Robert Wyatt pays tribute to Kevin Ayers (who died 18 February) in Stuart Maconie´s Freak Zone (BBC Radio 6).
They cover the Wilde Flowers and early Soft Machine years, and Wyatt stresses how important Kevin Ayers was as a proper songwriter, and that the first Soft Machine albums probably didn´t really show them from their best side.
Robert Wyatt thinks it´s a pity that the bands of today seldom go through the phase of playing at dances, like they did with The Wilde Flowers!
Kevin Ayers is described as "bright", "funny" and "posh - but without education", and as a very pleasant person!
And how about Kevin Ayers voice resembling Rex Harrisons´? Wyatt himself admits that he tried to sing like both Van Morrison and Steve Marriot i those early days.
Maconie wants to know if we may expect some new music by Robert Wyatt soon, but Wyatt claims he is retired now!
Please note: You have got 6 days left to listen, so don´t wait!