Today, Robert Fripp published a diary entry for March 25th 2014 in which he rummaged through some old paperwork and unearthed some information on the classic B side here...
It was recorded on October 1st 1968 at Lansdowne Studios featuring himself playing his lead parts using a Burns Buzzaround fuzzbox along with Greg Lake - Guitar & Lead vocals, John Dickinson - Keyboards & Vocals , Malcolm Brasher - Bass & Vocals, Andrew McCulloch - Drums.
So, by the time this single was released, Greg Lake was an ex-member... drummer McCulloch would join King Crimson for a short time for the ill-fated "Lizard" sessions in 1970.
it's a superb single and should've made the charts - i just *wish* there'd been an lp - or tapes in the vault for a retrospective cd - by shy limbs. the first phrase of the melody line is ah, "strongly reminiscent of" a song i think is traditional english, "have you not seen my lady (go down the garden singing)", and "reputation" might've been a bit stronger, had the band developed that melody some before going into that wonderful "organ wash of sound". it's probably the single best [no pun intended] example of totally ott phasing i know. "a killer."
What a single. The a side is a bit of top Procol Harum type psychedelia with a phasey outro,great organ and an epic feel throughout. The b side is a slice of psych prog pop with heavy bass slide from Greg and some Frippery on guitar.