Post Tagged with: "King Crimson"

Trey Gunn – Untune The Sky (2004)

by Tom Johnson Newly free of King Crimson in 2004, some wondered just what it was that Warr guitarist Trey Gunn would be doing. A great short answer came in the form of Untune the Sky

Half Notes: King Crimson – Thrak (1995)

by Tom Johnson Just because King Crimson is one of my all-time favorites doesn’t mean that I have to trot out the old standard In the Court of the Crimson King. I don’t particularly care for it, regardless of its standing as a prog-classic. The one that I return to, time and time again, is 1995’s Thrak. Not because itRead More

Jakszyk, Fripp and Collins – A Scarcity Of Miracles (2011)

It was only a matter of time before Robert Fripp came out of hiding again. Notoriously reclusive, the unusual guitarist seems to disappear just when things seem to get really interesting, such as a few years ago when

Half Notes: Tony Levin – Stick Man (2007)

by Tom Johnson Bassist Tony Levin has made an incredible career for himself backing some of the finest musicians in the world, but his most notable contributions have been with Peter Gabriel and the ’80s and ’90s incarnations of King Crimson. He left, then returned around this time when Trey Gunn departed for his own solo career. In between, LevinRead More

King Crimson – The Condensed 21st Century Guide (2006)

by Tom Johnson King Crimson has been a chameleon throughout its four decades of existence, not just shifting to reflect the times but also acting as a sort of quality-assurance agent

Third International, featuring King Crimson's Ian McDonald – Beautiful Accident (2011)

This is a different kind of blues record, one with a joltingly modern menace. The Third International’s Beautiful Accident brilliantly updates a time-weathered genre by focusing on texture as much as lyrical content.

Gimme Five: King Crimson’s Adrian Belew

Gimme Five: King Crimson’s Adrian Belew

From His credentials are as deep as his records are extraordinary: Adrian Belew, after all, has had stints with Frank Zappa, David Bowie, the Talking Heads, King Crimson and Nine Inch Nails.

Something Else! Featured Artist: Hall and Oates

Something Else! Featured Artist: Hall and Oates

by Something Else Reviews Call them a guilty pleasure. (We have.) But the truth is, there’s more to Hall and Oates than the sum of their blow-dried caricature. So, we set about looking for tunes that made some points: That they brilliantly connected the dots between new wave and and rock music’s R&B ancestry. That they were more than justRead More

One Track Mind: Bruford Levin Upper Extremities, "Cracking The Midnight Glass" (1999)

by S. Victor Aaron From the first two words of this group, you already know that it’s a combo that features King Crimson’s all-everything rhythm section of Bill Bruford (drummer extraordinaire) and Tony Levin (bassist extraordinaire). This side project of theirs produced just a self-titled studio album in 1999 and a live document (BLUE Nights) the following year. In spiteRead More