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1001realapes
1001realapes
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Is Lizard The Great Lost King Crimson Album ?
Dec 16, 2006, 16:44
I for one , think so .
sakedelic
sakedelic
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Re: Is Lizard The Great Lost King Crimson Album ?
Dec 16, 2006, 17:06
then I guess you'd better find it.
I didn't know it was lost.
head grocer
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Re: Is Lizard The Great Lost King Crimson Album ?
Dec 16, 2006, 18:16
I've always thought it was their peak. Can't understand why Fripp seems to have disowned it - the first side in particular is absolute genius.
My second favourite is Islands, which Fripp doesn't seem too proud of either. Maybe I'm missing something, or maybe it's just another example of an artist never seeing their own strengths and weaknesses (cf: Brain Donor / Queen Elizabeth)
dave clarkson
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Re: Is Lizard The Great Lost King Crimson Album ?
Dec 16, 2006, 18:21
I like it but not sure about the over the top operatic vocal style. Think I prefer later work like 'Beat'.

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head grocer
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Re: Is Lizard The Great Lost King Crimson Album ?
Dec 16, 2006, 18:30
dave clarkson wrote:
I like it but not sure about the over the top operatic vocal style. Think I prefer later work like 'Beat'.

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I would say exactly the opposite - I find Adrian Belew's 80's vocal stylings on stuff like "Beat" irritatingly overwraught, whilst Gorden Haskell's delivery on "Lizard" is refreshingly understated. Are you sure we're listening to the same albums?
Jim Tones
Jim Tones
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Re: Is Lizard The Great Lost King Crimson Album ?
Dec 16, 2006, 18:41
'Lizard' certainly is a great album.

Every part of it is under my skin!

There are so many good bits!
In particular, I really like that long 'Bolero' track where it changes from the mellotron and oboe bit to a kind of swinging new orleans jazz band in the space of seconds.....phwoar!....pornographic prog mayhem!

Keith Tippett's piano playing is excellent throughout.
I think the production is really good too- especially when you consider that Fripp and Sinfield were only 24 years old at the time (1970).


A great sleeve as well.
HI DEN
HI DEN
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Edited Dec 19, 2006, 22:25
Re: Is Lizard The Great Lost King Crimson Album ?
Dec 16, 2006, 19:42
I think it contains some good moments,also thereĀ“s Island Larks tongues and the heavy Red.
(Anyway King Crimson hasnt never quite done it to me .)
Chaosmonger
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Re: Is Lizard The Great Lost King Crimson Album ?
Dec 17, 2006, 02:13
How could it be their peak when 'Red' came out in '74? : ) It IS a damned good album though and very underrated. Many people I know hate it but they're all wrong. 'Islands' is a little weak though.

Mike
dave clarkson
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Re: Is Lizard The Great Lost King Crimson Album ?
Dec 17, 2006, 03:41
Yes I'm certain we are.

Think they're both pretty overwraught but I prefer someone singing in the style of David Byrne to someone singing in the style of Brian Blessed.

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Shrimp
Shrimp
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Re: Is Lizard The Great Lost King Crimson Album ?
Dec 17, 2006, 11:10
nope
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