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Album cover parody of In the Court of the Crimson King (2 CD expanded set) Original recording remastered, Extra tracks, Original recording reissued Edition by King Crimson (2009) Audio CD by King Crimson
Parody album cover
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"King Crimson is, as always, more a way of doing things. When there is nothing to be done, nothing is done: Crimson disappears. When there is music to be played: Crimson reappears. If all of life were this simple" -Robert Fripp
Submitted by: Sam


Q: How many King Crimson members does it take to change a lightbulb? A: Bill to refuse to do it and practice the drums some more, Adrian to get the ladder and start changing it, Tony to stop Adrian and suggest a new and interesting way to change it, and Robert to complain that they're doing it wrong and break up the band.
Submitted by: StarlessNBibleBlack

Band Name Origins:

  • I read in an interview (I think w/ Robert Fripp) that the name King Crimson came from a wooden tomato crate with the paper labels on the end announcing "King Crimson". Submitted by: Willy Grigg
  • Their original lyricist, Peter Sinfield, thought of it as a synonym for BEELZEBUB, which is Hebrew for "Lord of the Flies". BEELZEBUB was Satan's chief lieutenant among the fallen angels. Submitted by: Bobo

Stupid Band Names:

  • Exactly what country does this group represent? Submitted by: carly_carlz

Vainity Songs:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Court Of The Crimson King"Title of the album it appears on: "In The Court of the Crimson King"! - Orville Beddenrocker

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
Queen IndigoAnother monarchy; opposite end of the rainbow.Obi Lame Kenobi

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"21st Century Schizoid Ma" originally "21st Century Schizoid Man"

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"The Court of the Crimson King""In the Court of Kardashian"CryHavoc
"Court of the Crimson King""The Tragedy of Toomer's Oaks"Edward Genereux
"Walking On Air""Talking On Air"Rex Ungericht
"Thela Hun Ginjeet""Mythical Myst'ry"Below Average Dave
"Eyes Wide Open""It's Not Open"Blaydeman
"In the Wake of Poseidon""Dumb White Males"Agrimorfee
"Court of the Crimson King""Curse of the Crimson Tide"Matthias
"21st Century Schizoid Man""Really Bad Boy Of Extra Work"Tony Wiseguy
"The Court Of The Crimson King""The Car With The Big Door Ding"Patrick Yoness

There are additional song parodies available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
SleeplessNyQuilJake Small

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Prince Rupert AwakesNews Internationalpickle
21st Century Schizoid ManSchizophrenia HotlineJeff
21st Century Schizoid ManMental InstitutionMr.Small
EpitathFuneral Homeprincejellyfish

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Are You Happy Now?
   Michelle Branch
Happy With What You Have To Be Happy With
   King Crimson
Are You Happy With What You Have To Be Happy With Now?
Jake Small
21st Century Schitzoid Man
   King Crimson
Iron Man
   Black Sabbath
21st Century Schitzoid Iron Man
This would be the longest hard-rocker ever!
Paul Warren
Happy With What You Have To Be Happy With
   King Crimson
Are You Happy Now?
   Michelle Branch
Are You Happy With What You Have To Be Happy With Now?
Jake Small
21st Century Schizoid Man
   King Crimson
21st Century Kind Of Guy
   Greg Tamblyn
21st Cenutry Schizoid Man Kinda Guy
Jake Small

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Elle King Crimson
Elle King combined with King Crimson
Submitted By: Lauren
Citizen King Crimson
Citizen King combined with King Crimson
Submitted By: Jed
Nikking Crimson
Nikki combined with King Crimson
Submitted By: Candy Welty
Sleepy King Crimson
Sleepy King combined with King Crimson
Submitted By: Candy Welty

There are additional King Crimson Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Matte Kudasai"
Misheard Lyrics:
She sleeps in a tent in her sad America
Original Lyrics:
She sleeps in a chair in her sad America
"Book of Saturday"
Misheard Lyrics:
'Cause my will's never touched the road
Original Lyrics:
'Cause my wheels never touch the road
"The Court of the Crimson King"
Misheard Lyrics:
On soft grey mornings windows cry
Original Lyrics:
On soft grey mornings widows cry
"Thela Hun Ginjeet"
Misheard Lyrics:
Son of a bitchy
Original Lyrics:
Thela hun ginjeet
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

Misheard Lyrics:
On future, will be my epitaph.
'Cause I crawl, I cracked, and broken path.
If we make it we can all sit back and laugh.
'Cause I will tomorrow I'll be crying.
Yes I will tomorrow I'll be crying.
Yes I will tomorrow I'll be crying.
Original Lyrics:
Confusion will be my epitaph.
As I crawl a cracked and broken path.
If we make it we can all sit back and laugh.
But I fear tomorrow I'll be crying.
Yes I fear tomorrow I'll be crying.
Yes I fear tomorrow I'll be crying.

Story about this misheard lyric by: Wisnu Aji

It was an answer from The Moody Blues' pop hit, "Nights in White Satin", that another progressive rock band, Barclay James Harvest, sampling it in their song, "Poor Man's Moody Blues", but not popular as well. "Nights in White Satin" from The Moody Blues' second studio album, "Days of Future Passed", was released on 10 November 1967, while "Epitaph" from its debut studio album, "In the Court of the Crimson King", was released two years later on 10 October 1969. So, Robert Fripp and friends wrote their song as an answer from "Nights in White Satin" and there are similarity in every choruses on "Nights in White Satin", "Epitaph", and "Poor Man's Moody Blues" (coda on "Nights in White Satin" ended with a little bit of symphony, the poem "Late Lament", and later fade-out gong while coda on the latter like "Epitaph" and "Poor Man's Moody Blues" ended fade-out while the music still playing in upbeat tempo). "Epitaph" was also a sign of the born of progressive rock because it was born in underground territory. About this song: "Epitaph" was featured on the album "In the Court of the Crimson King" that also including their only single charting on Billboard's Pop Chart titled "The Court of the Crimson King" (reaching #80).

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"21st Century Schizoid Man"
Better Lyrics:
French fries, onion rings
Hamburgers with onions and cheese
Kids are screaming for more things
21st Century Burger King
Original Lyrics:
Cat's foot, iron claw
Neurosurgeons scream for more
At paranoia's prison door
21st Century Schizoid Man
Submitted by: Ian

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

Opening Lines:
I need to feel your heartbeat, heartbeat.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

Band Name Anagrams:

Sinking Corm Submitted by: Marjorie Danvers
Corm = type of underground plant stem
Mick Snoring Submitted by: Belinda Trucklisle
Micron Kings Submitted by: Belinda Trucklisle
Morning Sick Submitted by: Belinda Trucklisle
Sick Morning Submitted by: Evan

There are additional Band Name Anagrams available.

Super Long Pop Songs:

"The Court of the Crimson King" Length: 9:22
The fifth and final track taken from the "In The Court of the Crimson King" album, did not chart in the U.S.
Submitted by: Mickey D.
"Epitaph/March for No Reason/Tomorrow and Tomorrow " Length: 8:47
Third track taken from the CD "In The Court of the Crimson King"
Submitted by: Mickey D.
"I Talk To The Wind" Length: 6:05
The second track taken from the CD "In The Court of The Crimson King".
Submitted by: Mickey D.
"21st Century Schizoid Man/Mirrors" Length: 7:24
"21st Century" had topped the U.S. Charts back in late '69.
Submitted by: Mickey D.
"Moonchild/The Dream/The Illusion" Length: 12:12
Dreamy parts during an extremely long outro. I listen to that when I'm busy doing anything.
Submitted by: Mickey D.

There are additional Super Long Pop Songs available.

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Coot Fad" originally "Cat Food"
Submitted by: Penelope Beckinsale

What A Band is Best Known For (aside from their music):

"Not using drugs"
Even though the songs that King Crimson did were out there, Robert Fripp tells the press that they don't even use drugs.
Submitted by: Paul Warren

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