Friday, January 31, 2020
Uncut magazine has a fine piece on Robert Wyatt (and Alfie) in their March issue 2020:
"I´m so somewhere else now..." (Uncut 274 March 2020 pp 56 - 61).
The focus is on history, stories and daily life, but there are also some great news: Faber will publish Robert Wyatt and Alfreda Benge´s collected lyrics this year, with introduction written by Jarvis Cocker!
Jarvis Cocker: "His version of Chic´s "At Last I´m Free" is amazing! I was DJing in Cologne once and we´d been told we had to stop, so I put that track on, thinking, "It´s quite mellow, so that´ll be the end of the party". But it was a lovely moment - all these people in Germany at three o´clock in the morning singing a Robert Wyatt song at the top of their lungs". Now that´s Wyatting!
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
I´m not the kind of person that play the same records over and over again during a short period of time, but I have to admit that I have had a crush on "Cuckooland" (2003) this January!
What a great album!
Play it today!
Happy 75th birthday to Robert!!!
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Here is a Cherry Red compilation (3xCD) that might interest you:
"Further Perspectives & Distortion – An Encyclopedia Of British Experimental And Avante-Garde Music 1976-1984" (Cherry Red Records 2019).
You will even find a Robert Wyatt track in there: "Rangers in the night", previously released on "Miniatures (A Sequence Of Fifty-One Tiny Masterpieces Edited By Morgan-Fisher)" (Pipe 1980).
Full track list (and an order button) right here.