Amid the endless cavalcade of death, misery and woe set before us in 2020 there have been sporadic, fleeting moments of joy to elevate the human spirit. Honestly, there have.
Among 2020’s People Of The Year for us, have been guitar maestro Robert Fripp and Toyah Wilcox, husband and wife for 34 years, and known, respectively, to music fans worldwide as the leader of King Crimson and one of the ’80s most unique and daring pop stars, who’ve served up treat after treat in their regular ‘Sunday Lunch’ series on Toyah’s YouTube channel.
You may, perhaps, recall their glorious take on Black Sabbath’s Paranoid, featuring Fripp adorned with facial tattoos and Toyah dancing in a jail cell. Or, rather more soberly, their cover of David Bowie’s “Heroes”, released to mark VE Day. But wait there’s more… with our dynamic duo recently covering Alice Cooper, Nirvana, Sex Pistols and Guns N’ Roses.
Look out for Fripp’s new instrumental intro to Anarchy In The UK, Toyah’s wild one-woman mosh pit during Smells Like Teen Spirit, Fripp’s gloriously deadpan expression while channelling Slash on Sweet Child O’ Mine and – calm yourselves, men of a certain age – Toyah teaming Alice Cooper-esque smokey eye make up with a ‘Britney Spears circa …Baby One More Time’ school uniform for their newly uploaded December 20 cover of School’s Out.
Not all heroes wear capes. Sir, madam, we salute you.
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- King Crimson - In The Wake Of Poseidon - 2nd - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £30.00, $39.90, €35.70 (New Item) (arrived 26-Nov-2021 09:03)on November 27, 2021 at 12:14 am
KING CRIMSON In The Wake Of Poseidon (Early 70s UK second issue of the 1970 10-track vinyl LP on the pink rimmed palm tree label, housed in a textured gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows some light edge scuffing, whilst the vinyl shows fewsigns of play ILPS9127)
- King Crimson - USA - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £45.00, $59.85, €53.55 (New Item) (arrived 19-Nov-2021 10:16)on November 27, 2021 at 12:14 am
KING CRIMSON USA (1975 UK first issue 6-track LP on the pink rim Island 'palm tree' label, fully laminated picture sleeve with blue Island inner. The sleeve has just a little creasing at the spine and small nick to the front, whilst the vinylhas very little sign of play other than a few spindle marks to the label. Overall an excellent an Excellent copy of this essential album of live mid period Crim! ILPS9316)
- King Crimson - Earthbound - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $33.25, €29.75 (New Item) (arrived 01-Nov-2021 11:06)on November 27, 2021 at 12:14 am
KING CRIMSON Earthbound (1972 UK first press 5-track LP of live recordings on a black Island label with pink 'i' logo, matt title sleeve with original jet black die cut company inner. Due to the unforgiving nature of the design, the sleeve showssome light edgewear & noticeable ringwear with some scrapes, whilst the vinyl shows a few signs of play - a respectable play copy for a great price! HELP6)
- Robert Fripp & Brian Eno - No Pussyfooting - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £35.00, $46.55, €41.65 (New Item) (arrived 01-Nov-2021 12:23)on November 27, 2021 at 12:14 am
FRIPP & ENO No Pussyfooting (1973 UK two-part vinyl LP on the black Island label with pink 'i' logo with A1/B1 matrices, a collaborative effort of the innovative minds of two of rock's most important pioneers. Features The Heavenly Music Corporation & Swastika Girls, which introduced the 'Frippertronics' tape-guitar technique to an unsuspecting world, gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve displays just a little light general wear and the vinyl remains very clean with only a few lightsigns of play, overall an excellent example HELP16)
- King Crimson - Islands + lyric insert - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £35.00, $46.55, €41.65 (New Item) (arrived 14-Nov-2021 13:47)on November 27, 2021 at 12:14 am
KING CRIMSON Islands (1977 UK issue of the 1971 6-track vinyl LP, picture sleeve with fold out illustrated lyric insert. The sleeve has some light edge scuffing and a little general age wear, whilst the vinyl shows only light signs of play. A really nice example)
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