Flavour of Night Releases Gigs Lyrics Comments

Details

Author
Robyn Hitchcock
Performances
154

Releases

Title Artist Label Type Year
I Often Dream of Trains Robyn Hitchcock Midnight Music Album 1984
I Wanna Go Backwards Robyn Hitchcock Yep Roc Records Album 2007
I Often Dream of Trains in New York Robyn Hitchcock Yep Roc Records Album 2009
Patreon 2022 Robyn Hitchcock Internet 2022

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock Saturday Live on BBC Radio 1 London England UK 09/15/1984
"Robyn Hitchcock & Chums" (First Egyptians gig) Hope & Anchor London England UK 09/29/1984
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Ronnie Scott's London England UK 02/02/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Paradise Centre Reading England UK 06/02/1986
Robyn Hitchcock Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US 07/13/1987
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US 07/18/1987
Robyn Hitchcock Ronnie Scott's London England UK 10/25/1987
Robyn Hitchcock Mean Fiddler London England UK 12/05/1987
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Band on the Wall Manchester England UK 02/09/1988
Robyn Hitchcock Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US 07/20/1988
Robyn Hitchcock 9:30 Club Washington DC US 07/24/1988
Robyn Hitchcock Great American Music Hall San Francisco California US 07/28/1988
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US 07/29/1988
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US 07/30/1988
Robyn Hitchcock The Birchmere Alexandria Virginia US 04/23/1990
Robyn Hitchcock Trax Charlottesville Virginia US 04/25/1990
Robyn Hitchcock The Point Atlanta Georgia US 04/30/1990
Robyn Hitchcock The Point Atlanta Georgia US 05/01/1990
Robyn Hitchcock Club Dada Dallas Texas US 05/16/1990
Robyn Hitchcock Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach California US 05/24/1990
Robyn Hitchcock Great American Music Hall San Francisco California US 05/30/1990
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US 05/05/1991
Robyn Hitchcock The Three Kings London England UK 07/01/1995
Robyn Hitchcock 12 Bar Club London England UK 01/19/1996
Robyn Hitchcock Great American Music Hall San Francisco California US 04/29/1998
Robyn Hitchcock Bottom Line New York New York US 06/12/1998
Robyn Hitchcock Bottom Line New York New York US 06/12/1998
Yo La Tengo Gardner Arts Centre Brighton England UK 05/06/2000
Yo La Tengo Southbank Centre - Royal Festival Hall London England UK 05/08/2000
Yo La Tengo Mitchell Theatre Glasgow Scotland UK 05/13/2000
Robyn Hitchcock Bottom Line New York New York US 06/16/2000
Grant Lee Hitchcock The Troubadour Los Angeles California US 06/20/2000
Grant Lee Hitchcock Great American Music Hall San Francisco California US 06/21/2000
Grant Lee Hitchcock Sweetwater Café Mill Valley California US 06/22/2000
Grant Lee Hitchcock Aladdin Theatre Portland Oregon US 06/23/2000
Grant Lee Hitchcock Crocodile Café Seattle Washington US 06/24/2000
Grant Lee Hitchcock Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US 10/18/2000
Grant Lee Hitchcock Joe's Pub New York New York US 10/19/2000
Grant Lee Hitchcock The Middle East Cambridge Massachusetts US 10/22/2000
Grant Lee Hitchcock The Middle East Cambridge Massachusetts US 10/23/2000
Robyn Hitchcock Polish Club Sheffield England UK 10/05/2004
Robyn Hitchcock Rex Theatre Pittsburgh Pennsylvania US 11/09/2004
Robyn Hitchcock Great American Music Hall San Francisco California US 03/03/2005
Robyn Hitchcock KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic Santa Monica California US 03/08/2005
Robyn Hitchcock Largo Los Angeles California US 03/09/2005
Robyn Hitchcock Club Congress Tucson Arizona US 03/13/2005
Robyn Hitchcock Iron Horse Northampton Massachusetts US 03/28/2005
Robyn Hitchcock Duncan Hall Lafayette Indiana US 04/03/2005
Robyn Hitchcock The Ark Ann Arbor Michigan US 11/11/2007
Robyn Hitchcock Fleece and Firkin Bristol England UK 01/24/2008
Robyn Hitchcock Phoenix Exeter England UK 01/25/2008
Robyn Hitchcock Rescue Rooms Nottingham England UK 01/27/2008
Robyn Hitchcock Southbank Centre - Queen Elizabeth Hall London England UK 01/29/2008
Robyn Hitchcock Faraday Festival Barcelona Spain 07/04/2008
Robyn Hitchcock Iron Horse Northampton Massachusetts US 07/09/2008
Robyn Hitchcock Largo at the Coronet Los Angeles California US 11/13/2008
Robyn Hitchcock Old Town School of Folk Music Chicago Illinois US 11/15/2008
Robyn Hitchcock Old Town School of Folk Music Chicago Illinois US 11/15/2008
Robyn Hitchcock World Café Live Philadelphia Pennsylvania US 11/19/2008
Robyn Hitchcock Somerville Theatre Somerville Massachusetts US 11/21/2008
Robyn Hitchcock Symphony Space New York New York US 11/22/2008
Robyn Hitchcock City Winery New York New York US 02/28/2010
Robyn Hitchcock Iron Horse Northampton Massachusetts US 06/09/2010
Robyn Hitchcock OzenBar Tel Aviv-Jaffa Israel 09/09/2011
Robyn Hitchcock Teatro Lara Son Estrella Galicia Madrid Spain 02/22/2012
Robyn Hitchcock Butlin's Minehead England UK 03/09/2012
Robyn Hitchcock The Lexington London England UK 04/02/2012
Robyn Hitchcock Village Underground London England UK 08/28/2012
Robyn Hitchcock LindolfoBar Montevideo Uruguay 09/26/2012
Robyn Hitchcock Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant Minneapolis Minnesota US 10/12/2012
Robyn Hitchcock SPACE Evanston Illinois US 10/14/2012
Robyn Hitchcock South Street Arts Center Reading England UK 03/09/2013
Robyn Hitchcock St. Pancras Old Church London England UK 12/01/2013
Robyn Hitchcock Northcote Social Club Melbourne Victoria Australia 05/31/2014
Robyn Hitchcock City Winery New York New York US 11/19/2016
Robyn Hitchcock Irvington Town Hall Theater Irvington New York US 04/07/2018
Robyn Hitchcock Iron Horse Northampton Massachusetts US 04/10/2018
Robyn Hitchcock Unitarian Church Cambridge England UK 05/18/2018
Robyn Hitchcock La Chapelle des Lombards Paris France 06/08/2018
Robyn Hitchcock Largo at the Coronet Los Angeles California US 08/30/2018
Robyn Hitchcock The Portland Arms Cambridge England UK 10/30/2018
Robyn Hitchcock City Winery Atlanta Georgia US 11/07/2018
Robyn Hitchcock Colony Woodstock New York US 11/14/2018
Robyn Hitchcock City Winery Boston Massachusetts US 11/16/2018
Robyn Hitchcock Columbus Theatre Providence Rhode Island US 11/17/2018
Robyn Hitchcock Prairie Center for the Arts Schaumburg Illinois US 01/19/2019
Robyn Hitchcock McGonigel's Mucky Duck Houston Texas US 01/24/2019
Robyn Hitchcock Daniels Hall @ Swallow Hill Music Denver Colorado US 03/30/2019
Robyn Hitchcock Musical Instrument Museum Phoenix Arizona US 04/02/2019
Robyn Hitchcock SPACE Evanston Illinois US 04/03/2019
Robyn Hitchcock Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant Minneapolis Minnesota US 04/06/2019
Robyn Hitchcock The Barns at Wolf Trap Vienna Virginia US 04/11/2019
Robyn Hitchcock The Kate Old Saybrook Connecticut US 04/13/2019
Robyn Hitchcock Caffe Lena Saratoga Springs New York US 04/14/2019
Robyn Hitchcock The Stone Church Brattleboro Vermont US 04/16/2019
Robyn Hitchcock Firehouse Center For The Performing Arts Newburyport Massachusetts US 04/17/2019
Robyn Hitchcock The Center For Arts Natick Massachusetts US 04/20/2019
Robyn Hitchcock South Street Arts Center Reading England UK 04/30/2019
Robyn Hitchcock St Mary's Creative Space Chester England UK 05/09/2019
Robyn Hitchcock Music Box Supper Club Cleveland Ohio US 06/19/2019
Robyn Hitchcock The Ark Ann Arbor Michigan US 06/22/2019
Robyn Hitchcock Monarch Tavern Toronto Ontario Canada 06/24/2019
Robyn Hitchcock Café Berlin Madrid Spain 10/03/2019
Robyn Hitchcock Mediathèque St Amand-les-Eaux France 10/15/2019
Robyn Hitchcock The Capstone Theater Liverpool England UK 10/19/2019
Robyn Hitchcock Brudenell Social Club Leeds England UK 10/20/2019
Robyn Hitchcock BBC 6 Music - Marc Riley Salford England UK 10/23/2019
Robyn Hitchcock St Paul's Church Birmingham England UK 10/25/2019
Robyn Hitchcock Union Chapel London England UK 10/29/2019
Robyn Hitchcock Eddie's Attic Decatur Georgia US 11/13/2019
Robyn Hitchcock The ArtsCenter Carrboro North Carolina US 11/14/2019
Robyn Hitchcock Sellersville Theater Sellersville Pennsylvania US 11/17/2019
Robyn Hitchcock Murmrr New York New York US 11/21/2019
Robyn Hitchcock StageOne Fairfield Connecticut US 11/22/2019
Robyn Hitchcock Columbus Theatre Providence Rhode Island US 11/23/2019
Robyn Hitchcock Concerts In The Studio Freehold New Jersey US 11/25/2019
Robyn Hitchcock Levontin7 Tel Aviv Israel 02/01/2020
Robyn Hitchcock Circolo Della Musica Rivoli Italy 02/07/2020
Robyn Hitchcock Chiesa Valdese Rome Italy 02/08/2020
Robyn Hitchcock Cripta Romanics del Duomo Avellino Italy 02/09/2020
Robyn Hitchcock Fremont Abbey Arts Center Seattle Washington US 02/27/2020
Robyn Hitchcock The Old Church Portland Oregon US 02/29/2020
Robyn Hitchcock Daniels Hall @ Swallow Hill Music Denver Colorado US 03/13/2020
Robyn Hitchcock, Morris Windsor & Terry Edwards Robyn and Emma's house London England UK 06/18/2021
Robyn Hitchcock St Mary's Creative Space Chester England UK 09/30/2021
Robyn Hitchcock Outpost in the Burbs Montclair New Jersey US 10/08/2021
Robyn Hitchcock City Winery New York New York US 10/12/2021
Robyn Hitchcock Musikfest Cafe Bethlehem Pennsylvania US 10/14/2021
Robyn Hitchcock The Hangar Theatre Ithaca New York US 10/15/2021
Robyn Hitchcock StageOne Fairfield Connecticut US 10/23/2021
Robyn Hitchcock Loppen Copenhagen Denmark 03/25/2022
Robyn Hitchcock Knuckleheads Kansas City Missouri US 04/14/2022
Robyn Hitchcock Stoughton Opera House Stoughton Wisconsin US 04/19/2022
Robyn Hitchcock Old Town School of Folk Music Chicago Illinois US 04/21/2022
Robyn Hitchcock Largo at the Coronet Los Angeles California US 05/26/2022
Robyn Hitchcock Norwich Puppet Theatre Norwich England UK 09/23/2022
Robyn Hitchcock Madam Felle Bergen Norway 09/29/2022
Robyn Hitchcock Venue Folken Stavanger Norway 09/30/2022
Robyn Hitchcock Venskaben Asker Norway 10/02/2022
Robyn Hitchcock Bar Moskus Trondheim Norway 10/04/2022
Robyn Hitchcock Eddie's Attic Decatur Georgia US 11/11/2022
Robyn Hitchcock Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Music Room Liverpool England UK 02/28/2023
Robyn Hitchcock SPACE Evanston Illinois US 03/29/2023
Robyn Hitchcock The Betsey Trotwood London England UK 07/01/2023
Robyn Hitchcock Circolo Arci Bellezza Milan Italy 11/06/2023
Robyn Hitchcock The Kessler Theater Dallas Texas US 01/20/2024
Robyn Hitchcock LowDown Tulsa Oklahoma US 01/23/2024
Robyn Hitchcock Lulu's Downstairs Manitou Springs Colorado US 01/25/2024
Robyn Hitchcock Daniels Hall @ Swallow Hill Music Denver Colorado US 01/26/2024
Robyn Hitchcock The Great Club Sydney New South Wales Australia 03/01/2024
Robyn Hitchcock The Hamilton Live Washington DC US 04/19/2024
Robyn Hitchcock The Westport Library - Verso Studios Westport Connecticut US 04/28/2024
Robyn Hitchcock Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis Minnesota US 05/02/2024
Robyn Hitchcock Old Town School of Folk Music Chicago Illinois US 05/04/2024

Comments

From Robyn on Patreon in 2022
This song was written in London in autumn 1982. I had just returned from my first trip to Norway, a place of endless twilights. It was the early days of my touring life, and I had played very few shows overseas. After a week in a yellow splitter van with seven other seedy Brit musicians, careening around blind corners 1000 metres above a winding fjord, I felt further away from home than I’d ever felt before. When we reached a plateau half way up the country that looked like the surface of Mars, it began to seem like an adventure.

Soon I was thinking quite loudly, and with the gain turned up, a Norwegian psychic landscape grew in my brain. Embryonic songs formed in it. One of them was set in a warm, wet night with dead leaves falling round a candle guttering on a small circular table. A wine bottle reflects the candlelight, opaque and menacing. Somebody appears from the shadows - their name begins with an E - and what follows may not be healthy but it will feel amazing. Next day, as so often happens, there will be no trace of the night before.

Lyrics

Long slender shadows pulsating in windows
While feathery curtain hide fountains of eyes
From the light

A different disease in another translation
Though you don't understand the familiar sensation

But who needs to talk when you're caught in the flavour of night?

And you, yeah you with your ice cream hands
You, yeah you are my friend

All that you want could be happening for you
Just like the road that unrolls there before you
Tonight

Eyes you don't trust but the fingers have beckoned
How long you got left? Well, how long do you reckon?

But who goes to waste when they're tasting the flavour of night?

And you, yeah you with your ice cream hands
You, yeah you are my friend

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How long you got left? About forty-five seconds     13a