Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Wizard of Wimborne's playlist

OK Pop Pickers, here is my "Best of King Crimson" playlist.

I haven't posted everything from my original post but it is a pretty representative selection.


p.s - a question.

What is an interesting fact about the picture I have posted with regard to the tracks listed?

Book of Saturday
Formentera Lady
The Sailor's Tale
Matte Kudasai
Neal, Jack and Me
The Sheltering Sky


Blimpy said...

Brian Blessed (bottom left) holds the record for being the oldest man to trek to the magnetic north pole; a record previously held by Robert Fripp.

DarceysDad said...

I see you got Boxstr to work for you, Carole. I'll have a listen this evening. Ta.

glasshalfempty said...

It's the cover off 'In the wake of Poseidon', from which none of the tracks are taken?

Chris said...

Hi, Carole. If you do get round to doing a GD top ten, here's my attempt (in alphabetical order):

Bird Song
Black Peter
Comes A Time
Estimated Prophet
Jack Straw
Playing In The Band
Scarlet Begonias
Stella Blue
Wharf Rat

I've gone for songs that stood the test of time and personnel changes. Go on, have a go!

CaroleBristol said...

@glasshalfempty - got it!

@Chris - at least five of your choices would definitely feature on my Dead Top Ten.

I'll get thinking.

FP said...

FrogPrince enjoyed this - big King Crimson fan. I liked some of it too!!!!

DeeSawdeley said...

Oooh yes King Crimson - I'd have 21st Century Schizoid Man in there and Court of the Crimson King. Formentera Lady - haven't heard that for 30+ years. Come to think of that, my ITCOTCK LP is probably still with my first husband...

ToffeeBoy said...

Congrats on getting boxstr to work - I'm now one of a dying breed...

Looking forward to listening to the list later.

Japanther said...

Thanks for the wee bit of education there Carole.

I have to confess to never having knowingly heard even one King Crimson song before...kind of what I expected them to sound like, but there is a lot more ambient-type sounds and emotional lyrics than I thought there would be.... all in all a pretty nice listen to while away my Sunday afternoon working away in a completely deserted office (ahh...peace) waiting for the F1 to start (going to have to make do with watching on the TV on my mobile though)...

Japanther said...

Oh...and calling a song "Matte Kudasai" definitely pricked my ears there a reason for chucking in a bit of Japanese?

richardrj said...

Adrian Belew, who wrote the lyric, had this to say:

"It means "Please wait for me". I found it in my Japanese phrase book and thought it sang well and made a nice title."

Japanther said...

@richardrj - thanks!

BTW, i picked up Peter Hammill album #3 (in my collection, that is) today; "PH7", it wasn't in your recommemnded list, but was all they had and it had a cool cover.
Another great one, kinda schizophrenic in that it seemed to jump between sounds and even voices...but i'm still yet to be disappointed with the great man.

TatankaYotanka said...

"Are you having a lark? Is she having a lark??".

Well obviously not ... how did that list go from an exaltation of larks to no larks at all?

Gotta have some larks.

CaroleBristol said...

I am going to post all the larks together in a separate playlist.