McDonald and Giles

McDonald and Giles were an English symphonic-rock duo that released a self-titled album on Island in January 1971. The duo consisted of multi-instrumentalist Ian McDonald and drummer–percussionist Michael Giles, who commenced the project fresh off their one-album stint in King Crimson. Michael cut an earlier album in Giles Giles and Fripp, a pop-psych trio with […]

King Crimson ‎– In the Court of the Crimson King (1969)

In the Court of the Crimson King is the debut album by English symphonic-rock band King Crimson, released in 1969 on Island/Atlantic. Tracklist: A1. “21st Century Schizoid Man (Including ‘Mirrors’)” (6:52) A2. “I Talk to the Wind” (5:40) A3. “Epitaph (Including ‘March for No Reason’ and ‘Tomorrow and Tomorrow’)” (8:30) B1. “Moonchild (Including ‘The Dream’ […]

King Crimson ‎– Three of a Perfect Pair (1984)

Three of a Perfect Pair is the tenth studio album by English/American art-rock band King Crimson, released in 1984 on E’G/Polydor. Tracklist: The Left Side A1. “Three of a Perfect Pair” (4:13) A2. “Model Man” (3:49) A3. “Sleepless” (5:24) A4. “Man With an Open Heart” (3:05) A5. “Nuages (That Which Passes, Passes Like Clouds)” (4:47) The […]

King Crimson ‎– Beat (1982)

Beat is the ninth studio album by English/American art-rock band King Crimson, released in 1982 on E’G/Polydor. Tracklist: A1. “Neal and Jack and Me” (4:23) A2. “Heartbeat” (3:54) A3. “Sartori in Tangier” (3:35) A4. “Waiting Man” (4:24) B1. “Neurotica” (4:48) B2. “Two Hands” (3:23) B3. “The Howler” (4:12) B4. “Requiem” (6:36) Credits: Robert Fripp — guitar, […]

King Crimson ‎– Discipline (1981)

Discipline is the eighth studio album by English/American art-rock band King Crimson, released in 1981 on E’G/Polydor. Tracklist: A1. “Elephant Talk” (4:42) A2. “Frame by Frame” (5:08) A3. “Matte Kudasai” (3:45) A4. “Indiscipline” (4:31) B1. “Thela Hun Ginjeet” (6:25) B2. “The Sheltering Sky” (8:22) B3. “Discipline” (5:02) Credits: Adrian Belew — guitar, music, producer, lead vocals, […]

King Crimson ‎– Larks’ Tongues in Aspic (1973)

Larks’ Tongues in Aspic is the fifth studio album by the English experimental rock band King Crimson, released on March 23, 1973, on Island (UK) and Atlantic (North America). This was their first of three albums by Crimson’s Mk III lineup featuring guitarist and co-founder Robert Fripp with new recruits John Wetton (bass), Bill Bruford […]

King Crimson ‎– Starless and Bible Black (1974)

Starless and Bible Black is the sixth studio album by English experimental rock band King Crimson, released in March 1974 on Island/Atlantic. Tracklist: A1. “The Great Deceiver” (4:02) A2. “Lament” (4:01) A3. “We’ll Let You Know” (3:41) A4. “The Night Watch” (4:40) A5. “Trio” (5:40) A6. “The Mincer” (4:08) B1. “Starless and Bible Black” (9:11) […]

King Crimson ‎– Red (1974)

Red is the seventh studio album by English experimental rock band King Crimson, released in October 1974 on Island/Atlantic. Tracklist: A1. “Red” (6:20) A2. “Fallen Angel” (6:00) A3. “One More Red Nightmare” (7:07) B1. “Providence” (8:08) B2. “Starless” (12:18) Credits: Robert Fripp — guitar, Mellotron, writer John Wetton — bass, vocals, writer William Bruford — […]

Greg Lake

Greg Lake (1947–2016) was an English bassist, guitarist, singer, and songwriter, best known as the original frontman of King Crimson and for his partnership with keyboardist Keith Emerson and drummer Carl Palmer in the super-trio Emerson Lake & Palmer. As a solo artist, he cut the 1975 single “I Believe in Father Christmas,” a yuletide […]

King Crimson ‎– Lizard (1970)

Lizard is the third album by English symphonic-rock band King Crimson, released in December 1970 on Island/Atlantic. Tracklist: A1. “Cirkus (Including ‘Entry of the Chameleons’)” (6:28) A2. “Indoor Games” (5:38) A3. “Happy Family” (4:15) A4. “Lady of the Dancing Water” (2:43) Lizard B1. “a) Prince Rupert Awakes” (4:34) B2. “b) Bolero – The Peacock’s Tale” (6:30) […]

King Crimson ‎– In the Wake of Poseidon (1970)

In the Wake of Poseidon is the second album by English symphonic-rock band King Crimson, released in May 1970 on Island/Atlantic. Tracklist: A1. “Peace – A Beginning” (0:50) A2. “Pictures of a City (including 42nd at Treadmill)” (8:01) A3. “Cadence and Cascade” (4:38) A4. “In the Wake of Poseidon (including Libra’s Theme)” (7:58) B1. “Peace – […]

King Crimson

King Crimson are an English rock band, active at multiple intervals since 1969. The original lineup of guitarist Robert Fripp, bassist–singer Greg Lake, reedist–keyboardist Ian McDonald, and drummer Michael Giles made one album, In the Court of the Crimson King, the catalyst for symphonic-rock. When Lake departed for Emerson Lake & Palmer and McDonald and […]