Old Rottenhat

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Old Rottenhat
Studio album by Robert Wyatt
Released 1985
Recorded 1984–1985
Genre Rock, progressive rock
Length 42.23
Label Rough Trade
Robert Wyatt chronology
The Animals Film
(1982)
Old Rottenhat
(1985)
Dondestan
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau (B-) [2]
Pitchfork Media (6.1/10) [3]
Rolling Stone 5/5 stars [4]

Old Rottenhat is the fifth studio album by Robert Wyatt. It was released in 1985. In 1993 it was reissued in its entirety as part of the CD Mid-Eighties.

All instruments and voices provided by Robert Wyatt. The album is dedicated to Michael Bettany.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Robert Wyatt

Side one[edit]

  1. "Alliance" – 4:24
  2. "The United States of Amnesia" – 5:50
  3. "East Timor" – 2:52
  4. "Speechless" – 3:37
  5. "The Age of Self" – 2:50
  6. "Vandalusia" – 2:44

Side two[edit]

  1. "The British Road" – 6:23
  2. "Mass Medium" – 4:43
  3. "Gharbzadegi" – 7:54
  4. "P.L.A." – 2:31

Recording details[edit]

Album cover[edit]

The artwork for the covers of the album was by Wyatt's wife Alfreda Benge.

References[edit]