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On October 10, 1969 the album 'In the Court of the Crimson
King: An Observation by King Crimson' was released. Peter
Townshend of The Who called it "an uncanny masterpiece".
Rolling Stone thought it "pretentious" and Melody Maker
said "It gives little idea of their true power on stage but
still packs tremendous impact". The album's opening track,
'21st Century Schizoid Man', burst through hi-fi stereo
speakers with an avalanche of sound. Songs like 'Epitaph'
and the album's title track employed heavy use of a
keyboard instrument More...


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just doesn't sound correct | Reviewer: B. McElroy
    ------ About the song One More Red Nightmare performed by King Crimson

I've been a fan of the Red Album since 1976 or so. My High School classmates just didn't get it. If it wasn't top 40 they didn't listen to it.

Anyway, I was 15 then and I am 53 now and the line "A farewell swansong" just doesn't sound right to me. The sreason I state this is that the first two lines rhyme with "down" and "round" and the way the next line is sung the last word ryhmes with "be"
at the last line of "See you know how turbulence can be", so to me, there is no way JW is singing "A farewell swansong" as there is no "eeee" ryhme in that even though you can clearly hear an "eeee" type word being song at the end of that same line the ryhmes with "be" at the end of the next line.

Unfortunately after 38 years of listening to this song (I love the repeated intro part) I still can't figure out what that lines is...plus "A Farewll Swansong" doesn't seem to make any sense either.


Are you serious, Kamil? | Reviewer: Zed
    ------ About the song EPITAPH performed by King Crimson

Are you serious, Kamil? Maybe, you have mistaken this with the song in the Michael Jordan movie.

Epitaph is a great song, as most of the ones on the first few albums of King Crimson.

love | Reviewer: mohammad
    ------ About the song Fallen Angel performed by King Crimson

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King Crimson | Reviewer: Shawn
    ------ About the song 21st Century Schizoid Man performed by King Crimson

Let's start with the album cover! The first thing one sees on the rack, is this amazing cover of what we'll find out in the very fist song on side 1, may be the 21st Century Schizoid Man...
Great song! The imagary it conjurs (even without the cover) is that of intense madness and helplessness. What else is there to say about this song, other than brilliant?

Truth Rings well. | Reviewer: Stu
    ------ About the song I Talk To The Wind performed by King Crimson

Its such 60's lyrics but holds a truth about someone whop doesn't go with the rat race. Does what they believe and holds a certain truth. Feels some people are on a wrong path, and when they try to talk to him, he doesn't believe them.

The same mistake in every draft. | Reviewer: Kamil
    ------ About the song EPITAPH performed by King Crimson

The refren part seems to be aimless in yours transcriptions, although I can hear quite sharply "But I fear tomorrow I'll be crying
Yes, I feel tomorrow I'll be flying
Yes I feel tomorrow I'll be trying!"

Which makes point, of two possible poles/outcomes and last sentence emphasize the power of ones will. This is how I understand this song, and I am really suprised that nobody else haven't notice that.

Unparalleled | Reviewer: Revidffum
    ------ About the song The Court Of The Crimson King (Including The Return Of The Fire Witch And The Dance Of The Puppets) performed by King Crimson

One of the greatest rock and roll songs ever written. It has it all...poetic lyrics, melody, a phenomenal drum line, and unbelievable harmony vocals. An album that set the stage, and bar for future bands in the genera of art rock, and included members that have played in, or with some of the greatest bands in history.

KC at their best | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song One Time performed by King Crimson

I love this mystical song. I'd never heard it till I saw them perform it live. It rang in my head for days afterward till I figured out which CD to purchase. Great song a little known masterpiece!

oh my god | Reviewer: Moonshatd
    ------ About the song Islands performed by King Crimson

just listen to the music, and you'll feel something new and relaxing.and that's the reason why Islands is a piece of great art..not bad,nor good..GREAT. Starless and this song are wonderful

Innocents RAPED WITH NAPALM FIRE | Reviewer: Alex
    ------ About the song 21st CENTURY SCHIZOID MAN performed by King Crimson

The fitting opener to King's Prog Rock gem, 'IN The Court Of The Crimson king' is a dizzing fever dream, full of rage, horror and bombast.
In a disintegrating narration that sounds like a radio transmission from the planet Pluto, the lunacies of man are held up for our inspection (Politicians FUNERAL PYRE!.....Innocents RAPED WITH NAPLAM FIRE!!!!') practically daring the listener to disagree that the human race is a lost cause.
In comparing the contrasting madness of man, '21st century Schizoid ' sounds like a computer caught in a self destructive loop, skipping ad nauseum like a fractured Discman until it runs itself into the ground with furious frustration....and is happy to do so.


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