Ah, where are they now? December 15, 2008
Written by PiperbonesJones
I had the bright idea of taking my wife and an about to be wedded couple to this show in order to find out how qualitatively different Crimson was live than on the vinyl I was still spinning in those days.
I think my wife said something along the lines: "never again!" And my friends just looked at me tolerantly since I was providing them a sfe lift homeward after the show.
True, it was earthshakingly loud but one of the finest live performances Iíve seen from the band in my years of (continued) fandom. It was notable for me for a number of reasons: first, it was neat seeing Jon Anderson open up live. Sad to say that, for me, something was missing from the performance though itís great to hear his songs. But between his show and the arrival of the Crim there was some wonderful acoustic music that I found out later was the Kora Duets of Senegambia.
When the lights went down, I seem to recall "Waiting Man" as the opening number. Not sure if these live recordings have resequenced set lists or not. For me, the hightlights were the performances of "Sartori in Tangiers" and "Indiscipline" -- inspiring music that thunders awe. This will bein the library for sure.
Spectacular by any standard December 11, 2008
Written by dubhthaigh
Give the guy credit who booted this show. The source tape is no doubt pretty good and that has been enhanced by the team at DGM, and what results is just terrific. Having attended the show, I can attest to what a great time it was. You can hear that in the exhilaration of the band and the roar of the crowd. This was a party, even if none of us knew that the party was coming to an end. Listening to this show again is a pure joy. I loved this lineup and had I only this show to go on, it certainly is among my favourite all time concerts. genuine thanks to both the booter and the DGM team!
A 1984 KC story December 9, 2008
Written by JPrisco
It was 1984, and New Wave was king of the airwaves, so "Sleepless" had gotten some fair coverage on the radio station dedicated to that genre. Consequently the Berkeley Greek Theater was about half-full of pastel-hued princesses and princes who clearly had no inkling of the bandís past catalogue; it seems they also hadnít yet heard side two of their little yellow cassettes. Afterward, these numerous shell-shocked exitees stopped at a fast-food joint on University Avenue, where one young female stood a long time with eyes fixed on the floor. Finally she put her semi-catatonia into words: "I donít think I like King Crimson ..."
Like the Desiderata in 1970, this may not have much to do with the current item for sale, but it seems like an appropriate story to share here. Happy holiday season everyone!
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