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 [TSBA - 60s] In the Court of the Crimson King vs Phallus Dei
« May 13, 2022 18:27:38 GMT »
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EARLY PROGRESSIVE PIONEERS


  

King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King (1969) vs Amon Düül II - Phallus Dei (1969)


Doesn't matter who you ask - they'll tell you that the two most relevant schools of progressive rock music are the British and the German ones (also Italy, but we didn't start until 1973). These are, no doubt, the two records that started their respective schools. With In the Court of the Crimson King, King Crimson created a prog-rock manifesto. Alternating between scorching, hard rock songs and tender ballads, all the elements of English prog are here: the musical complexity, the extended length, the tempo shift, the pastoral themes, the proficiency of the individual musicians. On the other hand, I think you're all familiar with the term Krautrock - well, all the elements or krautrock are premiered in Amon Düül II's visionary first album, from the "motorik beat" to the raga/mantra hypnitic build-ups and the ritualistic nature of the performance itself. It's an eerie album, unsettling at times, played by musicians who basically invented a genre because they couldn't duplicate what was going on in the US but who left an indelible mark.

Take your pick - you have 5 days.


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« May 13, 2022 20:53:28 GMT »
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I've shamefully never heard the Amon Düül II record. brb

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« May 16, 2022 12:59:52 GMT »
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I'll probably sit this one out. I'll get around to Amon Düül at some point. I won't be one of those that votes having not heard both records, because that is just silly!

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« May 16, 2022 13:00:47 GMT »
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King Crimson, I do like the record, but parts of it. The artwork is awesome & there's a few sensational moments, but as a whole piece it isn't really to my tastes. Maybe one day though.

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« May 16, 2022 13:54:20 GMT »
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did like that prs guitar they did of the crimson artwork. :)



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« May 18, 2022 7:01:47 GMT via mobile »
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Balls, I missed the deadline. I was going to vote King Crimson anyway, as it's the only one of the two I know (and quite like) and I haven't had the time this week to give Amon Duul a proper listen.

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« May 18, 2022 11:04:10 GMT via mobile »
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Don't think I've listened to either record so I also abstained. And to think this shit got in ahead of Aretha!

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 [TSBA - 60s] In the Court of the Crimson King vs Phallus Dei
« May 18, 2022 20:52:30 GMT »
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IN THE COURT OF THE CRIMSON KING wins this round and advances to the next stage!

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