Wednesday, February 14, 2007

King Crimson: In the Court of the Crimson King [1969]

My freshman year college roommate created a contraption out of rocks, a dinner plate, wax, and a tuning fork that he believed -- honestly, fervidly -- would help him communicate with the divine. He held this controversial thesis for about a week before he dropped out of college due to psychological distress. During the time of construction of said contraption and the occasional vain attempt at use, he would often blast King Crimson’s debut album. It was, and will forever remain to me, the soundtrack to insanity.


Anonymous said...

Ye of little faith.

Anonymous said...

Back in the late 1960s, off campus in Denton, Texas, a music major who had done way too much trippin' built a large bonfire in his front yard in memory of John Coltrane. The authorities disapproved. It was a spooky little house, directly across from a large cemetery... jack

You've got a great blog, lots of interesting music, very fine indeed, thanks.