Archive for the 'King Crimson' Category

Exposure to Robert Fripp (1979)

Posted by pharland on March 6th, 2008 filed in 1970s, Alternative / Experimental, Ambient, Fripp, Robert, Gabriel, Peter, King Crimson, New Wave

Last week I picked up a near-mint LP copy of the original mix of Robert Fripp’s 1979 album, Exposure. I find listening to the album, whose main themes orbit suffering, a fascinating experience. Fripp (who is best known for fronting King Crimson) thought of the album as a third in a triology including the albums [...]

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Bill Bruford on Genesis, Yes, and King Crimson

Posted by pharland on February 2nd, 2008 filed in 1970s, Bruford, Bill, Genesis, King Crimson, Progressive Rock, Yes

I recently took the book Genesis: Chapter and Verse (2007) out of the library. It’s mainly a collection of quotations from each of the band members, as well as collaborators, on various stages in Genesis’ history. There are some interesting things in here. Bill Bruford, who is best known as the drummer of Yes in [...]

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“21st Century Schizoid Man. . . “: King Crimson’s debut (1969)

Posted by pharland on October 8th, 2007 filed in 1960s, Emerson, Lake, and Palmer, Jazz and Blues, King Crimson, Progressive Rock

Seldom does an album-cover embody the essence of a song so perfectly (or vice versa), but that is the case with the disturbing cover of King Crimson’s debut album of 1969, the year of my birth (art by Barry Godber). The thing is, An Observation by King Crimson (© 1969 E.G. Music Ltd) is such [...]

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