A Little Break From Politics…..
Posted by bmac on January 10, 2008
I was a total Prog-Rock Dork when I was younger, and I loved King Crimson, especially this version of King Crimson from 1981. On guitar and vocals, the amazing Adrian Belew, (also played with Zappa, and the Tom Tom Club) who throws down some wicked guitar histrionics in this clip, “Elephant Talk.” Adrian brilliantly utilizes every trick in the book, including the kitchen sink. He’s the one in the pink suit, keep an eye on him, he sneaks in a lot of cool stuff when you’re not looking.
On drums, one of my favorites, Bill Bruford, who most people know from Yes, but has played with just about every prog rock legend. On bass (or in this case, the Chapman Stick) Tony Levin, another prog journeyman. And lastly, also on guitar, the super-precise, utterly soulless, machine-like stylings of Robert Fripp.
May not be for the faint of heart, but if you like adventurous music, enjoy!
Actually, if you listen to the lyrics, they fit the current state of politics perfectly.