ROBERT WYATT : OLD ROTTENHAT [ Rough Trade ]
Catalogue : Rough Trade / VG50148
Format : Vinyl, LP, Album
Condition : Used / Near Mint
Country : Greece
Released : 1985
Genre : Electronic, Synth Pop
Old Rottenhat is the fourth studio album by Robert Wyatt, released in November 1985. The album was produced and performed solo by Wyatt, and is dedicated to Michael Bettaney, a UK MI5 intelligence officer who in 1984 was convicted for acting as an agent-in-place for the Soviet Union. Wyatt’s first LP in ten years arrived in the mid-80s and was unsurprisingly poignant in its analysis of the self-regarding destruction meted out by Thatcherism. The record contrasts in its very real sense of disappointment with the way things are with a determination to wonder at the strength and resolve of the human spirit.