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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 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
The Kershaw Sessions Robyn Hitchcock and The Egyptians Strange Roots Authorized 1994
Catalog Sampler Robyn Hitchcock (& the Egyptians) Rhino Records Promo 1994
Stand Back, Dennis! Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians Unauthorized 1994
Robyn Hitchcock Sampler Robyn Hitchcock Rhino Records Promo 1995
Uncorrected Personality Traits Robyn Hitchcock Rhino Records Authorized 1997
Selections From the I Wanna Go Backwards Box Set Robyn Hitchcock Yep Roc Promo 2007
I Wanna Go Backwards Robyn Hitchcock Yep Roc Authorized 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 [unknown venue] (Glastonbury, UK) Glastonbury Scotland UK January 01, 1987
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Tartan Bar Leeds England UK January 24, 1987
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Stereodrome Bologna Italy February 12, 1987
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Uptown Lounge Athens Georgia US March 25, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Graffiti Club Pittsburgh Pennsylvania US April 05, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Union Theatre Madison Wisconsin US April 10, 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 Irving Plaza New York New York US August 02, 1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Town and Country Club London England UK November 01, 1991
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians El Mocambo Toronto Ontario Canada February 10, 1992
The Soft Boys Mark Radcliffe Session London England UK January 18, 1994
Robyn Hitchcock ? (Atlanta, Georgia, US) Atlanta Georgia US February 03, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Mein Batschkapp Frankfurt Germany November 20, 1991
Robyn Hitchcock Great American Music Hall San Francisco California US May 30, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians The Fillmore San Francisco California US April 13, 1988
The Soft Boys The Greyhound London England UK February 08, 1981
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians BBC Radio One 'In concert' London England UK June 10, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Berkeley Square Berkeley California US March 19, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock Great American Music Hall San Francisco California US June 04, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock Melarkey's Sacramento California US June 03, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock Wow Hall Eugene Oregon US June 05, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock Raoul's Portland Maine US March 20, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock Isle of Wight Bus Tour Isle of Wight England UK August 10, 1996
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
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians University London Union (ULU) London England UK January 17, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US December 30, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians The Bell London England UK December 17, 1984
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 CND Festival Glastonbury England UK June 22, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Roseland Theatre Portland Oregon US February 23, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Slim's San Francisco California US February 26, 1992
The Soft Boys Corn Exchange Cambridge England UK January 17, 1994
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians BBC London England UK November 01, 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 Patio Indianapolis Indiana US November 20, 1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians I-Beam San Francisco California US March 17, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Town and Country Club London England UK January 25, 1987
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Hultsfred Festival Hultsfred Sweden November 08, 1989
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 Roadhouse Manchester England UK September 05, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Max's on Broadway Baltimore Maryland US January 01, 1991
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Cabaret Metro Chicago Illinois US June 22, 1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians St. Andrew's Hall Detroit Michigan US June 28, 1989
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Irving Plaza New York New York US June 21, 1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Paradise Rock Club Boston Massachusetts US November 02, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Toad's Place New Haven Connecticut US February 04, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Town and Country Club London England UK October 06, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock The Evershot Village Hall Dorset England UK August 17, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Fabrik Hamburg Germany April 20, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians The Ritz New York New York US November 01, 1986
The Soft Boys Great Northern Cambridge England UK January 19, 1982
Robyn Hitchcock TT the Bear's Cambridge Massachusetts US March 29, 2005
Robyn Hitchcock with Minus 5 Key Club Los Angeles California US February 25, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock with Minus 5 Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach California US February 23, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock with Minus 5 Slim's San Francisco California US February 27, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 Komedia Brighton England UK January 23, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 Fleece and Firkin Bristol England UK January 26, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 Junction Cambridge England UK January 22, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock with Minus 5 Crocodile Café Seattle Washington US March 04, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 Hyde Park, Wireless Festival London England UK June 22, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 Loppen Copenhagen Denmark July 04, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 Scala London England UK January 25, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Cornbury Oxford Festival Charlbury England UK July 09, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock with Minus 5 Doug Fir Lounge Portland Oregon US March 03, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 Rescue Rooms Nottingham England UK January 21, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 Phoenix Exeter England UK January 27, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 Academy II Birmingham England UK January 20, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians TT the Bear's Cambridge Massachusetts US June 18, 1989
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 FAB Tokyo Japan October 08, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Tramps New York New York US September 12, 1991
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 Beachland Ballroom Cleveland Ohio US November 12, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US November 18, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians HUB Ballroom Seattle Washington US February 22, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Zentrum Zoo Tubingen Germany April 13, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK May 05, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn & Emma's house Nashville Tennessee US July 24, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn & Emma's house Nashville Tennessee US July 31, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock & The LA Squires The Troubadour Los Angeles California US May 03, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock & Yo La Tengo Regent Theatre Los Angeles California US October 01, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock & The Nashville Fabs Neptune Theater Seattle Washington US October 05, 2018
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK October 14, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK October 16, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock & The Nashville Fabs Thalia Hall Chicago Illinois US October 10, 2018
Robyn Hitchcock & The Nashville Fabs Aladdin Theater Portland Oregon US October 06, 2018
Robyn Hitchcock & The LA Squires The Fillmore San Francisco California US July 25, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock & The LA Squires Canton Waterfront Park Baltimore Maryland US July 06, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK February 12, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Arco Arena Sacramento California US March 13, 1989
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Rosemont Horizon Chicago Illinois US March 06, 1989
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Private House Nashville Tennessee US July 23, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians St. Andrew's Hall Detroit Michigan US April 07, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock & The Nashville Fabs The Basement Nashville Tennessee US November 09, 2018
Robyn Hitchcock & The Nashville Fabs The Bowery Ballroom New York New York US October 12, 2018
Robyn Hitchcock & The Nashville Fabs Golden Gate Park San Francisco California US October 07, 2018
Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians Ritz New York New York US September 20, 1988
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
The Soft Boys Astoria London England UK January 15, 1994
"Robyn Hitchcock & Chums" (First Egyptians gig) Hope & Anchor London England UK September 29, 1984
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Dingwalls London England UK November 17, 1984
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK September 01, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock Phoenix Exeter England UK September 09, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock Ipswich Transport Museum Ipswich England UK September 11, 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 The Bodega Nottingham England UK September 23, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock Foxlowe Arts Center Leek England UK September 24, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Moore Theater Seattle Washington US March 22, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock More Music Morecombe England UK September 25, 2021
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 Summerhall Edinburgh Scotland UK October 02, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 The Gov Adelaide South Australia Australia October 14, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 The Bell House New York New York US June 11, 2009
Robyn Hitchcock Musikfest Cafe Bethlehem Pennsylvania US October 14, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock The Hangar Theatre Ithaca New York US October 15, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock Higher Ground Showcase Burlington Vermont US October 16, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock One Longfellow Square Portland Maine US October 20, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Cabaret Metro Chicago Illinois US April 09, 1988
Robyn Hitchcock Calvin Theater Northampton Massachusetts US October 21, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock StageOne Fairfield Connecticut US October 23, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Campus Club Providence Rhode Island US February 05, 1992
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Iron Horse Northampton Massachusetts US February 06, 1992

Lyrics

Sucking on a tap that never dries
Could you take it right between your eyes?
Bending blood, bending blood
The father stood, the father's hood
Black shadow on an acid bird that etched her way across a field
So long ago

Walking through the fields in summer heat
Look at all the creatures 'round your feet
Pumping blood, pumping blood
The mother gave, the mother gave
White ointment of an acid kiss that burned upon the lips she gave you
So long ago
So long ago

Fun in the sun, luck in the bloodstream
Shallow bodies writhing on the grass
Fun in the sun, hair in the slipstream
Tadpoles shooting through a hollowed glass

Cutting out a silhouette of dreams
Everything is older than it seems
Son of blood, son of blood
The baby shakes the baby snakes
That crawl across the acid rings that flicker from your corpuscles
One sunny day
One sunny day

Fun in the sun, everyone knows it
They could be as mellow as the hay
Fun in the sun, everyone blows it
They grow up and instantly turn grey
Black shadow of an acid bird that etched its way across a field (Black shadow of an acid bird that etched its way across)
So long ago
So long ago

Ah

<Alternates>
Would you take it right between your eyes?  2a
The baby shakes, the baby wakes            21a
We could be as mellow as the hay           26a
They grow up and instantly decay           28a