Peter Gabriel is the second solo album by the English rock musician Peter Gabriel , released in 1978. The album is the second of four with the same eponymous title. Guitarist Robert Fripp served as producer, whose influence on the album is evident in the use of 'Fripptronics ' on the track "Exposure". The album did not sell as well as the first Peter Gabriel , but reached No. 10 on the UK charts. "Mother of Violence" was written by Peter and his first wife Jill Gabriel.
This album is often referred to as Scratch, referring to the album cover by Hipgnosis .