When you’ve almost been mugged, you may want to get in touch with the authorities. Not guitarist Adrian Bel...
When you’ve almost been mugged, you may want to get in touch with the authorities. Not guitarist Adrian Belew, who instead returned to the studio to tell his King Crimson mates about a dangerous encounter, which is retold in “Thela Hun Ginjeet.” “I walked down one of the streets, and there was illegal gambling going on,” Belew recalled. “It was done by a group of Rastafarian guys — pretty tough looking — and [they’d] gathered around me. They thought I was an undercover policeman — I had short hair at the time. They were about to kill me; I don’t know how I talked my way out of it. I ran into the control room, and was telling Robert [Fripp] the story. Meanwhile, he had whispered to the engineer to record it, and that’s what you hear on the record.” The song’s curious title is an anagram of “heat in the jungle.”
To celebrate their 50th anniversary, King Crimson are releasing 50 rare or unusual tracks from the archives. Starting on 13th January, the date the band was formed in the Fulham Palace Café in 1969, these tracks will be released one a week for the remaining 50 weeks of 2019. Each track will be introduced by a commentary from David Singleton, King Crimson manager and producer.
King Crimson will also be performing 50 concerts in their 2019 Celebration tour – playing in the UK, France, Germany, Poland
KC 50 #2 : Terrifying Tale of Thela Hun Ginjeet (commentary) 00:00:00 (track) 00:01:58