ORGAN THING: Check out King Crimson’s new version of Bowie’s Heroes, and check out this version of 21st Century Schizoid Man on a shamisen…


King Crimson are to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Bowie’s Heroes, the original famously got Fripped of course, by release a new version…

“King Crimson performed Heroes at the Admiralspalast in Berlin as a celebration, a remembrancing and an homage. The concert was thirty nine years and one month after the original sessions at the Hansa Tonstudio overlooking the Berlin Wall. This is released in the Fortieth Anniversary year.” – Robert Fripp.King Crimson are releasing “Heroes” as an EP to accompany their forthcoming summer tour of North America.
Track listing :i) Heroes (recorded live at the Admiralspalast Berlin 12 Sep 2016), ii) Easy Money (recorded live at Salle Pleyel Paris 3 Dec 2016), iii) Starless – edit (recorded live at Museumsquartier Vienna 1 Dec 2016),  iv) The Hell Hounds of Krim (recorded live at Museumsquartier Vienna 1 Dec 2016)v) Heroes (radio edit).  The title track sees Robert Fripp revisiting the iconic guitar line he played on the original recording with David Bowie thirty nine years earlier in the same city.
And while we’re here some classic 1975 King Crimson…
 Robert Fripp guitar & Mellotron, John Wetton bass & vocals, Bill Bruford, drums and percussion, David Cross violin, Mellotron, electric piano. Appears on USA (1975)
And while we’re still here. how good is this? To quote King Crimson’s own website, “there are numerous cover versions of King Crimson’s 21st Century Schizoid Man around the on the interweb but this is one of the more interesting and unusual. Performed by a trio that includes a modified shamisen, they bring another dimension to the piece”.
Meanwhile, for more information about the shamisen take a peek here.
More of this mind of thing tomorrow, maybe….

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