King Crimson: Classic Or Dud

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I bought a King Crimson album tonight. Tower had them all in a 3 for £18 deal. I bought "Red" thinking it was by the 80s Crimson which has long intrigued me a bit but then it turned out it was by the proper scarey 70s Crimson. EEK! Anyway it sounded OK. What do you think of them?

Tom, Friday, 15 February 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Can't believe they've not been discussed here before. I'm wild about the BEAT/DISCIPLINE/THREE OF A PERFECT pair era of the band (notably for Tony Levin's nimble Chapman stick thwacking). IN THE COURT OF THE CRIMSON rocks thoroughly, of course....."21st Century Schizoid Man"? Who could argue?

I've heard great things about RED, but I've never heard it. Possibly due to the stigma of John Wetton. Even though RED predated Asia by veritable eons, I cannot erase the crime.

Alex in NYC, Friday, 15 February 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Red is the only one I know. The scary instrumental parts are great but when the voices come in they're extremely pallid and non- scary and the mood gets wrecked and I wonder why I'm bothering and I usually put on something else. Do they have any albums that are all instrumental?

Ian, Friday, 15 February 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Red is my favourite of the earlier Crimson, because it's not too wacky. I know we've discussed Crimson on the board before, because we got into this discussion of early Crimson lyrics and how they bordered on the inane. Red is not quite so inane, lyrically, and the music is muscular and scary in places, without getting too overblown. Tom, next purchase should be Discipline, if you're intrigued by the 80s Crimson.

Sean Carruthers, Friday, 15 February 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

More Crimso talk here.

Sean Carruthers, Friday, 15 February 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Okay, here's a stretch of a question: did any of you out there catch VH-1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock"? Whell, amidst those 100, they featured a quick segment on Crimson, and showed some live footage of the band, although I'm not sure from which era. The line-up featured Wetton on vocals, doing almost a scat-styled lyric. It was very free- form sounding, but still quite cool. Being that their catalogue is a bit on the vast side (and I'm only really familiar with COURT OF...and the DISCIPLINE and beyond periods), can anyone tell me where that particular track can be found?

Alex in NYC, Friday, 15 February 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

I had "Thrak" about 5-6 years back and used to like it a lot. Have not listened to it for a long time. Bought "In the court fo King Crimson" last year. Liked it for some time but then got bored of it. Still like the a couple of songs on that album though.(21st century Schizoid man, The court of the crimson king).

Atul, Saturday, 16 February 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

'Red' is OK but overrated. It's so STATIC. Nothing moves, except for the title track it's as constricted as Fripp's bunghole. I actually prefer 'Larks Tongues'. 'Islands' is the worst album ever made by anybody.

dave q, Saturday, 16 February 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

I quite like Islands, even though its made by the previous line up I can hear quite a lot of Larks in it. Some of the tracks on it are complete clunkers though - the lingering Sinfield / Tippet influence.

Red is ace, and has been discussed here before. The instrumental tracks are the ones that sound less dated - especially the title track and its 'devils interval' backstory.

But I think Wettons vocals on Starless and Red are lovely and I disagree that the placid quietness of them is just 'static' - there is a line on one of the tracks on Starless... 'My Home... was a place by the sea' which I just adore and I've never known why - but it kept popping up in my head when I had my Steve Erickson reading binge a couple of years ago and it has that same mesmeric Erickson quality of difference and strangeness but not different and not strange (ooh thats a hopeless description: Somebody save me here!).

There are three formulas involved in the Larks/Starless/Red tracks - and I think I like them all.

There are the dream-like songs I've already mentioned - all playful repeating echos of other things, and that strange wailing sound which I always imagine is one of them corrugated tubes you wave around your head - but presumably is just frippertronics (it turns up on evening star too). I always thought they were an influence on Nirvana on Nevermind's quiet moments but haven't seen it confirmed that Cobain knew this stuff.

Then there are the agressive ones - Red, the loud bits in Larks part one - the bit in Fracture where it suddenly changes speed. For a prog band they sure conjure with an magikal energy - that stuff sounds great - its a shame that neither the post rockers like Mogwai / Aeorgramme / etc or the Nu Metallers studied that stuff to avoid making their mistakes. Its not just a feature of that period of Crimson though, 21st C on the first album, the bit nicked from Mars on the second have that feel too.

The bits that are left form a third grouping, mainly instrumental and much more passive - but definately not static. The quiet bits of Larks pt1, Trio, Night Watch. Larks overtly references Vaughn Williams and thats a good suggestion of what's going on, Debussy and Satie too. But there is a lack of optimism in those tracks that doesn't sit well with the grace of those influences. They are bleak and hopeless feeling too.

Alexander Blair, Saturday, 16 February 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

LARKS' TONGUES and STARLESS AND BIBLE BLACK are both better, though "Starless" is oft-considered the all-in-all best thing they ever did (me, I think it's "Exiles" from Larks').

"Easy Money" has this (on the live versions, not the studio version, alas) great (for prog rock, mind you) bit of lyric:

"So I argued with the judge, But the bastard wouldn't budge, 'cause they caught me licking fudge, and they never told me once, you were a minor..."

Joe, Saturday, 16 February 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

I only have In the Court of the Crimson King and it's classic, don't listen to anyone who says otherwise. The track "Red" is quite good too. Your next purchase should be Pawn Hearts by Van der Graaf Generator.

sundar subramanian, Saturday, 16 February 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Ignoring their ridiculously anal 'chops' - which I sort've admire - I've never heard a King Crimson rec. with tolerable singing on it. It's what puts me off a lot of prog, to be honest. Get 'Dart Drug' by Jamie Muir and Derek Bailey instead!

Andrew L, Saturday, 16 February 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Really? What do you find objectionable about the vocals on, say, "Epitaph?"

sundar subramanian, Saturday, 16 February 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Sundar they are horrible is what is objectionable!! Which LP is "Ladies of the Road" on? (It's on my best of promo tape... ) Anyway, it is the UGLIEST ROCK SONG EVER WRITTEN, sound and words (it's abt groupies), which is an impressive achievement. Wasn't RED K.Cobain's fave record? KC fascinate me I must say because they grate on me SO extremely: I can't dismiss em at all, because their effect is so exact.

mark s, Saturday, 16 February 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Mark - "Ladies" is on 'Islands'! It's the only track on the album where they sound awake, so you can imagine what the rest of it is like. ("Sailor's Tale" doesn't count, of course)

dave q, Saturday, 16 February 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

As a teenager I liked the Belew era and hated the Lake era, but now it's opposite. I can't separate KC3 from the other PBS-special 80s 'arty crowd', belongs in 'American Psycho' along with Laurie Anderson, Basquiat, the Roberts Wilson and Mapplethorpe, all the other downtown yuppie shit. Get the first three Talking Heads albums or the middle three KC albums instead.

dave q, Saturday, 16 February 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

dude just read what i said in the old thread
"UGH.. I hate the 80's trilogy. I think fripp really lost his magic then. My favortie period is the 73 Starless band. They were so fucking hard and funky. Then they got quiet like a whisper. Awesome stuff. "

chakli, Saturday, 16 February 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

More on Belew's fourth-rate David Byrne impersonation - "I repeat myself under stress, I repeat myself under stress." Geddit? Hilarious, eh? Anybody who finds that remotely amusing in any way should be avoided.

dave q, Saturday, 16 February 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Red is a great album. I bought it for 4.99 at the HMV sale. It's true that the singing isn't great but it isn't horrible either and the instrumental parts are really fantastic. You can go back to them over and over again. Fripp is on song. It grows on you.

Mark- Apparently Red is KC's favourite album ever. He also loved the raincoats, having written some brief notes for the reissue of their excellent debut. Even though nirvana sucked he had good taste (though I think that he only said that to piss off the metal fans that bought his music).

Julio Desouza, Saturday, 16 February 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Lake's voice was quite good, though (per usual) a bit lofty, especially singing Sinfield's lofty lyrics. Still, at least he could sing back then. Wetton's voice was quite good, though has a 'smoky' quality to it that's an acquired taste. Belew is a bit piercing in the higher registers, but I think in the lower registers or when he's imitating Lennon or Orbison, it's okay.

Joe, Saturday, 16 February 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

By the way, Greg Lake and John Wetton are the Dick York and Dick Sargent of rock: discuss.

Joe, Saturday, 16 February 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Prog is taking over this message board for some reason. Anyway, fine by me. However, Joe, does that make Fripp Sherwood Schwartz? Wrong show! Aaron Spelling?

Classic by virtue of the mid 70s albums alone, though the 80s were at least interesting, with Discipline being a damn good album. I was never a huge fan of the early KC, and the 90s version hasn't knocked me out -- YET. I do look forward to Nuovo Metal, though I really wish Fripp would have stuck with the first ProjeKct (worst gimmick ever, the whole "Kc" thing needs to be stopped) band. Apparently Fripp couldn't live with himself putting out a studio record that was avant-noise, even though that's obviously one of things at which he excels.

dleone, Saturday, 16 February 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

re: Wetton and Asia - can't forgive him


I'd never heard Asia until last week (whilst ripping vinyl to cd for an acquaintance) and it was a truely awfull thing to have to put my house through. So I can understand why you might hate him because of this. But I've always liked his mid 70s stuff, most especially the 2 albums he did with Family: "Fearless" and "Bandstand".

However, his lyrics are, for the most part, very bad indeed - has anyone heard 'Same Time Next Week' from Phil Manzanera's "Diamond Head"? Very ugly.

philT, Saturday, 16 February 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

I used to be a big KC fan and can find something to like about all their albums, but the only stuff I feel like listening to now is Red (because it's heavy and sometimes funky and has 'Starless'), the double live album from the 80s band (because it's like an 80s best of with great sound and because it's poppy and new wave enough that even my girlfriend can like it), and ThraK, which I've always had a soft spot for. I think it's a great blend of their 70s heaviness and 80s pop songs with, um, lots of drums.

Jordan, Saturday, 16 February 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

dominique wrote: However, Joe, does that make Fripp Sherwood Schwartz? Wrong show! Aaron Spelling?

Agnes Moorehead, obviously. :)

Joe, Sunday, 17 February 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

So who's Paul Lynde?

nickn, Sunday, 17 February 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

mark s, there is a truly eye-popping site discussing Sinfields lyrics here:. http://www.songsouponse a.com/Promenade/ if you want to delve even further into Islands its on chapters 16 and 17.

Ladies of the Road and Formetera Ladies are the clunkers I refered to above btw. Though I think Sinfields worst lyrics are on Still.

Alexander Blair, Sunday, 17 February 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

i wuv the idea that KC were in fact FUNKY: even slimy-greasy purist chaki says so, tho i note they were carefully not mentioned on THIS THREAD however. What, does the word have two meanings after all?

mark s, Sunday, 17 February 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

And this is a surprise? ONLY two would be a surprise!

Josh, Sunday, 17 February 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Alexander wrote: "there is a truly eye-popping site discussing Sinfields lyrics here:. http://www.songsouponse a.com/Promenade/ if you want to delve even further into Islands its on chapters 16 and 17."

Truly unfathomable, I wouldn't have believed it had I not seen it with my own eyes. However, it explains much. There's a site where I help write reviews for prog rock albums, and we once received a snippy letter for dissing the Wake of Poseidon album (or at least, not being fanboy-ish enough towards it), and the person, opening up by claiming we had "less wit and culture than an ant" (yep) used much of the material found in the Wake of Poseidon chapter as their defense of the album and its depth. Maybe it was even The Keeper of the onyx-embolden'd-husking-jewelled-warthogs website himself! :)

Joe, Sunday, 17 February 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

four years pass...
Boz Burrell, RIP http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release_html_b1?release_id=165889

kyle (akmonday), Friday, 22 September 2006 22:32 (thirteen years ago) link

four years pass...

Cue your golf swing.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 27 July 2011 16:32 (eight years ago) link

Wow... Mind = blown.

An influential prophet from Denton, Texas (Dan Peterson), Wednesday, 27 July 2011 16:42 (eight years ago) link

Very cool! thx ned

an excellent source of vitamins and minerals (WmC), Wednesday, 27 July 2011 16:43 (eight years ago) link

"that's some really wild stuff"

buzza, Wednesday, 27 July 2011 16:44 (eight years ago) link

In The Lounge of the Crimson King

tylerw, Wednesday, 27 July 2011 16:46 (eight years ago) link

More on Belew's fourth-rate David Byrne impersonation - "I repeat myself under stress, I repeat myself under stress." Geddit? Hilarious, eh? Anybody who finds that remotely amusing in any way should be avoided.

Dave Q really killed it on this thread, huh? I like lots of KC but I hardly ever find myself playing them. When I do, it's either Larks' Tongues or Beat.

Clarke B., Wednesday, 27 July 2011 18:29 (eight years ago) link

I think Belew's a pretty terrible lyricist but that was kinda the point, right? The lyrics weren't supposed to stand out. It was all about the music at that point.

frogbs, Wednesday, 27 July 2011 18:31 (eight years ago) link

two months pass...

Met this guy tonight who said he'd done tarot card readings with Adrian Belew, back in '83 or so

the story just got weirder from there

geeta, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 07:54 (eight years ago) link

four months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILSVAUjd5QI&feature=youtube_gdata_player

nostormo, Saturday, 4 February 2012 13:35 (eight years ago) link

six months pass...

Fripp speaks

Elvis Telecom, Saturday, 4 August 2012 20:10 (seven years ago) link

excellent...wish it was longer

frogbs, Saturday, 4 August 2012 20:18 (seven years ago) link

2009 Crimson, with Porcupine Tree drummer as second drummer, was awesome live.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 4 August 2012 21:28 (seven years ago) link

so, who is buying the 13 CD, 1 DVD, 1 Blu-Ray of Larks' Tongue In Aspic?

http://www.dgmlive.com/news.htm?entry=3916

EZ Snappin, Monday, 13 August 2012 19:48 (seven years ago) link

Just registered for DJM live site just so I could hear a sparse guide track for "Islands" the song. Boz sounds like he's singing into a cheap condenser mike, but otherwise it's quite lovely.

'Islands' is the worst album ever made by anybody.
― dave q, Friday, February 15, 2002 7:00 PM (10 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

NO.

Ermahgerd Thomas (Dan Peterson), Monday, 13 August 2012 20:19 (seven years ago) link

its kind of weird to imagine that King Crimson only played a fixed amount of concerts when they were active. it feels like they're able to just create more and more live bootleg material at will, even if it was phyiscally impossible for them to have played that many dates.

frogbs, Monday, 13 August 2012 20:20 (seven years ago) link

So many of them are pretty dodgy quality though, aren't they?

Ermahgerd Thomas (Dan Peterson), Monday, 13 August 2012 20:21 (seven years ago) link

classic:

'released in three separate editions to satisfy the merely curious and the expectant collector'

j., Friday, 17 August 2012 14:31 (seven years ago) link

so, who is buying the 13 CD, 1 DVD, 1 Blu-Ray of /Larks' Tongue In Aspic/?

http://www.dgmlive.com/news.htm?entry=3916


Who ISN'T?

Naive Teen Idol, Monday, 20 August 2012 03:26 (seven years ago) link

I can: holy shit.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 10 April 2020 15:42 (two months ago) link

He's got pretty good legs for 73

Miami weisse (WmC), Friday, 10 April 2020 15:55 (two months ago) link

much better than the other drivel he's been posting on FB during quarantine which has all been defensive stuff about random complaints people have made about his reluctance to do autographs over the years.

akm, Friday, 10 April 2020 18:45 (two months ago) link

I prefer cranky prick Fripp to goofy old man Fripp.

but also fuck you (unperson), Friday, 10 April 2020 19:01 (two months ago) link

no one wants Fripp to bacon himself

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Saturday, 11 April 2020 00:40 (two months ago) link

The Easter bees are buzzing in an English country garden #lockdown 🐝 💐🐝 #easter #bees #toyahwillcox #robertfripp pic.twitter.com/pYLhy6kUEh

— Toyah Willcox (@toyahofficial) April 10, 2020

mark s, Saturday, 11 April 2020 17:18 (two months ago) link

In less goofy news:

King Crimson tour postponed until 2021 pic.twitter.com/6UcBxKKk0X

— KING CRIMSON (@DGMHQ) April 12, 2020

Naive Teen Idol, Sunday, 12 April 2020 16:44 (two months ago) link

Happy #lockdown #EasterSunday to the world xxxxx #ToyahWillcox #RobertFripp pic.twitter.com/NZBm6yX8mw

— Toyah Willcox (@toyahofficial) April 12, 2020

finding myself increasingly in favor of a premature "reopening"

Yanni Xenakis (Hadrian VIII), Monday, 13 April 2020 17:10 (two months ago) link

Ordered the Live at Summit Studios 1972 a few weeks ago, it's really great - probably one of my favorite Crimson things I've heard lately. Just a really great line-up and interesting configuration without the Mellotron.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 13 April 2020 17:14 (two months ago) link

lol at their ugly kitchen units

mark s, Monday, 13 April 2020 17:42 (two months ago) link

Anyone else jealous that Fripp managed to find a wife who is just as much of an oddball as him? Us other oddballs and eccentrics have never found that joy.

Melomane, Monday, 13 April 2020 17:46 (two months ago) link

" lol at their ugly kitchen units"

their entire house is pretty ugly, if you have design tastes that were formed any time after 1965

akm, Monday, 13 April 2020 17:54 (two months ago) link

She has a definite "wear you down with bubbly energy" feel about her, I'm sure she's the instigator of these vids.
xpost

quartet for the endocrine (Matt #2), Monday, 13 April 2020 18:44 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

[Toyah dancing to Lark's Tongue.

Why don't my youtube links work?

nickn, Sunday, 31 May 2020 18:49 (one month ago) link

Why don't my youtube links work?

When you post the link, post the whole URL from the browser window, not the shortened youtu.be one that the "Share" button offers you, and change the URL from https:// to http://.

but also fuck you (unperson), Sunday, 31 May 2020 19:03 (one month ago) link

I think I did that. OK, I didn't take off the "s".

nickn, Sunday, 31 May 2020 21:42 (one month ago) link

No "s" still didn't work.

nickn, Sunday, 31 May 2020 21:43 (one month ago) link

Maybe because I went there from facebook.

nickn, Monday, 1 June 2020 05:00 (one month ago) link

Just heard the sad new that Keith Tippett has passed on. King crimson’s one of a kind piano player on In The Wake of Poseidon, Lizard, and Islands. Pure genius! pic.twitter.com/y0WKyTpcFt

— fernando perdomo (@fperdomo) June 14, 2020

:(

calzino, Sunday, 14 June 2020 19:39 (three weeks ago) link

he hasn't even got a dedicated thread:(

calzino, Sunday, 14 June 2020 19:40 (three weeks ago) link

Considering how many people have been in KC, the band has fewer dead ex members than you'd expect; Wetton, Burrel, and now Tippett.

Bets on who's next? You lose points if your answer is "Robert Fripp if he keeps making those bloody viral videos with Toyah"

akm, Monday, 15 June 2020 01:52 (three weeks ago) link

:(

RIP

pomenitul, Monday, 15 June 2020 01:52 (three weeks ago) link

xp haha the Fractured/cat-dance video was the best one yet

sleeve, Monday, 15 June 2020 02:09 (three weeks ago) link

xxp you forgot Bill Rieflin!

frogbs, Monday, 15 June 2020 02:12 (three weeks ago) link

and Ian Wallace

Irritable Baal (WmC), Monday, 15 June 2020 02:21 (three weeks ago) link

And Greg Lake!

Album Moods: Rambunctious; Snide (Dan Peterson), Monday, 15 June 2020 02:56 (three weeks ago) link

Oh yeah. Major brain fart there particularly on Bill.

My vote is Pete Sinfield or Jamie Muir, who i’d actually thought died some time ago.

akm, Monday, 15 June 2020 06:23 (three weeks ago) link

I never knew Tippett appeared with KC on Top of the Pops doing Cat Food. The notes on this youtube say that the original episode was wiped but this soundless version has been preserved (colorised here):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvJEWyQvfcQ

the grateful dead can dance (anagram), Monday, 15 June 2020 11:08 (three weeks ago) link

The version with sound is here: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7rrvxh

mike t-diva, Monday, 15 June 2020 13:12 (three weeks ago) link

man I swear that's the studio recording/lipsynch, it's been a while but it sounds exactly the same to me

apologies if that's what you meant!

sleeve, Monday, 15 June 2020 14:23 (three weeks ago) link

yes it's a dub; I assume that it was actually broadcast as a dub. They probably took the sound off the YT version to avoid a takedown notice. It's cool to see this full version though; the clip I'd seen prior was B/W and only part of the song.

akm, Monday, 15 June 2020 14:27 (three weeks ago) link

Love the young Germans dancing to King Crimson like they're Boney M or something.

Album Moods: Rambunctious; Snide (Dan Peterson), Monday, 15 June 2020 15:29 (three weeks ago) link

I'm a bit into that Mercy Dash album he did with Hugh Hopper and Elton Dean in the 80's at the moment, marvellous stuff.

calzino, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 10:46 (two weeks ago) link

Muir is definitely someone I thought had passed away. There was that anecdote in the Jim O'Rourke interview someone posted on that other thread, where he goes to visit Derek Bailey, iirc, and one of Bailey's neighbors is Jamie Muir, who I can only hope would don a big, crazy fur cape when cooking out. I guess he's a painter now? Here's a more recent picture:

https://preview.redd.it/dyo3ypc4meo31.jpg?width=960&crop=smart&auto=webp&s=8fd5a8aed7cfa262b6aa1724805411ee9731e5dc

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 12:52 (two weeks ago) link

Do we think he spits blood on visitors?

Naive Teen Idol, Wednesday, 17 June 2020 17:57 (two weeks ago) link

I'm finally getting around to getting Crimson on LP after decades of shitty Editions EG CDs and am now honing in on Islands as the last of the studio LPs I need. Anyone ever grab the recent reissues? I heard MP3s of the Steven Wilson mixes which were stunning, but wonder if I should not just go for an original pressing, to have the LP as intended.

justice 4 CCR (Sparkle Motion), Saturday, 20 June 2020 15:28 (two weeks ago) link

oh man, this reminded me i was gonna see them for the first time tonight. maybe some other time...

billstevejim, Saturday, 20 June 2020 18:12 (two weeks ago) link

I have a repress LP of Discipline which sounds fantastic.

mike t-diva, Saturday, 20 June 2020 19:00 (two weeks ago) link

i think the wilson remixes on vinyl are the way to go, personally. I have originals or close to it for most of the albums but I do have the wilson mixes of Lizard and Wake and they just sound much better than anything else I have on vinyl from the band. I'll probably replace my 72-74 albums with the new ones soon since my copy of Red sounds pretty worn out.

akm, Saturday, 20 June 2020 19:28 (two weeks ago) link

Are there any Wilson remixes of any of these prog albums that are not preferable to the original mixes?

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 20 June 2020 19:30 (two weeks ago) link

some people didn't care for his yes remixes (I like them). I never really cared for Jethro Tull or ELP so I can't really compare those; I've heard them all but can't tell you which is better.

akm, Saturday, 20 June 2020 19:56 (two weeks ago) link

I didn't like his mix of Tales from Topographic Oceans.

but also fuck you (unperson), Saturday, 20 June 2020 20:40 (two weeks ago) link

His aqualung is good but not my first choice

gnarled and turbid sinuses (Jon not Jon), Saturday, 20 June 2020 21:12 (two weeks ago) link

looks like they're releasing the Steven Wilson mixes as individual LPs. That's what I'll go for. I really liked what he did with Islands.

justice 4 CCR (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, 24 June 2020 18:34 (one week ago) link

damn DGM's shipping is $12 per LP! What!

justice 4 CCR (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, 24 June 2020 22:44 (one week ago) link

Ian McDonald’s 74th birthday today. Sid Smith reminds me how wonderful the McDonald and Giles record is.

Naive Teen Idol, Thursday, 25 June 2020 12:57 (one week ago) link


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