Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Sear, Oct 22, 2018.
I bought Fegmania and Element of light and I love both
Eye and I Often Dream of Trains are two of my favorites.
Although his 80s work gets a lot of attention, I think his 90s work is just as good, and he’s continued to make great records up to the present.
I Often Dream Of Trains
He has made too many great ones to pick just 1, but for today, ile go with "Olé! Tarantula." Great songs including a personal favorite, the devastating and beautiful "N.Y. Doll."
Perspex Island and the recent S/T are my favourites
He’s released so many good ones, but I’ll go with his most recent self-titled album from 2017:
I'll go with Element of Light, but his self-titled one from last year was pretty terrific as well.
From the classic era, probably Globe of Frogs. From the recent era, I agree on the s/t album.
I've not heard all his solo work. I've got four or five of them from the 80s and I enjoy them all but Fegmania! was the first I heard and probably my favorite.
my gut says to go with the one I heard first, which was Globe of Frogs.
Same here. I love all his early LPs, but these two solo acoustic records are the ones I return to the most. There's an old harder to find collection of b-sides etc called "Invisible Hitchcock" that is right there as my third favorite. Many of those tracks have since been released as bonuses on the reissues, but the Invisible collection holds a special place in my heart.
If we're not counting Soft Boys I'll go with Gotta Let This Hen Out. If we're not counting live albums, then probably Fegmania.
The original Soft Boys' Invisible Hits LP is my favorite Hitchcock overall.
I Often Dream Of Trains, Element Of Light and Respect, in that order. I haven't heard much of his last few albums although I did really enjoy the newer songs of his I heard when he played them live on his solo acoustic tour this past spring.
Element Of Light and Ole Tarantula
I have pretty much everything that Robyn Hitchcock has ever recorded. It is very hard to pick a favorite, but as per the OP, Element of Light is certainly among his very best.
Somehow I only have 3 tracks from "Respect." I like it a lot, are there more like this from him?
"Propellor Time" with "Goodnight Oslo" right behind it.
Great question. I really like Element of Light, Fegmania, Queen Elvis, Globe of Frogs, and Goodnight Oslo. My favorite song is his cover of the Psychedelic Furs, The Ghost in You.
Don't underestimate "Spooked"
I Often Dream Of Trains is probably my favourite but plenty of other greats including Invisible Hitchcock.
Of course, there's also pretty much everything by The Soft Boys to buy first should you be seeking recommendations. Underwater Moonlight, Can Of Bees, Invisible Hits, Wading Through A Ventilator ep...
Used to see him play regularly in the 80s, 90s.
Saw him play a few months ago. He asked for requests...I asked for Listening To The Higsons and he played it. Rest of the gig was just as good ! He's very funny, a very good guitarist, writes great songs (of which there are many) and sings them just right.
I'm definitely a fan but I want to be an anglepoise lamp.
So many choices. First ones that come to mind, and that I play more often than others: EYE, ROBYN HITCHCOCK (the latest, self-titled), OLE TARANTULA, I OFTEN DREAM OF TRAINS, BLACK SNAKE DIAMOND ROLE, MOSS ELIXIR.
In the end, the only one that I have NEVER warmed up to is LOVE FROM LONDON. Don't know why.... I've been a fan since '84, so one (personal) 'dud' in the batch isn't bad!
Favourite live album by Robyn Hitchcock?
“Beautiful Queen - Royal Queen Albert & Beautiful Homer”
This live performance is Hitchcock’s version of Bob Dylan’s historic concert set
recorded at Free Trade Hall (Manchester) on 17th May 1966, with The Hawks (before they changed to The Band).
[Dylan’s recording was infamously released as performed at “Royal Albert Hall”, titled “GWW” aka Great White Wonder, and acknowledged by many as the first Rock bootleg to be released.]
I also have a soft spot for TROMSO KAPTEIN. Highly recommended
"Spooked" is a late period classic. Great backing from Gillian Welch and David Rawlings. Wish I had this one on vinyl.
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