Vrooom (stylised as VROOOM) is an EP by the band King Crimson, classified as a mini-album due to its length. It was released in 1994 as a companion to the subsequent full length album THRAK (1995). It is the first King Crimson release to feature the “double trio” of guitarists Robert Fripp and Adrian Belew, bassists Trey Gunn and Tony Levin, and drummers Bill Bruford and Pat Mastelotto.

Vrooom
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EP (mini-album) by
Released
  • October 31, 1994 (1994-10-31) (UK)
  • November 1, 1994 (1994-11-01) (US)
RecordedMay 4–7, 1994
StudioApplehead, Woodstock, New York
GenreProgressive rock, experimental rock
Length30:40
LabelDiscipline Global Mobile
ProducerDavid Bottrill, King Crimson[1]
King Crimson chronology
The Great Deceiver
(1992)
Vrooom
(00000003)
Thrak
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[1]
Trouser Pressfavourable[2]

All of the tracks on Vrooom (with the exception of "Cage" and "When I Say Stop, Continue") were re-recorded for use on the Thrak album the following year.

A series of instrumental improvisations recorded during the studio rehearsals for this album, were released five years later as The Vrooom Sessions.

Track listingEdit

All songs written by Adrian Belew, Bill Bruford, Robert Fripp, Trey Gunn, Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto

  1. "Vrooom" – 7:34 (includes Coda: Marine 475, and a 0:17 unlisted 'Intro' piece on original releases)
  2. "Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream" – 4:42
  3. "Cage" – 1:36
  4. "Thrak" – 7:19
  5. "When I Say Stop, Continue" – 5:20
  6. "One Time" – 4:25

PersonnelEdit

King Crimson

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Prato, Greg (2011). "VROOOM - King Crimson | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 28 June 2011.
  2. ^ Grant, Steven; Fleischmann, Mark; Robbins, Ira. "TrouserPress.com :: King Crimson". TrouserPress.com. Retrieved 30 July 2016.