King Crimson - No Pussyfooting: The Zoom Club, Frankfurt, 13 Oct. 1972 mp3 album

King Crimson - No Pussyfooting: The Zoom Club, Frankfurt, 13 Oct. 1972 mp3 album
Art Rock,Prog-Rock
  • Performer:
    King Crimson
  • Title:
    No Pussyfooting: The Zoom Club, Frankfurt, 13 Oct. 1972
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  • Style:
    Art Rock,Prog-Rock
King Crimson - No Pussyfooting: The Zoom Club, Frankfurt, 13 Oct. 1972 mp3 album

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    1715 mb
  • Size MP3 version
    1540 mb
  • Size WMA version
    1557 mb
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No Pussyfooting (no, not the 1973 Fripp/Eno album) documents the dawning of King Crimson's most formidable metamorphosis. The newly formed band, several months prior to the release of Larks' Tongues in Aspic (1973), consisted of Fripp, Wetton, Bruford, Cross, and Muir. This two-disc set is at once utterly horrible (sound quality) and truly tremendous (performances). Considering the length of the recording, this must be the performance in its entirety. The sound quality is dismal and at times even muffled, with crowd noise a particular detraction from "Instrumental #3," and a 43-minute improvisational jam. Although quite excessive, this piece features some incredible, relentless playing, and that's what makes the CD bearable -- the band performs powerful, evolving compositions, some not available elsewhere. Frenetic percussionist Jamie Muir is a standout, particularly appealing since he appeared on only one Crimson album (Larks). Wetton is a heavy bassist, and he proves it here. His playing may be the highlight of this set, with phenomenal riffing and thrashing on the funky "Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Part One," the heavy improv piece "Instrumental #1," and "Doctor D." "Doctor D" excels with its quirkiness; Wetton sings incomprehensible lyrics, many of which are more akin to vocal "noises" blurted in sync with his bass playing. Another appealing quality to No Pussyfooting is its presentation of four compositions in early, still-evolving phases. "Book of Saturday" and "Easy Money" feature different lyrics from their Larks' Tongues in Aspic renditions. "Fallen Angel" is performed instrumentally here; it surfaced two years later with lyrics on Red (1974). "Instrumental #4" is actually "Providence" in its infant stage, another composition found on Red.

Credits

King Crimson - Primary Artist