The Linear Canvas
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The Linear Canvas

King Crimson Live 1981 (video)

January 29th, 2010 . by Alexander Fisher

I was a big fan of progressive rock in the 70’s. It was mood music for hard rock fans. I think there were many levels of prog rock then, and King Crimson was on the extreme of the genre. I would guess mostly just musicians could be entertained by some of their material. I have always said that I almost killed a good party once after playing their Larks’ Tongue In Aspic album.

They had a few familiar songs and had members like Greg Lake (Emerson, Lake, and Palmer), John Wetton (Asia, UK, Uriah Heep), Bill Bruford (Yes, UK), Boz Burrell (Bad Company), Adrian Belew (Frank Zappa, David Bowie, Talking Heads), and guitarist Robert Fripp, but were never a main stream success although they have sold many records.

Fripp once said he would give up his extremely technical guitar playing skills to play with the soul of Jimi Hendrix. I ‘d take either one.



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