Could this be the real first King Crimson recording?? “The Cheerful Insanity of Giles, Giles and Fripp” is the only album from the 1960s psychedelic rock group Giles, Giles and Fripp.
According to Robert Fripp the album sold only 500 copies. This information came from his royalty statement, but it is very unlikely that this was the total number of original copies sold.
Also during 1968 the group recorded a series of demos at their home demo studio, which would be released as The Brondesbury Tapes in 2001. Peter Giles was replaced on bass by Greg Lake soon after and the band renamed themselves King Crimson.
Rare. Original Label. LP Deram DES 18019 1968 *****