Yes, indeed — this is a live King Crimson thing from 1982. And I feel like I may have seen it before? The eight minute long version of Waiting Man seems familiar.
But what the hey — I can watch it again while cleaning the balcony.
Bill Bruford really wants to be at the front of the stage for this movie. But that’s a nice instrument.
And then we get a fifteen minute version of Sheltering Sky? Man, the people in Frejus are patient.
Yes! This is exactly what the people in Frejus needed right now! A five minute drum solo!
Obvs, if you’re not a fan of King Crimson (or King Crimson from this area; most people aren’t), this is gonna be the most boring thing ever. But for me, this is almost an ideal concert movie: No chatter, no audience shots, no interviews with people saying how great King Crimson is.
It’s just fantastic music filmed sympathetically.
But I’m deducting ⚀ because of the rather crappy VHS-like video quality. (The audio quality is great.)
John Carr is the editor, and no director is listed in the credits, so I’m crediting this to him. Hah!
King Crimson: The Noise. John Carr. 1982. ⚄