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timmybass69

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every Crimhead i have had conversation with has always praised you John. i have never heard a negative about you in KC. for many, the 73/74 lineup and the 80s lineups are the winners and all have agreed that no comparison can be made of the two. they are two distinctly different animals. both very powerful. 

... remixing Night Watch? wow! there's another auto-buy.

for anyone interested in hearing John's excellent KC live performances in addition to the excellent "Nightwatch", i recommend the following from DGM:

Live 1973/10/23 Apollo, Glasgow, Scotland

Live 1974/03/27 Augsburg, Germany ***

Live 1974/03/31 Jahnhalle, Pforzheim, Germany

Live 1974/04/29 Stanley Warner Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA***

Live 1974/06/27 Kennedy Center, Washington, DC

Live 1974/06/28 at Asbury Park Casino, NJ ***

Live 1974/06/29 Penn State University, PA

Live 1974/06/30 Palace Theatre, Providence, RI ***


all are very good sound quality, and John's playing/singing will make your jaw drop, eyebrows leap upward, and eyes bug out - often


(*** personal fav)


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I also note that Robert stays in the hotel chain as favoured by Lenny Henry and Carl Palmer. Tres bon marche', and a plastic duck in the bathtub. 
... Though somehow I can't see Mr Fripp doing a "here's Robby" on the doors   Apparently that particular (Lenny) ad had to be withdrawn from Children's TV as it was deemed too scary!!<BR>
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 CP and RF for next Premier Inn ad campaign?
Anyone watching South Riding? Are there any more (than 3 episodes), or is that it?



timmy, you need only go to the forum on DGM to see how much I am despised. Also on the UK forums, same deal. Fakkhem, I say. 
It must really pee  them off when I turn up again, alive.
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John as far as I can see there are only 3 episodes I ave BBC 1 on my cable in the USA and it only shows 3 episodes. John don't let the criticism get to you my opinion is there pissed at you because your not with Robert or Eddie anymore. But like you said when you were with King Crimson Bill and you wanted to continue but RF didn't want to anymore did RF give a reason why he wanted to disband at that time Jamie Muir I thought was going into the monastery.
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timmy, you need only go to the forum on DGM to see how much I am despised. Also on the UK forums, same deal. Fakkhem, I say. 
It must really pee  them off when I turn up again, alive.

Didn't "spring forward" to well, Sir John, but this post needs no thought.  to providing bird cage liners and puppy training newspapers.  "It's good to be alive." ~ John Wetton 


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 CP and RF for next Premier Inn ad campaign?


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South Riding is only 3 episodes, but was quite good - if a bit obvious a la Mills & Boon. Sign of a 1934 book, I guess. Downton Abbey was good too.
God, this sounds like the Daily mail Sunday mag...!!!!

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Hi all. I'm a first-time poster around these parts but a longtime JW fan, especially during the KC 72-74 era and the late-70's UK albums. I had two follow-up questions for John leading off what's already posted here:

-Where did you like to keep your EQ settings on the Hiwatt during the 72-74 tours?

-How much of your distorted tone came from the amplifier and not the fuzz box? On some of the mid-70's KC live albums it sounds like there's the obvious Jen fuzz sound (the zippery sound on "Asbury Park") and then a separate kind of overdriven distortion sound (We'll Let You Know, the title track from S&BB, Larks II and Easy Money on USA). Were you really driving the amps that hard?

Thank you for all the great music!
John

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Yes, the non-Jen sound is just overdriven EV speakers.
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Yes, the non-Jen sound is just overdriven EV speakers.


Thanks! I have to say the three albums you did with KC are among my favorite of all time in any genre, in no small part to your bass work. In fact, "Providence" convinced me of the possibilities of the instrument and pushed me in its direction. Any last thoughts on what EQ settings on the amp you used at the time?
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No idea, mate. Probably everything on 10!
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