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Re: Robyn Hitchcock

Postby Minnie Cheddars » 27 Jul 2017, 17:18

Yes!
I was saying to Baron the other day that I don't just listen to his music and think 'that's great', I actually feel inspired and that's so rare.
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Re: Robyn Hitchcock

Postby Robert » 27 Jul 2017, 18:46

TL;DR wrote:
Robert wrote:I never got into Robyn's music ( !!) after I'd seen this:



It wont show in the US, what is it?


He's doing Dominos here. It's in a Documentary
around Syd.- mostly- and he comes over like a total fan boy. His version of Dominos is pretty poor too.

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Re: Robyn Hitchcock

Postby Minnie Cheddars » 27 Jul 2017, 18:57

Ah!
Nowt wrong with being a fanboy! Christ knows I'm a fangirl!
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Re: Robyn Hitchcock

Postby blindlemonjefferson » 27 Jul 2017, 19:11

I adore Storefront Hitchcock. My first introduction to both Robyn and to Jonathan Demme, two paths that keep on giving.
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Re: Robyn Hitchcock

Postby Minnie Cheddars » 27 Jul 2017, 19:28

blindlemonjefferson wrote:I adore Storefront Hitchcock. My first introduction to both Robyn and to Jonathan Demme, two paths that keep on giving.


Yeah.
I swear, I couldn't believe what I was seeing and hearing. It was like someone had put the Koh i Noor on the table for me to watch. And - er - it could sing.
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Re: Robyn Hitchcock

Postby Bob » 27 Jul 2017, 19:52

The latest eponymous album is really great. Jangly guitars, quirky lyric all in a context of real musical coherence. The songs are all distinctive, there is absolutely no filler and it all sounds better every time. A real album like they used to make around the end of the 1960s going onto the early 1970s.

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Re: Robyn Hitchcock

Postby harvey k-tel » 27 Jul 2017, 20:54

Bob wrote:The latest eponymous album is really great. Jangly guitars, quirky lyric all in a context of real musical coherence. The songs are all distinctive, there is absolutely no filler and it all sounds better every time. A real album like they used to make around the end of the 1960s going onto the early 1970s.


That's it. I've been putting it off for too long now. I'm picking it up after work today.
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Re: Robyn Hitchcock

Postby Minnie Cheddars » 27 Jul 2017, 21:04

Harvey K-Tel wrote:
Bob wrote:The latest eponymous album is really great. Jangly guitars, quirky lyric all in a context of real musical coherence. The songs are all distinctive, there is absolutely no filler and it all sounds better every time. A real album like they used to make around the end of the 1960s going onto the early 1970s.


That's it. I've been putting it off for too long now. I'm picking it up after work today.


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Re: Robyn Hitchcock

Postby sloopjohnc » 27 Jul 2017, 21:42

TL;DR wrote:Ever since hearing 'Certainly Clickot' I have been convinced that I had heard it before. Today it came to me - the Co-op bank used to use an instrumental version of it as their phone hold music!


Probably one of his better monthly checks too.

I don't think about it very much because it tends to make me sad, but a guy like Hitchcock, who's put out so many wonderful albums, should have a pretty comfortable living by now and get to pick and choose his tours.

Unfortunately, although he probably has a pretty global fanbase, it's probably relatively tiny as are his album sales and he still tours to survive. There are worse ways to make a living, but it's gotta get a little old.
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Re: Robyn Hitchcock

Postby Minnie Cheddars » 28 Jul 2017, 01:41

Yeah. On the plus side, I can probably get him to play in my backyard for a nominal fee.
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Re: Robyn Hitchcock

Postby fire and fueryIre » 28 Jul 2017, 08:25

sloopjohnc wrote:
TL;DR wrote:Ever since hearing 'Certainly Clickot' I have been convinced that I had heard it before. Today it came to me - the Co-op bank used to use an instrumental version of it as their phone hold music!


Probably one of his better monthly checks too.

I don't think about it very much because it tends to make me sad, but a guy like Hitchcock, who's put out so many wonderful albums, should have a pretty comfortable living by now and get to pick and choose his tours.

Unfortunately, although he probably has a pretty global fanbase, it's probably relatively tiny as are his album sales and he still tours to survive. There are worse ways to make a living, but it's gotta get a little old.


Pretty much agree with you, but, hey, at least he's able to earn a crust doing something he loves and is exceptionally good at for a pretty solid base of fans who adore what it is he does.

Was lucky enough to see him play an acoustic set with John Paul Jones at some tiny venue in North London whose name escapes me about three Christmases back. They were splendid.
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Re: Robyn Hitchcock

Postby Charlie O. » 14 Aug 2017, 04:20

One of my favorites - the "Kershaw Session" version (there are many versions) of "Arms Of Love".


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Re: Robyn Hitchcock

Postby billy » 15 Aug 2017, 08:23

^^^^^ great post. Thank you. wrote:Years of him passing me by, and it all fell into place yesterday when we watched Storefront Hitchcock.
My mouth was hanging open, like I'd seen fire for the first time.
I feel like a right twat for not investigating earlier. My husband did nag, but I didn't listen.
I am guessing there are plenty of other fans on here? Come and hug me! I'm one of you now!


Thank fuck for that Minnie. Kudos to the Baron!

Mr Hitchcock has been a constant presence in my life ever since Black Snake Diamond Role. That album taught me more about music than anything ever and was a tiny node that led me into ever increasing possibilities of what was acceptable music-wise. Recorded on a barge and under a railway track under duress (truth), it is the sound of a mind coping with its lot. Get that down you throat as soon as is humanly possible.

And Eye. Get Eye.

And get Moss Elixir and listen to 'The Speed of Things' where he addresses the life process in poetic form.

And get one of his noisy things: say the transitional Soft Boys years, with Empty Girl, Let Me Put it Next to You or Love Poisoning

But that verbal introductory piece and performance of Airscape on Storefront already tells you more than you need to know.

In fact, much like life, most of his stuff is good and the shit stuff is obvious

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Re: Robyn Hitchcock

Postby billy » 15 Aug 2017, 11:05

Oh, you'd probably dig his 'tribute' to Bowie -- He's a Reptile ... another old Soft Boys number :)
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Re: Robyn Hitchcock

Postby Hugh » 18 Aug 2017, 00:30

I've been a fan of The Incredible String Band for about 40 years so at the last minute I decided to go along to a performance at this year's Edinburgh International Festival called The Music Of The Incredible String Band. I had no idea what to expect except that it would probably involve Mike Heron and almost certainly not involve Robin Williamson.

At the start of the concert about 20 people came out on stage and I had no idea who any of them were. Then I noticed a guy with white floppy hair and a flowery shirt. "Nah, surely not", I thought. "It couldn't be. Well, maybe it could be. Could it? No, probably not"

"Hello, I'm Robyn Hitchcock" he said. "And this", gesturing at a tall bloke with a greying beard, "is Green Gartside".

Well, I wasn't expecting that.

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Re: Robyn Hitchcock

Postby Charlie O. » 20 Aug 2017, 14:51

E-mailed to me by a co-worker, with the subject line "Say whaaaaaa...":


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Re: Robyn Hitchcock

Postby Sneelock » 20 Aug 2017, 18:06

Yay! Using songs in commercials gets people to hear them. I love that song and I want others to love it. They can't love it if they've never heard it.
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Re: Robyn Hitchcock

Postby sloopjohnc » 21 Aug 2017, 22:01

Charlie O. wrote:E-mailed to me by a co-worker, with the subject line "Say whaaaaaa...":




That's funny and very colloquial.
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Re: Robyn Hitchcock

Postby Minnie Cheddars » 23 Aug 2017, 21:45

billy wrote:
^^^^^ great post. Thank you. wrote:Years of him passing me by, and it all fell into place yesterday when we watched Storefront Hitchcock.
My mouth was hanging open, like I'd seen fire for the first time.
I feel like a right twat for not investigating earlier. My husband did nag, but I didn't listen.
I am guessing there are plenty of other fans on here? Come and hug me! I'm one of you now!


Thank fuck for that Minnie. Kudos to the Baron!

Mr Hitchcock has been a constant presence in my life ever since Black Snake Diamond Role. That album taught me more about music than anything ever and was a tiny node that led me into ever increasing possibilities of what was acceptable music-wise. Recorded on a barge and under a railway track under duress (truth), it is the sound of a mind coping with its lot. Get that down you throat as soon as is humanly possible.

And Eye. Get Eye.

And get Moss Elixir and listen to 'The Speed of Things' where he addresses the life process in poetic form.

And get one of his noisy things: say the transitional Soft Boys years, with Empty Girl, Let Me Put it Next to You or Love Poisoning

But that verbal introductory piece and performance of Airscape on Storefront already tells you more than you need to know.

In fact, much like life, most of his stuff is good and the shit stuff is obvious

xx



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Re: Robyn Hitchcock

Postby harvey k-tel » 27 Aug 2017, 20:34

His newest is on heavy rotation chez K-Tel these days. I think it's one of his strongest albums yet, and that makes me very happy.
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