King Crimson - In the Court of Crimson King
|Ranking top 100||43|
|Kwaliteit score (1...10)||10|
|Kwaliteit van album||Nieuw|
|Tracks||21st Century Schizoid Man Including Mirrors
I Talk To the Wind
Epitaph Including March For No Reason and Tomorrow and Tomorrow
Moonchild Including the Dream and the Illusion
Court of the Crimson King Including the Return of the Fire Witch and the Dance of the Puppets, The
King Crimson - In The Court Of -Hq-
If there is one group that embodies progressive rock, it is King Crimson. Led by guitar/Mellotron virtuoso Robert Fripp, during its first five years of existence the band stretched both the language and structure of rock into realms of jazz and classical music, all the while avoiding pop and psychedelic sensibilities. The absence of mainstream compromises and the lack of an overt sense of humor ultimately doomed the group to nothing more than a large cult following, but made their albums among the most enduring and respectable of the prog rock era.
The band were founded in London in 1968. In July of 1969, the group debuted in front of 650,000 people at a free concert in London's Hyde Park on a bill with the Rolling Stones; later that month King Crimson ultimately recorded and produced their first album. In the Court of the Crimson King was one of the most challenging albums of the entire fledgling progressive rock movement, but somehow it caught the public's collective ear at the right moment and hit number five in England in November of 1969 -- four months later, the album climbed to number 28 on the American charts.
King Crimson have been influential both on the early 1970s progressive rock movement and numerous contemporary artists. (Yes, Genesis, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Porcupine Tree, Tool....)