|| August 07, 2008
|| Park West Chicago, Illinois
Overwhelming and Powerful August 29, 2008
Written by gravityman
I downloaded this amazing performance while watching the (more like monitoring) the presidential related speeches.
It really struck me previewing these tracks how powerful a sincere and well crafted musical performance in the moment can be.
I was pointed to the DGM download site by a fellow drummer, and I am certainly glad he did.
I am perhaps not what one would consider a die hard fan, but I have listened to KC since the early 70s, and owned a few recordings.
At the age of 50, I cheer on all efforts by the musical giants from my era, and in this case, I feel even more excited.
This performance is staggering, brimming with energy, bristling with musical intensity, cooking with chemistry.
It pulled me in to remember forgotten tracks that I havenít heard in over 20 years.
On a side note, and in the "spirit of goodwill" may I would say that if you are disappointed, or in any way critical of the performances of Pat Mastelotto and Gavin Harrison,then you need to sit down and listen, or play a drum kit yourself.
Dismissing these master drummers performance as simply a "groove and percussion part" is like calling a sunset over the Grand Canyon "fading light over some deep rocks".
Listen again, this is a controlled demolition of drumming.
Kudos to the rest of the band as well.
Download it now!
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|Smooookin... Fri., Aug 22, 2008|
Posted by: barrystock
Oy! Now thatís what Iím talking about. "Red" just set my little blond ear hairs alight, and Iíve had to use the fire extinguisher on my head. This lineup has the goods, in fact the whole grocery store -- highly Read more
|Good - but not there yet Fri., Aug 22, 2008|
Posted by: danceofthedawn74
I saw them twice at the Nokia (14th and 16th) and they were tighter then. They are still a little rough at the edges in this gig.
|Nowhere near as good as 8/16/08 Fri., Aug 22, 2008|
Posted by: wjoyce
Compared to the show I saw on the 16th at the Nokia, this pales by comparison. Not as powerful, and the drums seem pushed far to the back. The level of intensity isnít the Read more
|Wonderful Stuff! Thu., Aug 21, 2008|
Posted by: MozoMan
Hearing this show makes me wish I could have been there! Sleepless was a huge surprise, and I think Sid has hit the nail on the head re: 12" Mix. Great show and great Read more
|Mind blowing fantastic show Thu., Aug 21, 2008|
Posted by: Goddard
I couldnít go to any of the mini tour shows as unfortunately I live in Poland and getting a US visa here is very difficult and Read more
|Well Worth The Trouble Thu., Aug 21, 2008|
Posted by: Mesa_XI
I procrastinated on purchasing a ticket for this show, and it sold out. Then went through the hell of finding 2 tickets, only for them to not arrive. Through fortunate coincidence I was still able to go, and this show Read more
|Celebrate 40 Years Of King Crimson Thu., Aug 21, 2008|
Posted by: deadman12
I just finished listening to my download of Disc 1 of the Park West show. WOW! The sound is great and well balanced. Congrats to the man at the board. Highlights include Level 5, Red and the incredibly creative drum Read more
|Brilliant Thu., Aug 21, 2008|
Posted by: yesworld
Thanks for making the Park West 2nd Night available to purchase.
Well Im impressed to .
Makes me think I should have boarded a plane to New York for the Nokia gigs after Read more
|Redefining the Classics Wed., Aug 20, 2008|
Posted by: rhammill
I was at the Saturday show in NYC and the mix was a bit off where I was sitting in the mezzanine, so I was looking forward to hearing this show to find out what was really going Read more
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