KING CRIMSON - Ladies of the Road (71-72)

When I first herd this i was floored. Great recording from the sweet spot in rock years cira 1971-72. Drawn from the archives of the King Crimson Collectors' Club.

Culled from the band's decades-deep vaults, this live recording documents Crimson's relatively stable 1971-72 roster of Fripp, bassist-vocalist Boz Burrell, drummer Ian Wallace, and Mel Wallace on flutes, sax, and mellotron. Taking Crimson's repertoire as a starting point, the band uses its previous avant-baroque flourishes to leaven its edgy, manic flights of improvisation. What these performances lack in commercial accessibility is overwhelmed by their ferocious execution and free-form ambitions--and even some occasional musical humor, such as turning the stately "In the Court of the Crimson King" into a brief blues romp.



pass: mud


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the old k.c. stuff - you may know
for more.

herr k.

Anonymous said...

great post, but the second disc is missing. thanks anyway.

Anonymous said...

hi love your blog--any chance we can get disc 2 of this set--i've heard that the improv pieces of schizoid man are unbelievable--if you can up them that would be most appreciated,if you can't thank you for upping the first disc anyway

The Wino said...

I'll see if I can track it down

The Wino said...

PART TWO is now up...sorry for the delay.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the post
note that the sax player is not mel wallace but mel collins

Robert said...

Excellent blog !!

Could I be a major pain in the ass and ask If it be possible
to re up the Crimson set.

Just discovered your pages and Rapidashare have x them



Anonymous said...

from dvd (2003 live in japan)KIng Crimson two video The Power to Believe II (Power Circle) and Facts of Life


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