Exposé Online banner

King Crimson — B'Boom - Live in Argentina
(DGM DGM 9503, 1995, 2CD)

by Mike Grimes, Published 1996-08-01

B'Boom - Live in Argentina Cover artIt's always a challenge to review an album that I'm sure everyone has, but here goes... Recorded just prior to their extensive worldwide tour, these recordings accurately reflect the 1995 version of King Crimson. If you aren't aware of what Crimson has been up to the last few years, have someone check your pulse. The set list is almost the same as the "First Leg" set of the American 95 tour. This double CD set also contains two tracks - "Heartbeat," and "Sleepless" that weren't played much, if at all, since these Argentine concerts. This album is a must for those who saw the band on tour last year and want an aural souvenir of the experience. The sound quality is great, and it's an entire concert long plus a few extra tracks for good measure. For me at least, it's also much easier to tell what's going on the CD during some of the hectic sections than it was trying to during the concert. King Crimson rarely disappoints, especially in a live setting - and this album is no exception. Fripp and Co. have done it again.

Filed under: New releases, Issue 10, 1995 releases

Related artist(s): King Crimson

Latest news

2018-02-18
Didier Lockwood RIP – Word reaches us today of the death of one of France's great jazz musicians, violinist Didier Lockwood. His playing bridged many worlds, from traditional jazz to fusion to progressive rock, and his talent can be heard on recordings by Magma, Clearlight, Pierre Moerlen's Gong, and many more. Lockwood was 62. » Read more

2018-02-15
10 Years of Fruits de Mer - The Incomplete Angler – Those of you who are faithful followers of Exposé will know that we have been promoting Fruits de Mer and its side labels and releases from nearly its first year. Now music journalist and author Dave Thompson has written a book chronicling the past ten years as a celebration of this milestone. » Read more

2018-02-14
Tom Rapp RIP – Singer / songwriter Tom Rapp, best known with the band Pearls Before Swine, passed away on February 12, at the age of 70, after a battle with cancer. » Read more

2018-01-30
Bill Bruford Ventures into Uncharted Territory – Drum master Bill Bruford, veteran of some of the most creative bands in history (King Crimson, Yes, Genese, etc.), is sharing some of what he's learned about being a drummer and a musician in his new book, Uncharted: Creativity and the Expert Drummer, out on University of Michigan Press. » Read more

2018-01-18
Christian Burchard RIP – Multi-instrumentalist Christian Burchard, who founded the seminal band Embryo in 1969, has died at the age of 71. His January 17 passing was announced on the band's Facebook page. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Drums & Tuba - Battles Olé – Drums and Tuba has to be one of the oddest bands active these days in terms of their basic instrumentation, which would be, um, drums, tuba, trumpet, trombone, guitar and electronics. The core trio...  (2008) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues