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    King Crimson covers.

    This subject might have been dealt with already, but there seems to be a certain number of Crimson-repertoire bands or projects out there. And not just the usual cover bands, but people reimagining the output of Fripp & Co. - in some cases quite differently.

    Here's a good one from Court...., by France's Nathan Bedel Ensemble, and a link to another: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sJwkuNEg2w




    And, from Vancouver BC, a version from the Hard Rubber Orchestra.


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    This is very cool. I have wished for an early studio recording, but alas it doesn't exist. Originally part of a long suite that included A Man A City (Pictures of a City). Could have easily been on the 1st or 2nd KC albums. IMO this is a beautiful rendition of Trees with stellar mellotron, and a heartfelt performance.

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    My all time favorite Crim cover. This whole album is one of my favorites, really.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberian Cat View Post
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    I'll raise you one with an absolutely bonkers live version; it's like orchestrated Electric Miles Does Crimson, and features Collignon not only playing his cornet through effects, but frantically scatting through a vocoder while playing air guitar:


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    Although I can't really think of any off the top of my head I'm sure there's quite a few of them. I remember a long time ago when I was in a record store I heard some post punk or new wave kind of band doing a cover of "I talk to the Wind" but I have no idea who it was. This was in the late eighties or so and I was already very familiar with the first King Crimson album so I knew it wasn't an original(otherwise I might have assumed it was). I'm pretty sure I mentioned something to the clerk about it but I forgot who he said it was. This was probably around the same time I saw a guy going into the grocery store I worked at wearing a ITCOTCK t shirt which must have been rather unusual at that time.
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    DT has their absolutely pedestrian version of LTIA pt II as well....

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    A bit of an outlier but it does qualify…

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    One straight cover...


    ...and one ripoff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rye-Ergot View Post


    A bit of an outlier but it does qualify…
    I kinda dig it. The guitar tone is great and the player takes some liberties that I think work really well.

    They should've pulled the mic a bit further from the cymbals tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by julioscissors View Post
    I kinda dig it. The guitar tone is great and the player takes some liberties that I think work really well.
    I like the autoharp - it's not usually heard in a rock context, but it works well here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baribrotzer View Post
    I'll raise you one with an absolutely bonkers live version; it's like orchestrated Electric Miles Does Crimson, and features Collignon not only playing his cornet through effects, but frantically scatting through a vocoder while playing air guitar:
    Holy shit this is great! The vocorder scatting puts it over the top. Fantastic sounding band.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital_Man View Post
    I remember a long time ago when I was in a record store I heard some post punk or new wave kind of band doing a cover of "I talk to the Wind" but I have no idea who it was.
    This one perhaps?


    Also, no mention yet of Ian Wallace's great two jazz trio tribute albums?


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    Holy crap I haven't listened to this Crimson Jazz Trio album in a while and the rendition of Three of a Perfect Pair is off the hook.

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    Rachel Flowers has cover LTIA Parts 1 & 2, Red, and Starless. I love the flute solo on LTIA Part 2.





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    A few with classical interpretations:

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    And ofcourse Bi Kyo Ran:


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    And also from Japan, the excellent Gerard:
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