mercredi 9 juin 2010

Robert Wyatt - The End Of An Ear (Columbia - 1970)

Robert Wyatt - The End Of An Ear

iTunes is a strange software: Robert Wyatt's The End Of An Ear is classified as Alternative & Punk. Well, it maybe is not that far from the truth. Alternative certainly: The End Of An Ear is a psychedelic piece of experimental music (think Teddy Riley), influenced by pop, free jazz and world music. The End Of An Ear is not the kind of record you play to serve like a nice surounding to tea time. You must listen to it from the beginning to the end to really get into it. And if you do, you just get snatched. It is certainly a punk record too. In an era where music business was absorbing rock and afro-american seditious power, Robert Wyatt just did his thing with an arty "I don't give a fuck" attitude. On the back cover, you can even read "out of work pop singer". Brilliant.

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