Brenda's Iron Sledge Albums Gigs Lyrics

Details

Author
Robyn Hitchcock

Albums

Title Artist Label Type Year
Black Snake Diamond Role Robyn Hitchcock Armageddon Records Authorized 1981
Gotta Let This Hen Out! Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians Relativity Records Authorized 1985
Brenda's Iron Sledge Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians Midnight Music Authorized 1985
A Soft Boy No More Robyn Hitchcock Blue Lake Records Unauthorized 1985
The Man Who Invented Himself Robyn Hitchcock United Records Unauthorized 1986
Brenda Of The Lightbulb Eyes Robyn Hitchcock A&M Records Authorized 1989
The Kershaw Sessions Robyn Hitchcock and The Egyptians Strange Roots Authorized 1994
I Wanna Go Backwards Robyn Hitchcock Yep Roc Authorized 2007
Selections From the I Wanna Go Backwards Box Set Robyn Hitchcock Yep Roc Promo 2007
Luminous Groove Robyn Hitchcock and The Egyptians Yep Roc Authorized 2008

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Clarendon Hotel London England UK May 17, 1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians 688 Club Atlanta Georgia US November 22, 1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians First Avenue Minneapolis Minnesota US March 26, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Nectarine Ballroom Ann Arbor Michigan US November 10, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Founder's Hall Haverford College Haverford Pennsylvania US November 15, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians One Step Beyond Santa Clara California US November 18, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US November 26, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Tartan Bar Leeds England UK January 24, 1987
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Stereodrome Bologna Italy February 11, 1987
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Irving Plaza New York New York US August 02, 1985
Robyn Hitchcock Great American Music Hall San Francisco California US May 30, 1990
The Soft Boys The Greyhound London England UK February 08, 1981
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Berkeley Square Berkeley California US March 19, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Yaki Da Gothenburg Sweden October 27, 1989
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Kulturbolaget Malmo Sweden October 28, 1989
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians The Bell London England UK December 17, 1984
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians 9:30 Club Washington DC US November 09, 1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan US November 13, 1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians 7th St. Entry Minneapolis Minnesota US November 17, 1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Mabel's Champaign Illinois US November 19, 1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians 9:30 Club Washington DC US November 13, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians 9:30 Club Washington DC US March 28, 1986
The Soft Boys Hope & Anchor London England UK January 23, 1981
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US August 01, 1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Jonathan Swift's Boston Massachusetts US August 03, 1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians I-Beam San Francisco California US March 17, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Institute of Contemporary Arts London England UK March 23, 1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians [unknown venue] (Brighton, England UK) Brighton England UK October 03, 1986
The Soft Boys Hope & Anchor London England UK January 30, 1981
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Club Lingerie Los Angeles California US June 28, 1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Starry Night Portland Oregon US March 21, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Glastonbury Festival Pilton England UK June 19, 1987
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Cabaret Metro Chicago Illinois US June 22, 1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Irving Plaza New York New York US June 21, 1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians 7th Street Entry Minneapolis Minnesota US November 16, 1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Fabrik Hamburg Germany April 20, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians The Ritz New York New York US November 01, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock The CLUNY Newcastle upon Tyne England UK October 04, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock Cat's Cradle Carrboro North Carolina US November 01, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock World Café Live Philadelphia Pennsylvania US November 15, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock Beachland Ballroom Cleveland Ohio US November 08, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock Komedia Brighton England UK December 06, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock Lions Lair Denver Colorado US April 05, 2005
Robyn Hitchcock Great American Music Hall San Francisco California US March 03, 2005
Robyn Hitchcock Soho Arts Theatre London England UK May 18, 2008
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Club Congress Tucson Arizona US April 14, 2007
Robyn Hitchcock Doug Fir Lounge Portland Oregon US December 01, 2007
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians UMIST Manchester England UK October 26, 1985
Robyn Hitchcock Belcourt Theatre Nashville Tennessee US March 18, 2007
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Smith's Olde Bar Atlanta Georgia US March 20, 2007
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 40 Watt Club Athens Georgia US March 21, 2007
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 World Café Live Philadelphia Pennsylvania US March 26, 2007
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Cat's Cradle Carrboro North Carolina US March 23, 2007
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Iron Horse Northampton Massachusetts US March 29, 2007
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Doug Fir Lounge Portland Oregon US April 07, 2007
Robyn Hitchcock Green Dragon Hotel Hereford England UK December 21, 2008
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 T.T. the Bear's Cambridge Massachusetts US March 30, 2007
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Spaceland Los Angeles California US April 12, 2007
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Wychwood Festival Cheltenham England UK June 01, 2007
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Tivoli de Helling Utrecht Netherlands June 11, 2007
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Handelsbeurs Gent Belgium June 09, 2007
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Norwegian Wood Festival Oslo Norway June 16, 2007
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Debaser Stockholm Sweden June 13, 2007
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Zentrum Zoo Tubingen Germany April 13, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK November 04, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK November 06, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock Twyford Parish Hall Twyford England UK July 25, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock Bristol Folk House Bristol England UK July 26, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock Union Chapel London England UK October 29, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn & Emma's house Nashville Tennessee US April 29, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn & Emma's house Nashville Tennessee US June 12, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn & Emma's house Nashville Tennessee US September 02, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock Hạ Long Bay Hạ Long Vietnam December 02, 2018
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK December 25, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock Village Underground London England UK February 28, 2013
Robyn Hitchcock Muscician's Corner, Centenial Park Nashville Tennessee US August 26, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock KLOS Los Angeles California US September 27, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock Grace Emily Hotel Adelaide South Australia Australia December 06, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock Daniels Hall Denver Colorado US March 30, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock Brewery Arts Center Kendal England UK January 25, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Johnny Brenda's Philadelphia Pennsylvania US April 10, 2009
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians CND Festival Glastonbury England UK June 22, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Moore Theater Seattle Washington US March 22, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & Yo La Tengo Regent Theatre Los Angeles California US October 01, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians First Avenue Minneapolis Minnesota US November 23, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock Fleece and Firkin Bristol England UK December 02, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK April 07, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians 9:30 Club Washington DC US November 09, 1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians I-Beam San Francisco California US November 17, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & Yo La Tengo The Fillmore San Francisco California US September 29, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock & Yo La Tengo The Bowery Ballroom New York New York US March 01, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock & Yo La Tengo Rough Trade Brooklyn New York New York US February 28, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Crocodile Café Seattle Washington US October 10, 2009
"Robyn Hitchcock & Chums" (First Egyptians gig) Hope & Anchor London England UK September 29, 1984
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians [unknown venue] (Glastonbury, UK) Glastonbury Scotland UK January 01, 1987
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Dingwalls London England UK November 17, 1984
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Paradise Rock Club Boston Massachusetts US November 02, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock Belcourt Theatre Nashville Tennessee US March 20, 2005
Robyn Hitchcock Berklee College of Music Boston Massachusetts US November 13, 2014
Robyn Hitchcock Bottom Line New York New York US October 31, 2003
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK September 01, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock & The Nashville Fabs Mercy Lounge Nashville Tennessee US December 06, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock Phoenix Exeter England UK September 09, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock The Horn St Albans England UK September 14, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock Ramsgate Music Hall Ramsgate England UK September 15, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock Rondo Theatre Bath England UK September 17, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock Trades Club Hebden Bridge England UK September 21, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock The Bodega Nottingham England UK September 23, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Patio Indianapolis Indiana US November 20, 1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Town and Country Club London England UK January 25, 1987
Robyn Hitchcock Foxlowe Arts Center Leek England UK September 24, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 The Varsity Theatre Minneapolis Minnesota US April 19, 2009
Robyn Hitchcock More Music Morecombe England UK September 25, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock The Boileroom Guildford England UK July 21, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock The Crescent York England UK September 28, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock St Mary's Creative Space Chester England UK September 30, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Logan Square Auditorium Chicago Illinois US April 18, 2009
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Irving Plaza New York New York US April 11, 2009
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Rams Head on Stage Annapolis Maryland US June 07, 2009
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 The Bell House New York New York US June 11, 2009
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Zilker Park Austin Texas US October 02, 2009
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Spaceland Los Angeles California US October 06, 2009
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Hotel California Todos Santos Baja California Mexico January 11, 2012
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 The Third Ear Tel Aviv Israel March 23, 2012

Lyrics

We head downhill
Our hands fly back
Our fingers freeze
Our hair falls out, our hair falls out
Our fingers freeze
Our hair falls out

The iron piston pumps and spouts
The steaming air as hot as sprouts

Ah, all aboard
Brenda's iron sledge
All aboard
Brenda's iron sledge

The ones on top are comfortable (Yeah)
They're sitting on a human chain, a human chain
They're sitting on a human chain
Their limbs, compressed in icy slush,
Are freezing in a raw meat groove

Ah, all aboard
Brenda's iron sledge
All aboard
Brenda's iron sledge
Please don't call me Reg
It's not my name

The bodies rear the bucking sled
Which hits a tree
And falls asleep, and falls asleep
Which hits a tree
And that is that

The grasshoppers curl up and burst
And Brenda shovels on the wurst

Ah, all aboard
Brenda's iron sledge
All aboard
Brenda's iron sledge
Please don't call me Reg
It's not my name
All aboard
Brenda's iron sledge
All aboard
Brenda's iron sledge
All aboard
Brenda's iron sledge
Please don't call me Reg
It's not my name

<Alternates>
Ladies and Gentlemen! Please do not leave the sledge while it is still in motion!  23.1a  [spoken]
And disintegrates!    26a  [omitting 27 and 28