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* ApprovalOfGod:
** Surprisingly, King Crimson themselves took notice of the stand King Crimson from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' by posting a picture on their [[https://www.facebook.com/PatMastelottoOfficial/photos/a.218965281448671.67347.120366424641891/1071671219511402/?type=3&theater facebook.]]
** [[https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1578167148865976&set=a.584632631552771.154663.100000181177250&type=3&theater On his Facebook, Robert Fripp acknowledged the infamous "it just works" meme.]]
* AuthorExistenceFailure: Founding bassist/vocalist Greg Lake died in December 2016, and mid-'70s bassist/vocalist John Wetton died in January 2017. Fans were heartbroken over both. Another vocalist from the pre-''Discipline'' era Boz Burrell had also passed away in 2006.
* BigNameFan: In 1981, ''Musician'' magazine ran a joint [[http://preparedguitar.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/interview-with-robert-fripp-and-joe.html interview]] with Robert Fripp and Joe Strummer of Music/TheClash, in which Fripp and Strummer turned out to be warmly appreciative of each other's music; Strummer described a 1969 King Crimson show he'd seen as 'terriffic ... ''really'' terriffic' and Fripp described a Clash concert he'd been to as 'the best rock and roll show I've been to in six years.'
* CreatorBacklash: Averted somewhat. The group will still play older tracks ("Red", "Larks' Tongues in Aspic Pt. 2", and some of the 1980s repertoire are still used in the recent lineups), but Robert (and probably the group) are sick and tired of the fans who only want to hear the old stuff, [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks and completely ignore the group's new repertoire]]. Promoters who bank on the group's prog rock history to sell seats don't help either.
** Moved into full aversion with King Crimson Mk. 8. Fripp and company seem more comfortable revisiting more of the group's back catalogue, operating under the concept of "Fresh When It Was Written". The use of three drummers as the frontline of the band helps keep things from being ''too'' much of a retread...
** Robert Fripp has expressed disdain for ''Lizard'', calling it "unlistenable." Though he's changed his attitude recently, having performed songs from the album on the 2017 tour.
* HeAlsoDid:
** Robert Fripp has had a long association with Music/BrianEno, lending his guitar to numerous tracks as well as other Eno productions of Music/DavidBowie and Music/TalkingHeads.
** Many of the members in the pre Discipline lineups were part of or moved on to other bands including {{Music/Foreigner}}, Music/BadCompany, Music/EmersonLakeAndPalmer, {{Music/Asia}}, {{Music/Yes}}, and Music/UriahHeep.
** Bill Rieflin of the current line up was previously a member of {{Music/Ministry}} while also playing small parts for Music/NineInchNails and {{Music/REM}}.
** Jon Anderson who contributed the vocals to the track "Prince Rupert Awakens" on ''Lizard'' is best known for being the vocalist of {{Music/Yes}}.
* NamesTheSame:
** No, David Cross is not the one who played Tobias Funke in ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment''.
** Adrian Belew is the name of a minor Springfield Elementary school student in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' though it may be very likely that he was named after the band's fifth vocalist.
* OldShame:
** As stated in CreatorBacklash, Robert Fripp is not fond of ''Lizard'' outright calling it unlistenable. Though the album itself is actually well liked among fans, and his own attitude towards it has softened with the band's new lineup.
** Gordon Haskell, the vocalist who stepped in to replace Greg Lake after he [[Music/EmersonLakeAndPalmer departed the band]] was not very fond of his time with the band, later calling Robert Fripp a fascist.
* ReclusiveArtist: Robert Fripp (who combines GentlemanSnarker with SmartPeopleWearGlasses - read his blog).
** Although now that DGM Live (King Crimson's/Fripp's record company) has an official YouTube channel, the shell is a little more transparent.
* ReferencedBy:
** The BigBad of Creator/StephenKing's ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' series is usually called the Crimson King. (His actual name, [[spoiler:Los']], is a ShoutOut to Creator/WilliamBlake).
** ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' has several references to King Crimson, including a stand called "King Crimson" and a sub-stand called "Epitaph".
** Music/KanyeWest famously sampled "21st Century Schizoid Man" on his hit "Power" (on ''Music/MyBeautifulDarkTwistedFantasy'').
** Music/{{Merzbow}} and Music/{{Boris}}' collaborative EP ''Walrus/Groon'' is partially named for a King Crimson B-side. Merzbow also sampled "The Great Deceiver" for a track on ''Spiral Honey''.
** King Crimson's music has been widely covered, especially by progressive metal acts such as Music/{{Voivod}} (who covered "21st Century Schizoid Man"), Norway's Shining (ditto), Music/DreamTheater (covered "Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Part Two"), Murmur (ditto), and Music/BetweenTheBuriedAndMe (covered "Three of a Perfect Pair").
** Musicians who have cited King Crimson as an influence include Music/KurtCobain of Music/{{Nirvana}}, Music/BadReligion (who quoted "21st Century Schizoid Man" in the lyrics of their single "21st Century (Digital Boy)"), Music/{{Rush}}, Music/{{Tool}}, and Music/{{Moonsorrow}}.
** Music/ReverendBizarre named their first album ''In the Rectory of the Bizarre Reverend'' in tribute to King Crimson's first album.
** One of the novels in ''Literature/TheLordsOfCreation'' is entitled ''In the Court of the Crimson Kings''.
** "The Court of the Crimson King" was used in ''Film/ChildrenOfMen'' (2006).
** Creator/ChristinaRicci tap-dances to "Moonchild" in ''Film/Buffalo66''.
** Epitaph Records was named in honour of King Crimson's song "Epitaph".
** Creator/{{Gotlib}} spoofed the cover of ''In the Court of the Crimson King'' with his character [[https://berichtenuithetverleden.wordpress.com/2012/12/12/gotlib-hamster-jovial-et-ses-louveteaux/ Hamster Jovial]].
** Japanese band Acid Mothers Temple have an album called ''Starless And Bible Music/BlackSabbath''.
* RetroactiveRecognition: [[Music/EmersonLakeAndPalmer Greg Lake]] and [[Music/{{Foreigner}} Ian MacDonald]] were part of the original lineup. [[Music/{{Asia}} John Wetton]] was also in the band at one point.
* ThrowItIn: Gordon Haskell's laughter at the end of "Indoor Games". Also, the spoken part of "Thela Hun Ginjeet" (see SpokenWordInMusic in the Main tab).
* TooSoon: "Coda: I Have a Dream"'s lyrics get omitted during concerts because of what they mention - which can be quite harsh depending on who hears it, and what their memories of the events mentioned are, which include the World Trade Center, UsefulNotes/SaddamHussein and Timothy [=McVeigh=].
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Music/EltonJohn auditioned for the band during the sessions for ''In the Wake of Poseidon''. Others who auditioned include future Music/RoxyMusic singer Bryan Ferry and Music/{{Yes}} vocalist Jon Anderson. The latter gives us a small taste of what could have happened had he been accepted into the band on the movement "Prince Rupert Awakes" from the song "Lizard", as Haskell had already left the band by the time that section was recorded and Anderson was brought in to record the vocal part. King Crimson lyricist Peter Sinfield later produced Roxy Music's debut album and John Wetton served as a touring bassist in 1974.
** During the ''Islands'' era, Fripp toyed with the idea of recording Crimson songs in different styles than originally conceived; e.g [[Music/InTheCourtOfTheCrimsonKing "The Court of the Crimson King"]] as a Chicago Blues number.
** Rick Kemp, of Music/SteeleyeSpan fame, was selected as the bass player for the oncoming 1971 tour (shortly before ''Islands'' was released), but eventually turned down the offer at the last minute.
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