Wednesday, March 26, 2003
Have to Be Happy with What You Have to Be Happy With to Be Happy with What You Have to Be Happy With What You Have
The new King Crimson record, The Power to Believe, is great, if you like that kind of thing. It's a great mix of Fripp's angular and chunky guitar work, Belew's wailing and warbling guitar work, Gunn's bending and rolling guitar work, and Mastelotto's powerful and punching drums. Mr. Belew's voice is as confident as I've ever heard it, and it's singing thoughtful and powerful lyrics.
I'm not clear what someone who's never heard this or any version of King Crimson -- or not heard anything but the "21st Century Schizoid Man" edition -- will think. QuickTime audio samples are available via a pop-up window at the album's web site.
Tim Bob sez check it out! Tim Bob sez also check out artwork by P. J. Crook, who's supplied images for the last several Crimson products.