All other compositions are covers of songs of different time and musical genres, but many of them are common theme - they are leftist often -radical ideology hymns in one or another form. Even "Red Flag", Communist Party hymn found place there between them.
Musically album is quite minimalistic and often simplistic, but contains few Wyatt's excellent songs at the same time Chick song's "At Last I'm Free" is one of greatest Wyatt's song ever. Unfortunately, after very few first songs things turn to bad direction on this album. Wyatt sings in Spanish, and the song is a total disaster. Similar case is "Arauco" - Chilean protest song.
Two them would be enough to make album less attractive, but it's still a beginning of serious troubles. American song "Stalin Wasn't Stallin'" could be understandable in historical contest, but huge dose of Soviet nostalgia, even sung a-Capella, in early 80s read - Cold War time sounds as misunderstanding softly speaking. Even more terrible is music-less narrative poem "Stalingrad", closing this album.
Billie Holiday's "Strange Fruit" cover sounds almost as lyric ballade in such neighborhood. And even more pity - all these songs are extremely simple and uninteresting musically. Terrible combination But when bloody ideology wins against music, it becomes difficult to accept it. I wonder how Wyatt himself see these his songs from nowadays position. Matching Mole gradually disbanded, and Wyatt began writing material that would eventually appear on his second 'solo' album in Venice.
He began to assemble a new band in England to record these numbers, but on 1 Juneduring a birthday party for Gong 's Gilli Smyth and June Campbell Cramer also known as Lady June at the latter's Maida Vale home, an inebriated Wyatt fell from a fourth-floor window. In a BBC Radio 4 profile aired inWyatt revealed that he and his wife Alfreda Benge were also given generous help by friends of Benge's, including supermodel Jean Shrimptonwho gave them a car, and actress Julie Christiewho gave them use of a flat in London, which they subsequently purchased from her.
In the same interview, Wyatt also observed that, ironically, his accident probably saved his life — although he did not drink at all Robert Wyatt / Disharhi - Grass / Trade Union (Vinyl) he was younger, he quickly fell into a pattern of heavy drinking while touring the US in the late s supporting The Jimi Hendrix Experienceand that he often caroused with heavy-drinking colleagues like Mitch MitchellNoel Redding and especially Keith Moon who introduced him to the practice of alternating shots of tequila and Southern Comfort.
By his own estimation, he was an alcoholic by the early s, and he felt that, had the accident not intervened to change his lifestyle, his heavy drinking and reckless behaviour would have eventually killed him. The injury led Wyatt to abandon the Matching Mole project, and his rock drumming though he would continue to play drums and percussion in more of a "jazz" fashion, without the use of his feet. The album had been largely composed prior to Wyatt's accident, but during Wyatt's convalescence, he rethought the arrangements to adjust to his new circumstances, and many of the lyrics were completed during this period.
The album was met with mostly positive reviews. Two months later Wyatt put out a single, a cover version of " I'm a Believer ", which hit number 29 in the UK chart. There were strong arguments with the producer of Top of the Pops surrounding Wyatt's performance of "I'm a Believer", on the grounds that his use of a wheelchair "was not suitable for Robert Wyatt / Disharhi - Grass / Trade Union (Vinyl) viewing", the producer wanting Wyatt to appear on a normal chair.
Wyatt won the day and "lost his rag but not the wheelchair". A contemporary issue of New Musical Express featured the band a stand-in acting for Masonall in wheelchairs, on its cover. Wyatt subsequently sang lead vocals on Mason's first solo album Fictitious Sportsa suite of songs composed by American jazz musician Carla Bley.
His follow-up single, a reggae ballad remake of Chris Andrews ' hit " Yesterday Man ", again produced by Mason, Robert Wyatt / Disharhi - Grass / Trade Union (Vinyl) eventually given a low-key release, "the boss at Virgin claiming that single was 'lugubrious', the delay and lack of promotion denting Wyatt's chances of a follow-up hit.
Wyatt's next solo album, Ruth Is Stranger Than Richardproduced by Wyatt apart from one track produced by Mason, was more jazz-led, with free jazz influences. Guest musicians included Brian Eno on guitar, synthesizer and "direct inject anti-jazz ray gun". His solo work during the early s was increasingly politicised, and Wyatt became a member of the Communist Party of Great Britain.
In Wyatt provided guest vocals, along with Tracey Thorn and Claudia Figueroa, on " Venceremos We Will Win ", a song expressing political solidarity with Chilean people suffering under Pinochet 's military dictatorship, released as a single by UK soul-jazz dance band Working Weekalso included on an album released the following year. The album featured strongly political songs with relatively sparse arrangements played largely by Wyatt alone. In the late s, after collaborations with other acts such as News from BabelScritti PolittiRobert Wyatt / Disharhi - Grass / Trade Union (Vinyl), and Japanese recording artist Ryuichi Sakamotohe and his wife Alfreda Benge spent a sabbatical in Spain, before returning in with a comeback album Dondestan.
His album Shleep was also praised. In the summer of her first EP Goccia was released and Wyatt made an appearance in the video of the title track. He can be seen in the DVD's Special Features section, and is praised by the film's composer Bruno Coulais as being a big influence in his younger days. In Wyatt collaborated with Steve Nieve and Muriel Teodori on the opera Welcome to the Voice interpreting the character 'the Friend', both singing and playing pocket trumpet.
In an interview with Uncut magazine in DecemberWyatt announced that he had "stopped" making music. He cited age and greater interest in politics as his reasons. As a further tribute to Wyatt, on the B-side of the single, Orzabal performs a cover version of "Sea Song", from the Rock Bottom album. It makes me happy just thinking about it. The verb "Wyatting" appeared in some blogs and music magazines to describe the practice of playing unusual tracks, in particular songs from Wyatt's album Dondestanon a pub jukebox to annoy the other pub goers.
Wyatt was quoted in in The Guardian as saying "I think it's really funny" and "I'm very honoured at the idea of becoming a verb. It's so unlike Robert, because he's so appreciative of the strengths of pop music. So that, I think, is a real unfairness. The man who coined it, I should like to punch him in the nose. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Wyatting. For other people named Robert Wyatt, see Robert Wyatt disambiguation.
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