Thursday, March 2, 2017

Thoroughly Hitched: A Robyn Hitchcock Collection

      Ever since I got his 1984 release I Often Dream of Trains a couple of years back (I'm not sure why I waited so long), I've been on a Robyn Hitchcock binge.  Given how prolific (he has a new album out in April and is currently touring the northeast U.S) he's been, it's taken me a while to do justice to his catalog.   I hope the collection does justice to a legend who's remained remarkably vital for 36 years.  It's also his birthday tomorrow (March 3)!


Disc One

Raymond Chandler Evening
Old Man Weather
Keep Finding Me
Eight Miles High
Viva! Sea-Tac
So You Think You're in Love
Hurry for the Sky
Mamie Dunn, Employee of the Month / Good Times Rock & Roll
Evil Guy
Cynthia Mask
Globe of Frogs
Brenda's Iron Sledge
Sam's Gone Away
Have a Heart Betty (Mark 1) [Bonus Track]
Madonna of the Wasps

Disc Two


Parasite
I Often Dream Of Trains
No Way Out of Time
Daisy Bomb
Underwater Moonlight
Strawberries Dress
Heliotrope
Sickie Boy
Vegetable Friend
Dark Globe
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
Comme Toujours
Ivy Alone
(A Man's Gotta Know His Limitations) Briggs
Heaven

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

nice tribute! never too much of Robyn!

Ishkabibliophile said...

@anonymous,

Couldn't agree more!!!

The Swede said...

A fascinating track listing, I'm looking forward to playing it through. I've been a Hitchcock fan since buying 'A Can of Bees' when it was originally issued in 1979 - yes, I'm THAT old! One surprising omission from your comp is 'Be Still' from 2013's 'Love From London', for my money his best song of the last 15 years.

Ishkabibliophile said...

Swede,

Hope you like the comp. I do like Be Still, but I like Strawberries Dress from Love from London even more (and I was only choosing one cut from each of his studio albums).

Ish