Tuesday, October 08, 2019

"Schizoid Man" at 50 // Goodbye, GB

*A deep dive into the history and legacy of King Crimson's avant-rock landmark "21st Century Schizoid Man," in two parts:

-Inside Prog's Big Bang
-50 Years in the Life of a Gamechanging Song

I'm proud of this one and hope that you will give it a read. It's saying something about the reach of this song that there easily could have been a part III.

*A quick round-up, merely scratching the surface, of tracks showing the range of the late, great Ginger Baker. His playing fascinates me more and more over time. I feel fortunate that I got to see him in person some years back. Don't miss tributes at RS by Jay Bulger, director of the definitive GB doc Beware of Mr. Baker, and Bill Frisell, a key '90s collaborator of Baker's.

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