Trouser Press Tuesday: Robert Wyatt

June 30, 2009

The End of an Ear (Columbia) 1971 (UK CBS) 1980
Rock Bottom (Virgin) 1974 (Blue Plate) 1990 (Thirsty Ear) 1998
Ruth Is Stranger Than Richard (Virgin) 1975 (Blue Plate) 1990 (Thirsty Ear) 1998
Rock Bottom/Ruth Is Stranger Than Richard (UK Virgin) 1981
Robert Wyatt (It. Rough Trade) 1981
Nothing Can Stop Us (UK Rough Trade) 1981 (Gramavision) 1986 (Thirsty Ear) 1998
Having first come to prominence as founding drummer/vocalist with Canterbury’s Soft Machine, Bristol-born Robert Wyatt is one of the English art-schools’ most notable (and best-loved) musical alumni, retaining that genre’s spirit of musical adventurousness without indulging in the bloated pretensions that sidetracked many of his contemporaries. In the unselfconscious experimentalism of his post-Softs work, the political commitment of his later material and his determination and dignity through a tragic physical setback, Wyatt has served as an inspiration for a new generation of socially conscious British artists (…)

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