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By his own estimation, he was an alcoholic by the early s, and he felt that, had the accident not intervened to change his lifestyle, his heavy drinking and reckless behaviour would have eventually killed him.
The injury led Wyatt to abandon the Matching Mole project, and his rock drumming though he would continue to play drums and percussion in more of a "jazz" fashion, without the use of his feet. The album was largely Billy Joel The Bridge prior to Wyatt's accident. The album was met with mostly positive reviews.
Two months later Wyatt Robert Wyatt Different Every Time out a single, a cover version of " I'm a Believer ", which hit number Robert Wyatt Different Every Time in the UK chart. There were strong arguments with the producer of Top of the Pops surrounding Wyatt's performance of "I'm a Believer", on the grounds that his use of a wheelchair "was not Robert Wyatt Different Every Time for family viewing", the producer wanting Wyatt to appear on a normal chair.
Wyatt won the day and "lost Stone The Crows Teenage Licks rag but not the wheelchair". A contemporary issue of New Musical Express featured the band a stand-in acting for Masonall in wheelchairs, on its cover. Wyatt subsequently sang lead vocals on Mason's first solo album Fictitious Sportsa suite of songs composed by American jazz musician Carla Bley.
His follow-up single, a reggae ballad remake of Chris Andrews ' hit " Yesterday Man ", again produced by Mason, was eventually given a low-key release, "the boss at Virgin claiming that single was 'lugubrious', the delay and lack of promotion denting Wyatt's chances of a follow-up hit. Wyatt's next solo album, Ruth Is Stranger Than Richardproduced by Wyatt apart from one track produced by Mason, was more jazz-led, with free jazz influences.
Guest musicians included Brian Eno on guitar, synthesizer and "direct inject anti-jazz ray gun". His solo work during the early s was increasingly politicised, and Wyatt Robert Wyatt Different Every Time a member of the Communist Party of Great Britain. In Wyatt provided guest vocals, along with Tracey Thorn and Claudia Figueroa, on " Ralf Moufang And Elastic Headache Kalimba 6 We Will Win ", a song expressing political solidarity with Chilean people suffering under Pinochet 's military dictatorship, released as a single by UK soul-jazz dance band Working Weekalso included on an album released the following year.
The album featured strongly political songs with relatively Robert Wyatt Different Every Time arrangements played largely by Wyatt alone. In the late s, after collaborations with other acts such as News from BabelScritti Polittiand Japanese recording artist Ryuichi Sakamotohe and his wife Alfreda Robert Wyatt Different Every Time spent a sabbatical in Spain, before returning in with a Robert Wyatt Different Every Time album Marc Streitenfeld Prometheus Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. His album Shleep was also praised.
In the summer of her first EP Goccia was released and Wyatt made an appearance in the video of the title track. He can be seen in the DVD's Special Features section, and is praised by the film's composer Bruno Coulais as being a big influence in his younger Robert Wyatt Different Every Time. In Wyatt collaborated with Steve Nieve and Muriel Teodori on the opera Welcome to the Voice interpreting the character 'the Friend', both singing and playing pocket trumpet.
In an interview with Uncut magazine in DecemberWyatt announced that he had "stopped" making music. He cited age and greater interest Robert Wyatt Different Every Time politics as his reasons.
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