KING CRIMSON

“21st Century Schizoid Man”


SHORT BIOGRAPHY:

King Crimson is a progressive rock band founded in 1969 centered around guitarist Robert Fripp, who is the only original member.

There have been numerous line-up changes during the years. And the have been two periods when band was inactive. (1974-81 and 1984-1994 )

Band Members:

Robert Fripp: Born May 1946. Composer, guitarist and keyboard-player. Fripp has been the only permanent member

Pete Sinfield: Born 1943. Lyrics for the first 4 albums

Greg Lake: Born: 1947. Singer, bass and songwriter. Left midways during the recordings of the second album

Michael Giles: Born: 1947. Drummer on the first two albums.

Ian McDonald: Born May 1946. Woodwinds and keyboards on first album. McDonald guest-appeared on on "Red" in 1974

Peter Giles: Born 1944. Bass on second album

Mel Collins: Born: 1947. Saxophone and flute. Appears on 2,3 and 4th albums

Keith Tippett: Born: 1947. Keyboards. Appears on 2,3 and 4th albums

Gordon Haskell: Born May 1946. Singer and bass. Appears on second and third album.

Andy McCulloch: Born 1945. Drums. Appears on "Lizard"

Boz Burrell: Born: 1946. Bass. Appears only on "Islands". Burrell is also known from Bad Company

Ian Wallace: Born: 1946. Drummer. Appears only on "Islands".

Richard Palmer-James: Born May 1947. Lyrics for "Larks' Tongues in Aspic", "Starless and Bible Black" and "Red"

John Wetton: Born 1949. Bass, vocals and keyboards on "Larks' Tongues in Aspic", "Starless and Bible Black" and "Red"

Bill Bruford: Born: 1949. Drums. Plays on 5th-11th albums

David Cross: Born: 1949. Violin and keyboards. Plays on "Larks' Tongues in Aspic", "Starless and Bible Black" and "Red"

Adrian Belew: Born: 1949. Guitarist, singer, songwriter. Member since 1981

Tony Levin: Born May 1946. Bass. Appears on "Discipline", "Beat" "Pair" and "THRAK"

Trey Gunn: Born 1960. Guitar. Member during 1994-2003

Pat Mastelotto: Born: 1955. Drums. Member since 1994

Gavin Harrison: Born: 1963. Drums and percussion recently



Discography:


1. In The Court of the Crimson King - Island 1969

Tracks:
1. 21st Century Schizoid Man / 2. I Talk to the Wind / 3. Epitaph / 4. Moonchild / 5. In The Court of the Crimson King
Rating : 10


2. In the Wake of Poseidon - Island 1970In the Wake of Poseidon - Island 1970

Tracks:
1. Peace - A Beginning / 2. Pictures of a City / 3. Cadence and Cascade / 4. In the Wake of Poseidon / 5. Peace - A Theme / 6. Cat Food / 7. The Devil's Triangle / 8. Peace - An End
Rating : 7


3. Lizard - Island 1970

1. Cirkus / 2. Indoor Games / 3. Happy Family / 4. Lady of the Dancing Water / 5. Prince Rupert Awakes / 6. Bolero - The Peacock's Tale / 7. The Battle of Glass Tears / 8. Big Top
Rating : 6


4. Islands - Island 1971

Tracks:
1. Formentera Lady / 2. Sailor's Tale / 3. The Letters / 4. Ladies of the Road / 5. Prelude: Song of the Gulls / 6. Islands
Rating : 6


5. Larks' Tongues in Aspic - Island 1973

Tracks:
1. Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Part One / 2. Book of Saturday / 3. Exiles / 4. Easy Money / 5. The Talking Drum / 6. Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Part Two
Rating : 5


6. Starless and Bible Black - Island 1974

Tracks:
1. The Great Deceiver / 2. Lament / 3. We'll Let You Know / 4. The Night Watch / 5. Trio / 6. The Mincer / 7. Starless and Bible Black / 8. Fracture
Rating : 5


7. Red - Island 1974

Tracks:
1. Red / 2. Fallen Angel / 3. One More Red Nightmare / 4. Providence / 5. Starless
Rating : 7


8. Discipline - Polydor 1981

Tracks:
1. Elephant Talk / 2. Frame by Frame / 3. Matte Kudasai / 4. Indiscipline / 5. Thela Hun Ginjeet / 6. The Sheltering Sky / 7. Discipline
Rating :


9. Beat - Polydor 1982

Tracks:
1. Neal and Jack and Me / 2. Heartbeat / 3. Sartori in Tangier / 4. Waiting Man / 5. Neurotica / 6. Two Hands / 7. The Howler / 8. Requiem
Rating :


10. Three of a Perfect Pair - Polydor 1984

Tracks:
1. Three of a Perfect Pair / 2. Model Man / 3. Sleepless / 4. Man With an Open Heart / 5. Nuages / 6. Industry / 7. Dig Me / 8. No Warning / 8. Larks' Tongues in Aspic (Part Three)
Rating :


11. Thrak - Virgin 1995

Tracks:
1. Vrooom / 2. Coda: Marine 475 / 3. Dinosaur / 4. Walking on Air / 5. B'Boom / 6. Thrak / 7. Inner Garden I / 8. People / 9. Radio I / 10. One Time / 11. Radio II / 12. Inner Garden II / 13. Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream / 14. Vrooom Vrooom / 15. Vrooom Vrooom: Coda
Rating :


12. The ConstruKction of Light - Virgin 2000

Tracks:
1. ProzaKc Blues / 2. The ConstruKction of Light / 3. The ConstruKction of Light (part 2) / 4. Into the Frying Pan / 5. FraKctured / 6. The World's My Oyster Soup Kitchen Floor Wax Museum / 7. Larks' Tongues in Aspic (Part IV) (part 1) / 8. Larks' Tongues in Aspic (Part IV) (part 2) / 9. Larks' Tongues in Aspic (Part IV) (part 3) / 10. Coda: I Have a Dream / 11. Heaven and Earth
Rating :


13. Happy with What You Have to Be Happy With - Sanctuary 2002

Tracks:
1. Bude / 2. Happy With What You Have to Be Happy With / 3. Mie Gakure / 4. She Shudders / 5. Eyes Wide Open / 6. Shogana / 7. I Ran / 8. Potato Pie / 9. Larks' Tongues in Aspic (Part IV) ( live) / 10 Have a Dream ( live ) / 11. Clouds / 12. Einstein's Relatives
Rating :


14. The Power to Believe - Sanctuary 2003

Tracks:
1. The Power to Believe / 2. Level Five / 3. Eyes Wide Open / 4. EleKtriK/ 5. Facts of Life: Intro / 6. Facts of Life / 7. The Power to Believe II / 8. Dangerous Curves / 9. Happy with What You Have to Be Happy With" / 10. The Power to Believe III / 11. "The Power to Believe IV: Coda
Rating :



My Suggestion For a 80 minutes (app.) Best Of Compilation:


1. In the Court of the Crimson King ( McDonald/Sinfield )In the Court of the Crimson King
2. 20th Century Schizoid Man ( Fripp/McDonald/Lake/Giles/Sinfield )In the Court of the Crimson King
3. Prince Rupert Awakes ( Fripp/Sinfield ) Lizard
4. Lady of the Dancing Water ( Fripp/Sinfield ) Lizard
5. I Talk to the Wind ( McDonald/Sinfield )In the Court of the Crimson King
6. Fallen Angel ( Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James ) Red
7. Epitaph ( Fripp/McDonald/Lake/Giles/Sinfield )In the Court of the Crimson King
8. Moonchild ( Fripp/McDonald/Lake/Giles/Sinfield )In the Court of the Crimson King
9. Cadence and Cascade ( Fripp/Sinfield ) In the Wake of Poseidon
10. In the Wake of Poseidon ( Fripp/Sinfield ) In the Wake of Poseidon
11. Starless ( Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James ) Red
12. Formentary Lady ( Fripp/Sinfield ) Islands
13. Cirkus ( Fripp/Sinfield ) Lizard
14. Ladies of the Road ( Fripp/Sinfield ) Islands
15. The Night Watch ( Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-Jones ) Starless and Bible Black
16. The Great Deceiver ( Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-Jones ) Starless and Bible Black
17. Book of Saturday ( Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-Jones ) Larks' Tongues in Aspic
18. Islands ( Fripp/Sinfield ) Islands

Essential Albums!

Original albums as listed and rated on “Rate Your Music” - July 26 - 2010

1 Red - 1974
2 In the Court of the Crimson King - 1969
6 Larks' Tongues in Aspic - 1973
11 Discipline - 1981
59 Starless and Bible Black - 1974
72 Happy With What You Have to Be Happy With - 2002
152 Lizard - 1970
161 The Power to Believe - 2003
166 In the Wake of Poseidon - 1970
175 Thrak - 1995
191 Islands - 1971
282 Three of a Perfect Pair - 1984
384 Beat - 1982
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LINKS:

The Official King Crimson Site

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