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.
KING CRIMSON PART 2
Posted by wino at Tuesday, September 12, 2006