Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
B'Boom: Official Bootleg - Live In Argentina 1994
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
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Not for everyone...
Dan'l Danehy-Oakes | Alameda, CA United States | 11/29/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Okay, the more recent VROOOM VROOOM compilation probably gives a better look at what the "Double Trio" version of King Crimson was capable of; but this "official bootleg" is a snapshot of time. Specifically, it shows this band, a collection of overwhelmingly-skilled professionals, beginning to find its identity _as_ a band. Some of the playing is unaccustomedly sloppy for a King Crimson - which is to say, up to the higest standards set by most other bands. The repertoire is terrifying, both in the difficulty of some of the numbers and the sheer noise level of others. The first time I heard "THRAK" on disc 1 - which was the first time I ever heard "THRAK" at all, as I hadn't then picked up the Double Trio's studio work - I wasn't sure it was music; it went beyond dissonance to another place entirely.The Crimson of the 1990s and early 2000s has reinvented the concept of heavy metal - not, please, "speed metal" (though there are some blinding solos on some tracks, and especially in the material introduced in the 2000 album "The ConstruKction of Light"), but dark, grinding, distorted slabs of metallic sound. Interspersed with this we find some of the gamelan-influenced pieces of the '80s Crim, a very few tracks from the "Lark's" band (including the heaviest piece of metal ever recorded, "Red"), and the simply funky new song, "People."Unquestionably from the "not for everyone" department, but if you like this kind of thing you'll love "B'boom.""
I wish all my bootlegs sounded this good...
J. Brittman | Long Island, New York | 02/26/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you are even remotely into King Crimson then you need to have these discs. Just look at the track listings: Frame by Frame, Larks Tongues II, Red, Indiscipline, THRAK, Elephant Talk, Hearbeat, VROOOM; What else do you need! Not to mention the duo of Bruford and Pat Mas on the drum kits. Belew and Fripp's guitar playing is nothing less than inspired as this duo continue to pioneer new sounds and musical styles for the next generation of guitar virtuosos. BUY THIS NOW."
Damn good use of seventeen dollars!
Ken Hill | USA (yeah, I know...) | 06/11/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album is quite worth the money, whomever should be tempted to buy it. This is a good presentation of *songs*, not crazy musicianship. Sure, the technique speaks for itself, but the songs to me are presented in a collected manner, which allows for live show enjoyment, as well as the ability to follow along and not be flattened by the audio artistry. I really like this album and am glad I found it..."