NOTE: “Air Structures” link fixed on Thursday, urologist 09.06.07, mycoplasmosis 2PM, resuscitation PST


I was very surprised to learn that the two early collaborations between Robert Fripp and Brian Eno, “No Pussyfooting” and “Evening Star” are both now out-of-print. In case you’ve never heard them (and now don’t want to pay $30 for a CD of either one), here they are, as well as a live set from ’75 with the two of them.

Here’s a breakdown of Frippertronics, the tape delay system used by Fripp to create his unique brand of guitar soundscaping.

Fripp and Eno – “No Pussyfooting”, 1973 (ZIP file)
Fripp and Eno – “Evening Star”, 1975 (ZIP file)
Fripp and Eno – “Air Structures: L’Olympia, Paris, May 28th, 1975 (ZIP file)

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960 Responses to FRIPP AND ENO

  1. Jim Donato says:

    Scuttlebutt on DGM sez’ that the download-only “Cotswold Gnomes” F+E collection is going to get a real CD release soon. My hunch is that the OOP F+E albums will be getting a reissue at the same time. If that is the case I would not mind flipping my copies on ebay since I am in a hole right now. But dare I take the chance?

  2. steve says:

    Is the disco beat at 7:40 to 7:50 on No Pussyfooting intentional? It sounds out of place but since I’ve never heard the work it could be part of it. Thanks.

  3. Anti-Hero says:

    Hey, I really like the anti-spam word which appeared here.
    As for F+E collaboration, you are on the right way. these albums are scarce now, but do you mind posting Fripp’s “Exposure” which is a real shock for the crowd of hippie shit-lickers. Hope to see ya again soon, bye.

  4. Jim Donato says:

    Ha. I was singing “Disengage” last night as I was making dinner and my wife, in the other room asked, “did you say something?” I replied, “No, I was only singing ‘Disengage’ to myself.” “Oh,” she said. I am lucky to have 3 copies of “Exposure” in our home: My LP, my wife’s LP, and the 1985 CD. I don’t have the new double disc deluxo version yet. During our courtship, we were having a Sunday breakfast and I was playing “Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)” and Sue was singing along as she was slicing potatoes. I mentioned this to my friend Charles and he said, “marry that woman!” So I did.

  5. Craig says:

    I second the question about the random disco beat. It just sounds incredibly out of place on an ambient album. Some internet prankster?

    • siebhotep says:

      The disco beat, while funny (at least the first time), is not part of the original recording. However, with an audio editor like Audacity, which is free and open source, the offending sequence can be located and deleted pretty easily.

  6. Jim Donato says:

    Hey! I just noticed that Fripp is wearing a “Starless & Bible Black” sweatshirt. Rock stars wearing their own bands names on their clothing. Cool or uncool? Discuss among yourselves.

  7. Lee says:

    Jim D,

    As to rock stars wearing their own band’s names, rock stars cannot be uncool, by definition. (Hm… You actually took Charles’ advice?)

  8. Empire Hancock says:

    I third the query about the techno intrusion on “The Heavenly Music Corporation.” What the fucking fuck was that about? What the hell happened?

  9. Tylosand Ektorp says:

    Thank you, Air Structures is really cool. As for rock stars wearing their own t-shirts, it’s only uncool if they do it on stage.

  10. The Count of Al Dente says:

    Thanks for all of the great offerings. Air Structures is one of my favorite lp sets. It’ll be good to have a digital back-up.