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Robert Wyatt

it hurts me real bad to type this: crap
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Re: My Personal Sacred Cow: Robert Wyatt

Postby tipcat on Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:32 am

eliya wrote:
tipcat wrote:Overrated.


I don't know if you noticed, but it's a crap/not crap and not overrated/not overrated.


I noticed.

I can judge something to be overrated without calling it crap (and refrain from voting).

Thank you kindly for your forum intervention.
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Re: My Personal Sacred Cow: Robert Wyatt

Postby HOUSTON_M on Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:22 am

I have Rock Bottom which I've listened to once.

I did like it though.

I also have Cuckooland but haven't listened to it yet.
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Re: My Personal Sacred Cow: Robert Wyatt

Postby kerble on Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:52 pm

people wrote:What next?


Shleep, aside from its horrid cover, is brilliant. I think "Maryan" may be one of the most beautiful things I've heard. "Heaps of Sheeps" is a great record opener.

there's a lot of good Wyatt related stuff on the 'the Soft Machine' thread.


so great, Robert Wyatt.
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Re: My Personal Sacred Cow: Robert Wyatt

Postby Sowley on Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:09 pm

Robert Wyatt is absolutely stunning. I have yet to hear a lousy record by him... Domino just did vinyl pressings of "Shleep" "Cuckooland" and the 1974 live album (with Hugh Hopper, Dave Mason, Ivor Cutler, et al.)

The "Radio Experiments" album that came out last year is pretty astounding too...

I really don't want to know a world without him swooping in every couple years, and dropping everyone on their head with beautiful heartache.
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Re: My Personal Sacred Cow: Robert Wyatt

Postby Blue of Noon on Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:49 pm

kerble wrote:"Heaps of Sheeps" is a great record opener.


Oh hell yeah.

You just know Brian Eno wishes he'd made that.
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Re: My Personal Sacred Cow: Robert Wyatt

Postby kerble on Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:52 pm

Blue of Noon wrote:
kerble wrote:"Heaps of Sheeps" is a great record opener.


Oh hell yeah.

You just know Brian Eno wishes he'd made that.


all of us do. all of us.
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Re: My Personal Sacred Cow: Robert Wyatt

Postby Blue of Noon on Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:05 pm

That goes without saying.
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Re: My Personal Sacred Cow: Robert Wyatt

Postby Isabelle Gall on Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:46 pm

Could never really get into Shleep myself, I thought it was a bit too diluted and respectable and much prefer what came before and after it, although "Free Will and Testament" remains a song which automatically comes to mind whenever I feel upset and muddled, particularly the line what kind of spider understands arachnophobia?

For the full-on Robert Wyatt fan and/or completist I would thoroughly recommend this album:

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The lyrics are all written by Chris Cutler, but it contains some of Robert's most wrenching vocals.

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Re: My Personal Sacred Cow: Robert Wyatt

Postby Domagoj on Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:32 am

I've realized that "Nothing Can Stop Us" is the only album (in any format) predominately comprised of cover versions that I own and listen to. Excellent music for Christmas period. Will be playing it in my flat.
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Re: My Personal Sacred Cow: Robert Wyatt

Postby SecondEdition on Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:01 am

Just listened to Rock Bottom for the first time and immediately played it twice in a row afterwards.

I don't know much, but I usually know good music when I hear it, and this is a masterpiece.
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Re: My Personal Sacred Cow: Robert Wyatt

Postby dfglove on Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:12 am

Inside the 'Solar Flares Burn For You' CD, which is a bit of an odds-and-sods assortment despite including what I think are Peel Session versions of "God Song", "Alifib", "I'm A Believer" and "Sea Song", there's a limerick that's one of my favourite things:
There was a young man from Dungeness
Who lived in a kind of old shoe box
When they asked, 'Don't you rhyme?'
He replied 'Not all the time,
And sometimes I don't even get the rhythm right.'

The 'Theatre Royal Drury Lane' album is an absolutely perfect record. I wish I could have been at that concert.
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Re: My Personal Sacred Cow: Robert Wyatt

Postby SecondEdition on Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:46 pm

Yes, it comes from Pitchfork, sorry, but it's actually interesting.

This is an installment in their 5-10-15-20 series, and it's just Wyatt talking about all the different music that influenced him, and his career, and his opinions on life in general. Really worth a read, he's a fascinating person.
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Re: My Personal Sacred Cow: Robert Wyatt

Postby Carl on Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:43 am

SecondEdition wrote:Yes, it comes from Pitchfork, sorry, but it's actually interesting.

This is an installment in their 5-10-15-20 series, and it's just Wyatt talking about all the different music that influenced him, and his career, and his opinions on life in general. Really worth a read, he's a fascinating person.


Never thought to compare his singing to Miles Davis, but it makes perfect sense.

I would listen to a Robert Wyatt radio show, whether he played records, talked about coal mining, or hummed for two hours.
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Re: My Personal Sacred Cow: Robert Wyatt

Postby Sowley on Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:15 pm

That pitchfork article is so good.

"There are no grown-ups here" made my heart well up.
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Re: My Personal Sacred Cow: Robert Wyatt

Postby Dave//Eksvplot on Fri Nov 22, 2013 6:32 am

kerble wrote:
Blue of Noon wrote:
kerble wrote:"Heaps of Sheeps" is a great record opener.


Oh hell yeah.

You just know Brian Eno wishes he'd made that.


all of us do. all of us.


Finally got around to acquiring a proper copy of Shleep -- which I love! -- and learned via the liner notes that Eno arranged this song and played keys on it, etc.
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Re: My Personal Sacred Cow: Robert Wyatt

Postby kerble on Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:48 pm

Dave//Eksvplot wrote:
kerble wrote:
Blue of Noon wrote:
kerble wrote:"Heaps of Sheeps" is a great record opener.


Oh hell yeah.

You just know Brian Eno wishes he'd made that.


all of us do. all of us.


Finally got around to acquiring a proper copy of Shleep -- which I love! -- and learned via the liner notes that Eno arranged this song and played keys on it, etc.


So great! I didn't know that at all!
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Re: My Personal Sacred Cow: Robert Wyatt

Postby Redline on Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:39 pm

I would question anyone's taste in music if they did not think this was awesome...

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Re: My Personal Sacred Cow: Robert Wyatt

Postby Mama Clortho on Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:27 am

On a huge Robert Wyatt kick at the moment. I only just got around to getting Comicopera. Fuck. It's really good. Rock Bottom, Old Rottenhat, Shleep and Cuckooland are four of my favourite albums ever, and I have no doubt Comicopera will be added to that list.


I love watching interviews with him. Seems like the best guy ever.
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Re: My Personal Sacred Cow: Robert Wyatt

Postby Angus Jung on Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:49 pm

I am currently plowing through the Wyatt biography that came out recently: Different Every Time.

Besides being well-written and super informative, this book is chock full of awesome photos from all phases of Wyatt's life. If you're a big fan I can't see how you wouldn't love it.
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Re: My Personal Sacred Cow: Robert Wyatt

Postby Christopher on Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:23 pm

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