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Exposure(Limited Edition) CD (2006)

Artist: Robert Fripp

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Reading through some of the press clippings at the time of Exposure's release in 1979, you can tell how surprised and wrong-footed reviewers of the day were by this album. Anyone expecting it to be an extension of King Crimson was in for a shock and that included fans as well.

Writing in the NME, Nick Kent saw the album as bringing together different components to fashion something genuinely different. "Simply put Exposure approaches alternative musical contexts, pairings and experiments with a maturity and dexterity that only a dedicated musician could display."

Michael Watts for the Melody Maker celebrated Fripp's quirky sense humour as being integral to the record, concluding "Exposure...reveal(s) more of Fripp's personality than any record has achieved before."

Of his time in New York, Fripp told New Hi-Fi Sound's Mark Prendergast: "In America there was no star trip. People would come up to you on the street and ask you if you were working and, if not, invite you to play. It was magic. I had a flat on the Bowery; I'd walk out and Richard Lloyd of Television would generally be staggering by whatever time it was. There was this incredible openness. The Johnny Blitz benefit at CBGB's was a wonderful event. Chris Stein, you know - 'We're doing a benefit for Johnny Blitz; got involved in a knife fight; needs some lawyers' fee; do you want to play with us?' It was as easy as that. It was a remarkable flowering."

It was from this kind of environment that Fripp's first solo album emerged. A stream-of-conscious musical autobiography, Exposure stood out from the prog-rock crowd he'd often been associated with. Bridging the two seemingly irreconcilable worlds of old-school musical technique and post-punk attitude, Exposure is one savagely beautiful blast of an album that sounds as safety-pin sharp now as it did back then.


Label Discipline Global Music/video
SKU 202500094
UPC 633367060129
UPC 14 00633367060129
Format CD
Release Date 6/6/2006
Author Robert Fripp
Featuring Robert Fripp
Artist Bio
Robert FrippDoomed to become one of rock music's most distinctive guitarists, Robert Fripp spent the beginning of his music career playing in hotel dance bands while studying economics. Oddly, he did not find either pursuit particularly satisfying, and so in 1967 he moved to London with brothers Peter Giles and Michael Giles to become a full-time, professional musician. As Giles, Giles and Fripp, the trio released a record of goofy, vaudeville-inspired pop tunes. Commercial success was not forthcoming.Perhaps the most difficult ordeal in Robert Fripp's life took place in the business realm. During the heady, optimistic days of the first Crimson line-up, the band's agreement with its management (EG Records) was made on no more than the strength of a handshake. This was to prove disastrous as the music industry quickly became overrun by liars, thieves and parasites. It took many long years for Fripp to become fully aware of, and seven more to extricate himself from, the exploitive bureaucratic tangle into which his business affairs had degenerated. He finally managed to free himself from EG's clutches in 1998. Using his on-line diary as a forum, he has since become a vocal "whistle-blower" of the record industry's corrupt business practices, making public both his own experiences and those of other professional and semi-professional musicians.
Product Attributes
Artist Fripp,Robert
Label Discipline Global Music/video
Music Format Compact Disc
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