This is King Crimson Live in Detroit, December 13, 1971. It’s the “Islands” incarnation of the band. This is the very beginning of the tour. The truly horrible “Earthbound” was recorded toward the end of the same tour. About this song, Ian Wallace, the drummer says: “Backstage during the applause for an encore we plotted……sick of having to listen to people shout out “Epitaph” and “In the Court Of The Crimson King”. What you hear is a hilarious and unique version of a familiar song that could be titled, “In The Court of the BB King”. I can’t believe Robert Fripp let this happen. It might be your only opportunity to hear him play the blues. It’s worth hearing.
Ian Wallace was lightly edited for space consideration-Ed