Coffee Break No. 13 – Fantasy in Classic Rock
I’m sure this has been done to death, but I’m listing my five faves, thus dating myself. I’m old and I’m proud.
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In the Court of the Crimson King – King Crimson
Just read the lyrics and tell me you don’t want to write the novel based on this song.
The Battle of Evermore – Led Zeppelin
Ring wraiths, Avalon, dark lords, swords — duh.
Lucky Man – Emerson, Lake and Palmer
In fairness, Greg Lake was in King Crimson before he spawned ELP, but still. It’s awesome!
Dream Weaver – Gary Wright
Astral planes, trains, and highways of fantasy – a sci-fi/fantasy mash-up of delights.
Tales of Brave Ulysses – Cream
Like many great fantasy stories, Cream base their tale on ancient mythology. Plus, there’s a little steampunk thrown in. And you rode upon a steamer to the violence of the sun. Brilliant!
Tiny purple fishes run laughing through your fingers, indeed.
These are five of my faves. Are there any songs, recent or not-so-recent that you dig for their fantasy vibe?