Monday, November 28, 2022

King Crimson in concert 29th September 1982 , Munich,

 Just stumbled on to this. I really feel that Robert Fripp and his various incarnations of King Crimson haven't gotten enough credit for creating such interesting and innovative music for (with a break or two) for almost 50 years. I'm posting this live concert from the '80s of my favourite version of the band, with Fripp, Belew, Bruford, and Levin. It's been said that this is the most commercial of the Crimson line-ups, but in Fripp's world, I think that commercialism is pretty relative! Dig this…..

I always love the way they play together. Even the contrast between Belew's extreme engagement and Fripp's distant, almost dour demeanour is something I've always found compelling. Throw in one of the best and most creative bass players, and Bruford, well, he's Bruford! He's a musician that never takes the safe, easy route.

I have been checking out the most recent Crimson stuff with the 3 drummers, and although I don't like it as much as this (and I realize I'm not immune to nostalgia in my music tastes) it certainly is creative and interesting, and I'm going to keep on listening! Also, try to check out the Crimson doc, if you can.  I believe it's available via streaming,

P.S. Here's the same band 2 years later in Japan! :) 

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