Thrakattak

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Thrakattak
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Live album by King Crimson
Released 21 May 1996 (1996-05-21)
Recorded 1995
Genre Progressive rock, experimental rock
Length57:14
Label Discipline Global Mobile
King Crimson chronology
B'Boom: Live in Argentina
(1995)
Thrakattak
(1996)
Epitaph
(1997)
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Thrakattak (written with consonants capitalized as THRaKaTTaK on the album cover) is a live album by the band King Crimson, released in 1996.

King Crimson British art rock band

King Crimson are an English progressive rock band formed in London in 1968. King Crimson have been influential both on the early 1970s progressive rock movement and numerous contemporary artists. The band has undergone numerous formations throughout its history, in the course of which 22 musicians have been members; since October 2017 it has consisted of Robert Fripp, Jakko Jakszyk, Tony Levin, Mel Collins, Pat Mastelotto, Gavin Harrison, Jeremy Stacey and Bill Rieflin. Fripp is the only consistent member of the group and is considered the band's leader and driving force. The band has earned a large cult following. They were ranked No. 87 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. Although considered to be a seminal progressive rock band, they have often distanced themselves from the genre: as well as influencing several generations of progressive and psychedelic rock bands, they have also been an influence on subsequent alternative metal, hardcore and experimental/noise musicians.

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<i>King Crimson on Broadway</i> 1999 live album by King Crimson

King Crimson On Broadway is a live album by the band King Crimson, released through the King Crimson Collectors' Club in July 1999. The tracks on the albums were recorded at the Longacre Theater in New York City, New York, US, on November 20, 21, 22, 24 and 25, 1995, as the band was touring to promote the album THRAK.

Track listing

All tracks written by Adrian Belew, Bill Bruford, Robert Fripp, Trey Gunn, Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto.

Adrian Belew American rock musician

Adrian Belew is an American musician, songwriter and record producer. A multi-instrumentalist primarily known as a guitarist and singer, Belew is noted for his unusual, impressionistic approach to guitar playing, which, rather than relying on standard instrumental tones, often resembles sound effects or noises made by animals and machines.

Bill Bruford English drummer

William Scott Bruford is an English retired drummer, percussionist, songwriter, producer, and record label owner who first gained prominence as the original drummer of the rock band Yes, from 1968 to 1972 and again from 1990 to 1992. After his departure from Yes, Bruford spent the rest of the 1970s playing in King Crimson, touring with Genesis and U.K., and eventually forming his own group, Bruford.

Robert Fripp English guitarist, composer and record producer

Robert Fripp is an English guitarist, composer and record producer. As a guitarist for the progressive rock band King Crimson, Fripp has been the only member to have played in all of King Crimson's line-ups from their inception in the late 1960s to the present. He has also worked extensively as a studio musician, notably with David Bowie on the albums "Heroes" and Scary Monsters , Brian Eno, David Sylvian and contributed sounds to the Windows Vista operating system. His complete discography lists more than seven hundred releases over four decades.

  1. "Thrak" – 2:20
    Recorded at:
    Longacre Theatre, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, 21 November 1995
  2. "Fearless and Highly Thrakked" – 6:35
    Recorded at:
    Longacre Theatre, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, 20 November 1995
    Longacre Theatre, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, 21 November 1995
  3. "Mother Hold the Candle Steady While I Shave the Chicken's Lip" – 11:18
    Recorded at:
    Nagoya Shimin Kaikan, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan, 8 October 1995
    Hitomi Kinen Kōdō, Tokyo, Japan, 10 October 1995
    Omiya Sonic Hall, Saitama, Saitama, Japan, 12 October 1995
  4. "Thrakattak (Part I)" – 3:42
    Recorded at:
    Koseinenkin Kaikan Hall, Tokyo, Japan, 2 October 1995
    Koseinenkin Kaikan Hall, Tokyo, Japan, 3 October 1995
    Festival Hall, Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan, 9 October 1995
  5. "The Slaughter of the Innocents" – 8:03
    Recorded at:
    Koseinenkin Kaikan Hall, Tokyo, Japan, 14 October 1995
    Paramount Theater, Springfield, Massachusetts, United States, 17 November 1995
    Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg, Florida, United States, 8 November 1995
    Roxy Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 11 November 1995
  6. "This Night Wounds Time" – 11:16
    Recorded at:
    Tupperware Convention Center, Kissimmee, Florida, United States, 9 November 1995
    Longacre Theatre, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, 22 November 1995
    Longacre Theatre, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, 24 November 1995
    Longacre Theatre, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, 25 November 1995
    Palace Theatre, Columbus, Ohio, United States, 27 November 1995
    Rosemont Theatre, Rosemont, Cook County, Chicago, Illinois, United States, 29 November 1995
  7. "Thrakattak (Part II)" – 11:08
    Recorded at:
    Auditorium Theatre, Rochester, Monroe County, New York, United States, 16 November 1995
    Longacre Theatre, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, 22 November 1995
    Longacre Theatre, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, 25 November 1995
    Rosemont Theatre, Rosemont, Cook County, Chicago, Illinois, United States, 29 November 1995
  8. "Thrak (Reprise)" – 2:52
    Recorded at:
    Nakano Sun Plaza, Nakano, Tokyo, Japan, 5 October 1995
    Longacre Theatre, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, 20 November 1995

Personnel

Guitar fretted string instrument

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Mellotron musical instrument

The Mellotron is an electro-mechanical, polyphonic tape replay keyboard originally developed and built in Birmingham, England, in 1963. It evolved from a similar instrument, the Chamberlin, but could be mass-produced more effectively. The instrument is played by pressing its keys, each of which presses a length of magnetic tape against a capstan, drawing it across a playback head. Then as the key is released, the tape is retracted by a spring to its initial position. Different portions of the tape can be played to access different sounds.

Tony Levin American musician

Anthony Frederick Levin is an American musician and composer, specializing in electric bass, Chapman Stick and upright bass. He also sings and plays synthesizer. Levin is best known for his work with King Crimson and Peter Gabriel. He was also a member of Liquid Tension Experiment, Bruford Levin Upper Extremities, ProjeKct One, and ProjeKct Four. He has led his own band, Stick Men.

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