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Robert Wyatt: Shleep

Review and Interview by Ben Thompson, MOJO, 1997

Soft Machine and Matching Mole legend makes triumphant return. Sterling work from all-star supporting cast Paul Weller, Brian Eno, Evan Parker, Annie Whitehead and Phil ...

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Robert Wyatt: Rock Bottom

Review by Ian MacDonald, New Musical Express, July 1974

COUNTING MATCHING Mole's first album, this is Robert Wyatt's third solo record. It echoes his previous ventures in being a strong statement of mood, but ...

Robert Wyatt: Join The Professionals, Form A Rock Band…

Interview by Ian MacDonald, New Musical Express, July 1974

YEAH, WELL – Robert Wyatt (fact) drummed with Soft Machine, led Matching Mole, and fell from a fourth-storey window in Maida Vale early last year, ...

Robert Wyatt: Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London

Live Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, September 1974

EVEN THOUGH the gig was due to start at 8.30, Drury Lane had started to clog up with earnest-looking hippies nearly two hours before the ...

I Played Robert Wyatt At 78rpm And Saw God

Interview by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, October 1974

THERE'S SOMETHING extra special about green suede boots. A certain devil-may-care attitude, a touch of fearless dandyism combined with a sense of the earthy and ...

Robert Wyatt: Rock Bottom / Ruth Is Stranger Than Richard (Virgin)

Review by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, April 1981

THE REAPPEARANCE of Robert Wyatt's two Virgin albums (1974-5 vintage), now in a double package, is as welcome as a spring day after a relentless ...

Robert Wyatt: When The Boat Comes In

Interview by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, June 1983

Well, Robert Wyatt's boat has certainly come in with the surprise success of his single 'Shipbuilding' on its re-release. In this interview Richard Cook talks ...

Robert Wyatt: Mongrel Musics

Interview by Cynthia Rose, New Musical Express, September 1984

Nobody could have told me how Robert Wyatt's cover of Cuban pop star Pop star Pablo Milan´es' 'Yolanda' was going to capture my ear more ...

Robert Wyatt: Old Rottenhat (Rough Trade)

Review by Mat Snow, New Musical Express, November 1985

CAN POLITICS and music mix? Are songs about matters commonly deemed to belong in the political sphere not really songs at all, but rather singing ...

Robert Wyatt: Rock Bottom and Ruth Is Stranger Than Richard

Review by Martin Aston, Q, August 1989

NOW ON CD: how Robert Wyatt found beauty in the aftermath of personal disaster. ...

Robert Wyatt

Interview by Martin Aston, Q, October 1991

"I'M A MUSICIAN when I remember to be," Robert Wyatt confesses with an earnest tug at his straggly, greying beard. "In fact, I don't even ...

Robert Wyatt & Bill Nelson: Tough Guys Don't Dance

Interview by Mac Randall, Musician, August 1992

Bill Nelson meets Robert Wyatt. For 20 years they've bucked the system and made music at the edge of rock. Two vets discuss the never-ending ...

Robert Wyatt: Going Back A Bit - A Little History of Robert Wyatt (Virgin)

Review by Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, 1994

AT LAST, a long-overdue anthology of stuff and nonsense by one of the great eccentrics of English art-rock, Robert Wyatt. A miscellany of bits and ...

Robert Wyatt: Going Back A Bit – A Little History of Robert Wyatt (Virgin)

Review by Richard Cook, MOJO, August 1994

HE IS A GREAT ENGLISHMAN, a pragmatic jazz buff, a witty and wise lyricist, an ingenious instrumentalist; but it's by his singing that Robert Wyatt ...

Robert Wyatt

Interview by Richie Unterberger, Perfect Sound Forever, November 1996

RICHIE UNTERBERGER interviewed Robert Wyatt on November 18, 1996 for his book Unknown Legends of Rock'n'Roll, which profiles 60 of the most interesting cult acts ...

Robert Wyatt: Local Hero

Interview by Biba Kopf, Wire, September 1997

BK: You have just released Shleep, your first album for six years. Why has it taken so long? ...

Robert Wyatt

Interview by David Stubbs, Uncut, December 1997

ROBERT WYATT'S career has meandered long and strange, like an underground driver. He's played alongside Hendrix, Mike Oldfield and Phil Manzanera, as well as avant-garde ...

Deep Shleep: Robert Wyatt Gets Personal

Interview by Mac Randall, Boston Phoenix, The, January 1998

"THE BIG PROBLEM I have with rock and roll is the rock end of it," says Robert Wyatt. "But I love the rolling. I'm into ...

Robert Wyatt: Rock Bottom/Ruth Is Stranger Than Richard

Review by David Stubbs, Uncut, July 1998

Overdue CD reissue of Seventies English avant-rock classics ...

Robert Wyatt: EPs

Review by Stephen Dalton, New Musical Express, February 1999

ROBERT WYATT has been a ghostly presence in progressive British pop for the last 30 years. ...

Nothing Can Stop Robert Wyatt: An Interview

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, March 1999

THE DAY before I drive up to Lincolnshire to interview Robert Wyatt, there is a march through the streets of Santiago - a procession of ...

Robert Wyatt and Annie Whitehead: Songs In The Key Of Louth

Report and Interview by Nick Coleman, Independent, The, October 2000

The trombonist Annie Whitehead has arranged a suite of Robert Wyatt's tunes, spanning 25 years of his off-beat career. Nick Coleman talks to them in ...

A-Shleep at the Wheel: Robert Wyatt

Book Excerpt by Ben Thompson, <i>Ways of Hearing</i>, 2001

ROBERT WYATT lives on an isolated estuary in the misty North-East of England, where he sometimes likes to sit in quiet contemplation with his wife ...

Robert Wyatt: Cuckoo In The Nest

Interview by Andy Gill, Independent, The, September 2003

Idiosyncratic and eccentric, Robert Wyatt's unique musical style is consistently lauded by both critics and musicians. Andy Gill talks to him ahead of the release ...

Triumph Of A Late Bloomer: Robert Wyatt

Interview by Robert Sandall, Daily Telegraph, October 2003

CONTRARY TO THE impression given by the list of cool, metropolitan mates who play on his latest album - Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, Paul Weller, ...

David Gilmour: And This Is Me...

Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, MOJO, April 2006

STRINGS SHIMMER, a bowed double-bass growls, a saxophone sighs. Heads bowed before the sound desk, David Gilmour and his two engineers listen. Again and again ...

Kevin Ayers and Robert Wyatt

Retrospective and Interview by Simon Reynolds, Guardian, The, October 2007

"I COULD HARDLY recognise him at first," says Kevin Ayers. "But there, under that great beard, was Robert and he hadn't changed a bit." The ...

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