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King Crimson


Eclectic Prog

2.47 | 402 ratings

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The Owl
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1 stars Great for getting rid of unwanted party guests!

Truth be told, this is an abomination! Between the horrible sound quality (done on a cassette recorder in rain), and the rather inept plodding rhythm section (well actually, Ian Wallace is a decent drummer, just not right for KC.) and a lot of personal friction, it was bound to self-destruct.

This period of Crimson could be described as Fripp's desparation phase, having the record company breathing fire down his neck and being willing to settle for anyone that would stay long enough to fulfill a contract. Mel Collins and Fripp do the best they can given the dire circumstances and Boz's complete ineptness as an instrumentalist at the time (he NEVER played bass before, Fripp had to teach him by rote).

Thankfully, this was all short lived, as Fripp would find his perfect foils in Bruford, wetton, Cross and Muir not long thereafter.

For MASOCHISTIC completeiists only.

The Owl | 1/5 |


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