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WYATT, ROBERT - Old Rottenhat

Format: LP
Label & Cat.Number: Domino REWIGLP43
Release Year: 2008
Note: re-issue of album from 1985
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €16.00


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"Berhrende Abrechnung mit Thatcher: 1985er-Album des englischen Sngers.
Robert Wyatts erstes Album nach zehn Jahren war 1985 eine Abrechnung mit dem Thatcherismus. Entgegen der dsteren Botschaft seines Gegenstandes ist "Old Rottenhat" jedoch von einer beraus berhrenden Zartheit und Ergriffenheit beseelt. Wyatt spielte fast smtliche Stcke selbst ein, die Songs sind daher eher sparsam instrumentiert, aber voller Tiefe und Wrde." [Indigo]

"Roberts political views and revolutionary stance also influenced OLD ROTTENHAT which was first released in 1985. The album is dedicated to Michael Bettany who was jailed as a traitor and the overriding themes of the album are of repression of the working classes, alienation, snobbery, and individual liberty. Robert even made a conscious effort to produce un-misusable music music where any possible political ambiguity was removed so that it would have to be rejected by anyone promoting corrupt Western culture. That such a beautiful album could result from such stark, uncompromising ideals is a testament to Roberts unique musical vision and talent." [label notes]