The Court of the Crimson King
By Rhonda S.
November 21, 2017 3:36pm CST
The first time I heard The Court of the Crimson King by King Crimson. I loved it and I still love it today, though I was never too sure about the album cover, featured on this post. There's such a longing and a promise in the music that draws me in every time. The lyrics are bizarre, and a meaning is hard to decipher, though there're considerable elements consistent with the middle ages. The song came out in 1969 on the album of the same name, which also featured 21st Century Schizoid Man. The original band featured Greg Lake who went on to form Emerson, Lake and Palmer and Ian McDonald of Foreigner (both bands that I've seen in concert). Surprisingly, after many stops and starts, the band is still alive today, though the original members are all absent. Do you like the song?
In The Court of The Crimson King by King Crimson The rusted chains of prison moons Are shattered by the sun. I walk a road, horizons change The tournament's ...
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• Pamplona, Spain
@misunderstood_zombie There are people like that who push frontiers and make new found dimensions in other things. One of such was a Comedian who has just passed over he invented a language all of his own and although his jokes were dreadful the actions and the way he came across was hilarious for most. Tino Casal pushed music boundaries here also and Mario and Alaska Dinarama although you won´t have heard of them they have found a new way of expressing Rock music.
• United States
In 1969 I had a major crush on Don Rich (Buck Owens' lead guitarist and high harmony singer), so I wasn't listening to rock. When I did start listening to rock I didn't "get" prog rock....still don't. But I'll give Robert Fripp credit for having a Kentuckian in King Crimson (Adrian Belew).