View Full Version : IN THE COUrt of the CRIMson King
05-08-2005, 12:48 AM
So I just got a new record player, and started listening to all the old vinyls at my house I discovered some real good stuff i had no clue i had in the collection. tons of floyd, every beatles, dylan, springsteen, stones, joplin etc... but i listened to a band called SPIRIT and now im hooked. theyre really good. Same with King crimson, ive gotten real big into them lately. if you havent heard of either, u should check it out. Vinyl rules
05-08-2005, 08:10 AM
Right on! King Crimson remains one of my favorites. Some fine musicians (Robert Fripp, Adrien Belew, Tony Leviny etc) have cycled thru King Crimson over the 30 plus years they have been playing/recording.
I would imagine you have been listening to Spirit's \"Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus\"...!? This CD is still in regular rotation at my house!
Hearing it on vinyl must be great treat. I still have the album on vinyl, but no turnable to spin it on.
Just wanted to put my two cents in. From one Spirit and King Crimson fan to another.
05-08-2005, 10:48 AM
King Crimson are one of my favorite bands. I saw them open for Tool at Red Rocks, then saw them in Chicago where Adam Jones just happened to be in the audience. If you haven't, I'd suggest checking out any (or all) of their 3 live DVDs, just to see how amazing it is when their stuff is pulled off live.
What kind of stuff do Spirit do?
05-08-2005, 02:29 PM
this spirit album for some reason has no album name on it but it has FRESH-GARBAGE, UNCLE JACK, MECHANICAL WORLD, TAuruS, GIRL IN YOUR EYE ETC... i cant really say what kind of music they are but they are real real good. i also just started listenin to alotta donovon and thats really good stuff. the song colours is one of my fav along with hurdie gurdie man. seriously i love vinyl. music just sounds so much more real to me coming out of a record that a cd. YEAH!
05-09-2005, 11:16 AM
Spirit was a cool mix (ok so I'm only 26 but consider myself knowledgeable on the 60's/70's rock) If I'm not mistaken the way Spirit was started was 3 kids got together to play but they had no drummer, so the lead singer/guitarist had a Dad/Step dad that was already a famous Jazz drummer and it really made for a good sound. The drums on Spirit rock!!
If your digging on Crimson (Court of the Crimson King especially) you owe it to yourself to check out Emerson Lake and Palmer I suggest the self titled and Tarkus (those 2 are probably most like the old Crimson). Greg Lake is the Bass player on Court of the Crimson King and I do believe ALL the vocals on that album is him aswell. On King Crimson 'Wake of the Posidon' Greg Lake does vocals only.
Anyother 2 bands I would suggest along the same lines is Genesis (Foxtrot, Selling England By the Pound, Nusrery Crimes and Lamb Lays Down) these feature Peter Gabriel and all but the last i mentioned is Phil Collin as well.
Strwabbs is another to check out!!
05-09-2005, 01:09 PM
I'm tryin to find some Spirit to download on Direct Connect..hopefully I'll have some success.
My favorite Crimson albums are Discipline, ConstrucKtion of Light, and Power to Believe.
My former guitarist tried getting me into Genesis, but the vocals, as is the case with most prog rock bands, scared me away.
05-09-2005, 06:52 PM
Saw Spirit twice, once in the 70's - great show! - wildly psychedic - and once in the early 80's when Randy California got sucked into the LA new wave scene - pathetic show...
Twelve Dreams is the definite Spirit sound, but others kicked, too. Had a friend in high school that dated the drummer's daughter... The band hung out in Boulder on and off for quite a few years...
Crimson's Konstruction of Light is a 21st century recording, and is awesome. Gotta love those Prozac Blues... Saw a Fripp/Gunn spinoff show in Seattle in the 90's. Way cool two hour set - single seamless jam - no microphone - no hellos or thank yous - they just walked out, jammed, and left. No encore. Blistering and mindbending.
Gotta put in a plug for Gong if you like both of the above. Check out Floating Anarchy '77 - Planet Gong.
05-09-2005, 07:09 PM
I'm listening to THRaKaTTak as I write this! Fripp and Belew on the same disc. Wahooo!
A friend of mine says that when he met his wife to be, he was listening to King Crimson (this was 1976) and she was wondering about the music. The conversation went something like this:
Her: Who is this?
Him: Uh, this IS King Crmson, my favorite band.
Her: Hmmm. The music is a little scary, don't you think?
Him: Scary good, right?
They have now been married 25 years plus. Coincidence? I think not.
05-10-2005, 10:17 AM
I found some Spirit..definitely enjoying it. I'll look into Gong next!
One time I was talking about how the one King Crimson song I really can't stand is \"Heartbeat\", and a friend of mine kinda sheepishly agreed with me, then admitted \"...but thats me and my wife's song\"
05-10-2005, 10:44 AM
Some of their later stuff like \"Beat\"and \"Three of a perfect pair\" are some of my favorites. As for Spirt, you cant beat the tune \"Animal Zoo\". There was a band when I was growing up in DC called Cosmic Debris, that later merged with the Jello Boys, they were a Dead coverband that rocked back in the day. Boy I miss being twenty something and sleeping till noon.
05-10-2005, 10:50 AM
[quote:8f658f5557=\"madison549\"]Some of their later stuff like \"Beat\"and \"Three of a perfect pair\" are some of my favorites. As for Spirt, you cant beat the tune \"Animal Zoo\". There was a band when I was growing up in DC called Cosmic Debris, that later merged with the Jello Boys, they were a Dead coverband that rocked back in the day. Boy I miss being twenty something and sleeping till noon.[/quote:8f658f5557]
WAIT... I've seen you if your wife didn't wake you in Dallas you would have slept till noon!!
05-10-2005, 11:37 AM
Sleeping is like free drugs without the negative effects. If you get the chance check out Lucid Dreaming http://www.lucidity.com/ . I had a psyc professor in collage that turned me on to it, controling your dreams is cool.
05-10-2005, 11:53 PM
Thanks for the info on Lucid Dreams, very cool stuff. I have been interested in this sort of thing for a while but never really checked it out.
King Crimson is a great band. I like a lot of old Prog including Yes, Jethro Tull, Genesis, and Rush. Definitely worth checking out if you are younger and never got exposed to those bands and like instrumental music. I would also recomend Umphrey's Mcgee if you are a fan of Prog, if you don't like them at first give them a chance and they might grow on you like most of these bands.
05-11-2005, 12:02 AM
[quote:b52f705a94=\"madison549\"]Sleeping is like free drugs without the negative effects. If you get the chance check out Lucid Dreaming http://www.lucidity.com/ . I had a psyc professor in collage that turned me on to it, controling your dreams is cool.[/quote:b52f705a94]
I know someone that spent like 300 bucks on that mask that flashes a redlight or whatever..
I don't get into all the mumbo jumbo of it... but I know I can dream about anything I want aslong as that is what I want to dream as I \"convince\" myself to dream it and doze off. Something I started doing when I was little.. I'd want to have a dream (say about me dating that girl I had a crush on) and sure nuff I woke up after having a very upliftingdream about her.
05-28-2005, 10:52 PM
I finally checked out some Gong and damn...they made some awesome music! It looks like they influenced another awesome band called Ozric Tentacles...
05-28-2005, 11:37 PM
Well, you can kill my father
and you can kill my son
you can kill my children
with a gun
you can kill my family
as my family pleads
you can kill my body briefly
you can kill my body briefly
but you CAN'T KILL ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
05-28-2005, 11:42 PM
Ain't got no time left to amuse you
why did you listen to us?
AhhhhAre we gonna lose you?
But floating anarchy is gonna save you!
Just beat your head against the wall
where's that gonna getcha?
Let society fall, ain't nothing you can do
ain't nothing you can do but give us
opium for the people...
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