Thursday, July 23, 2009

Musical Interlude:

Exposure by Peter Gabriel, from the second solo album from 1978. The combination of that bass line (courtesy Tony Levin), the drums that seem to have a slight echo, and those other-worldly sounds Robert Fripp could bring out of a guitar hit it just right. The playing is tight, and there is more than a hint of menace in the composition and in the vocals - basically this is my idea of a good rock tune. I would first discover Peter Gabriel's music in 1980 when "Games Without Frontiers" would get a ton of airplay on the radio.

The version of Exposure that appeared on Robert Fripp's album, Exposure, is also well worth checking out (the promotional video for Fripp's version of the tune is suitably weird).

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