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King Crimson

King Crimson, 1969
left to right: McDonald, Giles, Sinfield, Lake, Fripp
Background information
Origin England
Genre(s) Progressive rock
Jazz Fusion
Symphonic Rock
Years active 1969–1974
1981–1984
1994–present
Members
Robert Fripp
Adrian Belew
Tony Levin
Pat Mastelotto
Gavin Harrison
Former members
Greg Lake
Ian McDonald
Michael Giles
Boz Burrell
John Wetton
Bill Bruford
Gordon Haskell
Trey Gunn
Andy McCulloch
Ian Wallace
Jamie Muir
Peter Sinfield
Richard Palmer-James
Mel Collins
David Cross

King Crimson are a musical group founded by guitarist Robert Fripp and drummer Michael Giles in 1969. King Crimson's style has typically been categorised as progressive rock, although it incorporates diverse influences ranging from jazz, classical and experimental music to psychedelic, New Wave, heavy metal, gamelan and folk music. King Crimson has garnered little radio or music video airplay, but there is a cult following.[1] Their debut album, In the Court of the Crimson King, is widely regarded as a landmark in progressive rock. Their later excursions into even more unconventional territory have been influential on many contemporary musical artists.[2] For other persons named Stephen King, see Stephen King (disambiguation). ... For the similarly-named progressive rock band, see King Crimson. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the Swedish political music movement, see progg. ... Jazz fusion (or jazz-rock fusion or fusion) is a musical genre that merges elements of jazz with other styles of music, particularly pop, rock, folk, reggae, funk, metal, country, R&B, hip hop, electronic music and world music. ... Symphonic rock is a subgenre of rock music, and more specifically, progressive rock. ... Robert Fripp (born 16 May 1946 in Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England) is a guitarist, record producer and a composer, perhaps best known for being the guitarist for, and only constant member of, the progressive rock band King Crimson. ... Adrian Belew in concert, November 2006. ... Tony Levin (born June 6, 1946, Boston, Massachusetts) is an influential American bass player. ... Pat Mastelotto at One World Theatre, 19 January 2003, with Terry Bozzio for a drum clinic Pat Mastelotto (born Lee Patrick Mastelotto, 10 September 1955, Chico, California) is a rock drummer who has worked with Mr. ... Gavin Harrison (b. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Ian McDonald (born June 25, 1946) is an English multi-instrumental musician, best known as a founding member of progressive rock group King Crimson, formed in 1969, and the hard rock band Foreigner in 1976. ... King Crimson is a musical group founded by guitarist Robert Fripp and drummer Michael Giles in 1968. ... Raymond Burrell AKA Boz Burrell (born Raymond Burrell on 1 August 1946, in Lincoln, England, died 21 September 2006 in Spain) was a bass guitarist known for his involvement in bands such as King Crimson and Bad Company. ... John Kenneth Wetton (born 12 June 1949, Willington, Derby, Derbyshire, England) is an English singer, bassist and guitarist. ... William Scott Bruford (born May 17, 1949 in Sevenoaks, Kent, England), better known as Bill Bruford, is an influential British drummer who is recognised for his forceful, highly precise, polyrhythmic style. ... Gordon Haskell (born 27 April 1946, in Bournemouth, Hampshire, England) was the bassist and vocalist in the transitional King Crimson line-up of 1970. ... Trey Gunn with Warr guitar Trey Gunn was a member of the band King Crimson from 1994 to 2003. ... Although he played with acts as different as Greenslade and Manfred Mann, Andy McCulloch is best remembered as the drummer of the transitional 1970 edition of King Crimson, for one album (Lizard), in between the break-up of the original group and the establishment of a line-up stable enough... Ian Wallace (September 29, 1946 - February 22, 2007 in Los Angeles) was a rock drummer and session musician. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Peter Sinfield (born on December 27, 1943 in London, England) is most famously known as the lyricist for early incarnations of King Crimson. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Melvyn Desmond Mel Collins (b. ... Image:DavidCrossKC1973. ... Robert Fripp (born 16 May 1946 in Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England) is a guitarist, record producer and a composer, perhaps best known for being the guitarist for, and only constant member of, the progressive rock band King Crimson. ... King Crimson is a musical group founded by guitarist Robert Fripp and drummer Michael Giles in 1968. ... // Perhaps the most famous musical events of 1969 are two legendary concerts. ... For the Swedish political music movement, see progg. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... Classical music is a broad, somewhat imprecise term, referring to music produced in, or rooted in the traditions of, European art, ecclesiastical and concert music, encompassing a broad period from roughly 1000 to the present day. ... For experimental rock music, see experimental rock. ... Psychedelia in music (or also psychedelic music, less formally) is a term that refers to a broad set of popular music styles, genres and scenes, that may include psychedelic rock, psychedelic folk, psychedelic pop, psychedelic soul, psychedelic ambient, psychedelic trance, psychedelic techno, and others. ... New Wave was a pop and rock music genre that existed during the late 1970s and the early-to-mid 1980s. ... Heavy metal redirects here. ... Gamelan - Indonesian Embassy in Canberra A gamelan is a kind of musical ensemble of Indonesia typically featuring a variety of instruments such as metallophones, xylophones, drums, and gongs; bamboo flutes, bowed and plucked strings, and vocalists may also be included. ... Folk song redirects here. ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... This article does not discuss cultist groups, personality cults, or cult in its original sense of religious practice. 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In the late-1960s, the band was influential in popularising a previously unexplored mellotron rock style. Throughout the early-1970s, King Crimson's membership fluctuated as the band explored elements of jazz and funk. The band developed an improvisational sound influenced by heavy metal and became a more stable unit in the mid-1970s, before their breakup in 1974. The band re-formed in 1981 for three years, influenced by new wave and gamelan music, before breaking up again for around a decade. Following their 1994 reunion, King Crimson blended aspects of their 1980s and 1970s sound, which has continued into the 21st century. The Mellotron is an electro-mechanical, polyphonic keyboard originally developed and built in Birmingham, England in the early 1960s. ... Free improvisation or free music is improvised music without any rules beyond the taste or inclination of the musician(s) involved; in many cases the musicians make an active effort to avoiding overt references to recognizable musical genres. ... New Wave was a pop and rock music genre that existed during the late 1970s and the early-to-mid 1980s. ... Gamelan - Indonesian Embassy in Canberra A gamelan is a kind of musical ensemble of Indonesia typically featuring a variety of instruments such as metallophones, xylophones, drums, and gongs; bamboo flutes, bowed and plucked strings, and vocalists may also be included. ...


King Crimson's membership has fluctuated considerably throughout its existence, with 17 musicians passing through its ranks as full band members. Fripp, the only constant member of King Crimson, has arranged several disparate line-ups of the band, and he has stated that he does not necessarily consider himself the band's leader. Fripp describes King Crimson as "a way of doing things",[3] and notes that he never originally intended to be seen as the head of the group.[4]

Contents

History

1960s

In August 1967, drummer Michael Giles and his brother and bassist, Peter, advertised for a singing organist.[5] Robert Fripp, a guitarist who did not sing, responded. The trio of Giles, Giles and Fripp was formed and they recorded one album together, The Cheerful Insanity of Giles, Giles and Fripp.[1] Fripp said of the encounter: "The Giles Brothers were looking for a singing organist. I was a non-singing guitar player. After 30 days of recording and playing with them I asked if I got the job or not — joking like, you know? And Michael Giles rolled a cigarette and said, very slowly, 'Well, let's not be in too much of a hurry to commit ourselves, shall we?' I still don't know if I ever got the job."[6] King Crimson is a musical group founded by guitarist Robert Fripp and drummer Michael Giles in 1968. ... Bass player and vocalist who, with his brother Michael Giles and Robert Fripp, formed Giles, Giles, and Fripp. ... Robert Fripp (born 16 May 1946 in Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England) is a guitarist, record producer and a composer, perhaps best known for being the guitarist for, and only constant member of, the progressive rock band King Crimson. ... Giles, Giles and Fripp were a quirky late sixties band featuring brothers Michael Giles on drums, Peter Giles on bass guitar, and rounded out by Robert Fripp on guitar. ...


The initial band was changing, however, as their debut record had not been particularly successful, even being eschewed by Keith Moon of The Who in a magazine review.[1] Fripp had seen the band 1-2-3 (later known as Clouds) at the Marquee, which inspired some of Crimson's penchant for classical melodies and jazz-like improvisation.[7] The first musician to be added to their new line-up was the multi-instrumentalist Ian McDonald on keyboards, reeds and woodwinds. McDonald had been writing songs with lyricist Peter Sinfield who also joined the new group which briefly included Fairport Convention singer Judy Dyble.[1] McDonald had said to Peter in 1968 of his band Creation: "Peter, I have to tell you that your band is hopeless, but you write some great words. Would you like to get together on a couple of songs?" One of the first songs McDonald and Sinfield wrote together was "In the Court of the Crimson King".[8] Fripp's childhood friend, singer-guitarist Greg Lake, was recruited by the others, and replaced Peter Giles on bass, also singing for the band.[1] Thus, the first incarnation of the band was "conceived" on November 30, 1968 and first rehearsed on January 13, 1969.[1][4] Shortly afterward they purchased a mellotron and began using it to create an original orchestral rock sound. The name King Crimson was coined by lyricist Peter Sinfield as a synonym for Beelzebub, prince of demons. According to Fripp, Beelzebub would be an anglicised form of the Arabic phrase "B'il Sabab", meaning "the man with an aim".[9] Keith John Moon (August 23, 1946 – September 7, 1978) was the drummer of the rock group The Who. ... The Who are a British rock band that first formed in 1964, and grew to be considered one of the greatest[1] and most influential[2] bands in the world. ... Clouds were a 1960s Progressive rock band that disbanded in October 1971. ... Ian McDonald (born June 25, 1946) is an English multi-instrumental musician, best known as a founding member of progressive rock group King Crimson, formed in 1969, and the hard rock band Foreigner in 1976. ... Alto and tenor saxophone reeds. ... Peter Sinfield (born on December 27, 1943 in London, England) is most famously known as the lyricist for early incarnations of King Crimson. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Judy Aileen Dyble (born 13 February 1949 in London) is a British singer, best known as the original vocalist with Fairport Convention from 1967 to 1968. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... is the 334th day of the year (335th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... The Mellotron is an electro-mechanical, polyphonic keyboard originally developed and built in Birmingham, England in the early 1960s. ... Peter Sinfield (born on December 27, 1943 in London, England) is most famously known as the lyricist for early incarnations of King Crimson. ... “Belzebub” redirects here. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Arabic redirects here. ...

"The Court of the Crimson King" (1969) Image File history File links King_Crimson_-_The_Court_of_the_Crimson_King. ...

37 second sample from King Crimson's "The Court of the Crimson King", demonstrating the sound of the first incarnation of the band, with its classically-influenced style and use of the mellotron instrument.

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King Crimson made their live debut on April 9, 1969,[4] and made a breakthrough by playing the free concert in Hyde Park, London, staged by The Rolling Stones in July 1969 before 650,000 people.[1] The first King Crimson album, In the Court of the Crimson King was released in October on EG Records, described by Fripp as "an instant smash" and "New York's acid album of 1970", despite the fact that Fripp and Giles claim that the band never used psychedelic drugs.[4] The album received public compliments from Pete Townshend, The Who guitarist, saying the album "an uncanny masterpiece."[10] The sound of the album has been described as setting the "aural antecedent" for alternative rock and grunge, whilst the softer tracks are described as having an "ethereal" and "almost sacred" feel.[11] Music reviewer Annie Gaffney wrote that they were credited with starting the entire progressive rock movement that was popular in the early 1970s.[12] is the 99th day of the year (100th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... “Hyde Park” redirects here. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Rolling Stones redirects here. ... In the Court of the Crimson King (an observation by King Crimson) is the 1969 debut album by the British progressive rock group King Crimson. ... EG was a UK-based record label, mostly active during the 1970s and 1980s. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Lysergic acid diethylamide, commonly called LSD, LSD-25, or acid. ... Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend (born May 19, 1945 in Chiswick, London), is an award-winning English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, and composer. ... The Who are a British rock band that first formed in 1964, and grew to be considered one of the greatest[1] and most influential[2] bands in the world. ... Alternative music redirects here. ... Grunge music (sometimes also referred to as the Seattle Sound) is an independent-rooted music genre that became a commercially successful offshoot of hardcore punk, thrash metal, and alternative rock in the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... For the Swedish political music movement, see progg. ...


After playing shows in England, the band embarked on a tour of the United States, performing alongside many contemporary popular musicians and musical groups, and "astounding audiences and critics" with their original sound.[1] Personal tensions within the band eventually reached a limit, however, and the original line-up played their last show together on December 16, 1969.[4] Ian McDonald and Michael Giles left King Crimson to pursue solo work, recording the McDonald and Giles studio album in 1970. For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... McDonald and Giles was an album of music released by Ian McDonald and Michael Giles in 1971. ...


1970s

King Crimson's line-up fluctuated greatly during the years immediately following the breakup of the original band. The remaining trio of Fripp, Sinfield, and Lake, persevered for a short while, releasing the single Cat Food/Groon in early 1970.[1] During this time, material was being developed for King Crimson's second album, In the Wake of Poseidon, often seen as being very similar to the band's debut album.[1] Woodwind player Mel Collins took part in the recording sessions, singer Gordon Haskell took vocals on one song, and bassist Peter Giles of Giles, Giles & Fripp appeared on several tracks.[13] Elton John was considered as a singer for the album.[14] Lake departed in early 1970 to form Emerson, Lake & Palmer, leaving King Crimson without a vocalist until Gordon Haskell joined the group. Haskell took over singing, in addition to playing bass for the band's third album, Lizard,[1] which had heavy jazz and classical influences and is described as being an "acquired taste".[1] Andy McCulloch played drums for the album, with Jon Anderson of Yes performing vocals on one song.[1] Haskell and McCulloch left King Crimson before Lizard was released.[1] In the Wake of Poseidon (1970) is the second album by the progressive rock group King Crimson. ... Melvyn Desmond Mel Collins (b. ... Gordon Haskell (born 27 April 1946, in Bournemouth, Hampshire, England) was the bassist and vocalist in the transitional King Crimson line-up of 1970. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP) were an English progressive rock group. ... For other uses, see Lizard (disambiguation). ... Although he played with acts as different as Greenslade and Manfred Mann, Andy McCulloch is best remembered as the drummer of the transitional 1970 edition of King Crimson, for one album (Lizard), in between the break-up of the original group and the establishment of a line-up stable enough... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Drummer Ian Wallace and vocalist Boz Burrell were selected for the new band,[1] among others who were unsuccessful, including Brian Ferry and Rick Kemp.[1] Fripp decided to teach Burrell, who was only a singer and did not play an instrument, to play bass.[1] King Crimson undertook their first tour since 1969 in early 1971 with the new line-up, and that year the band released a new album, Islands, which is noted for its heavy Mellotron sound.[1] At the end of that year, King Crimson parted ways with long-time member and lyricist Peter Sinfield,[1] who then reunited with Greg Lake in becoming the primary lyricist for Emerson, Lake & Palmer.[15] The remaining members undertook a tour of the United States the following year, with the intention of disbanding afterwards.[1] Recordings from this tour were later released as the Earthbound live album,[1] noted and criticised for its bootleg-level sound quality and a sound close in style to funk, with scat singing on the improvised pieces.[16][17] Shortly after the Earthbound tour, Collins, Wallace and Burrell left King Crimson to form a band called Snape, with British blues guitarist Alexis Korner.[1] Burrell would later become the bassist of Bad Company.[1] Ian Wallace played drums in King Crimson from April 1971 until March of 1972. ... Raymond Burrell AKA Boz Burrell (born Raymond Burrell on 1 August 1946, in Lincoln, England, died 21 September 2006 in Spain) was a bass guitarist known for his involvement in bands such as King Crimson and Bad Company. ... Bryan Ferry (born 26 September 1945 in Washington, Tyne and Wear) is a British singer, musician and songwriter, famed for his suave visual and vocal style, who came to public prominence in the 1970s as lead vocalist with Roxy Music. ... Rick Kemp is a British bass player and vocalist, best known for his work with Steeleye Span. ... Earthbound is a live album by the band King Crimson, released in 1972. ... For other uses, including related musical genres, see Funk (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Alexis Korner (born Alexis Andrew Nicholas Korner, 19 April 1928 in Paris, France - died on 1 January 1984 in Westminster, London, England) Korner is probably best remembered as the Founding Father of British Blues and a pioneering blues musician. ... Bad Company were an English hard rock supergroup founded in 1973, consisting of band members from Free (Paul Rodgers, Simon Kirke), Mott the Hoople (Mick Ralphs) and King Crimson (Boz Burrell). ...

"Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Part One" (1973) Image File history File links King_Crimson_-_Larks'_Tongues_in_Aspic,_Pt. ...

30 second sample from King Crimson's "Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Part One", demonstrating the sound of the mid-1970s incarnation of the band. Clearly audible here are the heavy metal influences, complex structure of the music, improvisation and the percussion of Jamie Muir.

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Once again, Fripp began the task of looking for new members. These included improvising percussionist Jamie Muir;[1] vocalist and bassist John Wetton, formerly of the band Family and a college acquaintance of Fripp;[18] violin, viola and keyboard player David Cross;[1] and drummer Bill Bruford,[1] who had chosen to leave the commercially successful Yes for the comparatively unstable and unpredictable King Crimson.[19] With Sinfield gone, the band recruited a new lyricist, Wetton's friend Richard Palmer-James.[1] Free improvisation or free music is improvised music without any rules beyond the taste or inclination of the musician(s) involved; in many cases the musicians make an active effort to avoiding overt references to recognizable musical genres. ... Percussion redirects here. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... John Kenneth Wetton (born 12 June 1949, Willington, Derby, Derbyshire, England) is an English singer, bassist and guitarist. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Image:DavidCrossKC1973. ... William Scott Bruford (born May 17, 1949 in Sevenoaks, Kent, England), better known as Bill Bruford, is an influential British drummer who is recognised for his forceful, highly precise, polyrhythmic style. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Rehearsals and touring began in late 1972 and the album Larks' Tongues in Aspic was released early the next year.[1][20] The album was noted for its revolutionary sound (exemplified by such pieces as the title track in its two parts), which was a significant change from what King Crimson had done before,[1] and had influences from the heavy metal sound that was in its infancy.[21] Muir left the group in early 1973 following an on-stage injury.[22] During the lengthy tour that followed, the remaining members began assembling material for their next album, Starless and Bible Black, released in January 1974,[1][23] earning them a positive Rolling Stone review.[24] Most of the album was recorded from live performances,[21] although in many respects it was treated as just another studio album with the live factor dismissed.[3] Larks Tongues in Aspic is the title of a 1973 album by the British progressive rock group King Crimson. ... Three of a Perfect Pair track listing The ConstruKction of Light track listing Larks Tongues in Aspic is a multi-part epic progressive rock song by King Crimson released over the course of three albums and 27 years, Larks Tongues in Aspic in 1973. ... Heavy metal redirects here. ... Starless and Bible Black is an album released by the British progressive rock band King Crimson in 1974. ... This article is about the magazine. ...


During the band's 1974 tour of Europe and America, David Cross left the group after a performance in Central Park in New York,[1] and left the remaining trio to record a new album, Red.[1] The record included guest appearances by musicians from previous albums: Robin Miller on oboe; Marc Charig on cornet; former King Crimson member Mel Collins on soprano saxophone; David Cross on the live track "Providence"; and Ian McDonald, from the original incarnation of the band, guested on alto saxophone.[25] Red has been described as "an impressive achievement" for a group about to disband,[26] with "intensely dynamic" musical chemistry between the band members that resulted in a record "aggressive and loud enough to strip the wallpaper off your living room wall".[27][28] McDonald had plans to rejoin as a full-time member of King Crimson while Fripp, increasingly disillusioned with the music business, was turning his attention to the writings of the mystic George Gurdjieff, and did not want to tour as he felt that the "world was coming to an end".[3] The Red line-up never toured, and two months before the album's release Fripp announced that King Crimson had "ceased to exist" and was "completely over for ever and ever",[29][10] and the group disbanded on September 25, 1974.[1] A posthumous live album documenting this version of King Crimson's final tour of the United States was released in 1975 to critical acclaim;[16] USA reviewers calling it "a must" for fans of the band and "insanity you're better off having".[30][31] Technical issues with some of the original tapes rendered some of David Cross' violin parts inaudible when mixed in 1974, so Eddie Jobson was brought in to provide studio overdubs of violin and keyboards. Further edits were also necessary to allow for the time limitations of a single vinyl album.[32] Central Park is a large public, urban park (843 acres, 3. ... The final King Crimson studio album released in the 1970s, Red (1974) serves as a conclusion of one era in the groups musical development and exploration through its fusion of the heavy metal sound from the previous two albums, whilst blending the jazz rock moods of the Lizard era... Marc Charig (born 1944 in London) is a British trumpeter and cornetist. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Georges Ivanovich Gurdjieff Georges Ivanovich Gurdjieff (January 13, 1872 - October 29, 1949), the Greek-Armenian mystic and teacher of dancing born in Alexandropol, Armenia (then of the Russian Empire, now Gyumri, Armenia), traveled to many parts of the world (i. ... Look up end of the world in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Eddie Jobson is a British keyboardist noted for his use of synthesizers. ...


1980s

Early in 1981, Fripp considered forming a new group, with no intention of reforming King Crimson;[3] however, a step that led to this was contacting Bill Bruford to ask if he wanted to join the new band.[3] Bruford agreed and the pair recruited Tony Levin, who had been a session musician for John Lennon and Yoko Ono,[33] Peter Gabriel, and others.[34] Besides being a bass player, Levin brought a new sound with the use of the Chapman Stick, described as an "utterly original style" created by "one of New York City's most sought-after studio musicians".[35] Fripp also contacted guitarist Adrian Belew, who was on tour with Talking Heads and had previously worked with David Bowie and Frank Zappa.[36] Fripp had never been in a band with another guitarist before so the decision to seek a second guitarist was indicative of Fripp's desire to create a sound unlike previous incarnations of King Crimson.[3] Belew, who also became the band's singer and lyricist, joined following his tour with Talking Heads. The four played live in the first half of 1981 using the name Discipline,[37] supported by The Lounge Lizards.[38] Tony Levin (born June 6, 1946, Boston, Massachusetts) is an influential American bass player. ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... Yoko Ono Lennon (小野 洋子 Ono Yōko), born February 18, 1933) is a Japanese-American artist and musician. ... Peter Brian Gabriel (born 13 February 1950, in Chobham,[1] Surrey, England) is an English musician. ... A 10 string Chapman Stick The Chapman Stick is an electric musical instrument devised by Emmett Chapman in the early 1970s. ... Adrian Belew in concert, November 2006. ... Talking Heads were an American rock band existing between 1974 and 1991, composed of David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth and Jerry Harrison. ... David Bowie (IPA: []) (born David Robert Jones on 1947 January 8) is an English singer, songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger and audio engineer. ... Frank Vincent Zappa[1] (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American composer, musician, and film director. ... The Lounge Lizards are a jazz group formed in 1978 by saxophone player John Lurie. ...

"The Sheltering Sky" (1981) Image File history File links King_Crimson_-_The_Sheltering_Sky. ...

33 second sample from King Crimson's "The Sheltering Sky", demonstrating the sound of the 1980s incarnation of the band. This shows gamelan influences and demonstrates Bruford's use of unusual percussion instruments, something which he had been doing since first working with Jamie Muir on the Larks' Tongues in Aspic album. Additionally, Fripp and Belew's use of the guitar synthesiser, a staple of much of their 80s work, can be heard here.

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By October 1981, the band had begun using the name King Crimson.[1] The group released a trilogy of albums: Discipline in 1981, Beat in 1982, and Three of a Perfect Pair in 1984. Beat marked the first King Crimson album to have been recorded with the exact same band members as the album preceding it,[39] was the first King Crimson album not to have been produced by a member of the group,[39] and was named for the beat generation and its writings.[40] This theme was reflected in the music with song titles such as "Neal and Jack and Me" and "The Howler", with Belew even being asked by Fripp to read Keroauc's novel On the Road.[14] Discipline is an album by the band King Crimson, released in 1981. ... Beat is an album by the band King Crimson, released in 1982. ... Three of a Perfect Pair is an album by the band King Crimson, released in 1984. ... Beats redirects here. ... Neal Cassady, left, with Jack Kerouac, photograph by Carolyn Cassady. ... Jack Kerouac (pronounced ) (March 12, 1922 – October 21, 1969) was an American novelist, writer, poet, and artist. ... Howl and Other Poems was published in the fall of 1956 as number four in the Pocket Poets Series from City Lights Books This article is about the poem by Allen Ginsberg. ... This article is about the novel On the Road. ...


This version of King Crimson bore some resemblance to New Wave music,[41] which can be attributed in part to the work of both Belew and Fripp with Talking Heads and David Bowie, Levin's work with Peter Gabriel, and Fripp's solo album Exposure and side project League of Gentlemen. With this new band, described by J. D. Considine in The New Rolling Stone Album Guide as having a "jaw-dropping technique" of "knottily rhythmic, harmonically demanding workouts",[27] Fripp intended to create the sound of a "rock gamelan", with an interlocking rhythmic quality to the paired guitars that he found similar to Indonesian gamelan ensembles.[3] After Three of a Perfect Pair, King Crimson disbanded for around a decade, during which time Fripp formed the record label Discipline Global Mobile for King Crimson and related projects,[42] besides starting the Guitar Craft music school in 1985.[3] New Wave was a pop and rock music genre that existed during the late 1970s and the early-to-mid 1980s. ... Exposure is the lone rock music solo album by Robert Fripp aka Bob Fripp, the guitarist famous for being the only constant member of the progressive rock band King Crimson. ... A band featuring Robert Fripp of King Crimson. ... J. D. Considine (2007) J. D. Considine (born 1957) is a well-known music critic. ... The Rolling Stone Album Guide, previously known as The Rolling Stone Record Guide, is a book that, along with its sister publication Rolling Stone magazine, contains professional reviews of popular music and is commonly used by both musicians and casual listeners. ... Gamelan - Indonesian Embassy in Canberra A gamelan is a kind of musical ensemble of Indonesia typically featuring a variety of instruments such as metallophones, xylophones, drums, and gongs; bamboo flutes, bowed and plucked strings, and vocalists may also be included. ... Discipline Global Mobile is an small independent record company. ... Guitar Craft (GC) is a series of guitar and personal development classes, founded and often presented by Robert Fripp, who is best known for his work with King Crimson. ...


1990s and 2000s

King Crimson reformed as a sextet in 1994, after numerous possible line-ups were considered, consisting of the 1980s band, but with Chapman stick player Trey Gunn and drummer Pat Mastelotto added.[43] This "double trio" formation released the EP VROOOM in 1994, followed by the studio album THRAK in 1995, and the challenging avantgarde live album THRaKaTTaK in 1996.[44] The new King Crimson sound featured elements of the interlocking guitars on Discipline and the heavy rock feel of Red.[43] The album THRAK was described as having "jazz-scented rock structures, characterised by noisy, angular, exquisite guitar interplay" and an "athletic, ever-inventive rhythm section",[45] whilst being in tune with the sound of alternative rock musicians in the mid-1990s.[46] However, the grandiose project of having a King Crimson with six band members did not last for long. Trey Gunn with Warr guitar Trey Gunn was a member of the band King Crimson from 1994 to 2003. ... Pat Mastelotto at One World Theatre, 19 January 2003, with Terry Bozzio for a drum clinic Pat Mastelotto (born Lee Patrick Mastelotto, 10 September 1955, Chico, California) is a rock drummer who has worked with Mr. ... // Extended play (EP) is the name typically given to vinyl records or CDs which contain more than one single but are too short to qualify as albums. ... VROOOM is a mini-album by the band King Crimson released in 1994, a companion to the subsequent album THRAK (1995). ... THRAK is an album by the band King Crimson released in 1995, a companion to the preceding mini-album VROOOM (1994). ... A work similar to Marcel Duchamps Fountain Avant garde (written avant-garde) is a military practice of deploying an Advanced Guard, a small troop of highly-skilled soldiers which would explore terrain ahead of a large advancing army and plot the course the army would follow. ... THRaKaTTaK is a live album by the band King Crimson, released in 1996. ...


In the late 1990s, Discipline Global Mobile began to feature not only the works of King Crimson, but also of side projects. ProjeKcts One, Two, Three, and Four, were each a splinter group (a "fraKctalisation", according to Fripp) of King Crimson. They released various recordings, demonstrating the improvisational musical highwire act that the constituent musicians are able to produce.[27] These recordings, similar to the THRaKaTTaK album, were described by music critic Considine as "frequently astonishing" but lacking in melody, and thus difficult for the casual listener.[27] The DGM record company also founded the King Crimson Collector's Club in 1998, a service that regularly releases live recordings from concerts throughout the band's career, which are now available for download online.[47] From 1997 to 1999, the band King Crimson fraKctalised into four sub-groups known as ProjeKcts, one of which was ProjeKct One. ... From 1997 to 1999, the band King Crimson fraKctalised into four sub-groups known as the ProjeKcts, one of which was ProjeKct Two. ... From 1997 to 1999, the band King Crimson fraKctalised into four sub-groups known as ProjeKcts, one of which was ProjeKct Three or simply P3. ... From 1997 to 1999, the band King Crimson fraKctalised into four sub-groups known as ProjeKcts, one of which was ProjeKct Four. ... The boundary of the Mandelbrot set is a famous example of a fractal. ... Free improvisation or free music is improvised music without any rules beyond the taste or inclination of the musician(s) involved; in many cases the musicians make an active effort to avoiding overt references to recognizable musical genres. ... J. D. Considine (2007) J. D. Considine (born 1957) is a well-known music critic. ... Look up melody in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


By the time the ProjeKcts were complete, Bruford and Levin had ceased to be involved with King Crimson, leaving to work with Earthworks and Peter Gabriel/Seal respectively.[10] Belew, Fripp, Gunn, and Mastelotto remained, releasing the studio album The ConstruKction of Light (2000),[10] accompanied by the album Heaven and Earth released under the name ProjeKct X in the same year.[48] The ConstruKction of Light was criticised for lacking new ideas,[49] while Heaven and Earth was also criticised.[48] The band toured around this time, and played shows opening for the band Tool in 2001,[50] during which their lead singer Maynard James Keenan humourously commented: "For me, being on stage with King Crimson is like Lenny Kravitz playing with Led Zeppelin, or Britney Spears onstage with Debbie Gibson."[50] This article, image, template or category should belong in one or more categories. ... Peter Brian Gabriel (born 13 February 1950, in Chobham,[1] Surrey, England) is an English musician. ... Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel (born February 19, 1963 in Paddington, London) is an English soul singer and songwriter. ... The ConstruKction of Light is an album by the band King Crimson, released in 2000. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Heaven and Earth is an album by ProjeKct X released in 2000 on the Pony Canyon label as a Japanese Exclusive Release. ... ProjeKct X (pronounced Project Ten) was a side-project of the British music band King Crimson. ... Tool is a Grammy-award winning American rock band, formed in 1990 in Los Angeles, California. ... Maynard James Keenan (born April 17, 1964, as James Herbert Keenan) is an American rock singer. ... Leonard Albert Lenny Kravitz (born May 26, 1964) is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and arranger whose retro style incorporates elements of rock, soul, funk, reggae, hard rock, psychedelic, folk, and ballads. ... For the bands 1969 eponymous debut album, see Led Zeppelin (album). ... Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is a Grammy Award-winning[1] American pop singer, dancer, actress, author and songwriter. ... Deborah Ann Gibson (born August 31, 1970) is an American singer who was, along with Tiffany in the late 1980s, a very popular teen idol who appeared on the cover of teen magazines such as Tiger Beat multiple times. ...


The band continued their activity throughout the decade. In 2002 the EP Happy With What You Have to Be Happy With was released,[51] and in 2003 the studio album The Power to Believe came out with the band touring in support of it.[52] In late November 2003, Trey Gunn announced his departure from the band. Levin would become the active bassist of King Crimson again, with the subsequent line-up scheduled for rehearsals in 2008 and consisting of Fripp, Belew, Mastelotto, Levin plus a second drummer to be announced.[53] The new ProjeKct Six, consisting only of Fripp and Belew, toured in 2006 playing shows in the United States and Japan.[54] However, one of these shows was postponed due to the sudden death of Adrian Belew's longtime friend and engineer, Ken Latchney.[55] ProjeKct Six was eventually launched as a live performing unit, touring the U.S. in the fall of 2006, opening for Porcupine Tree.[54] Happy With What You Have to Be Happy With is a mini-album by the band King Crimson released in 2002. ... The Power to Believe is an album by the band King Crimson released in 2003, a companion to the preceding mini-album Happy With What You Have to Be Happy With (2002). ... Trey Gunn with Warr guitar Trey Gunn was a member of the band King Crimson from 1994 to 2003. ... ProjeKct Six is a side-project of the music band King Crimson, part of the long-running ProjeKct series which serves as research and development avenue for the more mainstream King Crimson group. ... Porcupine Tree is an English progressive rock band formed in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England by Steven Wilson. ...


The 2000s also saw the reunion of former King Crimson members from the band's first four albums, the 21st Century Schizoid Band, who toured playing material from the band's early period.[56] Of note, former member Boz Burrell died on September 21, 2006 following a heart attack,[57] and five months later, former member Ian Wallace died of esophageal cancer on February 22, 2007.[58] King Crimson has set a definite date for rehearsals in 2008, though the date itself has not yet been revealed.[59] 21st Century Schizoid Band is a King Crimson alumnus group formed in 2002. ... Raymond Burrell AKA Boz Burrell (born Raymond Burrell on 1 August 1946, in Lincoln, England, died 21 September 2006 in Spain) was a bass guitarist known for his involvement in bands such as King Crimson and Bad Company. ... is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Heart attack redirects here. ... Ian Wallace (September 29, 1946 - February 22, 2007 in Los Angeles) was a rock drummer and session musician. ... Esophageal cancer is malignancy of the esophagus. ... is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Musical style

Fripp has described King Crimson as "a way of doing things",[3] among other quotes he has used to describe the project throughout the decades with many changes in membership, configuration, and instrumentation.


Influences

The music of King Crimson was initially grounded to some extent in the rock of the 1960s, especially the acid rock and psychedelic rock movements, as the band played Donovan's "Get Thy Bearings",[14] and were known to play The Beatles' "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" in their rehearsals.[14] However, unlike the rock bands that had come before them, King Crimson largely stripped away the blues-based foundations of rock music and replaced these with influences from classical composers. The first incarnation of King Crimson played the Mars section of Gustav Holst's suite The Planets as a regular part of their live set.[14] The influence of Béla Bartók has also been noted by Fripp.[60] As a result of this influence, In the Court of the Crimson King is frequently viewed as the nominal starting point of the symphonic rock or progressive rock movements.[12] King Crimson also initially displayed heavy jazz influences, most obvious on the well-known track "21st Century Schizoid Man".[12] King Crimson's music from 1981 onwards shows an influence of gamelan music,[3] and late 20th century classical composers such as Philip Glass,[61] Steve Reich,[62] and Terry Riley.[63] Acid rock is a form of psychedelic music and was the first form of it to achieve popular acclaim. ... Psychedelic rock is a style of rock music that attempts to replicate the mind-altering experiences of hallucinogenic drugs. ... For other uses, see Donovan (disambiguation). ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds is a song written mainly by John Lennon (credited to Lennon/McCartney) and recorded by The Beatles for their 1967 album Sgt. ... Blues music redirects here. ... This article is about Western art music from 1000 AD to the 2000s . ... Gustav Holst Gustav Holst (September 21, 1874, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire - May 25, 1934, London) [1] [2] was an English composer and was a music teacher for over 20 years. ... This page is about the orchestral suite by Gustav Holst. ... Bartok redirects here. ... In the Court of the Crimson King (an observation by King Crimson) is the 1969 debut album by the British progressive rock group King Crimson. ... Symphonic rock is a subgenre of rock music, and more specifically, progressive rock. ... For the Swedish political music movement, see progg. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... 21st Century Schizoid Man is a song by progressive rock band King Crimson from their debut album In the Court of the Crimson King. ... Gamelan - Indonesian Embassy in Canberra A gamelan is a kind of musical ensemble of Indonesia typically featuring a variety of instruments such as metallophones, xylophones, drums, and gongs; bamboo flutes, bowed and plucked strings, and vocalists may also be included. ... Philip Glass (born January 31, 1937) is a three-times Academy Award-nominated American composer. ... Stephen Michael Reich (born October 3, 1936) is an American composer. ... Terry Riley – (Portrait by Betty Freeman) Terry Riley (born 24 June 1935) is an American composer associated with the minimalist school. ...


King Crimson have been influential both on the early 1970s progressive rock movement and numerous contemporary artists. Bands such as Genesis and Yes were influenced by the band's initial style of symphonic mellotron rock.[10] Tool are widely held to have been heavily influenced by King Crimson,[10][50][64][65] with their vocalist Maynard James Keenan even joking that "now you know who we ripped off. Just don't tell anyone, especially the members of King Crimson".[66] Nirvana are known to have been influenced by King Crimson as a result of Kurt Cobain having mentioned the importance of the Red album to him.[46][67][68] The band Porcupine Tree is influenced by King Crimson,[10] and as with Tool, King Crimson (in the form of ProjeKct Six) has been the support band at their shows.[54] Gavin Harrison from Porcupine Tree has been named as the bands second drummer in the 2008 incarnation of the band Genesis is an English rock band formed in 1967. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Tool is a Grammy-award winning American rock band, formed in 1990 in Los Angeles, California. ... Maynard James Keenan (born April 17, 1964, as James Herbert Keenan) is an American rock singer. ... This article is about the American grunge band. ... Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967 – c. ... Porcupine Tree is an English progressive rock band formed in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England by Steven Wilson. ... ProjeKct Six is a side-project of the music band King Crimson, part of the long-running ProjeKct series which serves as research and development avenue for the more mainstream King Crimson group. ...


Musical themes

While the group constantly creates new sounds and new pieces,[69] several themes have remained constant from the earliest versions of the band to the present. The most obvious of these themes is composition by the use of a gradually building rhythmic motif.[70] The Holst piece Mars that the original King Crimson played is a clear example of this, with its complex pulse in 5/4 time over which strings and winds, or mellotron in the case of King Crimson, play a skirling melody above. This piece evolved into "The Devil's Triangle", based on variations of the central theme of Mars, split into three parts which were increasingly removed from the original Mars, on the In the Wake of Poseidon album. It was followed by many other forms, from "The Talking Drum" in 1973 (on Larks' Tongues in Aspic), "Industry" in 1984 (on Three of a Perfect Pair) all the way to "Dangerous Curves" in 2003 (on The Power to Believe).[71] The Mellotron is an electro-mechanical, polyphonic keyboard originally developed and built in Birmingham, England in the early 1960s. ...


A second recurring theme is an instrumental piece, often embedded as a break in a song, in which the band plays a passage of considerable rhythmic and polyrhythmic complexity.[72] One of King Crimson's best-known songs, 21st Century Schizoid Man, is an early example. The series of pieces collectively titled Larks' Tongues in Aspic, as well as pieces of similar intent, such as "THRAK" and "Level Five", go deeper into polyrhythmic complexity, delving into rhythms that wander into and out of general synchronisation with each other, yet through polyrhythmic synchronisation all 'finish' together. These polyrhythms are abundant in the band's 1980s work, which contained gamelan-like rhythmic layers and continual staccato patterns overlaying each other. Polyrhythm is the simultaneous sounding of two or more independent rhythms. ... 21st Century Schizoid Man is a song by progressive rock band King Crimson from their debut album In the Court of the Crimson King. ... In musical notation, the Italian word staccato (literally detached, plural staccatos or staccati) indicates that notes are sounded in a detached and distinctly separate manner, with silence making up the latter part of the time allocated to each note. ...


Another themes is the composition of difficult passages for individual instruments, especially Fripp's guitar, notably during "Fracture" on Starless and Bible Black.[3] Other themes includes pieces with a loud, aggressive sound not unlike heavy metal music, and the juxtaposition of ornate tunes and ballads with unusual, often dissonant noises. Heavy metal redirects here. ...


Improvisation

From the beginning, King Crimson performances featured improvisations. These improvisations can be embedded into loosely-composed pieces such as "Moonchild" or "THRAK", and even "very structured pieces".[73] Most of the band's performances over the years have included at least one stand-alone improvisation where the band simply started playing and took the music wherever it went, sometimes including passages of restrained silence (as with Bill Bruford's contribution to the improvised "Trio"). The earliest example of an unambiguously improvising King Crimson on record is the spacious, oft-criticised extended middle-section of "Moonchild" from In the Court of the Crimson King,[74][75] in which the composed parts act as bookends to the improvisation. Live television refers to television broadcasts of events or performances as they are happening, or on a delay of several seconds, rather than from video recordings or film. ... Silence is a relative or total lack of sound. ...


What differentiates King Crimson's approach from most other jazz and rock groups is that Crimson's improvisation avoids the notion of one soloist at a time taking centre stage while the rest of the band lays back and plays along with established rhythm and chord changes. Rather, King Crimson improvisation is a group affair, a kind of organic music-making process in which each member of the band is able to make creative decisions and contributions as the music is being played. Individual soloing is largely eschewed; each musician is to listen to each other and to the group sound, to be able to react creatively within the group dynamic. David Cross described the process in this manner: "We're so different from each other that one night someone in the band will play something that the rest of us have never heard before and you just have to listen for a second. Then you react to his statement, usually in a different way than they would expect. It's the improvisation that makes the group amazing for me. You know, taking chances. There is no format really in which we fall into. We discover things while improvising and if they're really basically good ideas we try and work them in as new numbers, all the while keeping the improvisation thing alive and continually expanding."[3] With this approach, Fripp stresses the "magic" metaphor; to him, when group improvisation of this sort really clicks, it is white magic.[3] White Magic is a psych folk/indie folk band consisting of Mira Billotte and Doug Shaw. ...


Unlike most rock improvisation or jamming, these sessions are rarely jazz or blues-based.[76] They vary so much in sound that King Crimson has been able to release several albums consisting entirely of improvised music, such as the THRaKaTTaK album. Occasionally, particular improvised pieces will be performed in different forms at different shows, becoming more and more refined and eventually appearing on official studio releases (the most recent example being "Power to Believe III", which originally existed as the stage improvisation "Deception of the Thrush", a piece played onstage for a long time before appearing on record).[77] A jam session is a musical act where musicians gather and play (or jam) without extensive preparation or predefined arrangements. ... A studio album is a collection of studio-recorded tracks by a recording artist. ...


Membership

King Crimson has had 17 musicians pass through its ranks as full band members. Many others have collaborated with the band at various points in lyric-writing, the studio and in live performance. Most of the musicians who have been members of King Crimson had notable musical careers outside the band, to the extent that it has been calculated that there are over a thousand releases on which members and former members of King Crimson appear.[78] In a 2007 interview drummer Pat Mastelotto reported that the 2008 lineup of King Crimson will include Gavin Harrison to join him on the drums.[79] Gavin Harrison (b. ...


Current band

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Former members

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Additional and guest musicians

Peter Giles, brother of Michael Giles and a member of Giles, Giles & Fripp, played bass on King Crimson's second album In the Wake of Poseidon, whilst Greg Lake only did vocals on the album. The band's jazz-influenced sound on the albums Lizard and Islands is largely the responsibility of the guest musicians who played with them around this time. They included Keith Tippett on piano and several musicians involved in his jazz sextet, such as Mark Charig on cornet, Nick Evans on trombone and Harry Miller on double bass, as well as classical musicians Robin Miller on oboe and Paulina Lucas on vocals. Jon Anderson of the band Yes was also responsible for the lead vocals on the opening movement of the title track of the Lizard album. In early 1975 Eddie Jobson overdubbed new violin and electric piano parts on some tracks of the USA album. Some of the musicians who played with the band on Lizard re-surfaced to contribute to the Red album. Whilst not a performing musician, Adrian Belew's then-wife Margaret wrote the lyrics to the song "Two Hands" from the Beat album in 1982. Bass player and vocalist who, with his brother Michael Giles and Robert Fripp, formed Giles, Giles, and Fripp. ... Giles, Giles and Fripp were a quirky late sixties band featuring brothers Michael Giles on drums, Peter Giles on bass guitar, and rounded out by Robert Fripp on guitar. ... Keith Tippett (originally Keith Graham Tippetts, born August 25, 1947 in Bristol) is a British jazz pianist and composer. ... Marc Charig (born 1944 in London) is a British trumpeter and cornetist. ... Nick Evans (born Nicholas Kenneth Dacre Evans, January 9, 1947 in Newport, Monmouthshire) is a Welsh jazz and progressive rock trombonist. ... Harry Miller, Born: Apr 25, 1941 in Cape Town, South Africa, Died: 1983. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Eddie Jobson is a British keyboardist noted for his use of synthesizers. ...


Discography

Recordings by the band King Crimson // Studio albums In the Court of the Crimson King (1969) In the Wake of Poseidon (1970) Lizard (1970) Islands (1971) Larks Tongues in Aspic (1973) Starless and Bible Black (1974) Red (1974) Discipline (1981) Beat (1982) Three of a Perfect Pair (1984) THRAK (1995...

Studio albums

In the Court of the Crimson King (an observation by King Crimson) is the 1969 debut album by the British progressive rock group King Crimson. ... In the Wake of Poseidon (1970) is the second album by the progressive rock group King Crimson. ... For other uses, see Lizard (disambiguation). ... Larks Tongues in Aspic is the title of a 1973 album by the British progressive rock group King Crimson. ... Starless and Bible Black is an album released by the British progressive rock band King Crimson in 1974. ... The final King Crimson studio album released in the 1970s, Red (1974) serves as a conclusion of one era in the groups musical development and exploration through its fusion of the heavy metal sound from the previous two albums, whilst blending the jazz rock moods of the Lizard era... Discipline is an album by the band King Crimson, released in 1981. ... Beat is an album by the band King Crimson, released in 1982. ... Three of a Perfect Pair is an album by the band King Crimson, released in 1984. ... THRAK is an album by the band King Crimson released in 1995, a companion to the preceding mini-album VROOOM (1994). ... The ConstruKction of Light is an album by the band King Crimson, released in 2000. ... The Power to Believe is an album by the band King Crimson released in 2003, a companion to the preceding mini-album Happy With What You Have to Be Happy With (2002). ...

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Ian McDonald (born June 25, 1946) is an English multi-instrumental musician, best known as a founding member of progressive rock group King Crimson, formed in 1969, and the hard rock band Foreigner in 1976. ... Peter Sinfield (born on December 27, 1943 in London, England) is most famously known as the lyricist for early incarnations of King Crimson. ... Melvyn Desmond Mel Collins (b. ... Gordon Haskell (born 27 April 1946, in Bournemouth, Hampshire, England) was the bassist and vocalist in the transitional King Crimson line-up of 1970. ... Although he played with acts as different as Greenslade and Manfred Mann, Andy McCulloch is best remembered as the drummer of the transitional 1970 edition of King Crimson, for one album (Lizard), in between the break-up of the original group and the establishment of a line-up stable enough... Raymond Burrell AKA Boz Burrell (born Raymond Burrell on 1 August 1946, in Lincoln, England, died 21 September 2006 in Spain) was a bass guitarist known for his involvement in bands such as King Crimson and Bad Company. ... Ian Wallace (September 29, 1946 - February 22, 2007 in Los Angeles) was a rock drummer and session musician. ... John Kenneth Wetton (born 12 June 1949, Willington, Derby, Derbyshire, England) is an English singer, bassist and guitarist. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... William Scott Bruford (born May 17, 1949 in Sevenoaks, Kent, England), better known as Bill Bruford, is an influential British drummer who is recognised for his forceful, highly precise, polyrhythmic style. ... Image:DavidCrossKC1973. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Trey Gunn with Warr guitar Trey Gunn was a member of the band King Crimson from 1994 to 2003. ... In the Court of the Crimson King (an observation by King Crimson) is the 1969 debut album by the British progressive rock group King Crimson. ... In the Wake of Poseidon (1970) is the second album by the progressive rock group King Crimson. ... For other uses, see Lizard (disambiguation). ... Larks Tongues in Aspic is the title of a 1973 album by the British progressive rock group King Crimson. ... Starless and Bible Black is an album released by the British progressive rock band King Crimson in 1974. ... The final King Crimson studio album released in the 1970s, Red (1974) serves as a conclusion of one era in the groups musical development and exploration through its fusion of the heavy metal sound from the previous two albums, whilst blending the jazz rock moods of the Lizard era... Discipline is an album by the band King Crimson, released in 1981. ... Beat is an album by the band King Crimson, released in 1982. ... Three of a Perfect Pair is an album by the band King Crimson, released in 1984. ... THRAK is an album by the band King Crimson released in 1995, a companion to the preceding mini-album VROOOM (1994). ... The ConstruKction of Light is an album by the band King Crimson, released in 2000. ... The Power to Believe is an album by the band King Crimson released in 2003, a companion to the preceding mini-album Happy With What You Have to Be Happy With (2002). ... Cat Food/Groon is a single by the band King Crimson, released in 1970. ... Atlantic Sampler is a promotional single by the band King Crimson, released in 1973. ... The Night Watch/The Great Deceiver is a single by the band King Crimson, released in 1974. ... Epitaph/21st Century Schizoid Man is a single by the band King Crimson released in 1976, a companion to the compilation A Young Persons Guide to King Crimson (1976). ... Matte Kudasai is a single by the band King Crimson, released in 1981. ... Elephant Talk is a single by the band King Crimson, released in 1981. ... Thela Hun Ginjeet is a single by the band King Crimson, released in 1981. ... Heartbeat is a single by the band King Crimson, released in 1982. ... Three of a Perfect Pair/Man With an Open Heart is a single by the band King Crimson, released in 1984. ... Sleepless is a single by the band King Crimson, released in 1984. ... VROOOM is a mini-album by the band King Crimson released in 1994, a companion to the subsequent album THRAK (1995). ... Dinosaur is a single by the band King Crimson, released in 1995. ... Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream is a single by the band King Crimson, released in 1995. ... -1... Happy With What You Have to Be Happy With is a mini-album by the band King Crimson released in 2002. ... Earthbound is a live album by the band King Crimson, released in 1972. ... The Great Deceiver is a live 4CD box set by the band King Crimson, released on Virgin Records in 1992. ... THRaKaTTaK is a live album by the band King Crimson, released in 1996. ... Epitaph is a live 4CD set of concert performances and radio sessions by the band King Crimson, released in 1997. ... The Night Watch is a live album (2CD set) by the band King Crimson, released in 1998. ... Absent Lovers: Live in Montreal is a live album (2CD set) by the band King Crimson, released in 1998. ... Live in Mexico City is a live album by the band King Crimson, released only as a Windows Media Audio download in 1999. ... The ProjeKcts is a 1999 box set of four live albums recorded between 1997 and 1999 by four side-projects of the band King Crimson. ... The Beginners Guide To The King Crimson Collectors Club is an album by the band King Crimson, compiled from King Crimson Collectors Club albums - limited release live recordings of concert performances, studio sessions and radio sessions. ... Heavy ConstruKction is a live album (3CD set), incorporating video footage, by the band King Crimson, released by Discipline Global Mobile records in 2000. ... VROOOM VROOOM is a live album (2CD set) by the band King Crimson, released in 2001. ... Ladies of the Road is a live album (2CD set) by the band King Crimson, released in 2002. ... EleKtrik: Live in Japan is a live album by the band King Crimson, released in 2003. ... The Power To Believe Tour Box is a live album by King Crimson. ... déjà VROOOM is a live DVD by the band King Crimson, released in 1999. ... A Young Persons Guide to King Crimson is a compilation (2LP set) by the band King Crimson, released in 1976. ... The Compact King Crimson is a compilation by King Crimson. ... Heartbeat: The Abbreviated King Crimson is a compilation by the band King Crimson, released in 1991. ... Frame By Frame: The Essential King Crimson is a compilation (4CD set) by the band King Crimson, released in 1991. ... Sleepless: The Concise King Crimson is a compilation by the band King Crimson, released in 1993. ... // 21st Century Schizoid Man I Talk to the Wind Epitaph Moonchild The Court of the Crimson King Peace - A Theme; Cat Food Groon Cadence and Cascade In the Wake of Poseidon (instrumental edit Ladies of the Road The Sailors Tale (abridged) Islands (instrumental edit) Tuning Up (coda ending Islands... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... The ProjeKcts are a succession of spin-off projects associated with the band King Crimson. ... From 1997 to 1999, the band King Crimson fraKctalised into four sub-groups known as ProjeKcts, one of which was ProjeKct One. ... From 1997 to 1999, the band King Crimson fraKctalised into four sub-groups known as the ProjeKcts, one of which was ProjeKct Two. ... From 1997 to 1999, the band King Crimson fraKctalised into four sub-groups known as ProjeKcts, one of which was ProjeKct Three or simply P3. ... From 1997 to 1999, the band King Crimson fraKctalised into four sub-groups known as ProjeKcts, one of which was ProjeKct Four. ... ProjeKct X (pronounced Project Ten) was a side-project of the British music band King Crimson. ... ProjeKct Six is a side-project of the music band King Crimson, part of the long-running ProjeKct series which serves as research and development avenue for the more mainstream King Crimson group. ... Giles, Giles and Fripp were a quirky late sixties band featuring brothers Michael Giles on drums, Peter Giles on bass guitar, and rounded out by Robert Fripp on guitar. ... McDonald and Giles was an album of music released by Ian McDonald and Michael Giles in 1971. ... 21st Century Schizoid Band is a King Crimson alumnus group formed in 2002. ... The Crimson Jazz Trio was a jazz trio led by drummer Ian Wallace, formerly of King Crimson, who re-interpreted King Crimsons music. ... Discipline Global Mobile is an small independent record company. ...


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The name King Crimson was coined by Peter Sinfield as a synonym for Beelzebub, prince of demons; according to Fripp, Beelzebub would be an anglicised form of the Arabic phrase "B'il Sabab", meaning "the man with an aim".
King Crimson had its bassist, and also a new sound in the Chapman Stick, which Levin would use instead of bass guitar on all but one of the tracks on their forthcoming LP.
King Crimson reformed as a sextet in 1994.
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