EnglandKing Crimson

Artist rating: 81.16 % (ranking: 30)
Highest rating: 84.18 % (1969)
Most recent trend: 76.71 % (1981)
Highest trend: 89.18 % (1969)

Works
Tracks (A-Ö)

Statistics

Data

Formed: 1969-01-13

Formed 53 years ago
 

External links

Genres

Members

Adrian Belew, Bill Bruford, Boz Burrell, Mel Collins, David Cross, Robert Fripp, Michael Giles, Gordon Haskell, Greg Lake, Tony Levin, Andy McCulloch, Ian McDonald, Jamie Muir, Peter Sinfield, Ian Wallace, John Wetton
1973
65.20 %
1974
70.70 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1981
72.20 %
1982

Red

King Crimson - Red
89.91 %
(2013-04-08)
Date released: 1974-11
Type: studio

In collection: CD
Best track: Starless
Average track length: 08:00
Average track rating:

Ranking

King Crimson:
2
/
8
Year (1974):
2
/
66
Decade (1970's):
19
/
597
Overall:
44
/
2711

Tracks

Credits

Band members

2Bill Bruford (25)
drums (1–5), percussion (3–5)
2Robert Fripp (28)
electric guitar (1–5), acoustic guitar (2), Mellotron (2, 5)
2John Wetton (25)
bass (1–5), vocals (2–3, 5)

Session works

2Mel Collins (27)
soprano saxophone (5)
2David Cross (25)
violin (4), Hohner pianet (4–5)
2Ian McDonald (28)
alto saxophone (3, 5)

Producers

Lyrics

Red
06:17
instrumental
Fallen Angel
06:04
Tears of joy at the birth of a brother
Never alone from that time
Sixteen years through knife fights and danger
Strangely why his life not mine

West side skyline crying
Fallen angel dying
Risk a life to make a dime

Lifetimes spent on the streets of a city
Make us the people we are
Switchblade stings in one tenth of a moment
Better get back to the car

Snow white side streets of cold New York City
Stained with his blood it all went wrong
Sick and tired blue wicked and wild
God only knows for how long

Fallen angel
Fallen angel
West side skyline
Crying for an angel dying
Life expiring in the city
Fallen angel...
One More Red Nightmare
07:08
Pan American nightmare
Ten thousand feet fun-fair
Convinced that I don't care
It's safe as houses I swear
I was just sitting musing
The virtues of cruising
When altitude dropping
My ears started popping
One more red nightmare

Sweat beginning to pour down
My neck as I turn round
I heard fortune shouting
Just get off of this outing
A farewell swan song
See you know how turbulence can be
The stewardess made me
One more red nightmare

Reality stirred me
My angel had heard me
The prayer had been answered
A reprieve has been granted
The dream was now broken
Thought rudely awoken
Really safe and sound
Asleep on the Greyhound
One more red nightmare
Providence
08:12
instrumental
Starless
12:18
Sundown dazzling day
Gold through my eyes
But my eyes turned within
Only see
Starless and bible black

Ice blue silver sky
Fades into grey
To a grey hope that
Oh years to be
Starless and bible black

Old friend charity
Cruel twisted smile
And the smile signals emptiness
For me
Starless and bible black