The title comes from a statement Fripp made in 2006:
"Exposure was an autobiography of sorts, a statement of interests and concerns. My life changed direction in July 1974 following a terrifying vision of the future. Now, three decades later, I find that I underestimated the extent of radical change that is presently under way. In 1974 my response was terror. In 2006, I trust the unfolding process." [Source]
From that album, this is the title track. There's a wonderful description of it somewhere (not necessarily by me) but I can't find it! So for now I'll just list the sequence of entries:
1) Guitar tremolo (RF) 2) Spoken text (J.G. Bennett) 3) Drums (Jerry Marotta) 4) Guitar loops ("Frippertronics", GF) 5) Bass (Tony Levin) and "X-P-O-S-U-R-E" spelled out (RF and Brian Eno) 6) Piano (unknown; Barry Andrews?) 7) Rhythm guitar (Sid McGinnis) 6) Screeched title (Terre Roche)
Please feel free to post anything on Mr. Fripp or any projects he was involved with, most notably King Crimson.
"NY3" combines samples from a terrifying domestic argument recorded through the paper-thin walls of Fripp's pad in NYC (which according to him lasted one and a half hours!) with an equally fearsome instrumental in some arcane time signature:
Guitar: RF Organ: Barry Andrews Bass: Tony Levin Drums: Narada Michael Walden
On (or rather back eight years) to Islands, King Crimson's fourth studio album. "Sailor's Tale" features the most extraordinary splintery guitar solo (beginning at 2:33) which one feels only Fripp could carry off convincingly. It never made it in this form into live performances, when for some reason Fripp preferred to substitute his melodic style, to much less effect.
I have to admit I'm not especially familiar with Robert Fripp. I have a small handful of King Crimson albums, none of which have I gone back to in probably 20 years! I got interested in him during college when I was playing more jazz and getting into experimental and complicated music.
At that time I got the first few King Crimson albums, one or two from the early '80s, and at least one then-new one from the '90s. I was thinking I heard him on a G3 tour in the '90s, but a quick Wiki-check shows that was Adrian Legg, who while similarly innovative, is otherwise entirely different.
I have to admit I always found Fripp more interesting than enjoyable to listen to repeatedly. I wonder what I'd think now. Guess I'll have to keep visiting this thread!
B.E.: I skimmed the Mark Linett interview recently posted on SSMB. He said he’s hoping for a Fall release for the box set.
Feb 27, 2020 2:58:34 GMT
Sheriff John Stone: Was hoping for a spring/early summer release, however, I hope for a spring/early summer release with EVERY Beach Boys' album! I can wait for fall.
Feb 27, 2020 18:50:55 GMT
Kapitan: Maybe we’ll get that BW doc that we heard about way back when, Long Promised Doc 😀
Feb 27, 2020 19:18:45 GMT
kds: I get the feeling that documentary will one day be mentioned in the same breath as the 50th Anniversary Doc that was supposed to happen in 2012
Feb 27, 2020 20:55:14 GMT
Kapitan: And Pleasure Island!?
Feb 27, 2020 20:55:51 GMT
Sheriff John Stone: I'm skeptical about that Long Promised Road doc, not whether it will eventually come out, but the quality. If the highlight is Brian and an interviewer driving around and Brian commenting on BB songs/albums, I can only imagine how that'll go...
Feb 27, 2020 22:18:29 GMT
Sheriff John Stone: ...Brian, what do you think about the song, "Long Promised Road"? Brian - "I thought Carl sang it great." Brian, what do you think about The Beach Boys Love You album? Brian - "There's some great songs on that album."
Feb 27, 2020 22:21:28 GMT
Kapitan: I'm skeptical about EVERYTHING. But that doesn't mean I'm not interested in seeing and hearing it all.
Feb 27, 2020 23:50:16 GMT
Wata: I hope it would include some rarities - hopefully with the accompanying soundtrack. And it's time we got to listen to snippets from the rendition of "Long Promised Road" Brian supposedly recorded for the doc. I'm not holding my breath for it, but still...
Feb 28, 2020 5:58:00 GMT
kds: From the description, it sounded like a new version of the Brian Wilson On Tour doc.
Feb 28, 2020 13:20:10 GMT
Kapitan: Except as I recall, they were focusing on driving around LA for a lot of it. Just Brian and whoever the eventual filmmaker was (there had been a replacement) seeing the sights and chatting.
Feb 28, 2020 13:28:28 GMT
Kapitan: btw, it's just a couple weeks shy of a year since they released the movie poster.
Feb 28, 2020 13:31:24 GMT
kds: And, didn't they do the driving around bit in the IJWMFTT doc?
Feb 28, 2020 13:38:15 GMT