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King Crimson - "Red"

King Crimson Red

Release Type: User
Audio Type: Single-track
Reductions: Yes (Auto/CAT)
Pitched Vocals: (no vocals)

Pro Keys:
Pro Guitar:
Pro Bass:

Author Notes

And the rivers ran RED... and were as KING CRIMSON.
Now rocking as a power trio with the last three albums costing the group a member. Buy the time this record came out King Crimson had only John Wetton on bass, Bill Bruford on drums and the master Robert Fripp leading the charge with David cross still making an appearance on the album, performing with them on tour, but having lost his official member status buy the time the record came out.
This album (and song), is sighted as an early form of heavy music. With the loud in-your-face guitars, the bottomless bass that almost just sounds like pure sub-woofer noise, and Bill's most "basic" playing within the king crimson catalog, it's not hard to see that connection with the band. In fact, I heard that this song (and album) is what influenced Kurt Cobain and helped lead to the sound of Nirvana. When I think of older heavy music, I think of Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, and Red by King Crimson.
Now unlike Larks' Tongues in Aspic Pt.2 this is an upgrade from the original Meander/Sideshow/oscarj08 chart. All tracks have some edits to them, with the bass and drums getting the most. There was also enough room where, although there isn't a keys part on the song I thought it would be fun to add it and I had the means to do so.
Once again a very special thank you to AJFOne23 for providing a spectacular venue for our eyes to feast on!


July 13, 2019

Thanks! I enjoyed the update to LTiA2 and I bet this'll be great too.


I appreciate your contributions!