Robyn Hitchcock... Gigography

Robyn Hitchcock & Minus 3
Concert appearance: Tue., 4 July 2006

Copenhagen, Denmark

Set list:

If You Were A Priest
Sally Was A Legend
Ole! Tarantula
Adventure Rocket Ship
Queen of Eyes
N.Y. Doll
Acid Bird
Beautiful Queen
Somewhere Apart
Madonna Of The Wasps
Creeped Out
Jewels For Sophia
Driving Aloud (Radio Storm)
I Wanna Destroy You
Encore: Cigarettes, Coffee & Booze (Minus 5)
Encore: Aw Shit Man (Minus 5)
Encore: Eight Miles High (Byrds)
Encore: Not Dark yet (Bob Dylan)
Encore: The Afterlight
Encore: Propellor Time
Encore: Give It To the Soft Boys

Went to Copenhagen last week to see Robyn Hitchcock & The Minus 3.
They played at Loppen - quite an interesting place in the "freetown"
of Christiania*. Loppen is in an old storehouse, quite small and with
a "stage" only one foot high... So, since the audience was also very
small, I stood only about five feet from Robyn.

It was a good show, everyone had a good time and Robyn's dance moves
got wilder and wilder... He sure is fascinating to watch! Not much
talking between songs, but the night's two major themes were:

1. Real or pretended cofusion about the setlist and "who's starting
this song?" Quite charming.

2. The A chord and it's advantages - "this is yet another song in
A... some of my best songs are in A..." etc etc

In the encore they played two completely new songs, after which he
talked about the new album he's currently recording: "it will be out
in october, but these songs won't be on it..."

This was only my second RH show (the first was the one that
completely and insanely turned me on) so it was quite breathtaking
actually; all those good songs; all that good playing (the band's so
good!); all that twitching and writhing - what more can a man ask for?!



The setlist, as I recalled it on the train back to Malmö (not in the
right order, probably):

Queen of Eyes
Beautiful Queen
Madonna of the Wasps
Driving Aloud (Radio Storm)
I Wanna Destroy You
Creeped Out
Ole Tarantula
Adventure Rocket Ship
N.Y. Doll (Arthur Kane) (new song, good!)
Jewels for Sophia
Somewhere Apart
Sally Was A Legend


Cigarettes, Coffee & Booze
Aw, Shit Man
After Light (new song, first time played)
Propeller Time (new song, first time played)
It's Not Dark Yet
Eight Miles High (long "psychedelic" version...)
Give It To The Soft Boys

* Christiania is an old "hippie town" created in the seventies; an
abandoned military area was occupied
by people with ideas about creating something new. Strangely enough
Christiania has survived more than
thirty years of "war" with the danish authorities, but with the
current (kind of fascist) regime, it seems
like it's days are numbered - visit it before it's gone! it's a
really fascinating place!

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