Makers of – for the most part – furiously
challenging music that is probably amongst the furthest from song
structures to be found in rock music.
They shared a bill with Procol Harum in 1970. Like Procol they have a nautical number Sailor's Tale [albeit a wordless work] among their most feted cuts.
Share the distinction among 'prog rock' bands of using separate lyricists. Initially this was Pete Sinfield who went on to write some words on the
Gary Brooker album No More Fear of Flying. The 1971-era King Crimson drummer Ian Wallace toured with Procol Harum in 1993. Gary Brooker guested vocally on one track of Driver's Eyes, the 1999 solo album from an early Crimson member Ian MacDonald.
So far as we know Gary and Keith don't share the delusory qualities of Crimson auteur Robert Fripp who reformed the band after a long layoff
because he felt there was an entity who actually was 'King Crimson' sitting in the front of his car telling him to do so.
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