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King Crimson

MUSIC

British progressive rock band, formed 1969 following the demise of Giles, Giles and Fripp. Led by guitarist Robert Fripp.

Official Website:
http://www.king-crimson.com/

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Adrian Belew
Guitarist
23-Dec-1949   Guitarist for King Crimson
Bill Bruford
Drummer
17-May-1949   Drummer for King Crimson
Boz Burrell
Bassist
1-Aug-1946 21-Sep-2006 Bad Company and King Crimson bassist
Mel Collins
Musician
5-Sep-1947   Active session and ex-Crimson blower
Robert Fripp
Guitarist
16-May-1946   King Crimson
Michael Giles
Drummer
1-Mar-1942   Original drummer for King Crimson
Greg Lake
Musician
10-Nov-1948   Emerson, Lake and Palmer
Tony Levin
Bassist
6-Jun-1946   Bassist for King Crimson
Pat Mastelotto
Drummer
10-Sep-1955   Drummer for Mr. Mister and King Crimson
Ian McDonald
Musician
25-Jun-1946   King Crimson
Jamie Muir
Drummer
?   Experimental percussionist
Ian Wallace
Drummer
29-Sep-1946 22-Feb-2007 Ex-Crimson and active session drummer
John Wetton
Musician
12-Jun-1949   Singer for Asia and King Crimson

DISCOGRAPHY

In the Court of the Crimson King (1969, Atlantic)
121st Century Schizoid Man
2I Talk to the Wind
3Epitaph
4Moonchild
5The Court of the Crimson King

In the Wake of Poseidon (1970, Atlantic)
1Peace A Beginning
2Pictures of a City
3Cadence and Cascade
4In the Wake of Poseidon
5Peace A Theme
6Cat Food
7The Devil's Triangle
8Peace An End

"The Devil's Triangle" is a reinterpretation of "Mars, Bringer of War" by Gustav Holst, and was later used in an episode of Doctor Who.

Lizard (1970, Atlantic)
1Cirkus
2Indoor Games
3Happy Family
4Lady of the Dancing Water
5Lizard

Islands (1971, Virgin)
1Formentera Lady
2Sailor's Tale
3The Letters
4Ladies of the Road
5Prelude: Song of the Gulls
6Islands

Earthbound (1971, Atlantic)
121st Century Schizoid Man
2Peoria
3Sailor's Tale
4Earthbound
5Groon

A live album collected from a number of different shows from the spring of 1972.

Larks' Tongues in Aspic (1973, Island)
1Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Part One
2Book of Saturday
3Exiles
4Easy Money
5The Talking Drum
6Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Part Two

Starless and Bible Black (1974, E.G. Records)
1The Great Deceiver
2Lament
3We'll Let You Know
4The Night Watch
5Trio
6The Mincer
7Starless and Bible Black
8Fracture

Except for the first two tracks, these songs were all recorded live, with the applause edited out later. The name of this album, "Starless and Bible Black", is a quote from the play Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas. The lyrics were composed by Richard Palmer of Supertramp.

Red (1974, Atlantic)
1Red
2Fallen Angel
3One More Red Nightmare
4Providence
5Starless

USA (1974, Atlantic)
1No Pussyfooting (Co-written by Brian Eno)
2Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Part Two
3Lament
4Exiles
5Asbury Park
6Easy Money
721st Century Schizoid Man
8Fracture
9Starless

A live album taken from two U.S. shows in June '74. The overdubs were performed by Eddie Jobson of Roxy Music and Jethro Tull.

Discipline (1981, Warner Bros.)
1Elephant Talk
2Frame by Frame
3Matte Kudasai
4Indiscipline
5Thela Hun Ginjeet (Anagram of "heat in the jungle")
6The Sheltering Sky
7Discipline
8Matte Kudasai

The title of track 3 means "please wait for me" in Japanese. "The Sheltering Sky" is named after the Paul Bowles novel.

Beat (1982, E.G. Records)
1Neal and Jack and Me
2Heartbeat
3Sartori in Tangier
4Waiting Man
5Neurotica
6Two Hands
7The Howler
8Requiem

The first track is a reference to Neal Cassady and Jack Kerouac, the famous beatniks who also lend the album it's title.

Three of a Perfect Pair (1984, Warner Bros.)
1Three of a Perfect Pair
2Model Man
3Sleepless
4Man With an Open Heart
5Nuages
6Industry
7Dig Me
8No Warning
9Larks' Tongues in Aspic (Part III)
10The King Crimson Barber Shop
11Industrial Zone A
12Industrial Zone B
13Sleepless (Tony Levin Mix)
14Sleepless (Bob Clearmountain Mix)
15Sleepless (E Kervorkian Dance Mix)

Only later releases of this album contain the last five tracks.

The Great Deceiver (1992, Virgin)
Disc 1 - Things Are Not as They Seem...
1Walk On ... No Pussyfooting (collaboration with Brian Eno)
2Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Part Two
3Lament
4Exiles
5A Voyage to the Centre of the Cosmos
6Easy Money
7Providence
8Fracture
9Starless
Disc 2 - Sleight of Hand (or Now You Don't See It Again) and...
121st Century Schizoid Man
2Walk off from Providence ... No Pussyfooting (collaboration with Brian Eno)
3Sharks' Lungs in Lemsip
4Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Part One
5Book of Saturday
6Easy Money
7We'll Let You Know
8The Night Watch
9Tight Scrummy
10Peace: A Theme
11Cat Food
12Easy Money
13...It Is for You, but Not for Us
Disc 3 - ...Acts of Deception (the Magic Circus, or Weasels Stole Our Fruit)
1No Pussyfooting (collaboration with Brian Eno)
2The Great Deceiver
3Bartley Butsford
4Exiles
5Daniel Dust
6The Night Watch
7Doctor Diamond
8Starless
9Wilton Carpet
10The Talking Drum
11Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Part Two (abbreviated)
12Applause and announcement
13Is There Life Out There?
Disc 4 - ...But Neither are They Otherwise
1The Golden Walnut
2The Night Watch
3Fracture
4Clueless and Slightly Slack
5Walk On ... No Pussyfooting (collaboration with Brian Eno)
6Some Pussyfooting
7Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Part One
8The Law of Maximum Distress, Part One
9The Law of Maximum Distress, Part Two
10Easy Money
11Some More Pussyfooting
12The Talking Drum

VROOM (1994, Discipline)
1VROOOM
2Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream
3Cage
4THRAK
5When I Say Stop, Continue
6One Time

This EP was meant as companion piece to the 1995 album THRAK.

THRAK (1995, Virgin)
1VROOOM
2Marine 475
3Dinosaur
4Walking On Air
5B'Boom
6THRAK
7Inner Garden (Part I)
8People
9Radio (Part I)
10One Time
11Radio (Part II)
12Inner Garden (Part II)
13Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream
14VROOOM VROOOM
15VROOOM VROOOM (Coda)

B'Boom: Live in Argentina (1995, Atlantic)
1VROOOM
2Frame by Frame
3Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream
4Red
5One Time
6B'Boom
7THRAK
8Two Sticks
9Elephant Talk
10Indiscipline
11VROOOM VROOOM
12Matte Kudasai
13The Talking Drum
14Larks' Tongues in Aspic (Part II)
15Heartbeat
16Sleepless
17People
18B'Boom (reprise)
19THRAK

THRaKaTTaK (1996, Atlantic)
1THRAK
2Fearless and Highly THRaKked
3Mother Hold the Candle Steady While I Shave the Chicken's Lip
4THRaKaTTaK (Part I)
5The Slaughter of the Innocents
6This Night Wounds Time
7THRaKaTTaK (Part II)
8THRAK (Reprise)

A live album featuring variations on the piece "THRAK" taken from shows in the US and Japan.

Epitaph (1997, Atlantic)
Disc 1
121st Century Schizoid Man
2The Court of the Crimson King
3Get Thy Bearings (Donovan cover)
4Epitaph
5A Man, A City
6Epitaph
721st Century Schizoid Man
8Mantra
9Travel Weary Capricorn
10Travel Bleary Capricorn
11Mars: The Bringer of War (Gustav Holst cover)
Disc 2
1The Court of the Crimson King
2Drop In
3A Man, A City
4Epitaph
521st Century Schizoid Man
6Mars: The Bringer of War (Holst cover)
Disc 3
121st Century Schizoid Man
2Get Thy Bearings (Donovan cover)
3The Court of the Crimson King
4Mantra
5Travel Weary Capricorn
6Improv
7Mars: The Bringer of War (Holst cover)
Disc 4
121st Century Schizoid Man
2Drop In
3Epitaph
4Get Thy Bearings (Donovan cover)
5Mantra
6Travel Weary Capricorn)
7Improv
8Mars: The Bringer of War (Holst cover)

A collection of live tracks from late 1969 in the US and UK.

The Night Watch (1998, Discipline)
1Easy Money
2Lament
3Book of Saturday
4Fracture
5The Night Watch
6Starless and Bible Black
7Trio
8Exiles
9The Fright Watch
10The Talking Drum
11Larks' Tongues in Aspic (Part II)
1221st Century Schizoid Man

Recorded in Novemeber 1973 at Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Absent Lovers: Live in Montreal 1984 (1998, Discipline)
1Entry of the Crims
2Larks' Tongues in Aspic (Part III)
3Thela Hun Ginjeet
4Red
5Matte Kudasi
6Industry
7Dig Me
8Three of a Perfect Pair
9Indiscipline
10Sartori in Tangier
11Frame by Frame
12Man With an Open Heart
13Waiting Man
14Sleepless
15Larks' Tongues in Aspic (Part II)
16Discipline
17Heartbeat
18Elephant Talk

A live recording from July 1984 at Le Spectrum, Montreal, Canada.

The ConstruKction of Light (2000, Virgin)
1ProzaKc Blues
2The ConstruKction of Light (edit 1)
3The ConstruKction of Light (edit 2)
4Into the Frying Pan
5FraKctured
6The World's My Oyster Soup Kitchen Floor Wax Museum
7Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Part IV (edit 1)
8Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Part IV (edit 2)
9Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Part IV (edit 3)
10Coda: I Have a Dream
11Heaven and Earth

The Beginners' Guide to the King Crimson Collectors' Club (2000, Discipline)
121st Century Schizoid Man
2I Talk to the Wind
3Larks' Tongues in Aspic (Part I)
4Ladies of the Road
5Sailor's Tale
6Thela Hun Ginjeet
7Elephant Talk
8People
9Funky Jam
10Seizure

A compilation with live tracks and studio sessions taken from the limited release King Crimson Collectors' Club albums.

Happy With What You Have to Be Happy With (2002, Sanctuary)
1Bude
2Happy With What You Have to Be Happy With
3Mie Gakure
4She Shudders
5Eyes Wide Open
6Shoganai
7I Ran
8Potato Pie
9Larks Tongues in Aspic (Part IV)
10Clouds

This album was intended to be a companion piece to 2003 album The Power to Believe. It contains the hidden track "Einstein's Relatives".

The Power to Believe (2003, Sanctuary)
1The Power to Believe (Part I: A Capella)
2Level Five
3Eyes Wide Open
4EleKtriK
5Facts of Life (Intro)
6Facts of Life
7The Power to Believe (Part II: Power Circle)
8Dangerous Curves
9Happy With What You Have to Be Happy With
10The Power to Believe (Part III)
11The Power to Believe (Part IV: Coda)



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