Top 10 Robert Fripp Songs

Robert Fripp Songs

Photo: By Sean Coon from Greensboro, USA (robert fripp) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Our top 10 Robert Fripp songs list takes a look at the solo material that Robert Fripp recorded in between all his great recordings with King Crimson, Brian Eno, David Bowie and the hundreds of other rock and roll acts that Robert Fripp has collaborated with in “one way or another.” Robert Fripp has been regarded as one of the most influential guitar players in rock and roll history. Robert Fripp’s musical skills and originality has made him one of the most sought after musicians in the business. His work alone as a founding member of King Crimson should grant him Rock and Roll Hall of Fame status. However, Robert Fripp never stopped working. Rock historians have written that Robert Fripp has performed on, or worked on, at least one thousand albums in his career.

With some much music to look at, we decided to just present music from Robert Fripp’s solo albums. When compared to his output with King Crimson and other collaborations, Robert Fripp released just a small amount of solo records. Below is a list of some of our favorite Robert Fripp songs.

# 10 – You Burn me Up I’m Cigarettes’

We start out our Top 10 Robert Fripp Songs list with a track from Robert Fripp’s first solo album entitled Exposure. The album was released in 1979/ The track presented here entitled “You Burn Me Up I’m Cigarrette,” was sung by Daryl Hall of Hall and Oates fame.

# 9 -The Zero Of The Signified

Amazing track from Robert Fripp’s God Save the Queen/Under Heavy Manners album. The record was released in 1980.

# 8 – Sky

The great ambient track “Sky,” was released on the 1995 Live In Argentina LP.

# 7 – Pie Jesu

Moe ambient music from Mr. Robert Fripp. “Pie Jesu,” was released in 1997.

# 6 – Fippertronics

The legendary Midnight Special Special performance from 1979 should not be missed.

# 5 -The New World 1986

We could listen to Robert Fripp play guitar all day. This great track was released ion the album Robert Fripp & The League of Crafty Guitarists – Live! 1986

# 4 – Disengage

“Disengage,” was the fourth track on the Exposure album.

# 3 – Under Heavy Manners

David Byrne performs the vocals on this great track from Robert Fripp’s second solo album God Save the Queen/Under Heavy Manners.

# 2 – Breathless

One of our favorite tracks from Exposure.

# 1 – Here Comes The Flood

Our favorite Peter Gabriel songs is also our favorite Robert Fripp song. The version on Robert Fripp’s album is dramatically different from the version on Peter Gabriel’s album.

Updated Nov 5 2020

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