He was a member of the WILDE FLOWERS from 1963 till 1966 the soul and R&B influenced mother-band
of the Canterbury Scene.
After that he became a founding member of The SOFT MACHINE (1966-1971), followed by his own band
MATCHING MOLE (2 albums 1972-73), which came to end , when he got paralysed after a fall out of a window.
His first solo album , a mix from Freeform to Jazzrock was released in 1970 (it took me a long time -30 years-
- to understand it - now Im able to hear it) .
He had a break after the accident , but came back with his next effort in 1974.
Now on vocals and keyboards he released two great LPs on Virgin and even had a small single hit with
the NEIL DIAMOND song : Im a Believer.
It now became quiet till the 80s, when he started releasing some rare 7inches first and with :
Nothing Can Stop Us - a new album in 1982. In his break he took part on some sessions.
. Since this time he is very active releasing some great albums.
Style: Freeform-Jazzrock ; Psych ; Prog-Jazz-Rock
See - Canterbury Scene:
Wilde Flowers ; Soft Machine ; Matching Mole ; Daevid Allen ; Caravan ; Hatfield & The North ;
Syd Barrett ; Ben Watt ; Henry Cow ; Nick Mason ; Kevin Ayers ; Pink Floyd ; Roxy Music ;
Gong ; Matching Mole ; Julie (Driscoll) Tippetts ; Manzanera 801 ;
Robert Wyatt - drums, vocals, piano, organ; Mark Charig - cornet;
Neville Whitehead - bass; Elton Dean - sax ; Mark Ellidge - piano;
David Sinclair - organ; Cyril Ayers - perc.;
Robert Wyatt - vocals, keyboards, perc.; Fred Frith - violin, guitar, viola;
Hugh Hopper - bass; Laurie Allan, Nick Mason - drums; Gary Windo - reeds;
Mongezi Feza - trumpet; Mike Oldfield - guitar; Dave Stewart, Julie Tippetts - keyb.;
John Peel, Julie Tippetts, Ivor Cutler - voices;
Engineers : John McGowan & Bill Gill Gilonis;
Cover Painting : Alfreda Benge ; Design : Caryn Gough;
Side 1 all songs by Robert Wyatt
The United States of Amnesia
The Age of Self
The British Road
Zustandsbeschreibung / grading:
vg++ (Gatefold Sleeve; minor seams split on top 1cm)