Fripp & Eno - No Pussyfooting
In August 1972 King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp was producing some material for Robert Wyatt. Brian Eno - then a member of Roxy Music, came to the studio to add synth to the same sessions. Fripp and Eno found common cause. The 21 minutes piece of music that resulted, 'The Heavenly Music Corporation' became one of the most significant and influential pieces of electronic music ever recorded. The other track on the album 'Swastika Girls' was not recorded until over a year later in august 1973 - the track title inspired by a picture of girls wearing a swastika and little else that was pinned to the console. Also pinned to the console was a piece of paper with the words 'No Pussyfooting' - Fripp's reminder to both musicians that they should not compromise what they felt to be right or be deterred by the hostility to the project shown by management and record label alike. (there was talk of Fripp leading Eno into 'un-commercial territory'). The album was released in November 1973 and went on to sell over 100,000 copies. It was a unique achievement at the time was to place an album of experimental electronic music into the hands, homes and ears of 100,000 rock music fans.LP - The album's return to the 12" vinyl format is newly cut from masters approved by the artists. Manufactured on 200 gram super-heavyweight vinyl and housed in a re-worked version of the original gatefold sleeve, using variant photos from the original photo shoot by Willie Christie.