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#161
Unless you've got the money to get all of them, I suggest you get only "Wake of Poseidon" and "Red" next.
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#162
I'm not really keen on the voice in King Crimson. I just think it's weak in songs like I Talk To The Wind, it's almost enough to put me off


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#163
Quote by Froddy
I'm not really keen on the voice in King Crimson. I just think it's weak in songs like I Talk To The Wind, it's almost enough to put me off


Good thing Lake only sang on two albums, then You should see if you like their stuff with Belew or Wetton a little more.

(Although, I don't see Lake as having a weak voice. He can't write lyrics, but it's not a bad voice, imo)

edit: Also, Lizards has Gordon Haskell and Jon Anderson (of Yes) singing, and Islands has Boz Burrell (later of Bad Company) singing.
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#164
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edit: Also, Lizards has Gordon Haskell and Jon Anderson (of Yes) singing, and Islands has Boz Burrell (later of Bad Company) singing.
O RLY? I'ma have to give King Crimson another listen. I haven't heard enough to decide whether or not I like them.
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#165
^ WTF? oh...well ya. he sings on the title track of Lizard for a bit. does a great job. and I'd go chronologically if i just got into crimson...

AND how does Lake have a weak voice??? Epitaph??? maybe my favorite vocal of all time.
#166
Saw them live on the discipline tour...they played identical to the album....incredible. Belew is the most under rated guitarist, songwriter, singer. Bruford is king of drummers, fripp is fripp, levin is my favorate bassist and his stick playing is awesome. Wish they would hook up for a tour again. A real superband that was not commercial.
#167
Dude, Greg Lake has the voice of an angel. He's one of the best vocalists, in my opinion
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#168
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Unless you've got the money to get all of them, I suggest you get only "Wake of Poseidon" and "Red" next.

Cheers.
#169
Listening to "Lark's Tongues in Aspic (Pt. 1)."

It's so intense.
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#170
if you really want to go indepth on this band (especially the wetton/bruford era) and don't mind digging a little deep into the pocket, pick up the Great Deciever 4 disc set on live material from 73/74. All the songs from the albums sound really good, but the real highlight is the many improvs that are spread throughout. they really go far out there with them, and further impressed me with their musicianship.
#171
Quote by streetcarp19
if you really want to go indepth on this band (especially the wetton/bruford era) and don't mind digging a little deep into the pocket, pick up the Great Deciever 4 disc set on live material from 73/74. All the songs from the albums sound really good, but the real highlight is the many improvs that are spread throughout. they really go far out there with them, and further impressed me with their musicianship.


Plus, a lot of the stuff was recorded in Providence
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#172
that's true...that song, simply from its title, has to be one of your favorites, no?
#173
Quote by streetcarp19
that's true...that song, simply from its title, has to be one of your favorites, no?


I didn't put two and two together for a few years, but yeah... it's great.

Plus, I was in an improv group last year, and I thought it was a great example for them to look at of a band building up a very loose form into more structured improv.
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#174
Quote by streetcarp19
if you really want to go indepth on this band (especially the wetton/bruford era) and don't mind digging a little deep into the pocket, pick up the Great Deciever 4 disc set on live material from 73/74. All the songs from the albums sound really good, but the real highlight is the many improvs that are spread throughout. they really go far out there with them, and further impressed me with their musicianship.

The Wetton/Bruford era is my favorite (Red being one of my favorite albums). I'll look into the Great Deceiver.
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#175
I've been listening to lots of KC recently, and I'm starting to really get into them.

Will be begging, borrowing and stealing as many albums as I can get my paws on over the course of the week!
#177
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I've been listening to lots of KC recently, and I'm starting to really get into them.

Will be begging, borrowing and stealing as many albums as I can get my paws on over the course of the week!

Yes, I'm not the only KC fan from the punk forum.
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#178
I've been listening to KC for awhile now, never posted here before though.

But, I just found 'In The Court of Crimson King' on Vinyl in my basement!

IT SO AWESOME.

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#179
What?!?!? I hate you. I want it I want it I want it I want it.
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#180
Quote by LiquidCheese
sweet. which ones do you have?


The the moment, only 'In the Court' and 'Red', which I got over the summer.

I've been watching a lot of youtube!
#181
ya theres this one awesome jam that they do that I saw on youtube...but i just looked for it and couldn't find it. it was from 1974 i think...and it was sweet.

and I recommend getting everything in between those 2 albums first. and going chronologically wouldn't be a bad idea.
#182
I think my favorite Elephant Talk vid on Youtube got taken down
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#183
Agh! I saw Court of the Crimson King vinyl for $7 but didn't have enough to buy it! Damn! I'm going to try and beg someone to loan me some money, and quickly too. I don't think it will be around much longer.


Edit: Got it!
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#184
Quote by LiquidCheese
and I recommend getting everything in between those 2 albums first. and going chronologically wouldn't be a bad idea.


Yeah, that was my thinking.
#185
King Crimson's Red album is definetely on the top ten albums of all time. Robert Fripp became one of my favorite guitar players becasue of the work he did in this band. I love King Crimson. Great band they are.
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#186
Quote by guitarjunkie92
King Crimson's Red album is definetely on the top ten albums of all time. Robert Fripp became one of my favorite guitar players becasue of the work he did in this band. I love King Crimson. Great band they are.

Yes, I like Discipline alot too. Belew, Bruford, Levin, Fripp....how could it not be good? I saw them live, one of the best concerts I have ever seen.
#187
I just got Discipline.

'Elephant Talk' is funny, because it has silly vocals over warped disco music.

Annoyingly, I'm not enjoying KC very much, because I'm forcing myself to listen to them. If I could listen to the stuff at my own leisure, I'd like it more.
#188
Starless and Bible Black is their best album
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#191
I let my mom borrow my copy of "In the Court of the Crimson King," and it got her hooked.
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#192
Quote by HiImKindaNewAnd
I let my mom borrow my copy of "In the Court of the Crimson King," and it got her hooked.

Nice. I burned my friend In The Court, Larks' Tongues, and Starless a couple months back and they've since become one of hs top 5 favorite bands. It's great to see that their music has stood the test of time so well.
#193
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thats my favourite one atleast, i dont see how anyone could disagree. Perfect.


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#195
I love love love King Crimson, Thanks for dedicating a thread to them! My Favorite Albums are Red, In the court, Lizard, Lark's Tongues, and Discipline, In the wake of Poseidon, Starless and Bible Black,
#196
I keep hearing about this band and they seem to be exactly what I'm looking for. Only problem is I'm not sure where to start with them. Suggestions for a newbie listener anyone?
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#197
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I keep hearing about this band and they seem to be exactly what I'm looking for. Only problem is I'm not sure where to start with them. Suggestions for a newbie listener anyone?

Court, Larks', or Red.
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#198
Larks' is a bit too dense for someone new to KC. Court, Red, or Poseidon are good starters.
#199
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#200
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Larks' is a bit too dense for someone new to KC. Court, Red, or Poseidon are good starters.

Lark's was my second (after Court) I got into it pretty fast. But then again, if they're not into jazz, they probably wouldn't like it at first.
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