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Following a seven-year hiatus, King Crimson founder Robert Fripp and later addition Bill Bruford regrouped in 1981 with the rest of the band Adrian Belew (guitar, lead vocals) and Tony Levin (bass guitar, Chapman Stick, backing vocals). Discipline resulted in the successful combinations of progressive rock and new wave.

"Matte Kudasai" literally means "please wait (for me)". "Indiscipline" was based on a letter written to Adrian Belew by his then-wife Margaret, concerning a sculpture she had made. "Thela Hun… read more



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  • y'all people are only talk
  • It's worth noting for those who insist on comparing Talking Heads to Discipline (and Beat and Three of a Perfect Pair as well as this era of King Crimson in general) that the Heads enlisted both Fripp and Belew to play guitar on their albums, so those saying Crimson "ripped off" Talking Heads are effectively saying that Fripp and Belew ripped themselves off with this material, which goes to show how silly the argument is in the first place. Anyway, this era of King Crimson has some of the best musicianship of any band ever.
  • "The Sheltering Sky" has really grabbed me lately. Such a serene, tranquil piece on its surface but bubbling under that peaceful exterior is an arresting intensity.
  • Hard to believe this album's thirty-four years old this year. It's aged a lot better than a lot of its contemporaries. Definitely a masterpiece.
  • holy fuck Bruford's drum on this record
  • What a fantastic album. Definitely one of my all-time favorites.
  • You can't compare this to Talking Heads, as it's a completely different beast despite the obvious common new wave influences. I personally prefer this vastly to anything Talking Heads have done, as it's more of my taste. Not as funky, and way proggier.
  • How the heck can someone play this? just amazing
  • great album. King Crimson was one of the few classic prog bands that transitioned well into the new wave sound.

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