Greg Lake looks back on King Crimson’s classic debut, which rose to the band’s highest-ever album chart position today in 1970.
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Greg Lake has long been associated with cover images for both King Crimson and Emerson Lake and Palmer. Without them, he says music is diffeent.
Even today, controversy surrounds Greg Lake’s message of anti-commercialism in ‘I Believe in Father Christmas,’ a No. 2 UK hit from 1975.
“I had every freedom in the world,” Lake tells us, “and yet …”
These two clearly aren’t finished, even if Emerson Lake and Palmer seems to be.
‘The point where it all comes together': Greg Lake opens up about his all-time favorite Emerson Lake and Palmer album
This Lake-produced project remains ELP’s best-ever charting U.S. release.
There came a point in the 1980s when E and L chose not to wait for the original P.
Carl Palmer says he hasn’t spoken to one of his bandmates in the wake of Emerson Lake and Palmer’s retirement. It was the drummer, after a long-awaited 2010 reunion, who put an end to things.
‘It just proved to be so unwieldy': Greg Lake on Emerson Lake and Palmer’s budget-busting 1977 orchestral tour
Greg Lake can pinpoint the exact moment when he understood that Emerson Lake and Palmer’s outsized decision to tour 1977’s Works with a full orchestra was going to bankrupt the band.
King Crimson’s initial incarnation, sparked by a childhood musical connection between Greg Lake and Robert Fripp, was predicated on trying something new — indicative, Lake says, of an era when standing out was the goal, rather than fitting in.