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Seattle, Washington: King Crimson Mouth

Largest "bass-only" music store in the world featured an indoor service window mural mouth of the screaming guy from King Crimson's 1969 album, "Court of the Crimson King."

Bass Northwest

119 Yesler Way, Seattle, WA
Near Pioneer Square.
Store closed, mural may be visible. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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King Crimson mural.

King Crimson Mouth

Although the store is permanently closed, the King Crimson Mouth is still visible through the store windows.

[Tom, 06/24/2017]

King Crimson screaming face.

King Crimson Mouth

Interesting for bass guitar players and King Crimson fans. Probably not worth making a major detour to see, but good if you are in the area.

[Steve Mustard, 08/19/2014]

The yellow jester does not play, but gently pulls the strings, and smiles as the puppets dance, in the COURT OF THE CRIMSON KINGGGGGGGG...

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