March 5th, 2006

david enfant

robert wyatt : top of the pops

la fameuse performance de robert wyatt pour la BBC ressurgit de nulle part. ce n'est pas ma chanson préférée de wyatt (mais c'est l'un de ses seuls tubes en angleterre). en revanche, l'histoire de cet enregistrement est édifiant. comment imposer sa chaise roulante à l'écran, contre l'avis des producteurs.

There were strong arguments with the producer of Top of the Pops surrounding his performance of "I'm a Believer," on the grounds that his wheelchair-bound appearance 'was not suitable for family viewing', the producer wanting Wyatt to appear on a normal chair. Wyatt won the day and 'lost his rag but not the wheel chair', but gave a performance that could be described as disgruntled. (dixit wikipedia)

robert wyatt - i'm a believer (top of the pops)