Thursday, March 25, 2004

Album of the Day

King Crimson: Discipline. In the late 1970s and early 80s, the biggies of 70s prog were desperately casting about for their place in the rock scene. King Crimson, on the other hand, actually kept making (sorry, Bob) progressive rock. Reconstituted after a seven-year hiatus founder Bob Fripp and drummer Bill Bruford were joined by new members Tony Levin (on bass and Stick) and guitarist Adrian Belew (fresh off of work with Frank Zappa and The Talking Heads). This variant of the band incorporated world music and new age influences, but the core is pure King Crimson. Discipline is one of those albums that everybody should own - it's that good.

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