pink Floyd, etc.) he can have his own cruise!  They could call it "In the Wake of Poseidon".  

Or something.  I bet Toyah would love that, especially if it made money! 


Posted By: Dellinger
Date Posted: September 24 2013 at 21:40
This is great indeed. I thought Mr Fripp was done with King Crimson... But he has said that King Crimson would return whenever he was needed... or something like that. So, I guess it is time. We'll see if King Crimson remains as innovative and ground breaking as they are reputed to be.


Posted By: Wanorak
Date Posted: September 24 2013 at 23:20
I'm also disappointed at the absence of Adrian Belew, but Jakko is a very good vocalist and guitarist as well.

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Posted By: Progosopher
Date Posted: September 24 2013 at 23:35
Originally posted by cstack3 cstack3 wrote:

If Bob wants to follow the lead of all the other prog bands (Yes, Pink Floyd, etc.) he can have his own cruise!  They could call it "In the Wake of <span ="st">Poseidon".  </span>
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<span ="st">Or something.




Exciting news!

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Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: September 25 2013 at 00:21
Originally posted by twosteves twosteves wrote:

3 drummers equals one Bill BrufordWink

Looking forward to this experiment.....


Posted By: The.Crimson.King
Date Posted: September 25 2013 at 00:34
Originally posted by twosteves twosteves wrote:

3 drummers equals one Bill BrufordWink

Well played Thumbs Up


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Posted By: Metalmarsh89
Date Posted: September 25 2013 at 02:14
Originally posted by Stool Man Stool Man wrote:

Prediction: 
This (whatever comes out of this news) will be the best new thing of the decade by any of the classic 'big six' bands.  At the end of the year 2020 we'll look back and say so.


Question, will it be better than Rush's Clockwork Angels?

Not one of the 'Big 6', but same generation and that was a good album.


Posted By: Toaster Mantis
Date Posted: September 25 2013 at 03:05
Does anyone know exactly what happened to Adrian Belew, and why he hasn't been able to participate?

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Posted By: Kazza3
Date Posted: September 25 2013 at 03:53
Fantastic! I love Belew, but in some ways it's more exciting not having him involved in this lineup, feels like more of a real new KC era, rather than a continuation of the 80s-2000s (although, it of course will be that to some extent). Could easily be disappointing, but will doubtless be interesting.

One point, relating to any live shows they do: is Jakko's voice high enough to cover Belew's range/songs? Could it be that instead, they do versions of some of the 70s vocal songs (which Belew didn't perform as far as I'm aware, except Schizoid Man) which are more in his range? Though I guess it's largely unlikely, three drummers would suggest continuing to move in the same direction they've been going, which wouldn't really fit with that, but you never know, there could be some rearrangements.


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Posted By: tamijo
Date Posted: September 25 2013 at 07:56

Good new , great that BR is onboard, his work with Fripp have been some of my best Fripp moments for years, they fit !

And Collins off course, was a lack of acustic instruments in KC.
 
But i hope we dont get anything like the last one, was without ball's.
 



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Posted By: PabstRibbon
Date Posted: September 25 2013 at 07:57
I hope Fripp will keep the heavier sound of Power to Believe, this album is a masterpiece


Posted By: Nogbad_The_Bad
Date Posted: September 25 2013 at 08:48
I hope it's somewhere between TPTB & Scarcity with more wind instruments but i'll happily buy whatever they do and go to any concerts.

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Posted By: Slartibartfast
Date Posted: September 25 2013 at 11:54
Needs more drummers, definitely. Tongue

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Posted By: Earthmover
Date Posted: September 25 2013 at 11:54
I hope they do something new (and heavy).

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Posted By: timothy leary
Date Posted: September 25 2013 at 12:00
Originally posted by infandous infandous wrote:

http://www.dgmlive.com/news.htm?entry=4335

It's official.  (TheH lists the official lineup in the post above)

I want the stained glass window of the crimson king which is featured in this article.


Posted By: Nogbad_The_Bad
Date Posted: September 25 2013 at 12:06
Apparently no new material, uuurgh.

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Posted By: The Bearded Bard
Date Posted: September 25 2013 at 12:19
No? That's disappointing.

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Posted By: The.Crimson.King
Date Posted: September 25 2013 at 12:21
A new article showed up this morning on Ultimate Guitar where Fripp announces Crimso is preparing for "action of the savage variety":

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/entertainment/king_crimson_announce_comeback_and_new_lineup.html#4835658" rel="nofollow - http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/entertainment/king_crimson_announce_comeback_and_new_lineup.html#4835658

The Crimson King Is Returning Evil Smile


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Posted By: CPicard
Date Posted: September 25 2013 at 12:27
Three drummers?... Well, I hope at least one of them will play the gong and/or the triangle. Stern Smile


Posted By: infandous
Date Posted: September 25 2013 at 12:50
Yeah, according to Fripp there are no plans for new material, just "reconfigured" versions of existing material.  I suspect that will change once they are up and running.  We'll see.

http://www.uncut.co.uk/king-crimson-unveil-new-line-up-and-2014-tour-plans-news


Posted By: altaeria
Date Posted: September 25 2013 at 14:05

Of course, the band's iTunes sales will skyrocket during this tour !! 

Oh, wait. 




Posted By: Horizons
Date Posted: September 25 2013 at 14:18
Prog can't make money it's not allowed...

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Posted By: schizoidman
Date Posted: September 25 2013 at 16:57
Gavin Harrison (Renaissance, Porcupine Tree, 05Ric, King Crimson, OSI) - percussion

Pat Matstelotto ( Mr. Mister, Martin Briley, Holly Knight, Scandal, Al Jarreau, The Pointer Sisters, Patti LaBelle, Kenny Loggins, Martika, Danny Wilde, Kim Mitchell, XTC, The Sugarcubes, Hall & Oates, Cock Robin, The Rembrandts, Jude Cole, Eddie Money, Tina Arena, Matthew Sweet, Julia Fordham, Robyn Hitchcock, David Sylvian, King Crimson ) - percussion

Bill Rieflin ( Ministry, the Revolting Cocks, Lard, KMFDM, Pigface, Swans, Chris Connelly, Nine Inch Nails, R.E.M., Robert Fripp) - percussion

Tony Levin (is there anybody Tony hasn't played with?) - bass, stick

Mel Collins (is there anybody Mel hasn't played with?) - brass, woodwinds

Jakko Jakszyk (64 Spoons, Level 42, King Crimson, 21st Century Schizoid Band, Dizrhythmia, The Lodge, The Kings Of Oblivion, The Tangent, Jansen Barbieri Karn, Gavin Harrison, Tom Robinson, Dave Stewart) - guitar, vocal

Robert Fripp (whozat?) - guitar, keyboards


Posted By: Earthmover
Date Posted: September 25 2013 at 17:47
If they don't release any new material they're still dead to me (or at least some great reinterpretations of the old stuff) .

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Posted By: steve2603
Date Posted: September 25 2013 at 18:46
Awesome. Sad about no Belew though.

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Posted By: Man With Hat
Date Posted: September 25 2013 at 20:27
Originally posted by infandous infandous wrote:

Yeah, according to Fripp there are no plans for new material, just "reconfigured" versions of existing material.  I suspect that will change once they are up and running.  We'll see.http://www.uncut.co.uk/king-crimson-unveil-new-line-up-and-2014-tour-plans-news



I certainly hope new material will surface at some point.

At the very least I hope they officially release physical something if all they are going to do is tour. The three drummers thing is still too good a prospect to just throw away like that.

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Posted By: Barbu
Date Posted: September 25 2013 at 20:37
I'm confident there will be a new album in the very near future and at least a couple of live releases.

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Posted By: Bonnek
Date Posted: September 26 2013 at 04:31

Hmm, this appears to be the line up of A Scarcity of Miracles with two extra drummers, I'm getting a bit skeptical now if we need this.


Posted By: Gully Foyle
Date Posted: September 26 2013 at 14:36
well well well, retirement my ass, eh bob?

ive waited for a crimson with Levin to come back, and mel Collins can play, even wail, but im afraid that 'A scarcity of miracles' is the most accurate album title ever, they could have even called it 'no miracles at all', so I am very apprehensive about this effort



that being said, i'll likely attend if anywhere near boston

ugh, why couldn't it be like, fripp, muir, mastelloto, wetton and Levin, and Collins? that would be interesting if completely impossible

wonder whats up with Adrian these days, out of the NIN project, our of crimson, no info out there for a long time


Posted By: PabstRibbon
Date Posted: September 26 2013 at 16:07
I saw Belew in Japan earlier this year with Levin and Mastelloto during their Crimson Trio tour but now I don't know what he is doing...


Posted By: SMSM
Date Posted: September 27 2013 at 13:41
If they are not going to do any new material, I just hope they will improve on material that needs improvement on such as some songs from the Beat recording that may benefit from three drummers, just don't try to improve upon the classics like Larks Tongues ..., Red, etc.
 
Actually would like to see them interpret some of Slipknot's songs, whose technical proficency with three percussionists was often lost by boringly playing fastly intense all the time.
 
Hope they do some new material though.


Posted By: The.Crimson.King
Date Posted: September 27 2013 at 16:42
Originally posted by Earthmover Earthmover wrote:

If they don't release any new material they're still dead to me (or at least some great reinterpretations of the old stuff) .

I'm not even interested in hearing reinterpretations...new material is really what I hope comes from this.  I'm thinking that starting out reworking old songs can't help but lead to new ideas taking shape Wink


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Posted By: moshkito
Date Posted: September 28 2013 at 14:13
Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

SAAAWEEEEET!!!!! 
3 drummers eh?LOL I'm taking a wild stab in the dark here, but this could prove to be the world's first prog stomp album....
 
And THAT, would be a nice and different for a while ... oh my word ... what we gonna do about the odd time signatures, and jagged guitars this and that ... gosh ... the only thing missing is Eno!
 
I would pay for that!
 
I would definitly not bother if Adrian Belew was in it. I still think that is the weakest link in most of the King Crimson stuff, and the least interesting of all.


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Posted By: Sojuice
Date Posted: October 06 2013 at 12:58
Some Q&As from Belew:

q: are you in the new King Crimson planned for next september 2014?

a: no. after 32 years I am no longer in King Crimson.

q: were you asked to be in the new King Crimson?

a: no, I was not. robert informed me in an email that he was starting a 7-piece version of the band. he said I would not be right for what the band is doing.

q: so, how do you feel?

a: "happy with what I have to be happy with". which is quite a lot.

I'm busy creating something I've wanted to create all my life, something which has never been done. FLUX: never the same twice. creatively I'm exploding with new ideas, songs, and music. in 60 days I'll be touring south america with my beloved Power Trio and next spring I'll be touring europe with Crimson Project, which is a celebration of the crimson music
tony, pat, and I have help create. life is great.

q: what would you like to say to crimson fans about the new King Crimson?

a: my advice is to check it out and if you like it: support it.
and on that note: thanks to all of you for your continued support of my music.


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Posted By: Wanorak
Date Posted: October 06 2013 at 14:15
Very interesting Sojuice!

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Posted By: surrogate people
Date Posted: October 08 2013 at 10:01
I see no need for two extra drummers when they've already got one that plays like three at the same time...



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Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: October 08 2013 at 10:10
^Well it could mean one behind a drum kit, another sitting at some Indian tablas while the third is playing triangles and xylophones. (well a man can hope...) 
I do however think this'll turn out as 3 guys behind drumming kits...


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Posted By: Evolver
Date Posted: October 08 2013 at 16:27
Three drummers, with a guitarist that hates cymbals.  This could be fun.

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Posted By: surrogate people
Date Posted: October 09 2013 at 08:28
Well, every incarnation of King Crimson is predictable in the way that they never end up playing what people expected from them

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Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: October 09 2013 at 08:33
As long as Fripp is in it I will buy it.


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Posted By: infocat
Date Posted: October 09 2013 at 23:24
I'm hoping for some mad vibraphone action!

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Posted By: DJPuffyLemon
Date Posted: October 20 2013 at 02:58
Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't a scarcity of miracles actually NOT a king crimson album? I was under the impression it was a different project. So I'm not understanding all the comparisons.

As for the 3 drummers, I'd guess its most likely the 2 drummer set up that crimson had a few years back when they still toured with Belew, plus some guy who makes sound effects such as another Jamie Buir. Crimson has never actually ventured into so called world music so I doubt they'll do something as interesting as adding bongos, djembe, or tabla.


Posted By: Sagichim
Date Posted: October 20 2013 at 03:36
What's their next step? 5 drummers, 4 bass players, 8 saxophones and one Fripp? 

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Posted By: moshkito
Date Posted: October 20 2013 at 12:24
Hi,
 
I like the 3 drummers idea.
 
One goes left, the other goes right and the other goes, who knows where, and he can take the guitar in any direction he feels like, and it will be a treat to see how well everyone goofs around and allows him the freedom to move around with the guitar, which I think is what he wants to do, something that would be a much more rock-like version of some of his solo albums without the song pretexts in the way!
 
If that is the case, this will be worth checking out! If it's just a bunch of songs, I doubt that this will be worth a nickel, though I trust Robert enough, to feel that it will be worth it.
 
I would like to see some serious free form stuff, and see the changes each night in concert. That would be a treat, and it would show that one of the game's best improvisational artists, is still at it, and not afraid to do it!


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Posted By: Dellinger
Date Posted: October 20 2013 at 22:49
Originally posted by moshkito moshkito wrote:

Hi,
 

I like the 3 drummers idea.

 

One goes left, the other goes right and the other goes, who knows where, and he can take the guitar in any direction he feels like, and it will be a treat to see how well everyone goofs around and allows him the freedom to move around with the guitar, which I think is what he wants to do, something that would be a much more rock-like version of some of his solo albums without the song pretexts in the way!

 

If that is the case, this will be worth checking out! If it's just a bunch of songs, I doubt that this will be worth a nickel, though I trust Robert enough, to feel that it will be worth it.

 

I would like to see some serious free form stuff, and see the changes each night in concert. That would be a treat, and it would show that one of the game's best improvisational artists, is still at it, and not afraid to do it!


I understand that Fripp is indeed particularly interested in touring, and and I'd really like to see them if they come close. However, I would rather get to hear some of the songs I really love that haven't been able to hear live. Some improvs during the concert would be very cool indeed, since it wouldn't be a Crimson concert otherwise. But if the show consisted only of improvs, I'm afraid I might just as well pass on it, it's kind of expensive and time consuming going on a 3 hour trip and back, plus ticket prices, and not be totally sure I'll love it.


Posted By: floydgenesis1313
Date Posted: December 15 2013 at 17:04
OMFG!!

I'm so out of touch with prog-news, that until today (December 15) I heard about these news!!

I'm a little sad that Adrian B won't be in the project, but nevertheless, the beast is back!!


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Things are fine odd. But we all like it even.-T.Smith


Posted By: Prog_Traveller
Date Posted: December 15 2013 at 19:22
I'm guessing they will tour otherwise why bother putting all this together. An album imo is less likely than a tour(look at the band Kansas for proof of touring as more lucrative than recording). Anyway, I'll consider seeing them if they play in my area. If there is going to be a new album then it goes without saying that should be an automatic purchase for many of us. 


Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: January 30 2014 at 09:12
Great news they are still kicking.

I had a hold of a rare KC vinyl album and wanted some opinions from the Crimsonians out there.

The album was the vinyl of second studio release In the Wake of Poseidon complete with Pink Island label so is original pressing. very good condition, dealer selling for another guy on consignment and wanted $70 Aus for it. Its a lot of money really for what it is tho I was tempted.

Would anyone out there pay that much for it?

I know it looked nice with gatefold and great cover art but pushing nigh to $100 for an album stretched it for me. I did like the copy the dealer had of vinyl Genesis TLLDOBroadway, and TD's Phaedra - both in exc condition and rare original pressings. Anyway just throwing it out there.  

 


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Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: February 01 2014 at 03:35
Oh the ITWOP vinyl album is still up for grabs - nobody can afford it

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Posted By: Kazza3
Date Posted: June 09 2014 at 20:26
So if you haven't been paying attention, King Crimson are now in rehearsals.

A 5 second clip of the drummers here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=896304393718925&set=vb.100000181177250&type=2&theater" rel="nofollow - https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=896304393718925&set=vb.100000181177250&type=2&theater

And pictures from Fripp's diary:



http://www.dgmlive.com/news.htm" rel="nofollow - http://www.dgmlive.com/news.htm


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Posted By: richardh
Date Posted: June 10 2014 at 01:24
^ is that Fripp on the right hand side wearing a suit a tie?


Posted By: Kazza3
Date Posted: June 10 2014 at 04:57
Yes. If you look further on the page, there's a brief clip of Rieflin playing A Sailor's Tale, and Schizoid Man and Red are also confirmed. Also, Rieflin also plays mellotron. 


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For every time you hear this strain of lullabies collapsing, walk towards the echo, and let it hold your trembling...


Posted By: HemispheresOfXanadu
Date Posted: June 10 2014 at 07:11
Jeez! I thought one guy would be playing a full drumset, another a drumset with ethnic percussion and the other with percussion you couldn't play from a stool (gongs and whatnot)--not 3 full drumsets!

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"I say, play your own way. Don’t play what the public wants. You play what you want and let the public pick up on what you’re doing, even if it does take them fifteen, twenty years." -Thelonious Monk


Posted By: Nogbad_The_Bad
Date Posted: June 10 2014 at 11:49
Extra date added to NYC

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Ian

Anyone who thinks Kansas is Prog get out of the room - Adolf Hitler



Posted By: Kazza3
Date Posted: September 02 2014 at 05:55

Great video of a Mastelotto/Rieflin/Harrison percussion breakdown.


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For every time you hear this strain of lullabies collapsing, walk towards the echo, and let it hold your trembling...


Posted By: twosteves
Date Posted: September 02 2014 at 08:17
Very nice 3 drummers---but I think Bruford used to be able to do that and get the same effect with one hand tied behind his backLOL



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