This is a radio interview at the time Robert was taking Frippertronics to the masses.

He also talks about the recently released Exposure.

The tracks from this interview are omitted, but why not put them back yourself as a DIY exercise!

AUDIO SOURCE: 1/4 Inch Tape



Radio Interview At Wras Atlanta
Written by Michael Boyce
disco-tronics = god save the queen
I seem to recall that the b side of the album God Save the Queen featured the said "discotronics." I was uncertain of what I thought of it at the time (although I loved Frippertronics straight off as what I still believe to be most beautiful, original music), but i hope and beg and pray for any frippertronic material at this juncture, and so would welcome an opportunity to reassess it. This interview triggers a presence near to what the music does for me, but mostly residual and cognitive, rather than conscious and visceral. Very pleasant, nonetheless.
Written by Scott McMahan
You gotta hear it to believe it
I think the best thing that can be said about this interview is the "discotronic" album never happened!!! You have to listen just to hear Fripp discussing his plans for a disco album. (He also holds forth on philosophy, music, life, creativity, and so on - I don’t think the hostess was quite ready for this!)  Fortunately for music history disco had died its horrible death before Fripp actually recorded a disco album, and we got the groovy League of Gentlemen (with a woman member!?) instead. But this interview serves to remind us what could have been.
Written by Matthu Stull
Friction From Fripp
This interview is heavily and not entirely unmildly laced with repeated references to ’Gurdjieffian Metaphysics’, which is not at all a secret aspect of Fripps ’way of life’, and was, I believe very fresh and new at the time. It is clear that he has really gone through an intense transition and from what I am beginning to understand, this is what happens when one goes into incubation for 9 months of extreme confrontation with oneself. The interview is very entertaining, to me, but it raises more questions about the sequence of events leading up to Fripp’s enrollment in the Harmonious Development course. Has anyone noticed that J.G. Bennett gave his big talk at Caxton on the same day as the Nightwatch recordings? November 23, 1973. Is this something that would seem to be significant to Mr. Fripp. I wonder. When did Bennett come into Fripp’s life? The improvisation "Is there life out there" might very well be a direct reference to an idea that was put forward the night of Nov. 23 ’73, by Bennett. Did Fripp actually prefer to be at the talk and not looking at hot Dutch babes??! Maybe this is all trivial, but I admit, I am very interested to know more about it. Anyhoo, this interview shows the ’reborn’ Fripp with a lot of new ideas, especially the part about friction and creating an energy factory in the body. When one puts forth more effort the results can be multiplied, and having the ability to DO becomes real!!!!! -Matthu Stull Feb.9,2007
Written by Dean Estes
I remember this period well but being Californian hadn’t heard this rich interview at the time. Although "Music for Sports" and "Discotronics" weren’t released as such, it might be said that "God Save the Queen/Under Heavy Manners" in its original release came close to fulfilling the vision.An interesting, entertaining, and charming document.