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Rock Bottom is the second solo album by the British progressive rock musician Robert Wyatt. It was the first album that Wyatt made after the accident in 1973 leaving him in a wheelchair.

Rock Bottom is the first obvious attempt to the worlds of jazz and rock together into something new with each other. Wyatts keyboard sounds, sound space continuously looking for to be able to process all the ideas in there, to all effects and words through. In the first "Little Red Riding Hood Hit The Road" should Wyatt's voice recording against Feza's aggressive trumpet work. Result is a unique kind of free-style jazz song.

Release history[]

The original LP was released in 1974 on Virgin Records obtaining the catalogue number V 2017. In 2007 and 2008, there were two reissues on CD, released on Rykodisc and Domino Records


  1. Sea Song – 6:31 (Robert Wyatt)
  2. A Last Straw – 5:46 (Robert Wyatt)
  3. Little Red Riding Hood Hit The Road – 7:40 (Robert Wyatt)
  4. Alifib – 6:55 (Robert Wyatt)
  5. Alife – 6:31 (Robert Wyatt)
  6. Little Red Robin Hood Hit The Road – 6:08 (Robert Wyatt)


  • Robert Wyatt - vocals, keyboards, percussion
  • Richard Sinclair - bass guitar
  • Hugh Hopper - bass guitar
  • Laurie Allan - drums


Mike Oldfield played guitar on Little Red Robin Hood Hit The Road