Robyn Hitchcock... Gigography

Robyn Hitchcock w/ Morris Windsor, Kimberly Rew, Paul Noble, Terry Edwards
Concert appearance: Tue., 7 Dec. 2004

Highbury Garage
London, England UK

No set list available.

The set list was very similar to the Komedia,
sorry I didn't write it down. Aside from a few technical hitches
and loud-mouthed audience members it was a good show, and as always
it was great to see Robyn and Kim 'bouncing' off each others' guitar
playing. I think it's the first show (with a band) I've been to
which DIDN'T include The Queen Of Eyes!


I wish I could
remember the full set list but a good night indeed..

Robyn was backed by Kimberley, Morris and Terry Edwards and
whatshisname on Bass... What pleased me was to hear a couple of
tracks off Spooked played live but only two.. TV and Full Moon in my
Soul but only two Spooked tracks...... Quite a lot of older sonfs and
a couple I had never heard live before like Adoration of the City. It
was good to hear City of Women off Wig in a Box too.. and I did get a
couple of pics on my phone, crap quality but good for wallpaper

Next time I'll take pen and paper and write down the set list!


from The Guardian:

Robyn Hitchcock
Garage, London

Adam Sweeting
Thursday December 9, 2004

After 20-odd years, there's still little danger of slickness
creeping into a Robyn Hitchcock performance. He spent the first few
minutes trying to find some gaffer tape to fix the pick-up back on
his acoustic guitar. Then he got halfway through Dylan's She Belongs
to Me and stopped dead when he discovered his harmonica was in the
wrong key.
But since any Hitchcock show is partly about the music and partly a
trek through the canyons of his mind, nobody minded much. His air of
preoccupied shambolicness has become a finely-honed technique,
preparing the way for the loopy logic and teasing twists of his
Hitchcock has now called a halt to the recent reunion of the Soft
Boys, finding it too stressful and time-consuming, but Boys drummer
Morris Windsor and guitarist Kimberley Rew joined him on stage
anyway. Windsor's first task was to rattle some shakers and sing
harmonies on Television, a whimsical ode to the addictive properties
of TV featuring the unscientific chorus: "Binga-bonga-bing-bong."
Rew was soon into his string-bending stride on the pulsating
Adoration of the City, then he and Hitchcock played duelling
guitarists in the mostly instrumental Do the Chisel.
Hitchcock's catalogue is sprawling. Part of him wants to be a short
story writer, judging by My Wife and My Dead Wife ("Am I the only
one who sees her?") or the touching I Often Dream of Trains. There's
the protest singer who announces that "the 60s never really ended,
but sadly nor did the Thatcher era," before launching into Brenda's
Iron Sledge. And there's cover-version Hitchcock, who loves stuff
from every decade, but doesn't always judge it perfectly - for
instance, a disastrous stab at Rose Royce's Love Don't Live Here Any
Vastly more satisfactory was an encore of Up on Cripple Creek,
capturing the backwoods lurch of the Band's original while Hitchcock
sang it in his plain, Cambridge-geezer voice. "We'll see you again,
but if not we've seen you in the past," he concluded

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