Saturday, March 18, 2006

Robyn Plays Barrett

Robyn Hitchcock is one the most talented an lunatic songwriters of the British scene, one of the first musicians that, in the late seventies, during the punk and new wave era, took inspiration from the most eccentric pop and psychedelic music of the sixties. His first group, The Soft Boys, had been sadly ignored and Robyn received a little bit more of attention in the eightes, when he became a cult figure for fans of the new-psychedelic trend. His first record I bought, in 1985, was the excellent Fegmania, recorded with his new band: The Egyptians. I had been attracted by titles like The Man With The Lightbulb Head, My Wife And My Dead Wife, Insect Mother, Strawberry Mind...Robyn was, and still is, a truly surrealistic talent. That's why he has been often compared to Syd Barrett, and also because his voice is very similar to Syd's one. In fact he has never hidden his admiration for the old madcap, and he is one of the few who prefers Syd's solo albums to his recordings with the early Pink Floyd. In these clips he pays a deeply felt homage to a great genius, with a couple of covers, accompanied on his acoustic guitar somewhere in the British country.
The videos have been ripped from the The Pink Floyd & Syd Barrett Story DVD.

Robyn Hitchcock - Dominoes (2001)
Robyn Hitchcock - It Is Obvious (2001)

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If you want to see an amazing clip of Robyn's song The Man With The Lightbulb Head, look among the videos included in this page.

See you

Mirco

3 Comments:

Blogger Marquês Van Prög said...

I like the videos, im a syd barrett fan.

I will be very pleased if you share videos of a great band name Camel.

3/19/2006 4:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I managed to grab a rather grainy copy of this documentary.For me the clip with him singing dominoes is the best part.I will certainly download this.
Nice blog,quality from start to finish.

Thank you

PapaStalin

3/19/2006 11:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just followed the discussion in STH and I wanted to tell you not to be discouraged by a-holes-- we all really appreciate your posts, and would like to see more of them =)

3/19/2006 9:55 PM  

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