Thursday, July 4, 2013

RX Bandits - 21st Century Schizoid Man (King Crimson cover)

The last I heard about these guys is they broke up, and then got back together, sort-of. Not that I was ever obsessed with them, but I enjoyed the 2 or 3 times I saw them live, and some of their studio records were pretty good.

This is a pretty sweet cover though...5:49 Black Sabbath?

What this may also mean for the status of the band? perhaps a new record sometime in the next year or 2 perhaps and maybe more touring? who knows. If these guys are back together now, I'd love to see some other recently hiatus-ed/broken up groups get back together as well (Oceansize or Pure Reason Revolution would be high..Kaddisfly already are as well).

RX Bandits are currently on the road celebrating the 10 year anniversary of 2003’s The Resignation. They’ve also had time for some new recordings as well. Today we premiere the group’s cover of King Crimson’s “21st Century Schizoid Man.” Here is what RX Bandits’ Steve Choi has to say about their version of the song from King Crimson’s 1969 debut album, In the Court of the Crimson King : “The Mighty King Crimson. We definitely feel a creative affinity for their aim and vibe, although we wouldn’t presume to say we have reached half the audience they have. Those of you familiar with this song I’m sure are familiar with the yolk of the tune which would be the bridge shred section. We went back and forth unable to decide whether to recreate, or re-interpret and do our own version of the original bridge. In the end we decided to totally break off and completely go our own way with it. We are what we are by being creatively self-indulgent at times. We hope we did this simple and noble tune justice.”