Sunday, November 09, 2008

I'd forgotten how good this is

I mentioned that we bought some DVDs and music CDs yesterday. Two CDs to be precise, both by King Crimson. I'm still slowly and almost half-heartedly rebuilding my vinyl collection from the 70s and 80s and I was very pleased to discover both their debut album, the famous In The Court of the Crimson King, and Lizard, in HMV.

I couldn't tell you the last time I listened to ITCOTCK all the way through, but regular readers won't be surprised to read that it was probably "over thirty years" ago. No, seriously, that's just irony talking. I certainly played it at one time while living in Alsager, a period which ended 20 years ago this year, and I may even have played it at some stage while living in the village, but it's probably at least ten years since my turntable was connected up and playable.

And as it says at the top there, I'd forgotten how good the album is. And that is "awesomely good." Both musically and from a personal memory standpoint, this is one of my favourite albums - and favourite bands - of all time. Now if I can only find a copy of Starless and Bible Black...


angrybonbon said...

What about here:

This has been a Both Bars On message. ;-]

Shame not to see you at the (rather damp) fireworks display on Saturday.

Digger said...

Aargh! We keep missing each other! Yes, we knew it was going to be damp, which is why we didn't go. Very much fairweather fireworkers, we are :)

Thanks for the link!

Don said...

I've got Court of the Crimson King on vinyl in a box somewhere. You're right. It's very special.

Digger said...

Don - that's exactly my problem too. I have so many great albums "on vinyl in a box somewhere." I miss them. But I'm gradually rescuing them through digital media ;o)