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BOZ & IAN

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BOZ & IAN

Postby catfood48 on Tue Mar 20, 2007 4:16 am

"Islands" is among my favorite KC LPs -
The opening Miller bowed bass viol, slipping under
Tippet's lovely fluid,
& Collins' beautious flutey rivulets -

Then the vocal of BOZ, singing Sinfield like Shakespeare -

"Houses iced in whitewash guard a pale shoreline..."
- Simple description. Perfect expression.

Ian Walace, poised for the hi-hat/kick/bells/percussion
trekking toward the beauty of Fripp's acoustic restraint.

Alchemy exists.
Like this...? Never again.

Thank You Boz, Ian & all -
your passion & art have infused my life.

Of worthy mention:
- Sailor's Tale - The Boz/Wallace synergy
- The Letters - Boz anguishes "IMPALED ON NAILS OF ICE...."
into Ian's spiky cymbals....

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Postby jtmack on Tue Mar 20, 2007 4:58 am

Great stuff, great line up, just like all of KC's line ups.... :D

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Ian Wallace!!
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Postby Owen on Tue Mar 20, 2007 4:59 am

It's back! Hurrah!

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Postby catfood48 on Tue Mar 20, 2007 5:28 am

There you go Owen - Thanks again!
JTMack - GREAT Ian pic - The cat had style!

note: sorry for the missed "L" on Wallace in the 4th section -
my little macbook on occasion misfires -oy!

Thank you again Mr. WaLLace! -

To borrow from a lyrique:

...and the rain comes down as if to wash away
but even up from the grey, the mower's grass grows straight up
as the rain comes down, in hidden rivers she flows
where someone's gathering tears
to where the drum-tree grows...
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Postby Krimzep on Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:52 am

in order to like islands you need to be able to appreciate true musical composition and classical arrangments.

Many people bash this album !!! :shock: ? I say buy it put it on and let eveyday stress melt away.

This is one of my Fav Kc albums, Im glad someone else feels the same :wink: .
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Island Bashing...

Postby catfood48 on Tue Mar 20, 2007 1:06 pm

Indeed Krimzep,

I think it's an incredibly musical album -
My fascination with KC was born out of their musicality -
not peculiar time signatures, or angular, exotic scale banter -
But melodic craft & 'orchestral' texture - as well as & beyond
the aforementioned devices.

To hear such freely improvised flow in congress with such
unique song structure; all converging in service of the lyric,
the mood and the individual players....Truly a lesson in
so much of what music should encompass.

RECOLLECTION: 1971, aged 12 - First Listen - Sitting legs crossed on the floor leaning into the quiet opening strains of 'The Letters' -
The pristine clean Les Paul so embued with expression - solo
accompaniment as Boz nakedly sings "With quill and silver knife....
she carved a poison pen.... Wrote to her lover's wife.... 'Your husband's seed has fed my flesh'..."
- my young mind so deeply drawn into those words; trying to grasp
meaning. - Fripp's dynamic dissonances swell , accentuating Sinfield's
poetry "As if a leper's face.... that tainted letter graced.... The wife with choke-stone throat.... ran to the day with tear blind eyes...."

I TOTALLY JUMPED OUT OF MY SKIN WHEN MEL COLLINS' BARITONE
SAX KICKED IN !!!!! (LOL) - And that glorious Fripp sustain, terminating with that 'dying police siren' choked bend. !!!!!

Dropping in such stark contrast into the spitty bell of Mel's Coltrane
laced tenor.....

Sorry... lost in the memory.
I love this record !
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Postby Krimzep on Tue Mar 20, 2007 1:32 pm

I dont blame you! I was a bit older than you were and I had to find out about Kc all on my own by simply looking over album covers and looking for names I recognised.

My first Kc album was RED, I picked it because I new of Bill Bruford and his work in Yes and I was curious as to what his contribution would be like compared to YES .

I quickly realised that Kc was band to explore so I picked up Islands and was again blown away by the diversity of the music and musicians. Many of my friends think Islands if for pussies because there are no metal riffs to get angry to or screaming lyrics about how pissed they are! fuck them ! if they cannot appreciate true talent then screw em! for me "A Sailors Tale" brings all that but without the anger that comes from listening to metal.


As soon as I heard Islands I new I was hearing something special in the world of classical rock opera.
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Postby catfood48 on Wed Mar 21, 2007 4:58 am

Ah Krimzep,
Dare I say - Metal is somewhat less dimensional than the Crim
we speak of - To be sure, KC has shards of proto metal within,
as Fripp's guitar so often alluded to as his distorto Les Paul sought
to counter attack the full weight of the rest of the band as they
collided with the fusion of hard bop jazz - like in Schizoid Man &
Pictures of A City, as well as Sailor's Tale -

At the time, such a sustain-y razor, drenched in ignited gasoline
was unheard of in all of rockdom - or jazzdom!

Many metalheads don't seem to grasp the hard jazz side nor Crim's
eloquent classicism - It's like trying to convince someone who only
sees one colour, that there is an entire rainbow.

Sadly, I've heard too many so called hardcore 'crim-heads' bash much
of the pre-1980 material - And while I enjoy 'Discipline' & 'THRAK' etc
- the root of it all lies.... from the root!!! "The Cheerful Insanity..."
on up.

The truth is music is music. And if one is a musician, in love with
the eternal craft - beyond the posing, angst, ego & criticism -
One can learn to humbly appreciate the finer things that make
all art the ocean of fellowship -

Some people prefer to be blind in small boats.

To be fair to this thread, I'm thankful that Boz & Ian were true
'aqua-nauts' beneath the wind turned waves - infinite peace....
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Postby vrooom on Thu Mar 22, 2007 4:06 pm

Look, they've even heard of King Crimson in Australia, cobber:

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/st ... 37,00.html


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Postby Indyrod on Thu Mar 22, 2007 4:35 pm

Wonder why they never mention the album by the Quireboys, "Little Bit of What You Fancy"? I have that on cassette, and always thought it was pretty good. I didn't even know who Ian Wallace was when I bought that several years ago.
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