Category Archives: Your Prog Roots Are Showing

Though Punk sought to wipe everything that came before from the map [with the best of intentions], Post-Punk wasn’t so rigid and thus some characteristics of Progressive Rock – Punk’s antithesis, thrived anew in the aftermath of Punk.

King Crimson @ Duke Energy Center 10-26-17 [part 7]

[continued from past post] The next step from “Level Five” was the peak melancholy of “Starless” from “Red.” Though it was from 1974, it still featured Mel Collins on soprano sax as a session player. Tonight he was once more … Continue reading

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King Crimson @ Duke Energy Center 10-26-17 [part 6]

[continued from previous post] Following a drum improv, one more classic from “Larks Tongues In Aspic” was served up. “Easy Money” was the one song this evening where its early-70s origins were called upon in a new way to add … Continue reading

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King Crimson @ Duke Energy Center 10-26-17 [part 5]

[continued from previous post] During a twenty minute intermission where I had joined my wife back in the Mezzanine section, we were glad that the merch tables were safely in the past. My wife had been getting ill in the … Continue reading

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King Crimson @ Duke Energy Center 10-26-17 [part 4]

[continued from previous post] Following a brief drum improv, which during the course of the long concert served to act a palate cleansers between movements of the concert at large, we next heard a song from the one King Crimson … Continue reading

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King Crimson @ Duke Energy Center 10-26-17 [part 3]

It went without saying that with Robert Fripp on stage, the sound of the show would have no unpleasant surprises. We’ve recently discussed negative trends in live sound and of course, this show had a miraculous dynamic range that allowed … Continue reading

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King Crimson @ Duke Energy Center 10-26-17 [part 2]

[continued from this post] We made our way into the auditorium and our seats were exceptional. We were in the second row of permanent seats, close to stage right; very close to Mel Collins and Pat Mastelotto. The camera policy, … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 11]

Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark – Architecture + Morality | 1981 – 4 [continued from previous post] In 1980, OMD were touring “Organization” in Europe and since they were playing places like Rouen and Orleans, wags in their support band … Continue reading

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