Surely a contender for the strangest gig in the archive? It’s hard to imagine a KC concert as odd as this: excerpts from Symphony Sid, Flight of the Bumble Bee, snatches of LTIA Pt1, Fripp doing the blues, impressions of Monty Python, Pharaoh Sanders, and what might have happened had James Brown’s band backed John Coltrane at his most exploratory.
Not weird enough? Originally a radio broadcast, why not throw in some product placement, the intriguing absence of Mellotron and a radio announcer that sounds as lively as Rip Van Winkle on Mogadon and you have the bizarre glory that is the Summit Studio session - all committed to pristine-sounding 8 channel multi-track.
Taken together this is a quirky audio snapshot of a band with only twelve gigs left before the end of term.
This concert was first released in 2000 as King Crimson Collectors Club 9 and is still available in that format.