King Crimson – The Lizard Suite

If you did not read “Lizard” part one and two, start here. Just as unexpected as side A of the album may have sounded, to anyone hoping to get another “In the Court of The Crimson King”, just as unexpected come Jon Andersons vocals, at the beginning of the 23 minute “Lizard”, a beautiful symphonic … Continue reading King Crimson – The Lizard Suite

Crimson – Playing Indoor Games

Friday is Fripp day. After opening the doors of Symphonic Rock wide open, with the milestone album, In the Court of the Crimson King: An Observation by King Crimson in 1969, and paving the way for what was to become the super groups of Progressive Symphonic Rock, “Emerson, Lake & Palmer” , “Yes” and “Genesis”. … Continue reading Crimson – Playing Indoor Games

Connections

On 13 January 2017, Swedish band Pain of Salvation released In the Passing Light of Day, a concept album based around the true story of bandleader Daniel Gildenlöw hospitalization due to a deadly streptococcal infection, and the reflections it created in him. I’m always careful about overpraising a relative new release, but in this case … Continue reading Connections

Stockholm & Pygmalion’s Ladder

“Stockholm” is a track from American band OSIs third studio album “Blood” from 2009. The track features OSI members, guitarist/basist, Jim Matheos (Fates Warning) and keyboardist Kevin Moore (Chroma Key, Dream Theater), with the addition of drummer Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree, King Crimson) and vocals by Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth) The Track was written by Matheos/Moore, … Continue reading Stockholm & Pygmalion’s Ladder

The John Paul Jones Story Part 6

In 2001 Jones released his 2nd solo album “The Thunderthief”, again  on Fripp’s DGM label. Again he produced the album, and played a lot of different instruments : vocals, 12-string bass guitars, bass, acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin, electric mandolin, piano, organ, synthesizer, Kyma, koto, autoharp, ukelele, harmonica. With Terl Bryant (Iona) on drums. Nick Beggs, … Continue reading The John Paul Jones Story Part 6

The John Paul Jones Story Part 5

In 1994 Jones produced and co wrote most af the material for The Sporting Life, an album by : “ Diamanda Galás with John Paul Jones”. Galas is a female American vocalist, composer, and pianist/organist. Galás has a 4 octave vocal range, and a very avant-grade vocal style, not easy for the first time listener. … Continue reading The John Paul Jones Story Part 5

Nursery Cryme

At their second album Trespass, Genesis found their style, the album was a lot better than their debut, but sort of inconsistent. On their 3.rd album “Nursery Cryme”, they made their first genuine masterpiece, the first in a series of great Genesis albums to come. Up to the recording of Nursery Cryme, The band grew … Continue reading Nursery Cryme

Dedicated To You, But You Weren’t Listening

Keith Tippett is one of the great pianists of the British free jazz scene, for decades he has formed various groups creating brilliant jazz improvisations. On his 1971 album “Dedicated To You, But You Weren’t Listening” credited to “The Keith Tippett Group” We have got an impressive avant-garde jazz, dissonance and swinging, wild and energetic … Continue reading Dedicated To You, But You Weren’t Listening