21st Century Schizoid Man by King Crimson

This week’s Song of the Week was recommended by MIA reader Adrian Bailey: “As a young man in 1969 when this was released, and reading R.D.Laing’s “The Divided Self,” this was my intro to understanding how the values of the world can ruin us (especially if we try to live by them) and how “mental health” is a societal condition. “Neurosurgeons scream for more.” What a chilling lyric!”

-Adrian Bailey


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