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King Crimson - Discipline (1981)
Cover Front Album
Artist King Crimson
Length 38:07
Format CD
Genre Rock
Label EG Records
Collection Status In Collection
Track List
01 Elephant Talk 04:43
02 Frame By Frame 05:10
03 Matte Kudasai 03:47
04 Indiscipline 04:34
05 Thela Hun Ginjeet 06:27
06 The Sheltering Sky 08:24
07 Discipline 05:02
Personal Details
Rating 9
Spars DDD
Rare No
Sound Stereo
AMG EXPERT REVIEW: When King Crimson leader Robert Fripp decided to assemble a new version of the band in the early '80s, prog-rock fans rejoiced, and most new wave fans frowned. But after hearing this new unit's first release, 1981's Discipline, all the elements that made other arty new wave rockers successful (i.e., Talking Heads, Pere Ubu, the Police, etc.) were evident.

Combining the futuristic guitar of Adrian Belew with the textured guitar of Fripp doesn't sound like it would work on paper, but the pairing of these two originals worked out magically. Rounding out the quartet was bass wizard Tony Levin and ex-Yes drummer Bill Bruford. Belew's vocals fit the music perfectly, sounding like David Byrne at his most paranoid at times (the funk track "Thela Hun Ginjeet").

Some other highlights include Tony Levin's "stick"- (a strange bass-like instrument) driven opener "Elephant Talk," the atmospheric "The Sheltering Sky" and the heavy rocker "Indiscipline." Many Crimson fans consider this album one of their best, right up there with In the Court of the Crimson King. It's easy to understand why after you hear the inspired performances by this hungry new version of the band.

Greg Prato