Friday, February 1, 2008

Twenty First Century Schizoid Man



OK. I admit to being in a mood. And not having much time. Here's some remnants of King Crimson, playing the fuck out of their 1969 classic. Enjoy. I have to confess to loving the beginning and the end and being a little bored by the geek stuff in the middle. I'm not sure which personnel here are original to King Crimson. I've placed another brief clip below from a 1969 Hyde Park performance. The video is out of synch with the music, which makes me think it's live footage set to the record. Nonetheless, the period is well-represented here.

Twenty First Century Schizoid Man

Cats foot iron claw
Neuro-surgeons scream for more
At paranoias poison door.
Twenty first century schizoid man.

Blood rack barbed wire
Polititians funeral pyre
Innocents raped with napalm fire
Twenty first century schizoid man.

Death seed blind mans greed
Poets starving children bleed
Nothing he's got he really needs
Twenty first century schizoid man.

1 comment:

Bruce Triggs said...

Hey Tim,
I was confused by this because doesn't Robert Fripp always play sitting down in a nice "classical/I am not a rock-star" way? And I don't think he sings...

I don't think this is King Crimson without Fripp. It says, The Twentieth Century Schizoid Band. Hmmm; I could be wrong.

I love my four volume live Crimson collection, The Great Deceiver. Wondrous.