words by Harold Pinter
(an adaptation of the play 'Silence')
Wyatt (voice, percussion)
January through June 1976
Walk With My Girl / I Watch The Clouds / It Is Curiously Hot / When I
Run / Sometimes I See People / Around Me Sits The Night / She Was Looking
Down / For Instance / A Long Way / After My Work Each Day / On Good
...ideas once amusing (Gorey's 'Hapless Child') or emotionally absorbing ('No Answer', from Beckett's 'How It Is') are now thoroughly played out. With due respect to Messrs. Coyne and Wyatt, who attempt to salvage this very lame duck, 'Silence' is possibly the least listenable record I have ever heard.
Indeed several members of the MM editorial staff have already volunteered to splinter the disc against the filing cabinets here, and I can only sympathize with their reaction.
imbecilic sing-song treatment ... the musicianship here is uniformly dull
... noodling electric piano rhythms of very little consequence ... every
rock guitar cliché in the book ... uninteresting ... inferior ...
|FROM AN INTERVIEW|
your text-based compositions are difficult listening, yet only one has
been universally loathed by almost everyone who has heard it. What
went wrong with 'Silence'?
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