History NightmareFuel / KingCrimson

17th Jun '16 5:22:41 PM CassandraLeo
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* Live improvisations frequently turn into cases of this (though there are exceptions such as "Trio"), due to the band's love of dissonance in these pieces. Several have been listed above with "Starless and Bible Black" and "Red"; the 1973-1974 era in particular had quite a lot more of this that didn't make it onto their studio albums. ''The Great Deceiver'' and ''The Night Watch'' were probably the first tastes the public got of just how deep the rabbit hole went, and then the gigantic boxes ''The Road to Red'', ''Starless'', and the ''Larks' Tongues in Aspic'' anniversary box provided ''even more'' of it.

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* Live improvisations frequently turn into cases of this (though there are exceptions such as "Trio"), due to the band's love of dissonance in these pieces. Several have been listed above with "Starless and Bible Black" and "Red"; "Providence"; the 1973-1974 era in particular had quite a lot more of this that didn't make it onto their studio albums. ''The Great Deceiver'' and ''The Night Watch'' were probably the first tastes the public got of just how deep the rabbit hole went, and then the gigantic boxes ''The Road to Red'', ''Starless'', and the ''Larks' Tongues in Aspic'' anniversary box provided ''even more'' of it.
22nd Apr '16 10:40:36 PM CassandraLeo
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%%Examples are listed in chronological order by original release date. Please add new examples in the appropriate place.



* The second half of the "Lizard" suite, starting out as a quiet ballad that slowly grows increasingly ominous and Gordon Haskell sounding increasingly pissed as the section comes to a close, which then explodes into a suffocating cacophony of horns, keyboards and guitar. And it all closes with a creepy funeral march with Fripp's weeping guitar....followed by the sounds of a carnival spiraling out of control.
* Most, if not the entirety of ''Red''. The intro to "Starless" alone can suck the warmth out of any room with its Mellotron intro and creepy lyrics which seems to be about someone crossing the DespairEventHorizon, and even though the listener is taken to the heavens at the end of the song, the same intro is played one more time, only with a sharper, more menacing edge. Then there's "Providence", which is one of the most unnerving pieces of music ever to grace human ears. The first half alone will have you looking around the room, convinced that something is staring at you. It's fucking terrifying. Finally, the ominous "Red" itself, particularly in the middle section with the creepy cello, and the distorted guitar and bass which sets the tone for the entire album.

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* From ''In the Wake of Poseidon'' we have "The Devil's Triangle", which starts off as a modest variation of Music/GustavHolst's "Mars, the Bringer of War", but by the end, it sounds like Mars is armed with nukes. And just to be a little ''more'' unsettling, an excerpt from "The Court of the Crimson King" swoons in and out in the final minute...
* ''Lizard'':
** The dissonant intro to "Cirkus" can be very unsettling.
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The second half of the "Lizard" suite, starting out as a quiet ballad that slowly grows increasingly ominous and Gordon Haskell sounding increasingly pissed as the section comes to a close, which then explodes into a suffocating cacophony of horns, keyboards and guitar. And it all closes with a creepy funeral march with Fripp's weeping guitar....followed by the sounds of a carnival spiraling spiralling out of control.
* ''Starless and Bible Black'' has its share of really creepy {{instrumental}}s, such as the title track and "Fracture". "The Mincer" started out as a creepy instrumental, but then the band added strange vocals that made it ''even creepier''.
* Most, if not the entirety of ''Red''. ''Red'':
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The intro to "Starless" alone can suck ominous "Red" itself follows Crimson's standard for nightmarish instrumentals, particularly in the warmth out of any room middle section with its Mellotron intro and the creepy lyrics cello, and the distorted guitar and bass which seems to be about someone crossing sets the DespairEventHorizon, and even though tone for the listener is taken to the heavens at the end of the song, the same intro is played one more time, only with a sharper, more menacing edge. entire album.
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Then there's "Providence", which is one of the most unnerving pieces of music ever to grace human ears. The first half alone will have you looking around the room, convinced that something is staring at you. It's fucking terrifying.
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Finally, there's "Starless", whose intro alone can suck the ominous "Red" itself, particularly in the middle section warmth out of any room with the its Mellotron intro and creepy cello, and the distorted guitar and bass lyrics which sets seems to be about someone crossing the tone for DespairEventHorizon, and even though the entire album.listener is taken to the heavens at the end of the song, the same intro is played one more time, only with a sharper, more menacing edge.



* From ''Three of a Perfect Pair'', we have Side 2 opener "Industry". It's the quiet parts of "Indiscipline" with the heavy bits removed, the lyrics removed, machine noises added, and the tension taken to an absurd level where the entire song constantly sounds like it's about to collapse on itself. This goes on for ''seven minutes straight''.
* "Sleepless", also from ''Three of a Perfect Pair'', with its twitchy, crazed bassline, creepy guitar sounds, droning synths and Belew's impressionistic rambling about fear, nightmares, the "rumbling in your ears". Also counts as ParanoiaFuel, as well. "It's alright to feel a little fear", indeed.
* "The Devil's Triangle", which starts off as a modest variation of Music/GustavHolst's "Mars, the Bringer of War", but by the end, it sounds like Mars is armed with nukes. And just to be a little ''more'' unsettling, an excerpt from "The Court of the Crimson King" swoons in and out in the final minute...
* Many of their other instrumentals are pretty creepy too, such as "Fracture".

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* From ''Three of a Perfect Pair'', we have Pair'':
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Side 2 opener "Industry". It's the quiet parts of "Indiscipline" with the heavy bits removed, the lyrics removed, machine noises added, and the tension taken to an absurd level where the entire song constantly sounds like it's about to collapse on itself. This goes on for ''seven minutes straight''.
* ** "Sleepless", also from ''Three of a Perfect Pair'', with its twitchy, crazed bassline, creepy guitar sounds, droning synths and Belew's impressionistic rambling about fear, nightmares, the "rumbling in your ears". Also counts as ParanoiaFuel, as well. "It's alright to feel a little fear", indeed.
* "The Devil's Triangle", which starts off as a modest variation Live improvisations frequently turn into cases of Music/GustavHolst's "Mars, the Bringer of War", but by the end, it sounds like Mars is armed with nukes. And just to be a little ''more'' unsettling, an excerpt from "The Court of the Crimson King" swoons in and out in the final minute...
* Many of their other instrumentals
this (though there are pretty creepy too, exceptions such as "Fracture"."Trio"), due to the band's love of dissonance in these pieces. Several have been listed above with "Starless and Bible Black" and "Red"; the 1973-1974 era in particular had quite a lot more of this that didn't make it onto their studio albums. ''The Great Deceiver'' and ''The Night Watch'' were probably the first tastes the public got of just how deep the rabbit hole went, and then the gigantic boxes ''The Road to Red'', ''Starless'', and the ''Larks' Tongues in Aspic'' anniversary box provided ''even more'' of it.
20th Apr '16 5:18:07 PM CassandraLeo
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--> ''Innocents raped with napalm fire''

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--> ''Innocents ''[[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Innocents raped with napalm fire''fire]]''



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* Many of their other instrumentals are pretty creepy too, such as "Fracture".
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29th Nov '15 9:31:45 AM TheWhistleTropes
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* "21st Century Schizoid Man" from ''Music/InTheCourtOfTheCrimsonKing'' lives up to its title, with its screaming guitars and saxes and apocalyptic lyrics:

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* ** "21st Century Schizoid Man" from ''Music/InTheCourtOfTheCrimsonKing'' that album lives up to its title, with its screaming guitars and saxes and apocalyptic lyrics:
9th May '15 10:50:22 PM sharkcrap11
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* "Sleepless", also from ''Three of a Perfect Pair'', with its twitchy, crazed bassline, creepy guitar sounds, droning synths and Belew's impressionistic rambling about fear, nightmares, the "rumbling in your ears". Also counts as ParanoiaFuel, as well. "It's alright to feel a little fear", indeed.
17th Jan '15 12:05:21 AM bt8257
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--> ''21st Century Scizoid Man''

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--> ''21st Century Scizoid Schizoid Man''



5th Jan '15 6:22:27 PM Patachou
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* "21st Century Schizoid Man" lives up to its title, with its screaming guitars and saxes and apocalyptic lyrics:
-->Blood rack, barbed wire
-->Politicians' funeral pyre
-->Innocents raped with napalm fire
-->21st Century Scizoid Man

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!! Examples:
* That goddamn album cover for ''Music/InTheCourtOfTheCrimsonKing''.
* "21st Century Schizoid Man" from ''Music/InTheCourtOfTheCrimsonKing'' lives up to its title, with its screaming guitars and saxes and apocalyptic lyrics:
-->Blood --> ''Blood rack, barbed wire
-->Politicians'
wire''
--> ''Politicians'
funeral pyre
-->Innocents
pyre''
--> ''Innocents
raped with napalm fire
-->21st
fire''
--> ''21st
Century Scizoid ManMan''



* "The Devil's Triangle", which starts off as a modest variation of Holst's "Mars, the Bringer of War", but by the end, it sounds like Mars is armed with nukes. And just to be a little ''more'' unsettling, an excerpt from "The Court of the Crimson King" swoons in and out in the final minute...
* That goddamn album cover for ''In The Court of the Crimson King''.

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* "The Devil's Triangle", which starts off as a modest variation of Holst's Music/GustavHolst's "Mars, the Bringer of War", but by the end, it sounds like Mars is armed with nukes. And just to be a little ''more'' unsettling, an excerpt from "The Court of the Crimson King" swoons in and out in the final minute...
* That goddamn album cover for ''In The Court of the Crimson King''.
30th Oct '14 10:07:40 PM Yoshiman400
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* "The Devil's Triangle", which starts off as a modest variation of Holst's "Mars, the Bringer of War" before turning into pure disregard for peace treaty by the end. And just to be a little ''more'' unsettling, an excerpt from "The Court of the Crimson King" swoons in and out in the final minute...

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* "The Devil's Triangle", which starts off as a modest variation of Holst's "Mars, the Bringer of War" before turning into pure disregard for peace treaty War", but by the end.end, it sounds like Mars is armed with nukes. And just to be a little ''more'' unsettling, an excerpt from "The Court of the Crimson King" swoons in and out in the final minute...
22nd Sep '14 7:27:38 AM Maxiboy136
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-->21st Century Scizoid Man
8th Sep '14 12:32:36 PM ILoveDogs
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* That goddamn album cover for ''In The Court of the Crimson King''.
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