Having followed King Crimson since 1969 I ploughed into this book eagerly was not disappointed In some ways it s as uncompromising as their music Although the author is a fan he is most definitely not a fan boy criticizes where he sees fit It s a pity the book stops just short of their final so far studio album The Power To Believe, for me their best ever King Crimson is a bunch several bunches of serious musicians led by a serious curmudgeon who have constantly created serious music for the serious listener with a couple of playful diversions into Cat Food territory They have never toured Australia but I did get to see the Adrian Belew Tony Levin led Crimson ProjeKct this year it was truly awesome Fripp has recently formed yet another new Crimson, minus Belew but with 3 drummers including Porcupine Tree s Gavin Harrison The Book, In the Court of King Crimson By Sid Smith This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book In the Court of King Crimson, Essay By Sid Smith Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please read And Make A Refission For ☆ read Õ In the Court of King Crimson by Sid Smith ☆ You One of the great ironies about my relationship with my favorite band is that I first discovered King Crimson nearly a year after they dissolved in 1984 As such, my initial education came from listening to the band s albums In the internet era, I began to learn and But Sid Smith s excellent volume puts things in order for me I knew a lot of what was covered in this book But there was also plenty to read about that I didn t know My only gripe has nothing to do with the author or his work at all He stopped the book just as Crimson was preparing to record The Power to Believe, released in 2003 As that release is probably my favorite since Discipline in 1981, I would have loved to learn about the process that went into that album But if I am reading my blogs correctly, I will be getting my wish soon, as Sid is updating this work It is also my understanding that there will be a lot input fr I learned a couple new things about King Crimson that I didn t already know.
If you like the band, you re really going to want to read this book It s that simple I could go on, but I would be providing spoilers Not much to say except that there are some really interesting insights into the band, especially regarding Mr Fripp.
å In the Court of King Crimson å Good read about a great band Just saw them in Chicago 2008.
sums it up real good
They took 12 hours to get a drum sound and it was still shite They shouldn t have used drums they should have used my dick That would have pleased Richard Williams Gordon HaskellMy favorite quote of the book.
Sid Smith is such a good writer, so expressive about the songs, an incredible wordsmith I so much enjoyed playing all the songs while reading his descriptions It was like listening to them all anew As good as they all are, this book made them better for the most part anyways The interviews and capturing of the scenes in the life of this very special band are likewise illuminating, almost like you re travelling with KC I almost cried over Fripp s heartbreak when McDonald left, and felt that the author shadowed McDonald s confusion, discontent so realistically.
Where Smith stumbles, it s where most of the rock and pop culture authors do, feeding us wide eyed accounts of sex and drug usage Personally I think