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The song “21st Century Schizoid Man” was first recorded in 1969 by King Crimson for their debut In the Court of the Crimson King. It has since been covered numerous times, most notable by April Wine and Ozzy.
It was recently
covered re-recorded by King Crimson founding member Robert Fripp with Tool/A Perfect Circle’s Maynard James Keenan providing vocals. The song is the first track released from the forthcoming The Human Experimente album Dreaming in Exile. The Human Experimente is project conceived of by Robert Fripp and soundtrack architect Jeff Fayman, and the music will not be bound to any particular genre;
The songs presented by The Human Experimente … will have no specific agenda, style or thematic genre. Instead, they are simply meant to be listened to on an individual basis purely predicated upon the merit of each song itself.
The styles of the songs that will be included within the first compilation from The Human Experimente (slated for early 2010) will range from intensely dramatic industrial rock, to beautifully melodic– and almost operatic– themes.
While its technically not a cover, since Fripp was one of the original artists, Keenan’s addition and obvious influence over the direction the re-recording took, makes it one in my book.
You can judge for yourself, but you have to admit, either way, that its a transcendent track and should be re-released every few years or so, just because its awesome.
[ 21st Century Schizoid Man | 03:45 | 7.98 | mp3 ]
Comedian Bill Hicks (RIP) said something in one of his bits to the effect of “If you think drugs are bad, go, now, throw away every rock album you own.” His point was that drugs, especially natural ones, and ones that serve a greater purpose than just ‘getting high’ have contributed greatly to society, and in particular, music.
LSD and Mary Jane were the inspiration/catalyst for the music of Battling Delirium, an Alabama, USA based band.
Inspired by the acidic levity of LSD and the coughs from the forever-growing Mother Mary Jane, Battling Delirium was born in 1998.
The sound is psychedelic progressive rock at its “inspired” finest. Really, though, the band describe themselves better than I can;
Battling Delirium is a mind altering powerhouse with progressive rock and classic rock influences. Drawing on their various musical, artistic and cultural backgrounds, Battling Delirium have truly reinvented ear candy for the masses.
I’ve been trying for a while to think of a way to write about Battling Delirium without mentioning the band that starts with “T” and rhymes with “cool,” but the similarities are there. This takes nothing away from Battling Delirium as a musical enterprise. The music is still masterful art, especially through headphones. It is a journey in and of itself; a trip if you will.
Battling Delirium now provides all albums FREE of charge to you wonderful listeners.Well, the MP3 albums are free…CDs cost money to make, so if you are one of those geriatric types that still collects CDs you’ll have to buy from Amazon. All albums come complete with tracks and artwork.
While the music is no longer free, it is well worth the $7 a pop (from bandcamp) to buy all of the albums!
So if you like progressive rock/metal with an understated experimental vibe, and killer, thought-provoking lyrics, and what the fuck I’ll just say it, sound a lot like Tool, go, grab em while they last. As always I’ll give you a hit from each to get you started;
[ From Naturaldelia – Chakra | 07:18 | 7.86mb | mp3 ]
[ From Locust – Lucy Don’t Give a Fuck | 03:42 | 6.53mb | mp3 ]