It’s the second anniversary of Rock Docs! (Which coincides nicely with Treble’s 20th.) And for this momentous, celebratory occasion, Rock Docs presents its first ever live-recorded episode, recorded at the home of Michael and Kristie Rennie along with other friends and fans of the podcast. The doc of choice for this special anniversary episode is In the Court of the Crimson King: King Crimson at 50, directed by Toby Amies.
The episode comprises the discussion that followed the screening of the film, which is an exploration of the legendary prog rock band King Crimson, overseen by Robert Fripp, the band’s leader and only consistent member. It features footage of the band preparing for their 50th anniversary tour, and features interviews with current and past members of the band. It’s expectedly eccentric, warm and funny, and it includes memorable moments from some of the band’s fans (one of whom is a nun) as well as the group’s grizzled roadies.
Special thanks go to Michael and Kristy for co-hosting the event, to Michael for stepping into Andy’s shoes as the episode’s co-host, and to Roger Morrison, King Crimson superfan, for his KC insights.
Listen to the episode below, and check out the trailer for the film as well. And while you’re at it, read our recent Treble 100 essay on King Crimson’s Red.