So I was all set to listen to the new album from Joe Bonamassa Driving Toward The Daylight when I went out to do errands this morning (after first reminding myself not to turn on Ray Didinger and Glen Macnow on WIP or I’d be lost in sports talk). The trip on the iPod from what I was listening to to Joe B. took me past King Crimson. Now I had been listening to King Crimson the other day after listening to John Mayall and thinking about drifting albums and I even checked out some videos. So I stayed with King Crimson and listened several tracks from The Condensed 21st Century Guide to King Crimson Disc 1. Here’s the list of tracks that came up:
1 “21 st Century Schzoid Man” – In the Court of the Crimson King
2. “Sailor’s Tale” from Islands
3. “Starless” – Red
4. “Cadence and Cascade” – In the Wake of Poseidon
5. “Book of Sunday” – ?
6. “Larks Tongues in Aspic Pt. 1” – Larks’ Tongues in Aspic
7. “Epitaph” – In the Court of the Crimson King
Now I must say that In the Court of the Crimson King is the only album in my collection, but it was another album that I wore out! I lost interest in the the band after this first album, I did follow Greg Lake to Emerson, Lake and Palmer. But after listening to this mix I really liked ” Cadence and Cascade” and “Larks Tongues in Aspic Pt. 1” so I think I’ll have to check out In the Wake of Poseidon and Larks Tongues in Aspic. Where’s son Nick’s CD collection when I need it! Overall I think I’m going to have to check out more Prog Rock bands (like I need another genre) Andrew keeps telling me that many of the fans at the Prog Rock Festivals look a lot like me- old gray beards!
Here’s a performance of “Epitaph” by one of the many lineups of the band, the only constant through the years has been Robert Fripp. I think I like Greg Lake’s vocals on the original are a little better, but this version sounds pretty good!