January 21, 2013

King Crimson: Elephant Talk

Adrian Belew, Robert Fripp, Tony Levin, and Bill Bruford.

When I first saw this on TV back in 1981 it made me question the mundane rock ‘n’ roll gack my band was playing in bars at that time.

Love it or hate it, but King Crimson did everything possible to play outside of typical guitar/guitar/bass/drums conventions.

These are words with a “D” this time!

comments

  1. Sheila Ryan on January 21st, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    I sure wish I had my old League of Gentleman LP. Inductive Resonance! Pareto Optimum!

  2. Michael Grant Smith on January 21st, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    King Crimson’s Discipline and Beat are languishing in a crate in my garage.

    For the younger folks following from home, an LP is like a CD, but bigger and black. Okay, a CD is like an MP3 download except it’s round and gets scratched easily.

  3. Sheila Ryan on January 21st, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    It’s not like King Crimson’s out there in a metal shed with a howling dog, is it?

  4. Michael Grant Smith on January 21st, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    Who could tell?

  5. Sheila Ryan on January 21st, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    They couldn’t! King Crimson in a shed!

  6. Sheila Ryan on January 21st, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    I’m Adrian Belew!