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Progressive rock band led by guitar/Mellotron virtuoso Robert Fripp. Stretched both the language and structure of rock into the realms of jazz and classical, while avoiding pop and psychedelic sensibilities.
The absense of mainstream compromises and lack of an overt sense of humour lead to their downfall.
King Crimson are one of the more defiant progressive rock bands to come out of the 1960's. Others include Pink Floyd, Yes and The Soft Machine.
by Aqualung March 13, 2005
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One of the few truly "unique" bands out there. King Crimson has a darker tone than most other progressive rock bands from the 70's/ 80's, and their style is almost unlike any other band before them or since. Featuring some truly mesmerizing and wildly creative guitar riffs (thanks to the amazing lead guitarist Robert Fripp), dark and unusual yet not overly pretentious lyrics, and a whole string of different influences ranging from jazz to classical music, King Crimson is the definition of Progressive Rock. They're still releasing new albums to this day, but the only remaining member from the original lineup is lead guitarist Robert Fripp.
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British progressive rock band who were know for their unique style and battering symphonies. Fronted by guitartist Robert Fripp.
Listen to '21st Century Schizoid Man'.
great King Crimson track.
by BadLieutenant October 26, 2004
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When referring to something that usualy makes no sense at all, it usually means its a king crimson.
Guy 1: No, he erases time you see he-
Guy 2: dude, King Crimson makes no fucking sense stop trying to explain it.
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