Coffee Break No. 13 – Fantasy in Classic Rock

by Jonathan 0 Comments

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?

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