Trivia: King Crimson

  • Creator Backlash: Averted somewhat. The group will still play older tracks (Red, Larks' Tongues in Aspic Pt. 2, and some of the 1980's 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, 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.
  • Doing It for the Art
  • Hey, It's That Guy! / Hey, It's That Voice!: King Crimson borrowed members from or to a number of other prog bands with its various lineup changes, but John Wetton is probably the most prolific outside the band (he was also the lead singer for Asia and UK, just to name a couple.)
    • Fripp lent his guitar services to other groups on occasions, including:
    • Jon Anderson from Yes makes a guest appearance on the "Prince Rupert Awakes" section of the title piece from Lizard.
  • Name's the Same: No, David Cross is not the one who played Tobias Funke in Arrested Development.
  • Reclusive Artist: Robert Fripp (who combines Gentleman Snarker with Smart People Wear Glasses - read his blog). The band as a whole haven't been heard from much in a while, though.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Greg Lake and Ian MacDonald were part of the original lineup.
  • Throw It In: Gordon Haskell's laughter at the end of "Indoor Games". Also, the spoken part of "Thela Hun Ginjeet" (see Spoken Word in Music in the Main tab).
  • Too Soon: "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, Saddam Hussein and Timothy McVeigh.
  • What Could Have Been: Elton John auditioned for the band during the sessions for In The Wake of Poseidon. Others who auditioned include future Roxy Music singer Bryan Ferry and 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.
    • During the Islands era, Fripp toyed with the idea of recording Crimson songs in different styles than originally conceived; e.g "The Court of the Crimson King" as a Chicago Blues number.