Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Song of the Day: King Crimson - 21st Century Schizoid Man

As I mentioned in my ELP post, the word "prog" will have most people running for their lives.  King Crimson is usually in the prog discussion, and I'm not familiar enough with their catalog to argue that point either way.  From In the Court of Crimson King, and in particular this song, it's obvious they are a big influence on Tool, Mastodon and other "metal" bands, despite some of the same "wanky bullshit" of which I accuse ELP.  This stream won't give the song justice - it's really an amazingly polished production for 1969.  But you can tell how tight the band is here - they start and stop on a dime.  If anyone can recommend other King Crimson records to check out, I'm game.

This is also one of the sweetest album covers of all time


  1. Great cover- I have the original! Great music! Im looking to dump my LP's- you want them?

  2. Yeah I'd love them - I imagine you have some great stuff