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The lyrics are a bit daft. What are they about—prostitution?
I'd say the lyric of "Easy Money" is about the music industry and its vampiric relationship to artists. The opening is a parody of a religious procession, the bells calling the faithful to prayer; They slog through the muck to worship he who "twinkles by in moccasin sneakers," the idol of the moment, the "lucky star" upon whose luck the money men are "getting fat." He is the one with shaky fingers who "could never tell a winner from a snake."
 
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Love this one, along with the earlier version on Collins, Jakszyk, and Fripp. This lyric is one I would like to have explained:

 

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The lads can certainly play, I'll give them that much credit.
Fripp is a monster guitarist, and Fracture is one of the most technically advanced pieces ever written for guitar IME. Fripp himself has said he spends the vast majority of his practice time on that track alone. There's also a guitar player who's written a book called "Failure to Fracture" and did a series of YouTube videos on his years-long quest to learn that track:
 

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Fripp is a monster guitarist, and Fracture is one of the most technically advanced pieces ever written for guitar IME. Fripp himself has said he spends the vast majority of his practice time on that track alone. There's also a guitar player who's written a book called "Failure to Fracture" and did a series of YouTube videos on his years-long quest to learn that track:
On the other hand, there is this person, who I'm not sure has even been alive for twenty two years, who does pretty well with it:


I'm not implying that "Fracture" isn't an example of Fripp's great technique. But I am at least as impressed with his acoustic playing, his dynamic differentiation of multiple lines, his use of ghost notes, and other subtle aspects of his playing. His playing on songs like "Cirkus," "Book of Saturday," and "Exiles" is equally impressive to me.
 

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On the other hand, there is this person, who I'm not sure has even been alive for twenty two years, who does pretty well with it:

I'm not implying that "Fracture" isn't an example of Fripp's great technique. But I am at least as impressed with his acoustic playing, his dynamic differentiation of multiple lines, his use of ghost notes, and other subtle aspects of his playing. His playing on songs like "Cirkus," "Book of Saturday," and "Exiles" is equally impressive to me.
That's actually Maria Barbieri - She's now 28 years old - Robert Fripp heard her rendition of "Lark's Tongue in Aspic Part Two"" (in 2013 when she was 19 years old) and said this upon being asked the question

"Would you consider including a woman in King Crimson?" -

"The choice of members is not arbitrary. This King Crimson I saw on the evening of June 22, 2013 had seven musicians. They were individual, specific musicians, and they were all men. If they had all been women, I would have made the phone calls. But they weren't. Are we open to women members of the band? Sure, if they're the right women in the right time, right place and right circumstance. And there is a wonderful woman named Maria Barbieri that plays “Larks' Tongues In Aspic Part Two.” But she didn't spring to mind on June 22, 2013. If she had, I would have made the call. She’s doing a great job.”

- Robert Fripp


 

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My nomination for "Strangest Robert Fripp Video of All Time" - Note to self: Do not show this video to wife - Former member of "Riverdance" national touring company...

 

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Robert Fripp and his wife Toyah have a regular YouTube program called "Toyah and Robert's Sunday Lunch" - Here's the link -


Fair warning - Once you see their rendition of "Blitzkrieg Bop" you will never be able to un-see it...
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Looks like Fripp is willing to do anything at this point ... except record an album of new material. But I suppose the slew of (mostly) quality live material is better than the uninspired studio efforts of Pink Floyd.
 

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On the other hand, there is this person, who I'm not sure has even been alive for twenty two years, who does pretty well with it:

I'm not implying that "Fracture" isn't an example of Fripp's great technique. But I am at least as impressed with his acoustic playing, his dynamic differentiation of multiple lines, his use of ghost notes, and other subtle aspects of his playing. His playing on songs like "Cirkus," "Book of Saturday," and "Exiles" is equally impressive to me.
I have seen this video and Maria is incredibly impressive as well. I was also delighted to see that even Fripp has acknowledged her talent. I also agree that Fripp shows extraordinary technique in many songs, including those you mentioned; but speaking as a guitarist Fracture looks like a nightmare to learn on a purely mechanical level. The kind of zen-state one must get into in order to execute the economy of motion necessary for picking those sequences in the moto perpetuo is something quite extraordinary, and helps me understand why Fripp sits and stares like an obsessive serial killer during their live shows... not really the look of a serial killer, but just someone trying to get into a zone where there is no barrier between him, the guitar, and the motions required to play these pieces.
 

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I bought the Heaven and Earth box which includes a ten hour Blu-ray disc of concert performances from the 2000 European tour. Plenty of opportunities to watch Fripp play Frakctured. But I really enjoy the whole band. What a great quartet!
 

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Exposures 32-disc box set My son just ordered and received this new release in the mail from Robert Fripp / Exposures 32-disc box set – SuperDeluxeEdition

CD/DVD/Blu Ray information:

CD 1
Major Loops I
CD 2 Major Loops II
CD 3 Major Loops III
CD 1 – 3 comprise some of the Major Loops for Frippertronics. Disc 3 also includes the loops for the track Breathless. Discs 1 – 3 – Material previously unreleased

CD 4 NYC: Exposure Master Loops and Lost in the Bush of Ghosts The master loops for Exposure plus loops recorded for the David Byrne/Brian Eno album My Life in the Bush of
Ghosts CD 4 – Previously unreleased, except. Bush of Ghosts loops previously available as a download from dgmlive.com under a later title. New to disc

CD 5 Last of the Great New York Heartthrobs, Plus: Exposure alt takes/rough mixes. Disc 5 contains the original album running order/featured vocalists/original lyrics in some instances (with the original proposed album title) as mastered in August 1978, taken from the master tape and accompanied by a selection of alternate takes and rough mixes from the album sessions. Disc 5 – Previously unreleased, except select tracks from additional material section previously available as downloads from dgmlive.com. New to disc

CD 6 Exposure First Edition, Plus: The 2006 master/running order of the First Edition of Exposure plus loops recorded for Here Comes the Flood. CD 6 – Previously released except Flood Loops

CD 7 Exposure Third Edition, Plus: The 2006 master/running order of the Third Edition of Exposure plus the additional material from that release – album songs with Daryl Hall/ Terre Roche vocals, plus material from Peter Gabriel II, Daryl Hall’s Sacred Songs and a previously unreleased mix of Here Comes the Flood from Exposure. CD 7 – Previously released except Here Comes the Flood mix.

CD 8 Exposure Fourth Edition, 2021 Stereo Mix, Plus: Full album newly mixed from the original multi-track tapes by Steven Wilson following the First Edition running order and all alternate vocal performances also newly mixed and included. CD 8 – New mixes/Previously unreleased

CD 9 Breathless or How I Gradually Internalised The Social Reality Of Manhattan Until It Seemed To Be A Very Reasonable Way Of Life, Plus: Using another abandoned title for the album (as does disc 5) and following, approximately, that album running order using Steven Wilson 2021 mixes and, mostly, Daryl Hall vocal performances. Also includes a sequence of previously unheard loops. Disc 9 – New mixes/Previously unreleased

CD 10 Frippertronics: The Kitchen, NYC, 5/2/78, Disc One
CD 11 Frippertronics: The Kitchen, NYC, 5/2/78, Disc Two
CD 12 Frippertronics: Wintergarden, Copenhagen, 18/5/79 and Polydor, Paris 23/5/79
CD 13 Frippertronics: Le Pretzel Enchainé, Montreal 19/8/79
New masters of Frippertronics’ shows, including the legendary first NYC shows at The Kitchen and two shows from the tour to support the Exposure album release that included performances in restaurants, art galleries, record company offices, radios stations and record shops. CDs 10 – 13 – Previously available as downloads from dgmlive.com.

CD 14 Material previously released in different masters/formats. Disc 14 God Save the Queen/Under Heavy Manners 2021 remaster, Plus: GSTQ/UHM newly mastered from the original master tapes by David Singleton. Material released on disc for the first time in many years, plus a previously unreleased track from the same sessions, a single edit of UHM and God Save the King from the 1985 Fripp/LOG CD compilation. New to disc

CD 15 Discotronics/UHM 2021: UHM and session tracks extended versions and newly mixed tracks from the original multi-track tapes by Steven Wilson. CD 15 – New mixes/Previously unreleased

CD 16 Under Heavy Management/Eurotronics. Previously unreleased tracks from recording sessions of the era newly mixed by Steven Wilson and compiled into the equivalent of two imaginary vinyl length albums. Disc 16 – New mixes/Previously unreleased

CD 17 The League of Gentlemen – Paradise Club, Boston, 26/6/80 (2nd show), Plus: Recorded just one week into the band’s sole US tour. Also included are two rehearsal performances including the LOG take on Disengage. CD 17 – Previously available as a download from dgmlive.com. New to disc.

CD 18 Thrang Thrang Gozinbulx and The League of Gentlemen (1985 CD mixes). DGM released compilation of LOG live plus the original album tracks from the 1985 CD compilation GSTK. CD 18 – Material previously released in different masters/formats.

CD 19 The League of Gentlemen – 2021 stereo mixes, Plus: Newly mixed from the original multi-track tapes by Steven Wilson, including several studio recordings previously heard on live releases only and alternate mixes of five tracks. CD 19 – New mixes/Previously unreleased

CD 20 Let The Power Fall, 2021, Plus: Newly mastered from the original master tapes by David Singleton and on disc for the first time in many years
plus a single edit and two earlier mixes of another track titled 1984 at the time of mixing. CD 20 – Material previously released in different masters/formats and/or previously unreleased.

CD 21 Washington Square Church, August 1981, 2021 mixes Recordings drawn from a series of concerts at the New York City venue (the full series appears on Blu-Ray, Disc 27). Newly mixed and mastered from the original tapes by David Singleton to produce the finest example of Frippertronics in performance. Disc 21 – New mixes/Previously unreleased

Disc 22 DVD Exposure – Stereo editions and DTS Surround Sound Exposure Fourth Edition – Steven Wilson mixes plus additional material in 24/96 hi-res stereo and DTS 5.1, Surround Sound. Last of the New York Heartthrobs in 24/96 hi-res stereo Exposure Third Edition plus additional material in 24/48 hi-res stereo

Disc 23 DVD God Save the Queen/Under Heavy Manners – expanded/The League of Gentlemen – Stereo/Quad/5.1 DTS Surround Sound GSTQ – David Singleton, 2021 master, UHM 2021 plus additional material, League of Gentlemen 2021 mixes by Steven Wilson in 24/96 hi-res stereo. GSTQ in DTS Surround Sound (quad 4.1) mixes by David Singleton. GSTQ plus additional material in DTS 5.1 Surround Sound mixes by Steven Wilson. League of Gentlemen studio recordings in DTS 5.1 Surround Sound mixes by Steven Wilson

Disc 24 DVD
Let The Power Fall/Washington Square Church
LTPF in 24/96 and WSC in 24/48 hi-res masters/mixes by David Singleton LTPF/WSC in DTS Surround Sound (quad 4.1) mixes by David Singleton.

Disc 25 Exposure/Under Heavy Manners – Blu-Ray I Exposure Fourth Edition. Exposure Fifth Edition (running order as per First/Fourth Edition but with the inclusion of Daryl Hall lead vocals on select tracks)
Breathless or How I Gradually Internalised The Social Reality Of Manhattan Until It Seemed To Be A Very.Reasonable Way Of Life
Under Heavy Manners and Additional Material from the recording sessions 2021 Masters/Mixes in 24/96 in hi-res stereo, DTS-HD 5.1 Surround Sound and Dolby Atmos mixed and
produced by Steven Wilson
God Save the Queen 2021 Masters in 24/96 hi-res stereo and DTS-HD Surround Sound (quad) mixed and produced by David Singleton
Exposure: Additional Material/Sessions/Under Heavy Management/Eurotronics Newly mixed material from the sessions in 24/96 hi-res stereo in recording date sequence and sequence as per Disc 16 mixed and produced by Steven Wilson Last of the New York Heartthrobs Exposure Second Edition Under Heavy Manners – Original Mix (David Singleton 2021 Master) Master Recordings in 24/96 hi-res stereo Exposure First Edition Exposure Third Edition plus Additional Material Master Recordings in 24/48 hi-res stereo

Disc 26 The DGM Frippertronics’ Archive Volume I – Blu-Ray II

Disc 27 The DGM Frippertronics’ Archive Volume II – Blu-Ray III
The Complete DGM Archive of Frippertronics loops, studio and live recordings 1977 – 1983 in 24/48 hi-res stereo

Disc 28 Let The Power Fall/Washington Square Church/The League of Gentlemen Blu-Ray IV
The League of Gentlemen 2021 Masters/Mixes in 24/96 in hi-res stereo, DTS-HD 5.1 Surround Sound and Dolby Atmos, Additional Material in 24/96 hi-res stereo mixed and produced by Steven Wilson
Let The Power Fall 2021 Masters in 24/192 hi-res stereo, DTS-HD Surround Sound (Quad) mixed and produced by David Singleton. Original Master plus Additional Material in 24/96 hi-res stereo
Washington Square Church 2021 Masters in 24/48 hi-res stereo and DTS-HD Surround Sound (Quad) mixed and produced by David Singleton
God Save the King. The 1985 Robert Fripp/League of Gentlemen compilation Masters in 16/48 stereo

Discs 22 – 28 – All material new to disc in these formats, mixes, audio quality

Disc 29 (CD) Resplendent in Divergence
A collection of Frippertronics that appeared as individual tracks on compilations, other albums and the DGM website assembled and mastered by Alex R. Mundy at DGM.

Disc 29 (CD) Previously released, some material new to disc
Disc 30 (CD) Blasts and Blasms – Sessions, Jams and Rehearsals
Disc 31 (CD) More Blasts, More Blasms – Sessions, Jams and Rehearsals
Two discs of recordings and elements of recordings from various points during the Exposure sessions giving an insight into the process that led to the album. Assembled and mastered by Alex R. Mundy at DGM. Discs 30/31 – Some material previously available as downloads at dgmlive.com, most new to disc.

Disc 32 (CD) The League of Gentlemen – Royal Exeter, Bournemouth, 21/9/80, John Peel broadcast, 17/11/80 The League of Gentlemen’s autumn tour of the UK included some of the short-lived band’s most energised performances. This newly mastered audience recording is one of the few recorded examples of that tour. Also included are recordings from LOG rehearsal tapes made by the band & first broadcast on the John Peel Show on the BBC in November 1980. Disc 32 – Some material previously available as a download from dgmlive.com. New to disc.
 
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