(Originally published on November 20, 2015) It’s exceedingly difficult to explain just how important and influential a band King Crimson is.
Their first studio album, 1969’s In the Court of the Crimson King, hit the music world like a bolt of lightning and served as a blueprint for the progressive rock movement for years to come. Larks’ Tongues in Aspic established the sonic and tonal framework for metal over a decade before the popularization of the genre. And lest we forget Red, a record that hinted at the clockwork rhythmic stylings of late-80s math rock.
And they did all this within a 5 year timeframe. Continue reading REVIEW: King Crimson, Handle With Care