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From the opener, "Elephant Talk", you know you're in for something different-- Levin's melody/countermelody intro overlayed with two intertwined guitars, elephant squeals on guitar, a half-spoken vocal, and two bizarre guitar solos. Five minutes later, you're overwhelmed, what's amazing is that its got a groove, its a great rhythm, its just plain amazing.
The rest of the album pretty much follows suit in terms of being brilliant to the point of overwhelming while the environment and the mood changes-- interlocking guitars rule several of the songs (the breathtaking "Frame By Frame", with impassioned vocals and some of the fastest guitar licks you'll ever hear, the frantic "Thela Hun Ginjeet", and the title track-- an instrumental where you can really hear Fripp and Belew get into a groove).Read more ›
As I listened to that album, I immediately wanted to know who in the hell the WILD guitar playing was by. It obviously wasn't Mick Ronson. Earl Slick? No. Carlos Alomar? Nope. I turned the album over: Robert Fripp......huh? Never heard of him.
He must be new. The guy obviously had a LOT of musical training, but here he was doing these strange licks all over the record that managed to be beautiful & frightening at the same time...and MY GOD he was fast! The licks on Because You're Young outblazed the (then) new Eddie Van Halen & this guy WAS PICKING, not 'tapping'! I was astounded. I had to know where this superguitarist came from.
Fortunately, at the time I was also into the Talking Heads & Zappa, so I was following the career of another new avant-garde guitar player named Adrian Belew. In an interview he mentioned that he had joined the newly "reformed" King Crimson. I had heard of them, but wrote them off as old prog rock bastards like ELP & Yes with their 100 year long flights of boredom. However, Adrian mentioned that his fellow guitarist was Robert Fripp.
CooL! That was the dude I'd been looking for! This was going to be a hellacious band.
I had no idea at the time how right I was, and how utterly ignorant of the Crimson version of prog rock I had been.
Quick trip to the record store: Hey! New King Crimson album!
Called Discipline. Yep, Fripp & Belew are on here. I GOTTA have this album! Hmmm...bass player is Tony Levin. I've heard of him. Oh yeah, he's on that new guy's album I just bought...Peter Gabriel. And Bruford.Read more ›
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Pretty epic album. Far beyond it's time, while remaining timeless.Published 2 months ago by Thomas Cale
You can really hear where Primus and Tool got their influence on this album.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Bill Bruford really shines on this one. A classic album that still sounds amazing. The last song on side two - Discipline - is especially fascinating.Published 5 months ago by William
I'm absolutely puzzled by the glowing reviews of the sound quality of this re-issue. I've been collecting DVD-A's, SACD's in stereo and surround since 1999. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Roger Vance
Great Album with new remixed HD 5.1 audio plus bonus tracks and alternative takes.Published 8 months ago by Ibsen