Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Recording: Robyn Hitchcock

Artist: Robyn Hitchcock

Songs: Glass Hotel + Swirling + Record Collection Medley: Rock Your Baby [George McCrae cover] / When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman [Dr. Hook cover] / Sound and Vision [David Bowie cover]

Recorded at The Drake Underground, September 3, 2013.

Robyn Hitchcock - Glass Hotel

Robyn Hitchcock - Swirling

Robyn Hitchcock - Record Collection Medley: Rock Your Baby / When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman / Sound and Vision

Full review to follow. Singular itinerant minstrel Robyn Hitchcock (self-proclaimed as "England's answer to Robyn Hitchcock") returned to town to dig out some selections from his vast catalogue, dazzling, as always, with nimble guitar work and his sly wordplay, enhanced with his steam-of-consciousness banter. Whether riffing on Canadian geography or foreshadowing a grim dystopia where everyone ends up watching old Burt Reynolds films, it's a singular journey and always a fabulous experience. Plus, as has become his custom, the encore was an all-covers ramble through his record collection, with sombre offerings from Townes Van Zandt and Dylan bookending the jaunty mash-up reproduced here.

Hitchcock will be playing the Underground again tonight (September 4th), offering a completely different set of songs.

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