Watch Robert Fripp and Toyah cover Guns N’ Roses, Alice Cooper, Sex Pistols, Nirvana

From Loudersound.

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 CooperNirvanaSex 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 Court Of - 1st - UK - vinyl LP - £295.00, $368.75, €330.40 (New Item) (arrived 25-Jan-2021 16:17)
    on January 26, 2021 at 6:29 am

    KING CRIMSON In The Court Of The Crimson King (Rare classic 1969 UK first press 5-track stereo vinyl LP on the smooth pink with white 'i' label, [and A2/B4 matrices], housed in the iconic heavyweight gatefold picture sleeve. The matte sleeve is in Excellent condition with just light signs of storage over the years with just a few spots of wear to the back panel notable and a little mild edge/spine scuffing, otherwise remaining really clean with the striking front panel bold and clear and inner spread in great shape too. The labels have just a few very faint spindle marks on close inspection to reveal occasional, careful use with the vinyl itself remaining in fantastic near 'as new' condition with barely any signs of play - A very well-kept, nice one owner copy indeed, and [obviously!] highly recommended!! ILPS-9111)

  • King Crimson - The Concise Musical Guide to King Crimson and Robert Fripp (1969-1984) - UK - book - £15.00, $18.75, €16.80 (Back In Stock) (arrived 31-Dec-2020 08:22)
    on January 26, 2021 at 6:29 am

    KING CRIMSON The Concise Musical Guide to King Crimson and Robert Fripp (1969-1984) (2014 UK second edition 138-page 8" x 5" softback book by Andrew Keeling. The book sets the musical innovations of Robert Fripp and King Crimson within the wider artistic and cultural landscape tied together through the author's relation to both. An informative and insightful guide, with black & white photographs throughout and colour picture cover)

  • King Crimson - In The Court Of - 2nd - Palm Tree - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £35.00, $43.75, €39.20 (New Item) (arrived 08-Dec-2020 15:01)
    on January 26, 2021 at 6:29 am

    KING CRIMSON In The Court Of The Crimson King (1970 UK second issue of the 1969 debut 5-track vinyl LP on the pink rim palm tree label. The iconic matt gatefold picture sleeve [VG+] has a little storage wear, with some scuffing at the edges and spine, whilst the vinyl has just the odd light surface scuff. Essential for any Progressive Rock collector ILPS9111)

  • King Crimson - 1969-1972 - open - UK - vinyl box set - £125.00, $156.25, €140.00 (New Item) (arrived 14-Dec-2020 10:09)
    on January 26, 2021 at 6:29 am

    KING CRIMSON 1969-1972 ((2019 UK 40th Anniversary limited edition sealed 42-track 6LP collection, each album is pressed on audiophile quality 200 gram BLACK VINYL are newly cut from the original mastersand are mixed and produced by Steven Wilson and Robert Fripp. Includes the albums 'In The Court Of The Crimson King'' [Single Disc], 'In The Wake Of Posiedon' [Single Disc], 'Lizard' [Single Disc], 'Islands' [Single Disc] and 'An AlternativeGuide To King Crimson 1969-1972 [Two Disc]. Each album comes in their own picture sleeve and presented in a slipcase style box with an 18 page replica history booklet as it appeared in the original 1975 Young Persons' Guide. This copy is open and is graded Excellent overall, the outer box shows just some very light shelfwear, a couple of the inner sleeves have seam splits otherwise all look 'as new' - the vinyl is MINT and unplayed KCLPBX502)

  • King Crimson - 1969-1972 - open - UK - vinyl box set - £125.00, $156.25, €140.00 (Back In Stock) (arrived 16-Dec-2020 10:53)
    on January 26, 2021 at 6:29 am

    KING CRIMSON 1969-1972 ((2019 UK 40th Anniversary limited edition sealed 42-track 6LP collection, each album is pressed on audiophile quality 200 gram BLACK VINYL are newly cut from the original mastersand are mixed and produced by Steven Wilson and Robert Fripp. Includes the albums 'In The Court Of The Crimson King'' [Single Disc], 'In The Wake Of Posiedon' [Single Disc], 'Lizard' [Single Disc], 'Islands' [Single Disc] and 'An AlternativeGuide To King Crimson 1969-1972 [Two Disc]. Each album comes in their own picture sleeve and presented in a slipcase style box with an 18 page replica history booklet as it appeared in the original 1975 Young Persons' Guide. This copy is open and is graded Excellent overall, the outer box shows just some very light shelfwear, a couple of the inner sleeves have seam splits otherwise all look 'as new' - the vinyl is MINT and unplayed KCLPBX502)

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