Robyn Hitchcock... Gigography

Robyn Hitchcock & Minus 3
Concert appearance: Wed., 25 Jan. 2006

London, England UK

Set list:

If You Were A Priest
Acid Bird
When I Was A Kid
Ole! Tarauntula
Adventure Rocket Ship
Sally Was A Legend
Flesh Number One (Beatle Dennis)
A Man's Got To Know His Limitations Briggs
Chinese Bones
Somewhere Apart
Creeped Out
Madonna Of The Wasps
Driving Aloud (Radio Storm)
Beautiful Queen
Cigarettes, Coffee and Booze (Minus 5) Scott McCaughey lead voc, guitar
Aw Shit Man (Minus 5) Scott McCaughey lead voc, guitar
Underground Sun
Bells Of Rhymney (Pete Seeger/Idris Davies)
Queen of Eyes
Give It To the Soft Boys

.. you might like to know about last night's show at the Scala
(normally a cinema) opposite King's Cross station in central London.

It was billed as Robyn Hitchcock and the Minus Five and the band was
Scott McCaughey (bass), Bill Rieflin (drums), Peter Buck (guitar) and
Morris Windsor (percussion/backing vocals). The set mostly comprised
Robyn's songs including one I'd never heard before called "Underground

If memory serves, he also did (in no particular order): If You Were a
Priest, Madonna of the Wasps, Birdshead, Creeped Out, Television,
Driving Aloud, Queen of Eyes, When I Was a Kid, Somewhere Apart, Flesh
Number One (first time I've heard this live), Acid Bird, Bells of
Rhymney (Robyn and Peter Buck on double Rickenbackers), Beautiful
Queen, Chinese Bones, Sally Was a Legend, A Man's Got to Know His
Limitations Briggs (his best recent song I reckon) and Give It To the
Soft Boys (!?!?!?!?).

There was also a country style song which may have been a cover or a
Young Fresh Fellows/Minus Five number I'm not sure and a Scott
McCaughey ditty called "Aw Shit Man". Peter Buck was very low key on
rhythm guitar but seemed to enjoy the intimate atmosphere, given the
enormo-domes he usually performs at with REM. Ten minutes after the gig
he was in the foyer chatting to fans and signing autographs.

Robyn mentioned he may be doing some "Medecin Sans Frontieres" gigs in
the Spring.


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