King Crimson

B'Boom: Official Bootleg - Live in Argentina

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When King Crimson regrouped in late 1994 (after being apart for more than ten years), they were not planning on taping one of their first shows together for release as a live album later on. But after completing a successful tour of Argentina, the band discovered that a poorly recorded bootleg had surfaced, and it was costing fans a pretty healthy sum. So like many other bands before them, King Crimson decided to beat the bootleggers and release an official live album themselves. The resulting two-CD set is worthy of any serious Crimson fan's time, due to an excellent song selection, inspired playing, and crystal clear sound (taken directly from a DAT soundboard tape). The classic '80s lineup, which appears on B'Boom, is that of Robert Fripp, Adrian Belew, Bill Bruford, and Tony Levin, joined by new members Pat Mastelotto (drums) and Trey Gunn (stick). Name your favorite Crimson tune, and chances are it'll be here -- "Red," "Elephant Talk," "Matte Kudasai," "Frame By Frame," and more. Also included is a simply raging version of the colossal rock track "Indiscipline," as well as intriguing new material ("Vroom" and "Thrak"). A great live document of King Crimson.

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