Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Album of the Day

THRAK, by King Crimson (1995): None of the various incarnations of Crimson have been long lived, but even by those standards, the double trio version had a very short shelf life. This was the only studio album it produced, although there was an EP released the year before. Coming a decade after the 80s version of the album disbanded after Three of a Perfect Pair, THRAK is an nifty combination of that group's interweaving guitar lines and the heaviness of the Bruford-Wetton era lineup. It's really a shame that this version of the band didn't hang around for a few more years. Once they found their footing, it would have been a real force to be reckoned with.

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