Old Rottenhat

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Old Rottenhat
Old Rottenhat.jpg
Studio album by Robert Wyatt
Released 1985
Recorded 1984–1985
Genre Rock, progressive rock
Length 42.23
Label Rough Trade
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Old Rottenhat
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 fourth 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 UK MI5 intelligence officer Michael Bettaney.[5]

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


  • Robert Wyatt: vocals, piano, keyboards, bass, percussions

Recording details[edit]

"Thanks to Charles Gray and Vicky Aspinall for invaluable help and advice and thanks Duncan".

Album cover[edit]

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