“I’m not the biggest Fripp freak in the world, but if you take just a sliver of the stuff he’s done, it’s genius, and it’s influenced so many people. I also have to mention Adrian Belew here, who played in a later incarnation of King Crimson. I really liked his playing, which was very, very creative and extremely influential to me.
“I impressed with things that have their own ‘come from place’ – guitarists who start their own train of thought and aren’t following other players. Fripp is that in so many ways. You can look at a lot of different kinds of guitarists, and they take something here and there from him. So much of that began on this album.
“Greg Lake is fantastic here, as well. There are some things on the first ELP records I really love, but Greg fit in very nicely with King Crimson. We can give ELP some adjacent props in this spot.”