Friday, December 12, 2003 : Living Colour / King Crimson @ Avalon (snippet)
Wednesday night guitar madness in Boston
By Brett Milano, Bob Young and Christopher Blagg
Friday, November 14, 2003
Show: King Crimson and Living Colour

Venue: Avalon

Axmen: Robert Fripp, Adrian Belew, Vernon Reid

Audience: Serious guys (KC), '80s MTV fans (LC)

Special guitars: One hooked up to a roomful of electronic devices (LC); two guitar sounds combined into one celestial guitar (KC)

Main motif: Fiendishly complex prog rock (KC); metal cut with funk, jazz (LC)

Best song: ``The ConstruKction of Light,'' 10 minutes of sonic shimmer (KC); ``Cult of Personality,'' great arena anthem (LC)

Best solo: Reid's three ultra-shredders on ``Time's Up,'' Fripp's brain-melter on ``Facts of Life''

Stunt playing: Reid MIDI-ing his ax into a synth orchestra

Worst moment: Fripp breaking his mystique by standing and smiling

Air guitars in audience: None, audience too intimidated

Fashion statment: Reid's combat fatigues; Fripp's all-black wardrobe

Local patter: Glover says drummer Will Calhoun went to Berklee

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