Originally Posted by jacksonplayer
Right? King Crimson is supposed to be synonymous with extremely progressive "respects artistry" types. They are the last band I would expect to do an import line with tacky album cover graphics. As you say, Fripp has never had a signature, so it's bizarre to see the other guy get a King Crimson signature model.
*Granted, I think he has released some guitars under his name for the NST Guitar Craft stuff. Not sure if it's guitars or just strings and other shit. It's funny though, because the whole point of that Guitar Craft is offering something far removed from traditional "mainstream" guitar circles, and this is exactly the opposite. He's always been very adamant about controlling every element of his NST Gutiar Craft stuff to maintain high quality, so licensing this out to PRS is just bizarre.
Then again, Fripp did work with Microsoft making sounds for Windows Vista, so maybe he is more into commercialism and making a quick buck than we thought. Start me up: The sound of Vista - Technology & science - Tech and gadgets | NBC News
That's not even getting into "Heartbeat".
I dig that song a lot, but there is no doubt that was an attempt to cash in on mainstream trends. Fucking great song though.