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Robyn Hitchcock

Albums

Title Artist Label Type Year
Globe of Frogs Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians A&M Records Authorized 1988
Balloon Man Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians A&M Records Authorized 1988
Tune Up #14 Robyn Hitchcock The Album Network Compilation 1988
Brenda Of The Lightbulb Eyes Robyn Hitchcock A&M Records Authorized 1989
never mind the mainstream Robyn Hitchcock and The Egyptians Rhino Records Compilation 1991
Stand Back, Dennis! Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians Unauthorized 1994
CMJ New Music November 1996 Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians CMJ Compilation 1996
Greatest Hits Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians A&M Records Authorized 1996
Modern Rock 1988 Hang The DJ Robyn Hitchcock and The Egyptians Rhino Records Compilation 1996
Dumb And Dumber: Get Down, Get Dumb. Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Rhino Records Compilation 1996
Robyn Hitchcock Greatest Hits Robyn Hitchcock A&M Records Authorized 1996
Inflatable Hitchcock 2 Robyn Hitchcock [none listed] Unauthorized 2000

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock Ronnie Scott's London England UK October 25, 1987
Robyn Hitchcock Mean Fiddler London England UK December 05, 1987
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Uptown Lounge Athens Georgia US March 25, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Centre Stage Atlanta Georgia US March 26, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Beacon Theatre New York New York US March 31, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Chestnut Cabaret Philadelphia Pennsylvania US April 04, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Graffiti Club Pittsburgh Pennsylvania US April 05, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians St. Andrew's Hall Detroit Michigan US April 07, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Union Theatre Madison Wisconsin US April 10, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians First Avenue Minneapolis Minnesota US April 11, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians John Anson Ford Theater Los Angeles California US April 15, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Inkstick Shibura Factory Tokyo Japan September 16, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians El Mocambo Toronto Ontario Canada February 10, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Park West Chicago Illinois US June 18, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock Jazz Cafe Camden England UK March 14, 1994
Robyn Hitchcock The Ark Ann Arbor Michigan US April 14, 1995
Robyn Hitchcock 9:30 Club Washington DC US November 13, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock 8 X 10 Club Baltimore Maryland US March 05, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock ? (Atlanta, Georgia, US) Atlanta Georgia US February 03, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock Roxy Los Angeles California US May 31, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock Bottom Line New York New York US March 30, 1995
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Lisner Auditorium George Washington University Washington DC US June 14, 1989
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Mein Batschkapp Frankfurt Germany November 20, 1991
Robyn Hitchcock Auditorium Flog Florence Italy March 04, 1994
Robyn Hitchcock Citadel Arts Centre St. Helens England UK May 13, 1995
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Vic Theatre Chicago Illinois US February 14, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians The Fillmore San Francisco California US April 13, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Avalon Boston Massachusetts US February 08, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock Bluebird Café Nashville Tennessee US February 22, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock Backstage Seattle Washington US October 01, 1994
Robyn Hitchcock Great American Music Hall San Francisco California US April 29, 1998
Robyn Hitchcock Point Atlanta Georgia US February 25, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock Cat's Cradle Carrboro North Carolina US March 03, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock Milestones Rochester New York US March 07, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock Shank Hall Milwaukee Wisconsin US May 23, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock Wow Hall Eugene Oregon US June 05, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock Boat Race Cambridge England UK December 04, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock TT the Bear's Cambridge Massachusetts US March 21, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock Raoul's Portland Maine US March 20, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock 12 Bar Club London England UK January 26, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock Iron Horse Northampton Massachusetts US October 11, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock Ultrasound Toronto Ontario Canada May 10, 1994
Robyn Hitchcock TT the Bear's Cambridge Massachusetts US April 08, 1995
Robyn Hitchcock Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US December 06, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock Vogue Theater Vancouver British Columbia Canada November 05, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock Ogden Theatre Boulder Colorado US November 02, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock Salon El Carmen Bilbao Spain April 18, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock Amherst College Amherst Massachusetts US April 09, 1995
Robyn Hitchcock Mountain Stage Charleston West Virginia US April 01, 1995
Robyn Hitchcock SXSW Austin Texas US March 18, 1995
Robyn Hitchcock Zaphod Beeblebrox Ottawa Ontario Canada October 14, 1994
Robyn Hitchcock Crocodile Cafe Seattle Washington US October 04, 1994
Robyn Hitchcock La Luna Portland Oregon US September 27, 1994
Robyn Hitchcock Bottom of the Hill San Francisco California US September 23, 1994
Robyn Hitchcock Great American Music Hall San Francisco California US September 21, 1994
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US September 17, 1994
Robyn Hitchcock Blob House Bergamo Italy March 07, 1994
Robyn Hitchcock Ruvido Club Bologna Italy March 05, 1994
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians The Ritz New York New York US February 07, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Variety Playhouse Atlanta Georgia US January 29, 1992
Bingo Hand Job Borderline London England UK March 14, 1991
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Kulturbolaget Malmo Sweden October 28, 1989
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Yaki Da Gothenburg Sweden October 27, 1989
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US September 16, 1994
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US September 17, 1994
Robyn Hitchcock Bottom of the Hill San Francisco California US September 22, 1994
Robyn Hitchcock Spectrum Cabaret Winnipeg Manitoba Canada October 09, 1994
Robyn Hitchcock Stache's Columbus Ohio US October 21, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Newport Music Hall Columbus Ohio US June 27, 1989
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Cabaret Metro Chicago Illinois US April 09, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Beacon Theatre New York New York US April 17, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock Barrymore Theatre Madison Wisconsin US October 31, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock Coach House San Juan Capistrano California US September 18, 1994
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Diamond Club Toronto Ontario Canada June 22, 1989
Robyn Hitchcock 40 Watt Club Athens Georgia US May 04, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Slim's San Francisco California US February 26, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock Kulturmejeret Lund Sweden May 24, 1994
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Lisner Auditorium George Washington University Washington DC US February 01, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock 9:30 Club Washington DC US March 28, 1995
Robyn Hitchcock All Saints Centre Lewes England UK June 17, 1995
Robyn Hitchcock Keswick Theater Glenside Pennsylvania US November 14, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock Largo Los Angeles California US April 03, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock Beacon Theatre New York New York US November 15, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock's ROCK ARMADA Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US November 02, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock Poor David's Pub Dallas Texas US March 16, 1995
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US December 30, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians New Ritz New York New York US June 15, 1989
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Hultsfred Festival Hultsfred Sweden November 08, 1989
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Trocadero Philadelphia Pennsylvania US February 02, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock Doornroosje - Fast Forward Hometaping Festival Nijmegen Netherlands April 21, 1995
Robyn Hitchcock Newport Music Hall Columbus Ohio US July 15, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Royal Oak Theatre Royal Oak Michigan US February 12, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock 40 Watt Club Athens Georgia US April 05, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan US May 19, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Zap Club Brighton England UK February 16, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Whiskey-A-Go-Go Los Angeles California US September 04, 1991
Robyn Hitchcock Phoenix Festival Stratford Upon Avon England UK July 15, 1995
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Max's on Broadway Baltimore Maryland US January 01, 1991
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Frank Erwin Center Austin Texas US March 21, 1989
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians St. Andrew's Hall Detroit Michigan US June 28, 1989
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Toad's Place New Haven Connecticut US February 04, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock First Avenue Minneapolis Minnesota US November 01, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Town and Country Club London England UK October 06, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Slim's San Francisco California US February 27, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock Bottom Line New York New York US April 12, 2002
Robyn Hitchcock Fletcher's Baltimore Maryland US October 28, 2003
Robyn Hitchcock Club Congress Tucson Arizona US October 17, 2003
Robyn Hitchcock Largo Los Angeles California US November 22, 2003
Robyn Hitchcock Great American Music Hall San Francisco California US November 17, 2003
Robyn Hitchcock Crocodile Café Seattle Washington US November 15, 2003
Robyn Hitchcock Queen Elizabeth Hall London England UK March 02, 2003
Robyn Hitchcock Johnny D's Somerville Massachusetts US October 30, 2003
Robyn Hitchcock Bluebird Café Nashville Tennessee US January 13, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock Aladdin Theatre Portland Oregon US November 12, 2003
Robyn Hitchcock 40 Watt Club Athens Georgia US October 09, 2003
Robyn Hitchcock Tin Angel Philadelphia Pennsylvania US March 25, 1995
Robyn Hitchcock Telford's Warehouse Chester England UK May 03, 1995
Robyn Hitchcock Union Chapel London England UK May 18, 1995
Robyn Hitchcock Concert Hall Toronto Ontario Canada October 27, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock Majestic Theatre Detroit Michigan US October 29, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock Avalon Boston Massachusetts US November 16, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock 12 Bar Club London England UK September 17, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock Rockstars Austin Texas US March 20, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock Bumbershoot Festival Seattle Washington US September 04, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock Ronnie Scott's London England UK May 10, 1987
Robyn Hitchcock Smith's Olde Bar Atlanta Georgia US October 31, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock Shank Hall Milwaukee Wisconsin US November 05, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock World Café Live Philadelphia Pennsylvania US November 15, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock Beachland Ballroom Cleveland Ohio US November 08, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock TT the Bear's Cambridge Massachusetts US March 29, 2005
Robyn Hitchcock El Caiman A Coruna Spain November 19, 1994
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Foellinger Auditorium Champaign-Urbana Illinois US April 08, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Tramps New York New York US September 12, 1991
Robyn Hitchcock Royal Albert Hall London England UK March 24, 2008
Robyn Hitchcock The Turning Point Piermont New York US April 04, 1995
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Club Congress Tucson Arizona US April 14, 2007
Robyn Hitchcock The Turning Point Piermont New York US July 15, 2008
Robyn Hitchcock Joiners Arms Southampton England UK December 03, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Grove Arts Centre Dorchester England UK February 19, 1988
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 Knitting Factory New York New York US March 28, 2007
Robyn Hitchcock The Mod Club Toronto Ontario Canada November 14, 2007
Robyn Hitchcock High Noon Saloon Madison Wisconsin US November 03, 2007
Robyn Hitchcock The Southgate House Revival Newport Kentucky US November 08, 2007
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Bumbershoot Festival Seattle Washington US September 05, 1988
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 End of the Road Festival Tollard Royal England UK September 14, 2007
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 Handelsbeurs Gent Belgium June 09, 2007
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Paradiso Amsterdam Netherlands June 10, 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 Piazza Vittorio Veneto Modigliana Italy July 30, 2007
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians HUB Ballroom Seattle Washington US February 22, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock The House of Machines Cape Town South Africa February 13, 2016
Robyn Hitchcock Music Box Supper Club Cleveland Ohio US June 19, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock Concerts In The Studio Freehold New Jersey US November 25, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock Fremont Abbey Arts Center Seattle Washington US February 27, 2020
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 17, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock Largo at the Coronet Los Angeles California US December 13, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock Eddie's Attic Decatur Georgia US November 13, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK December 23, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock South Orange Performing Arts Center South Orange New Jersey US January 30, 2016
Robyn Hitchcock The Dock Ithaca New York US March 24, 2016
Robyn Hitchcock Open Arts Stage Theatre Bordentown New Jersey US March 28, 2016
Robyn Hitchcock Club Mandala Tokyo Japan October 15, 2016
Robyn Hitchcock Stoughton Opera House Stoughton Wisconsin US November 18, 2016
Robyn Hitchcock House Of Blues Houston Texas US April 02, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock Ready Room St. Louis Missouri US April 04, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock Marathon Center for Performing Arts Findlay Ohio US April 10, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock Jammin Java Vienna Virginia US May 11, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock The Kent Stage Kent Ohio US November 16, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock Carnegie Lecture Hall of Oakland Pittsburgh Pennsylvania US November 17, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock Irvington Town Hall Theater Irvington New York US April 07, 2018
Robyn Hitchcock The Brook Southampton England UK May 30, 2018
Robyn Hitchcock Columbus Theatre Providence Rhode Island US November 17, 2018
Robyn Hitchcock Yoko Cafe Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam December 12, 2018
Robyn Hitchcock Prairie Center for the Arts Schaumburg Illinois US January 19, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock McGonigel's Mucky Duck Houston Texas US January 24, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock Gasa Gasa New Orleans Louisiana US February 02, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock The State Room Salt Lake City Utah US March 29, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock Stoughton Opera House Stoughton Wisconsin US April 04, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock Dakota Minneapolis Minnesota US April 06, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock The Stone Church Brattleboro Vermont US April 16, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock Harlow's Sacramento California US May 19, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock The Drake Hotel Toronto Ontario Canada June 23, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK March 31, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK April 02, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock El Rey Theatre Los Angeles California US April 11, 2008
Robyn Hitchcock The Chicago Theater Chicago Illinois US December 16, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock One Longfellow Square Portland Maine US April 19, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock Firehouse Center For The Performing Arts Newburyport Massachusetts US April 17, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock Caffe Lena Saratoga Springs New York US April 14, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock The Kate Old Saybrook Connecticut US April 13, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock The Factory Theatre Sydney New South Wales Australia February 22, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock Iron Horse Northampton Massachusetts US April 10, 2018
Robyn Hitchcock Bottom Line New York New York US June 16, 2000
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Inglewood Forum Los Angeles California US March 15, 1989
The Soft Boys Powerhaus London England UK October 17, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock The Casbah Hamilton Ontario Canada November 15, 2007
Robyn Hitchcock & Eugene Mirman Cat's Cradle Carrboro North Carolina US April 21, 2016
Robyn Hitchcock Murmrr New York New York US November 21, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock The Ark Ann Arbor Michigan US June 22, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock Starline Social Club Oakland California US May 16, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock The Barns at Wolf Trap Vienna Virginia US April 11, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock & The Nashville Fabs Aladdin Theater Portland Oregon US October 06, 2018
Robyn Hitchcock The Biltmore Theater Vancouver British Columbia Canada March 10, 2016
Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians Ritz New York New York US September 20, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock Randy Now's Man Cave Bordentown New Jersey US April 04, 2018
Robyn Hitchcock City Winery New York New York US November 18, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock The Barns at Wolf Trap Vienna Virginia US April 06, 2016
Robyn Hitchcock The Grand Victory New York New York US April 02, 2016
Robyn Hitchcock Daryl's House Pawling New York US March 26, 2016
Robyn Hitchcock Musical Instrument Museum Phoenix Arizona US March 03, 2016
Robyn Hitchcock The Landmark on Main Street Port Washington New York US January 29, 2016
Robyn Hitchcock Sellersville Theater Sellersville Pennsylvania US January 28, 2016
Robyn Hitchcock The Horseshoe Tavern Toronto Ontario Canada December 31, 2015
Robyn Hitchcock Narrows Center for the Arts Fall River Massachusetts US November 21, 2015
Robyn Hitchcock Café Berlin Madrid Spain October 03, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK August 15, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock Duck Room at Blueberry Hill St. Louis Missouri US November 14, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock Belcourt Theatre Nashville Tennessee US March 18, 2007
Robyn Hitchcock Golden Gate Park San Francisco California US October 01, 2011
Robyn Hitchcock Bottom Line New York New York US October 31, 2003
Robyn Hitchcock Don Quixote's Felton California US October 03, 2011
Robyn Hitchcock Old Town School of Folk Music Chicago Illinois US October 13, 2012
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians The Coach House San Juan Capistrano California US September 10, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock The Center For Arts Natick Massachusetts US April 20, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock The Back Room @ Colectivo Coffee Milwaukee Wisconsin US April 05, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock 40 Watt Club Athens Georgia US August 17, 1991
Robyn Hitchcock Muscician's Corner, Centenial Park Nashville Tennessee US August 26, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock KEXP Studios Seattle Washington US April 15, 2016
Robyn Hitchcock Largo at the Coronet Los Angeles California US June 05, 2016
Robyn Hitchcock City Winery New York New York US November 19, 2016
Robyn Hitchcock Monty Hall Jersey City New Jersey US February 15, 2018
Robyn Hitchcock The Concorde Brighton England UK May 01, 1995
Robyn Hitchcock Pub La Calle Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Spain January 07, 1995
Robyn Hitchcock & Eugene Mirman Exit/In Nashville Tennessee US April 19, 2016
Robyn Hitchcock City Winery New York New York US November 20, 2015
Robyn Hitchcock Rams Head on Stage Annapolis Maryland US June 13, 1998
Robyn Hitchcock Musikfest Cafe Bethlehem Pennsylvania US October 14, 2021

Lyrics

I was walking up Sixth Avenue when Balloon Man came right up to me
He was round and fat and spherical with the biggest grin I'd ever seen
He bounced on up toward me but before we could be introduced
He blew up very suddenly, I guess his name was probably Bruce

And I laughed like I always do
And I cried like I cried for you
And Balloon Man blew up in my hand

He spattered me with tomatoes, hummus, chick peas, and some strips of skin
So I made a right on 44th and I washed my hands when I got in

And it rained like a slow divorce
And I wish I could ride a horse
And Balloon Man blew up in my hand

I was walking up Sixth Avenue when Balloon Man blew up in my face
There were loads of them on Bryant Park so I didn't feel out of place
There must have been a plague of them on the TV when I came home late
They were guzzling marshmallows and they're jumping off the Empire State

And I laughed like I always do
And I cried like I cried for you
And Balloon Man blew up in my hand
Balloon Man blew up in my hand

<Alternate>
He lumbered up toward me, but before we could be introduced  3a

And I wish I had eaten your horse   11b

And I wish that I'd stayed on course  11c

I wish the Titanic had not sailed on course 11d