Peter Gabriel, also known by its Fan Nickname Scratch, is the second Self-Titled Album of the Progressive Rock musician of the same name. It was released through Charisma Records in the United Kingdom, and Atlantic Records in the United States, on 2 June 1978.
The album was produced by collaborator Robert Fripp and recorded in Hilvarenbeek, The Netherlandsnote . It was originally intended to be part of a loose trilogy of Fripp-produced albums, which also included albums by Daryl Hall and Fripp himself. Much like the self-titled album before it, it sold reasonably well, but it was nothing compared to the self-titled album to come.
Supported by one single: "D.I.Y.".
- "On the Air" (5:30)
- "D.I.Y." (2:37)
- "Mother of Violence" (3:10)
- "A Wonderful Day in a One-Way World" (3:33)
- "White Shadow" (5:14)
- "Indigo" (3:30)
- "Animal Magic" (3:26)
- "Exposure" (4:12)
- "Flotsam and Jetsam" (2:17)
- "Perspective" (3:23)
- "Home Sweet Home" (4:37)
T.I.Y. (Trope it yourself):
- '70s Hair: Gabriel sports a bowl cut on the Hipgnosis cover.
- Bizarre Instrument: Robert Fripp was credited in "Exposure" for "Frippertronics", which is a tape-delay system that would go on to be a fixture in his later work.
- Deliberately Monochrome: The album artwork is in black and white, a trend that continue through most of Gabriel's career.
- Early Installment Weirdness: Much like Car before it, Scratch is an experimental continuation of Gabriel's work in Genesis, prior to the worldbeat sound introduced in Melt.
- One-Word Title: "Indigo", "Exposure" and "Perspective".
- Special Guest:
- Title-Only Chorus: "On the Air", "D.I.Y", "Exposure".