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“Le désir, c'est l'anarchie.”
De Julien Green / Ce qu'il faut d'amour à l'homme

“La liberté enfante l'anarchie, l'anarchie conduit au despotisme et le despotisme ramène la liberté.”
De Honoré de Balzac / La peau de chagrin

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"21st Century Schizoid Man" is a song by the progressive rock band King Crimson from their debut album In the Court of the Crimson King.

Lyrical content

The lyrics of "21st Century Schizoid Man" were written by Peter Sinfield and consist chiefly of disconnected phrases which present a series of images. All three verses follow a set pattern in presenting these images. The first line of each verse presents two relatively vague images (e.g. "iron claw", "death seed"). The second line is a single image, often more specific than the first two, and the third line approaches an actual sentence. The fourth and last line of each verse is the song's title.

The song makes reference to the Vietnam War with the lyrics "Politicians' funeral pyre/Innocence raped with napalm fire". Before a live performance of the song on 14 December 1969, heard on the live album Epitaph, Robert Fripp remarked that the song was dedicated to "an American political personality whom we all know and love dearly. His name is Spiro Agnew."
Musical structure

Clocking at nearly seven and a half minutes, the song is notable for its heavily distorted vocals sung by Greg Lake, and its instrumental middle section, called "Mirrors". Most of the song is in either 4/4 or 6/8 time, save for the end of the song, which is in free time. Fripp explained his guitar solo to Guitar Player magazine in 1974: "It's all picked down-up. The basis of the picking technique is to strike down on the on-beat and up on the off-beat. Then one must learn to reverse that. I'll generally use a downstroke on the down-beat except where I wish to accent a phrase in a particular way or create a certain kind of tension by confusing accents, in which case I might begin a run on the upstroke."[1] The atonal solo was rated number 82 in Guitar World's list of the Top 100 Greatest Guitar Solos in 2008.[2] British Prime Minister Tony Blair praised the song and especially the guitar solo.[1] The song encompasses the heavy metal,[3][4] jazz-rock and progressive rock genres.[5]

King Crimson continued to perform it in their live act after Greg Lake left King Crimson in 1970 to form Emerson, Lake & Palmer. It appeared on five live albums from different versions of the band, first sung by Lake on Epitaph, then by Boz Burrell on Earthbound (1972), by John Wetton, on USA (1974), by Adrian Belew on Vrooom Vrooom (2001, recorded in 1996), and by Jakko Jakszyk on 2014 Live EP. In 1993, Emerson, Lake & Palmer recorded a version for their 1993 box set The Return of the Manticore (this version is abridged, finishing before the long instrumental passage featured in the original). Greg Lake performed the song on his 1981 solo tour with Gary Moore on guitar.

Greg Lake – bass, lead vocals
Ian McDonald – alto saxophone
Robert Fripp – lead guitar
Michael Giles – drums
Peter Sinfield – lyrics

Other appearances

Indie band Unrest covered the song for their 1987 album Tink of S.E..[6]
Kanye West sampled the song on "Power", from his 2010 album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.[7]
The song is used on the trailer for Mr. Mercedes (TV Series)


Buckley, Peter (2003). The Rough Guide to Rock. London: Rough Guides. ISBN 1-85828-201-2.


Stuart Jeffries. "Rock on, Tony". the Guardian.
"100 Greatest Guitar Solos: 51-100". Guitar World.
Fricke, David. "King Crimson: The Power To Believe : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone" at the Wayback Machine (archived April 25, 2009). web.archive.org. Archived from the original.
Buckley 2003, p. 477, "Opening with the cataclysmic heavy-metal of '21st Century Schizoid Man', and closing with the cathedral-sized title track..."
Huey, Steve. Song Review by Steve Huey at AllMusic. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
Sprague, David (2007). "Unrest". Trouser Press. Retrieved October 16, 2015.

Daniel Kreps (2010-05-28). "Kanye West Samples King Crimson on Raging New Track Power | Music News". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2012-06-29.


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King Crimson

Robert Fripp Mel Collins Tony Levin Pat Mastelotto Gavin Harrison Jakko Jakszyk Bill Rieflin Jeremy Stacey

Adrian Belew Peter Sinfield Bill Bruford John Wetton David Cross Trey Gunn

Michael Giles Ian McDonald Gordon Haskell Greg Lake Andy McCulloch Ian Wallace Boz Burrell Jamie Muir


ProjeKct One ProjeKct Two ProjeKct Three ProjeKct Four ProjeKct X Jakszyk, Fripp and Collins

Studio albums

In the Court of the Crimson King In the Wake of Poseidon Lizard Islands Larks' Tongues in Aspic Starless and Bible Black Red Discipline Beat Three of a Perfect Pair Thrak the construKction of light The Power to Believe

ProjeKct Albums

Space Groove Heaven and Earth A Scarcity of Miracles

Mini Albums

VROOOM Level Five Happy with What You Have to Be Happy With

Live albums
General live albums

Earthbound USA The Great Deceiver B'Boom: Live in Argentina Thrakattak Epitaph The Night Watch Absent Lovers: Live in Montreal Live in Mexico City The ProjeKcts (Live at the Jazz Café, Masque) Heavy ConstruKction VROOOM VROOOM Ladies of the Road EleKtrik: Live in Japan Live at the Orpheum Live in Toronto Radical Action to Unseat the Hold of Monkey Mind "Heroes"

Collector's Club

Live at the Marquee Live at Jacksonville The Beat Club, Bremen Live at Cap D'Agde On Broadway Live in San Francisco The Vrooom Sessions Live at Summit Studios Live in Central Park, NYC Live at Moles Club, Bath Live in Hyde Park Nashville Rehearsals Live at Plymouth Guildhall Live in Mainz Live in Berkeley, CA Live in Northampton, MA Live in Detroit, MI Live in Nashville Live at the Zoom Club The Champaign–Urbana Sessions Jazz Café Suite Live in Austin, TX


A Young Person's Guide to King Crimson The Compact King Crimson Heartbeat: The Abbreviated King Crimson Frame by Frame: The Essential King Crimson Sleepless: The Concise King Crimson Cirkus: The Young Persons' Guide to King Crimson Live The Deception of the Thrush: A Beginners' Guide to ProjeKcts The Beginners' Guide to the King Crimson Collectors' Club The Power to Believe Tour Box The 21st Century Guide to King Crimson – Volume One – 1969–1974 The 21st Century Guide to King Crimson – Volume Two – 1981–2003 The Condensed 21st Century Guide to King Crimson: 1969–2003 The Elements of King Crimson


"The Court of the Crimson King" "Cat Food" "Epitaph" "21st Century Schizoid Man" "Matte Kudasai" "Elephant Talk" "Thela Hun Ginjeet" "Heartbeat" "Three of a Perfect Pair" "Sleepless" "People" "Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream"


Déjà Vrooom Neal and Jack and Me Eyes Wide Open

Related bands

Giles, Giles and Fripp Fripp & Eno McDonald and Giles U.K. Bruford Levin Upper Extremities Tuner HoBoLeMa Stick Men TU KTU UKZ 21st Century Schizoid Band Crimson Jazz Trio Crimson ProjeKct The Vicar

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Michel et Christine
Arthur RIMBAUD (1854-1891)

Zut alors, si le soleil quitte ces bords !
Fuis, clair déluge ! Voici l'ombre des routes.
Dans les saules, dans la vieille cour d'honneur,
L'orage d'abord jette ses larges gouttes.

Ô cent agneaux, de l'idylle soldats blonds,
Des aqueducs, des bruyères amaigries,
Fuyez ! plaine, déserts, prairie, horizons
Sont à la toilette rouge de l'orage !

Chien noir, brun pasteur dont le manteau s'engouffre,
Fuyez l'heure des éclairs supérieurs ;
Blond troupeau, quand voici nager ombre et soufre,
Tâchez de descendre à des retraits meilleurs.

Mais moi, Seigneur ! voici que mon esprit vole,
Après les cieux glacés de rouge, sous les
Nuages célestes qui courent et volent
Sur cent Solognes longues comme un railway.

Voilà mille loups, mille graines sauvages
Qu'emporte, non sans aimer les liserons,
Cette religieuse après-midi d'orage
Sur l'Europe ancienne où cent hordes iront !

Après, le clair de lune ! partout la lande,
Rougis et leurs fronts aux cieux noirs, les guerriers
Chevauchent lentement leurs pâles coursiers !
Les cailloux sonnent sous cette fière bande !

- Et verrai-je le bois jaune et le val clair,
L'Epouse aux yeux bleus, l'homme au front rouge, ô Gaule,
Et le blanc Agneau Pascal, à leurs pieds chers,
- Michel et Christine, - et Christ ! - fin de l'Idylle.

“La république est une anarchie positive.”
De Pierre Joseph Proudhon


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