KING CRIMSON — VROOOM

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EP · 1994

Filed under Non-Metal
By KING CRIMSON

Tracklist

1. Introduction (0:18)
2. VROOOM (7:16)
3. Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream (4:42)
4. Cage (1:34)
5. Thrak (7:19)
6. When I Say Stop, Continue (5:21)
7. One Time (4:28)

Total Time 31:00

Line-up/Musicians

- Adrian Belew / guitar, vocals, words
- Bill Bruford / acoustic percussion, electronic percussion
- Robert Fripp / guitar
- Trey Gunn / stick
- Tony Levin / stick, basses
- Pat Mastelotto / acoustic percussion, electronic percussion

About this release

October 31, 1994
DGM

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Warthur
Take the 1980s King Crimson, add Pat Mastelotto and Trey Gunn as a second rhythm section, and you have the infamous "double trio" lineup, who unveiled themselves to the public here on this EP of early renditions of key songs that would get a later airing (after being workshopped on the intervening tour) on THRAK.

The overall approach seems to be a mashup of the harder-edged sections styles of the mid-1970s group with the 1980s lineup - an overlap particularly evident if you've heard the 1980s Crimson's live renditions of Red or Larks' Tongues In Aspic II - with just a pinch of inspiration from industrial rock when it comes to some of the textures and production approach. It's taken me a while to appreciate the double trio era of King Crimson, but the VROOOM EP is actually a good taster for the sounds to come.

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FMOTP
This EP, for those who aren't regular followers of King Crimson, consists mostly of tracks that appeared on their 1994 full album THRAK. That album introduced the double trio version of KC: two guitarists, two bass players, and two drummers. I love every incarnation of King Crimson, and this EP Vroom is excellent. This may be King Crimson at their most aggressive, so metal-related is a very apt description of this music.

My favorite tracks here are "Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream", "Thrak", and "One Time". I like King Crimson least when their music is the most unstructured, as it is on "When I Say Stop, Continue." However, that criticism doesn't apply to most of VROOM. IF you know the THRAK album, you already know most of these songs. This fine EP is still an excellent addition to your music collection.

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