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    RockChat Rewind with Joe Milliken.
    On this day in 1978, Peter Gabriel released his second solo album, simply titled “Peter Gabriel,” on the Charisma/Atlantic label. Recorded at Relight Studios in the Netherlands the second of four solo albums of the same name, the album was produced by King Crimson front-man/guitarist Robert Fripp, as evident by the use of his ‘Frippertronics” technique on the song “Exposure.”
    Although the album would not sell as well as his debut solo effort, “Scratch” (as it is often referred as) did crack the Top 10 on the UK album chart. It also reached #45 on the US Billboard Top 200 album chart. The song “D.I.Y.” was also released as a single, but failed to chart.
    Despite the slower sales, “Scratch” was received well by the critics, receiving favorable reviews from such medias as Rolling Stone and The Rolling Stone Album Guide, AllMusic, The Village Voice and Chicago Sun-Times. Other musicians appearing on the album included the aforementioned Fripp on guitar, King Crimson bandmate Tony Levin on bass, Jerry Marotta on drums, Roy Bittan on keyboards and Sid McGinnis on guitar and mandolin. The album was a an interesting blend of rock with “On The Air,” and “D.I.Y.”, unorthodox-reggae-feel of “A Wonderful Day In A One-Way World,” and the haunting piano ballad “Mother of Violence,” and the reflective “Home Sweet Home.”