Giles Giles and Fripp

Giles Giles and Fripp were the English pop-psych trio behind the 1968 Deram album The Cheerful Insanity of Giles, Giles and Fripp. They consisted of guitarist Robert Fripp and brothers Michael and Peter Giles. After the album, they demoed songs with singer Judy Dyble (Fairport Convention, Trader Horne) and keyboardist Ian McDonald. They morphed into […]

Peter Gabriel ‎– Peter Gabriel (1980)

Peter Gabriel — aka the “melting face” album — is the third consecutive self-titled solo album from Peter Gabriel. The album was issued in 1980 by Geffen after having been rejected by the artist’s longtime label Atlantic. Stylistically, the songs experiment with the buzzy, trebly sonorities of the day. Percussive ethno sounds course through “No […]

Eno – Another Green World (1975)

Another Green World is the third solo album by English art-rock/electronic musician Brian Eno, released in 1975 on Island. Tracklist: A1. “Sky Saw” (3:27) A2. “Over Fire Island” (1:51) A3. “St. Elmo’s Fire” (3:01) A4. “In Dark Trees” (2:32) A5. “The Big Ship” (2:37) A6. “I’ll Come Running” (3:50) A7. “Another Green World” (1:42) B1. […]

Peter Gabriel – Peter Gabriel [II] (1978)

Peter Gabriel is the second solo album by English singer–musician Peter Gabriel, released on June 3, 1978, on Charisma (UK) and Atlantic (US). It’s alternately known as Peter Gabriel II (or “scratch,” a reference to the cover) to avoid confusion with his 1977 release Peter Gabriel. The album was produced by Robert Fripp, who plays […]

King Crimson ‎– In the Court of the Crimson King (1969)

In the Court of the Crimson King is the debut album by English symphonic-rock band King Crimson, released in 1969 on Island/Atlantic. Tracklist: A1. “21st Century Schizoid Man (Including ‘Mirrors’)” (6:52) A2. “I Talk to the Wind” (5:40) A3. “Epitaph (Including ‘March for No Reason’ and ‘Tomorrow and Tomorrow’)” (8:30) B1. “Moonchild (Including ‘The Dream’ […]

Robert Fripp / The League of Gentlemen ‎– The League of Gentlemen (1981)

The League of Gentlemen is an album by the namesake art-punk foursome headed by Robert Fripp and featuring former XTC keyboardist Barry Andrews. The album was released in 1981 on E’G. Avant-garde vocalist Danielle Dax guests on the track “Minor Man.” This was the guitarist’s second use of the nameplate, having earlier played in an […]

Daryl Hall & John Oates ‎– Along the Red Ledge (1978)

Along the Red Ledge is the seventh album by American rock/soul duo Daryl Hall & John Oates, released in 1978 on RCA. Tracklist: A1. It’s a Laugh (3:49) A2. Melody for a Memory (4:50) A3. The Last Time (2:47) A4. I Don’t Wanna Lose You (3:45) A5. Have I Been Away Too Long (4:19) B1. […]

King Crimson ‎– Larks’ Tongues in Aspic (1973)

Larks’ Tongues in Aspic is the fifth studio album by the English experimental rock band King Crimson, released on March 23, 1973, on Island (UK) and Atlantic (North America). This was their first of three albums by Crimson’s Mk III lineup featuring guitarist and co-founder Robert Fripp with new recruits John Wetton (bass), Bill Bruford […]

Eno ‎– Here Come The Warm Jets (1973)

Here Come The Warm Jets is the debut solo album by English art-rock musician/composer Brian Eno, released in 1973 on Island. The album features contributions from members of King Crimson (Robert Fripp, John Wetton) and erstwhile Roxy Music colleagues Phil Manzanera, Andy Mackay, and Paul Thompson. Tracklist: A1. “Needles in the Camel’s Eye” (3:25) A2. […]

King Crimson ‎– Starless and Bible Black (1974)

Starless and Bible Black is the sixth studio album by English experimental rock band King Crimson, released in March 1974 on Island/Atlantic. Tracklist: A1. “The Great Deceiver” (4:02) A2. “Lament” (4:01) A3. “We’ll Let You Know” (3:41) A4. “The Night Watch” (4:40) A5. “Trio” (5:40) A6. “The Mincer” (4:08) B1. “Starless and Bible Black” (9:11) […]

King Crimson ‎– Red (1974)

Red is the seventh studio album by English experimental rock band King Crimson, released in October 1974 on Island/Atlantic. Tracklist: A1. “Red” (6:20) A2. “Fallen Angel” (6:00) A3. “One More Red Nightmare” (7:07) B1. “Providence” (8:08) B2. “Starless” (12:18) Credits: Robert Fripp — guitar, Mellotron, writer John Wetton — bass, vocals, writer William Bruford — […]

David Bowie ‎– “Heroes” (1977)

Heroes is the eleventh studio album by English musician/vocalist David Bowie, released in October 1977 on RCA. Tracklist: A1. Beauty and the Beast (3:32) A2. Joe the Lion (3:05) A3. “Heroes” (6:07) A4. Sons of the Silent Age (3:15) A5. Blackout (3:50) B1. V-2 Schneider (3:10) B2. Sense of Doubt (3:57) B3. Moss Garden (5:03) […]

Peter Gabriel ‎– Peter Gabriel (1977)

Peter Gabriel — alternately referred to as the “rainy windshield” album — is the first of four self-titled solo albums by English musician/vocalist Peter Gabriel, released in 1977 on Charisma and Atco. Tracklist: A1. “Moribund the Burgermeister” (4:19) A2. “Solsbury Hill” (4:20) A3. “Modern Love” (3:37) A4. “Excuse Me” (3:20) A5. “Humdrum” (3:23) B1. “Slowburn” […]

Daryl Hall ‎– Sacred Songs (1977)

Sacred Songs is the debut solo album by musician/vocalist/songwriter Daryl Hall. Recorded during the summer of 1977 in collaboration with Robert Fripp, the album was ultimately released by RCA in 1980. Tracklist: A1. Sacred Songs (3:12) A2. Something in 4/4 Time (4:20) A3. Babs and Babs (7:20) A4. Urban Landscape (2:24) A5. NYCNY (4:24) B1. […]

King Crimson ‎– Lizard (1970)

Lizard is the third album by English symphonic-rock band King Crimson, released in December 1970 on Island/Atlantic. Tracklist: A1. “Cirkus (Including ‘Entry of the Chameleons’)” (6:28) A2. “Indoor Games” (5:38) A3. “Happy Family” (4:15) A4. “Lady of the Dancing Water” (2:43) Lizard B1. “a) Prince Rupert Awakes” (4:34) B2. “b) Bolero – The Peacock’s Tale” (6:30) […]

King Crimson ‎– In the Wake of Poseidon (1970)

In the Wake of Poseidon is the second album by English symphonic-rock band King Crimson, released in May 1970 on Island/Atlantic. Tracklist: A1. “Peace – A Beginning” (0:50) A2. “Pictures of a City (including 42nd at Treadmill)” (8:01) A3. “Cadence and Cascade” (4:38) A4. “In the Wake of Poseidon (including Libra’s Theme)” (7:58) B1. “Peace – […]

King Crimson

King Crimson are an English rock band, active at multiple intervals since 1969. The original lineup of guitarist Robert Fripp, bassist–singer Greg Lake, reedist–keyboardist Ian McDonald, and drummer Michael Giles made one album, In the Court of the Crimson King, the catalyst for symphonic-rock. When Lake departed for Emerson Lake & Palmer and McDonald and […]

Peter Gabriel

Peter Gabriel (born Feb. 13, 1950) is an English singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and activist with a career in music dating back to the late 1960s. He rose to prominence as the vocalist of Genesis, which he fronted for six albums between 1969 and 1974. As a solo artist, he issued four self-titled albums on Charisma […]

Robert Fripp & The League of Gentlemen

The League of Gentlemen were an English art-punk band that released a self-titled album on E’G/Polydor in 1981. The band was led by guitarist Robert Fripp and named after an R&B/beat act he had played in during the mid-1960s. The Gentleman also included former-XTC/future-Shriekback keyboardist Barry Andrews alongside bassist Sara Lee, who subsequently joined Gang […]

Robert Fripp

Robert Fripp (born May 16, 1946) is an English guitarist and composer from Wimborne Minster, Dorset, who first recorded in the psych-pop trio Giles, Giles and Fripp. The band released one album in 1968 before evolving into King Crimson, which Fripp led through multiple iterations between 1969 and 1974 and again between 1981 and 1984. […]