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Old 05-10-2008, 10:08 AM   #41 (permalink)
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Do you have Thrak? Beat, Discipline?
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Old 05-10-2008, 01:59 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Do you have Thrak? Beat, Discipline?
(presume you're asking me) nope, only In the Court and In the Wake of Poseidon. Neither of them particularly set my world alight (god knows I have made the effort with the debut over the years, please don't ban me) but I'm big on jazz fusion so I'm looking forward to delving into Red and Lark's Tongues in particular. But wasn't Frippy just swell on Scary Monsters?
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Old 05-10-2008, 02:20 PM   #43 (permalink)
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The Bowie album? Red isn't all that Jazzy. I'd rank their best albums like this:
Red
Thrak
Discipline
Lark Tongues In Aspic
Beat
In The Court Of The Crimson King
Starless And Bible Black
The Power To Believe
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But wasn't Frippy just swell on Scary Monsters?
Scary Monsters doesn't get anywhere near the credit it deserves. I think Fripp's work is the highlight of that album.
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Old 05-10-2008, 02:25 PM   #45 (permalink)
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I've never heard anything from Scary Monsters. Highlights?
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Scary Monsters has some of his most well known singles on it.

Ashes To Ashes
Fashion
The title track

The rest of it is pretty good too.
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Old 05-10-2008, 02:29 PM   #47 (permalink)
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I've never been exposed to it. My parents never listen to anything besides NPR.
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Old 05-10-2008, 03:40 PM   #48 (permalink)
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Have spent some time listening to Lark's Tongues In Aspic for the first time today; it's still early days obviously but it's clear - I can understand now why people criticise Yes' albums of this era of falling short of KC's work (stupidly had not realised Bruford was in the band at this point).

I love the instrumentation, the violin and Fripp's acoustic guitar. It's refined and ambitious on it's own terms, a refreshing lack of grandiosity...

The guitar in 'Easy Money' is really something, brings my impressions of Fripp's style full circle - he knows when to hold back.
Really should read your review now BooBoo, forgive this humble Crimson noob
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Old 05-10-2008, 04:16 PM   #49 (permalink)
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Book Of Saturday and Lark Tongues In Aspic Part II are the highlights. David Cross really makes Red-era KC go. Without him there wouldn't be that sizzle.
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brilliant reviews, reminded me how criminally understocked I am on Crimson. can you imagine I still don't have 'Lark's...' or 'Red'???
Oh man, you have to get Red. That's my favourite album in existence, and Starless is the greatest song ever. :p

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I've never heard anything from Scary Monsters. Highlights?
Scary Monsters is a great album - Teenage Wildlife is probably my favourite song. Bowie used Fripp on Scary Monsters and Wakeman on Hunky Dory.

EDIT: I feel like binging on Bowie now.
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