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View Poll Results: Which question should be next week's (week 27) homework assignment?
King Crimson - Lizard (1970) 3 33.33%
Henry Cow - Legend (1973) 4 44.44%
Dün - Eros (1981) 2 22.22%
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Old 07-02-2010, 04:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Lizard - King Crimson (1970)



This is the third KC album and the third of the Peter Sinfield era, though I often like to refer to it as the medieval era, for obvious reasons. Like the other records from this era it features a totally unique lineup that doesnt appear on any other record. Here the lineup is Robert Fripp on guitar and mellotron, Gordon Haskell on bass and vocals, Mel Collins on sax and flute, Andy McCulloch on drums and Peter Sinfield providing lyrics and synthesizer effects. It also features some guest musicians including piano virtuoso Keith Tippett, trombonist Nick Evans, cornetist Mark Charig and on the title track Yes vocalist Jon Anderson.

This is without a doubt the weirdest album in the KC discography and I realise that's saying a lot. It has the medieval feel of the first two KC records but it's much jazzier. In fact "medieval jazz rock" is the best way I can describe the entire record.

The medieval imagery on this record though is pure Sinfield era Crimson. Circuses, brothels, troubadours, maidens and epic battles. The music itself is too out there to accurately describe, it is the most unique KC album is all I can say, and certainly one of the most underrated. It's one of the more polarizing albums in their discography as in people either love it or hate it. But I love it and rank it among ITCOTCK, Red and Discipline as their finest work.
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Henry Cow - Legend (1973)



I don't know this album so well, but I'd like to and that's basically why I suggested it. What I know so far is that it's the debut album of Canterbury/Avantgarde band Henry Cow. Supposedly, the Canterbury sound is more prominent on this one than it is on their later albums. Like many other Canterbury acts like Gilgamesh, Isotope or In Cahoots, this is supposed to be a somewhat jazzy and largely instrumental affair. It's also supposed to be quite good!

So there you go
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Dun-Eros

Eros is a Zeuhl album (Zeuhl is a subgenre of Avant-prog originating from France that describes a blend of Modern Classical, Prog Rock and Jazz), but it's so much more than that. This album had a huge influence on Math-Rock and the best description i've saw of it is, "A blend between Zappa and Mahavishnu Orchestra with Mathy overtones". The Zappa influence is rather obvious, especially in the time signatures which are just crazy. After the powerful opening track the music takes a more atmospheric turn. The titletrack is a personal highlight with the slow build-up of the flute until the breathtaking climax. This album also has some outstanding Xylophone playing, which for me is a very underrated instrument.This album truly leaves me on the edge of my seat, completely and utterly thrilling. This is the best Prog album of the 80's in my mind, nothing can beat it. A lot of Zeuhl you hear(I haven't heard much though) is just boring and does exactly what it says on the tin, but this takes it to a new level. It takes Zeuhl and turns it into something outstanding. So please vote for this album, it's a masterpiece and i'd love some other opinions on it. Plus if you haven't already heard it(Although this club is usually dominated by major Progheads so you probably have) you must, leaves me in awe every time I play it.
Only one album here has a description so far although I will provide a short one for Legend since that was my suggestion. You should feel free to supplement your nominations with info if you want!
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Henry Cow - Legend (1973)



I don't know this album so well, but I'd like to and that's basically why I suggested it. What I know so far is that it's the debut album of Canterbury/Avantgarde band Henry Cow. Supposedly, the Canterbury sound is more prominent on this one than it is on their later albums. Like many other Canterbury acts like Gilgamesh, Isotope or In Cahoots, this is supposed to be a somewhat jazzy and largely instrumental affair. It's also supposed to be quite good!

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Some good suggestions this time round Whichever one wins, I'll be happy!
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Lizard - King Crimson (1970)



This is the third KC album and the third of the Peter Sinfield era, though I often like to refer to it as the medieval era, for obvious reasons. Like the other records from this era it features a totally unique lineup that doesnt appear on any other record. Here the lineup is Robert Fripp on guitar and mellotron, Gordon Haskell on bass and vocals, Mel Collins on sax and flute, Andy McCulloch on drums and Peter Sinfield providing lyrics and synthesizer effects. It also features some guest musicians including piano virtuoso Keith Tippett, trombonist Nick Evans, cornetist Mark Charig and on the title track Yes vocalist Jon Anderson.

This is without a doubt the weirdest album in the KC discography and I realise that's saying a lot. It has the medieval feel of the first two KC records but it's much jazzier. In fact "medieval jazz rock" is the best way I can describe the entire record.

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Brilliant write-up Boo! I've replaced the quotations in the first post.
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i know none of these so i will abstain.
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It's worth noting that unless participants want to suggest different albums next week, then any suggestion that does not win can of course be entered into the next poll.
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Legend or Leg End it is! Poll closed and thread moved to graveyard
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