One More Red Nightmare

Album: Red (1974)
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Songfacts®:

  • This song was inspired by aviation scare. In our interview with King Crimson lead singer John Wetton, he explained: "At that time we were taking about three flights a day. If we had air miles in those days, I'd still be flying on them! This went on for months and months and months on end. It goes without saying that we knew airline crews personally. We'd walk on the plane, 'Oh, hi, Joe. Hi Cindy, how you doing? How are the kids?' It's just incredible the amount of flying that that band did. And we had some pretty hairy experiences. 'One More Red Nightmare' is just that."
  • Running 7:07, this song contains a mixture of unusual time signatures that signify the discord of the unfortunate airline passengers in the lyric. King Crimson had the virtuoso musicians to pull this off: in addition to Wetton, this incarnation of the band included Robert Fripp (who co-wrote this song) on guitar and Bill Bruford on drums.

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