Details

Author
Robyn Hitchcock
Performances
174

Releases

Title Artist Label Type Year
Black Snake Diamond Role Robyn Hitchcock Armageddon Records Album 1981
Gotta Let This Hen Out! Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians Midnight Music Album 1985
The Man Who Invented Himself Robyn Hitchcock United Records Compilation 1986
A Soft Boy No More Robyn Hitchcock Blue Lake Records Bootleg 1988
Catalog Sampler Robyn Hitchcock (& the Egyptians) Rhino Records Promo 1994
Stand Back, Dennis! Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians Bootleg 1994
The Kershaw Sessions Robyn Hitchcock and The Egyptians Strange Roots Album 1994
Robyn Hitchcock Sampler Robyn Hitchcock Rhino Records Promo 1995
Uncorrected Personality Traits Robyn Hitchcock Rhino Records Album 1997
I Wanna Go Backwards Robyn Hitchcock Yep Roc Records Album 2007
Selections From the I Wanna Go Backwards Box Set Robyn Hitchcock Yep Roc Records Promo 2007
Luminous Groove Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians Yep Roc Records Album 2008
Patreon 2022 Robyn Hitchcock Internet 2022

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
The Soft Boys Hope & Anchor London England UK 01/23/1981
The Soft Boys Hope & Anchor London England UK 01/30/1981
The Soft Boys Golden Lion London England UK 02/08/1981
Robyn Hitchcock and the New Apes Hope & Anchor London England UK 04/04/1981
Robyn Hitchcock The Venue London England UK 07/09/1981
The Soft Boys Great Northern Hotel Cambridge England UK 01/19/1982
"Robyn Hitchcock & Chums" (First Egyptians gig) Hope & Anchor London England UK 09/29/1984
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Dingwalls London England UK 11/17/1984
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians The Bell London England UK 12/17/1984
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Dingwalls London England UK 03/15/1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Institute of Contemporary Arts London England UK 03/23/1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Marquee London England UK 04/27/1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Clarendon Hotel London England UK 05/17/1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Institute of Contemporary Arts London England UK 05/23/1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Irving Plaza New York New York US 06/21/1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Cabaret Metro Chicago Illinois US 06/22/1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Club Lingerie Los Angeles California US 06/28/1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US 08/01/1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Irving Plaza New York New York US 08/02/1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Jonathan Swift's Cambridge Massachusetts US 08/03/1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Mountford Hall Liverpool England UK 10/25/1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians UMIST Manchester England UK 10/26/1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians 7th St. Entry Minneapolis Minnesota US 11/17/1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Mabel's Champaign Illinois US 11/19/1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Patio Indianapolis Indiana US 11/20/1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians 688 Club Atlanta Georgia US 11/22/1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians UCSD Gym Steps San Diego California US 03/13/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians I-Beam San Francisco California US 03/17/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Berkeley Square Berkeley California US 03/19/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Starry Night Portland Oregon US 03/21/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Moore Theatre Seattle Washington US 03/22/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians First Avenue Minneapolis Minnesota US 03/26/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians 9:30 Club Washington DC US 03/28/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Zentrum Zoo Tubingen Germany 04/13/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Metropol Aachen Germany 04/15/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Rose Club Cologne Germany 04/16/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Fabrik Hamburg Germany 04/20/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians BBC Radio One 'In concert' London England UK 06/10/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Town and Country Club London England UK 06/10/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Glastonbury Festival Pilton England UK 06/21/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians CND Festival Pilton England UK 06/22/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians [unknown venue] (Brighton, England UK) Brighton England UK 10/03/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians The Ritz New York New York US 11/01/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians BBC London England UK 11/01/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Paradise Rock Club Boston Massachusetts US 11/02/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Cabaret Metro Chicago Illinois US 11/07/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Tartan Bar Leeds England UK 01/24/1987
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Town and Country Club London England UK 01/25/1987
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Stereodrome Bologna Italy 02/11/1987
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Stereodrome Bologna Italy 02/12/1987
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Vinile Rosà Italy 02/15/1987
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Glastonbury Festival Pilton England UK 06/19/1987
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Uptown Lounge Athens Georgia US 03/25/1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Paradise Rock Club Boston Massachusetts US 04/01/1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Graffiti Club Pittsburgh Pennsylvania US 04/05/1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians St. Andrew's Hall Detroit Michigan US 04/07/1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Cabaret Metro Chicago Illinois US 04/09/1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Union Theatre Madison Wisconsin US 04/10/1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians The Fillmore San Francisco California US 04/13/1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians John Anson Ford Theater Los Angeles California US 04/15/1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Inkstick Shibura Factory Tokyo Japan 09/16/1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians The Ritz New York New York US 09/20/1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Town and Country Club London England UK 10/06/1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Rosemont Horizon Chicago Illinois US 03/06/1989
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Arco Arena Sacramento California US 03/13/1989
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians TT the Bear's Cambridge Massachusetts US 06/18/1989
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians St. Andrew's Hall Detroit Michigan US 06/28/1989
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Hultsfred Festival Hultsfred Sweden 11/08/1989
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US 12/30/1990
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Max's on Broadway Baltimore Maryland US 01/01/1991
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Tramps New York New York US 09/12/1991
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Town and Country Club London England UK 11/01/1991
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Daily's Melody Stockholm Sweden 11/14/1991
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Mein Batschkapp Frankfurt Germany 11/20/1991
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians University London Union (ULU) London England UK 01/17/1992
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Variety Playhouse Atlanta Georgia US 01/29/1992
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Toad's Place New Haven Connecticut US 02/04/1992
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Campus Club Providence Rhode Island US 02/05/1992
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Iron Horse Northampton Massachusetts US 02/06/1992
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians The Ritz New York New York US 02/07/1992
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians El Mocambo Toronto Ontario Canada 02/10/1992
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Boulder Theatre Boulder Colorado US 02/19/1992
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians HUB Ballroom Seattle Washington US 02/22/1992
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Roseland Theater Portland Oregon US 02/23/1992
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Slim's San Francisco California US 02/26/1992
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians The Palace Los Angeles California US 02/28/1992
The Soft Boys Astoria London England UK 01/15/1994
The Soft Boys Corn Exchange Cambridge England UK 01/17/1994
The Soft Boys BBC - Mark Radcliffe Session London England UK 01/18/1994
Robyn Hitchcock Isle of Wight Bus Tour Isle of Wight England UK 08/10/1996
Robyn Hitchcock The Evershot Village Hall Evershot England UK 08/17/1996
Robyn Hitchcock The Roadhouse Manchester England UK 09/05/1996
Robyn Hitchcock Raoul's Portland Maine US 03/20/1997
Robyn Hitchcock Melarkey's Sacramento California US 06/03/1997
Robyn Hitchcock Great American Music Hall San Francisco California US 06/04/1997
Robyn Hitchcock WOW Hall Eugene Oregon US 06/05/1997
Robyn Hitchcock TT the Bear's Cambridge Massachusetts US 03/29/2005
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 Academy II Birmingham England UK 01/20/2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 Rescue Rooms Nottingham England UK 01/21/2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 The Junction Cambridge England UK 01/22/2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 Komedia Brighton England UK 01/23/2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 Scala London England UK 01/25/2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 Fleece and Firkin Bristol England UK 01/26/2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 Phoenix Exeter England UK 01/27/2006
Robyn Hitchcock with Minus 5 Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach California US 02/23/2006
Robyn Hitchcock with Minus 5 The Key Club West Hollywood California US 02/25/2006
Robyn Hitchcock with Minus 5 Slim's San Francisco California US 02/27/2006
Robyn Hitchcock with Minus 5 Doug Fir Lounge Portland Oregon US 03/03/2006
Robyn Hitchcock with Minus 5 Crocodile Café Seattle Washington US 03/04/2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 Hyde Park, O2 Wireless Festival London England UK 06/22/2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 The Charlotte Leicester England UK 06/23/2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 Cannon Hill Park Birmingham England UK 06/24/2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 Loppen Copenhagen Denmark 07/04/2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 Rockefeller Music Hall Oslo Norway 07/06/2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Cornbury Park Charlbury England UK 07/09/2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 FAB Tokyo Japan 10/08/2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 The Gov Adelaide South Australia Australia 10/14/2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Beachland Ballroom Cleveland Ohio US 11/12/2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US 11/18/2006
Robyn Hitchcock Belcourt Theatre Nashville Tennessee US 03/18/2007
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 The Bell House New York New York US 06/11/2009
Robyn Hitchcock & Yo La Tengo Rough Trade Brooklyn New York New York US 02/28/2017
Robyn Hitchcock & Yo La Tengo The Bowery Ballroom New York New York US 03/01/2017
Robyn Hitchcock & The LA Squires The Troubadour Los Angeles California US 05/03/2017
Robyn Hitchcock & The LA Squires The Federal Bar Los Angeles California US 05/07/2017
Robyn Hitchcock & The LA Squires Canton Waterfront Park Baltimore Maryland US 07/06/2017
Robyn Hitchcock & The LA Squires The Fillmore San Francisco California US 07/25/2017
Robyn Hitchcock & Yo La Tengo The Fillmore San Francisco California US 09/29/2017
Robyn Hitchcock & Yo La Tengo Regent Theatre Los Angeles California US 10/01/2017
Robyn Hitchcock & The Nashville Fabs Neptune Theater Seattle Washington US 10/05/2018
Robyn Hitchcock & The Nashville Fabs Aladdin Theater Portland Oregon US 10/06/2018
Robyn Hitchcock & The Nashville Fabs Golden Gate Park San Francisco California US 10/07/2018
Robyn Hitchcock & The Nashville Fabs Thalia Hall Chicago Illinois US 10/10/2018
Robyn Hitchcock & The Nashville Fabs The Bowery Ballroom New York New York US 10/12/2018
Robyn Hitchcock & The Nashville Fabs The Basement Nashville Tennessee US 11/09/2018
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn & Emma's house Nashville Tennessee US 07/24/2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn & Emma's house Nashville Tennessee US 07/31/2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK 10/14/2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK 10/16/2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK 02/12/2021
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK 05/05/2021
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Private House Nashville Tennessee US 07/23/2021
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK 09/01/2021
Robyn Hitchcock Phoenix Exeter England UK 09/09/2021
Robyn Hitchcock Ipswich Transport Museum Ipswich England UK 09/11/2021
Robyn Hitchcock The Horn St Albans England UK 09/14/2021
Robyn Hitchcock Ramsgate Music Hall Ramsgate England UK 09/15/2021
Robyn Hitchcock Rondo Theatre Bath England UK 09/17/2021
Robyn Hitchcock The Bodega Nottingham England UK 09/23/2021
Robyn Hitchcock Foxlowe Arts Center Leek England UK 09/24/2021
Robyn Hitchcock More Music Morecombe England UK 09/25/2021
Robyn Hitchcock The Crescent York England UK 09/28/2021
Robyn Hitchcock St Mary's Creative Space Chester England UK 09/30/2021
Robyn Hitchcock Summerhall Edinburgh Scotland UK 10/02/2021
Robyn Hitchcock Musikfest Cafe Bethlehem Pennsylvania US 10/14/2021
Robyn Hitchcock The Hangar Theatre Ithaca New York US 10/15/2021
Robyn Hitchcock Higher Ground Showcase Burlington Vermont US 10/16/2021
Robyn Hitchcock One Longfellow Square Portland Maine US 10/20/2021
Robyn Hitchcock Calvin Theatre Northampton Massachusetts US 10/21/2021
Robyn Hitchcock StageOne Fairfield Connecticut US 10/23/2021
Robyn Hitchcock Private House Sydney New South Wales Australia 03/03/2022
Robyn Hitchcock Southbank Centre - Queen Elizabeth Hall London England UK 03/19/2022
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK 03/23/2022
Robyn Hitchcock Henry Tudor House Shrewsbury England UK 05/05/2022
Robyn Hitchcock HIPNIC Big Sur California US 05/21/2022
Robyn Hitchcock & Los del Huevos Band Azkena Rock Festival Vitoria-Gasteiz Álava Spain 06/18/2022
Robyn Hitchcock & Davey Lane Robyn and Emma's house London England UK 06/29/2022
Robyn Hitchcock Alexandra Palace Theatre London England UK 02/25/2023
Robyn Hitchcock The Court House Bangor Northern Ireland UK 03/05/2023
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK 03/08/2023
Robyn Hitchcock Claypath Delicatessen Durham England UK 08/19/2023
Robyn Hitchcock McGonigel's Mucky Duck Houston Texas US 01/19/2024
Robyn Hitchcock White Eagle Hall Jersey City New Jersey US 04/23/2024
Robyn Hitchcock World Café Live Philadelphia Pennsylvania US 04/24/2024

Comments

From Robyn on Patreon in 2022
On the 1981 “Black Snake Diamond Role” album this song is all about the sound, really - double-tracked Telecaster recorded with a wah-wah pedal accidentally left on maximum treble. I laid this over a bed of flanged bass, served with a drizzle of watercress and sun-dried tomatoes, as it were. Morris Windsor had never heard the song before, but so intuitive is his drumming that the part he played has remained a template for all those who’ve played it since.

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