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#21 Mandalorian Hunter

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 07:51 PM

This thread has made me listen to '...Crimson King' again.

Such a wonderfully haunting yet romantic album.

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 08:32 PM

only one band can rule, and we all know who that is.

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 01:51 AM

Hey Finbar!

What's up man?

I haven't been on here much lately!

Glad to see that you are back posting again.

If memory serves me correctly I think you took some time off too during the RUSH TOUR!

Anyway, it's a given that KING CRIMSON KICKS ASS!

I prefer the BRUFORD stuff!!

Bill Bruford is INCREDIBLE!!


I worked at Walnut Creek Safeway back in the late Nineties, and a cool customer at the time told me she was related to Robert Fripp.  I can't remember how.  I think cousin or something like that.

Anyway she came back the next day into the store and told me to come out to her car.

Sure enough she showed me a nice picture of her and Robert hugging each other.

Classic.

I remember seeing Crimson open up for TOOL at the Berkeley Community Theatre.

Fripp just sat there in his chair and jammed in the dark.

Kind of eerie, but hey that's him.

I also saw Fripp open for Porcupine Tree once.

He did all of these annoying whale sounds through his guitar in the dark.

Pure genius that went over my head.

PROG ON!!!



I own every King Crimson cd in a Japanese cardboard sleeve.

I just picked up the Japanese promo box with two cardboard sleeves entitled THE GREAT DECEIVER.

I also found a nice Japanese pressing in cardboard calld CIRKUS.

It's endless man.

As you know I go for the Japanese stuff.

Much better sound and craftmanship goes into the all around product.

The Japanese love to press KING CRIMSON shit.

I have all of those King Crimson LIVE VOLUMES from Japan.

It's endless really, just like this post! LOL!!!


Yeah, RUSH RULES!


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Posted 14 January 2008 - 02:22 PM

QUOTE (RUSHHEAD666 @ Jan 11 2008, 01:51 AM)
Hey Finbar!

What's up man?

I haven't been on here much lately!

Glad to see that you are back posting again.

If memory serves me correctly I think you took some time off too during the RUSH TOUR!

Anyway, it's a given that KING CRIMSON KICKS ASS!

I prefer the BRUFORD stuff!!

Bill Bruford is INCREDIBLE!!


I worked at Walnut Creek Safeway back in the late Nineties, and a cool customer at the time told me she was related to Robert Fripp.  I can't remember how.  I think cousin or something like that.

Anyway she came back the next day into the store and told me to come out to her car.

Sure enough she showed me a nice picture of her and Robert hugging each other.

Classic.

I remember seeing Crimson open up for TOOL at the Berkeley Community Theatre.

Fripp just sat there in his chair and jammed in the dark.

Kind of eerie, but hey that's him.

I also saw Fripp open for Porcupine Tree once.

He did all of these annoying whale sounds through his guitar in the dark.

Pure genius that went over my head.

PROG ON!!!



I own every King Crimson cd in a Japanese cardboard sleeve.

I just picked up the Japanese promo box with two cardboard sleeves entitled THE GREAT DECEIVER.

I also found a nice Japanese pressing in cardboard calld CIRKUS.

It's endless man.

As you know I go for the Japanese stuff.

Much better sound and craftmanship goes into the all around product.

The Japanese love to press KING CRIMSON shit.

I have all of those King Crimson LIVE VOLUMES from Japan.

It's endless really, just like this post! LOL!!!


Yeah, RUSH RULES!

Dude, don't stop rockin'. Your posts rock.

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 06:11 PM

I have Discipline, Beat, Three of a Perfect Pair, and THRAK. I think all four are rather uneven, but they've all needed a bit of time to grow on me.

"Matte Kudasai", "Discipline", "Waiting Man", "Three of a Perfect Pair", "Walking on Air", "People", and "One Time" are all fantastic songs.

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 03:22 AM

Sorry, I had to dig up this thread. Just started listening to some King Crimson. The three 80s albums have really caught my ear. I'm gonna keep listening...

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 11:24 PM

QUOTE (I Get High On You @ Feb 1 2008, 12:22 AM)
Sorry, I had to dig up this thread. Just started listening to some King Crimson. The three 80s albums have really caught my ear. I'm gonna keep listening...

We're in this boat together  new_thumbsupsmileyanim.gif  

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 10:53 AM

I found an orriginal vinyl pressing of Red
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Posted 05 September 2008 - 05:11 PM

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 05:14 PM

QUOTE (Hatchetaxe&saw @ Jan 10 2008, 09:47 AM)
Astonishing group, every incarnation.
I have every album, on CD and vinyl.
My most prized possessions are a mint vinyl copy of Absent Lovers and a half-speed vinyl master of Lark's Tongue In Aspic.

Got the 4 cd The Great Deceiver during the week.

Carlsberg don't do live albums but if they did.............

Mind-blowing.

Say what??

Absent Lovers on VINYL?

Do tell!!


Crim-heads, if you like the 80s era band, go get Absent Lovers. NOW.  You will thank me later.
It's phenomenal.

And if you like the Wetton/Bruford era, you NEED The Great Deceiver.

Edited by Mystic Slipperman, 05 September 2008 - 05:17 PM.


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Posted 05 September 2008 - 06:51 PM

You like vintage Crim? Check out Freedom's Children too.

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 07:20 PM

King Crimson does indeed rule.   cool.gif

I'm still kind of a noob though.....I just got Larks' Tongues In Aspic a couple weeks ago and I need to get In the Wake of Poseidon, Lizard, and Beat.  new_thumbsupsmileyanim.gif  

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 07:29 PM

QUOTE (Did Lee Squat? @ Sep 5 2008, 08:20 PM)
King Crimson does indeed rule.   cool.gif

I'm still kind of a noob though.....I just got Larks' Tongues In Aspic a couple weeks ago and I need to get In the Wake of Poseidon, Lizard, and Beat.  new_thumbsupsmileyanim.gif

Beat is great.  trink38.gif  

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 12:03 PM

QUOTE (rushgoober @ Jan 10 2008, 06:32 AM)
QUOTE (Larks @ Jan 10 2008, 05:02 AM)
you know from my user name that i'm a huge fan.. they introduced me to Prog music..

all the albums from the first one to Discipline are a must(umm except Islands maybe..)

indeed, of all the albums from the original incarnation of the band (1969-1974), islands is the one throwaway.  all of the rest are well worth owning and most of them are brilliant...

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I've given some re-thought to Islands as I've been listening through it.

Ok, it's still far and away clearly their worst 70's album, and their only really weak link from that era, but it's not ALL bad.

I think where Islands really falters is the lyrics.  Or maybe it's how the lyrics are used. And I guess I have to say that while it does have some musical high points, it's not nearly as imaginative as what came before or would come after.  Every time I hear Formentera Lady I think I should really enjoy it, but it just kind of falls flat to me.  The lyrics, while actually pretty great, sound a bit forced.  Anyway, there's a lot about this album that doesn't work.

That said, Sailor's Tale, the 12+ minute instrumental, is a lot better than I initially thought.  I really wish the falsetto vocalizing wasn't there in the first half of the song as it puts a real damper on the song, but otherwise it's actually got some really amazing music.

The other instrumental, Prelude: Song of the Gulls, isn't quite as inspired, but it's still decent.  It's musically somewhat akin to Providence, the only somewhat weak spot on the otherwise excellent Red.

If only the parts of this album with singing were better, this album could have been great.

Edited by rushgoober, 12 August 2010 - 12:07 PM.


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Posted 12 August 2010 - 04:24 PM

QUOTE (Mystic Slipperman @ Sep 5 2008, 10:14 PM)
QUOTE (Hatchetaxe&saw @ Jan 10 2008, 09:47 AM)
Astonishing group, every incarnation.
I have every album, on CD and vinyl.
My most prized possessions are a mint vinyl copy of Absent Lovers and a half-speed vinyl master of Lark's Tongue In Aspic.

Got the 4 cd The Great Deceiver during the week.

Carlsberg don't do live albums but if they did.............

Mind-blowing.

Say what??

Absent Lovers on VINYL?

Do tell!!


Crim-heads, if you like the 80s era band, go get Absent Lovers. NOW.  You will thank me later.
It's phenomenal.

And if you like the Wetton/Bruford era, you NEED The Great Deceiver.

So sorry MS!! Only read this now, 2 years late....

It's a one disc lp, made in Canada, clearly unauthorised, from the '84 Le Spectrum show in Montreal. On Poverty Records, labelled on the vinyl "Buddy Love Sings About Girls", song titles include "My Favourite Enema Nurse" & "Crystal Swings Both Ways".......all bonkers.

Actual listing:

ONE
Red
Matte Kudasai
Three Of a Perfect Pair
Indiscipline
Sartori in Tangier

TWO
Frame By Frame
Man With An Open Heart
Sleepless
Heartbeat
Elephant Talk

A nice piece. I rarely play it, the double cd does the job!!

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 04:55 PM

QUOTE (Hatchetaxe&saw @ Aug 12 2010, 02:24 PM)
QUOTE (Mystic Slipperman @ Sep 5 2008, 10:14 PM)
QUOTE (Hatchetaxe&saw @ Jan 10 2008, 09:47 AM)
Astonishing group, every incarnation.
I have every album, on CD and vinyl.
My most prized possessions are a mint vinyl copy of Absent Lovers and a half-speed vinyl master of Lark's Tongue In Aspic.

Got the 4 cd The Great Deceiver during the week.

Carlsberg don't do live albums but if they did.............

Mind-blowing.

Say what??

Absent Lovers on VINYL?

Do tell!!


Crim-heads, if you like the 80s era band, go get Absent Lovers. NOW.  You will thank me later.
It's phenomenal.

And if you like the Wetton/Bruford era, you NEED The Great Deceiver.

So sorry MS!! Only read this now, 2 years late....

It's a one disc lp, made in Canada, clearly unauthorised, from the '84 Le Spectrum show in Montreal. On Poverty Records, labelled on the vinyl "Buddy Love Sings About Girls", song titles include "My Favourite Enema Nurse" & "Crystal Swings Both Ways".......all bonkers.

Actual listing:

ONE
Red
Matte Kudasai
Three Of a Perfect Pair
Indiscipline
Sartori in Tangier

TWO
Frame By Frame
Man With An Open Heart
Sleepless
Heartbeat
Elephant Talk

A nice piece. I rarely play it, the double cd does the job!!

Hey there.  No worries!


So it's unofficial.  That makes a bit more sense.


I have to admit, though, if DGM decided to release the full Absent Lovers show on vinyl I would have to buy it.   cool.gif  

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 05:17 PM

QUOTE (Mystic Slipperman @ Aug 12 2010, 09:55 PM)
QUOTE (Hatchetaxe&saw @ Aug 12 2010, 02:24 PM)
QUOTE (Mystic Slipperman @ Sep 5 2008, 10:14 PM)
QUOTE (Hatchetaxe&saw @ Jan 10 2008, 09:47 AM)
Astonishing group, every incarnation.
I have every album, on CD and vinyl.
My most prized possessions are a mint vinyl copy of Absent Lovers and a half-speed vinyl master of Lark's Tongue In Aspic.

Got the 4 cd The Great Deceiver during the week.

Carlsberg don't do live albums but if they did.............

Mind-blowing.

Say what??

Absent Lovers on VINYL?

Do tell!!


Crim-heads, if you like the 80s era band, go get Absent Lovers. NOW.  You will thank me later.
It's phenomenal.

And if you like the Wetton/Bruford era, you NEED The Great Deceiver.

So sorry MS!! Only read this now, 2 years late....

It's a one disc lp, made in Canada, clearly unauthorised, from the '84 Le Spectrum show in Montreal. On Poverty Records, labelled on the vinyl "Buddy Love Sings About Girls", song titles include "My Favourite Enema Nurse" & "Crystal Swings Both Ways".......all bonkers.

Actual listing:

ONE
Red
Matte Kudasai
Three Of a Perfect Pair
Indiscipline
Sartori in Tangier

TWO
Frame By Frame
Man With An Open Heart
Sleepless
Heartbeat
Elephant Talk

A nice piece. I rarely play it, the double cd does the job!!

Hey there.  No worries!


So it's unofficial.  That makes a bit more sense.


I have to admit, though, if DGM decided to release the full Absent Lovers show on vinyl I would have to buy it.   cool.gif

You and me both!! Fantastic album. trink39.gif  

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 10:05 PM

as seen on Steven Wilson's website:

The next 2 reissues in the King Crimson stereo / surround sound remix series, In the Wake of Poseidon, and Islands, are set for release on 11th October, as CD/DVDA sets. They will be available to pre-order from Headphone Dust from September. Once again all the music has been remixed from the original master tapes by SW with Robert Fripp, along with a lot of bonus out-take material mixed for the first time, and mastered by Simon Heyworth. You can find full details of the contents on the DGM website.

Edited by Soni, 12 August 2010 - 10:06 PM.


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Posted 13 August 2010 - 02:31 PM

I have to admit, even though I've seen them since (the 6 piece), I lost interest after '3 of a perfect pair'! Though I love all the side projects.

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 12:12 AM

They definitely have a sound of their own and I do like some of it, however a lot of their stuff tends to be too technical, too clinical and lacks passion and feeling at times. I'm not really a fan of their endless tinkering around for a what seems an eternity that doesn't really go anywhere, like an actual tune which they could use more of.  




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