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"Heroes" - King Crimson in Berlin on Sep 12, 2016 (David Bowie Cover) [YouTube Performance Video]

Brad Bershad

by Brad Bershad

Published May 22, 2017

King Crimson released a new music video for their cover of David Bowie's "Heroes" this week. The song will be featured on a five-song EP the band are releasing next week.

If that guitar line sounds familiar, it is because King Crimson founding member Robert Fripp was the guitarist on the original Bowie recording from the 1977 album of the same name. Fripp shared a statement on the song through the band's YouTube:

King Crimson performed "Heroes" at the Admiralspalast in Berlin as a celebration, a remembrancing and an homage. The concert was thirty nine years and one month after the original sessions at the Hansa Tonstudio overlooking the Berlin Wall. This is released in the Fortieth Anniversary year.

Images of the Berlin Wall are cut between shots of the band performing, and by the end of the video we see historic events of 1989 when the wall came down and Berlin was united for the first time since it was split between East and West in the aftermath of World War II.

The band sounds great, with Fripp surrounded by Jakko Jakszyk on guitar and vocals, Tony Levin on bass, Mel Collins on saxophone, and a powerhouse line of drummers including Gavin Harrison, Pat Mastelotto, Bill Rieflin, and Jeremy Stacey (the final two also play keys).

Heroes - Live in Europe 2016 is scheduled to be released on June 2, 2017. Pick it up on Amazon.

For more, including the band's full tour dates and links to buy tickets, check out the King Crimson Zumic artist page.

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