Robyn Hitchcock... Gigography

Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians
Concert appearance: Wed., 9 Mar. 1994

The Bull & Gate
Kentish Town, England UK
last ever Egyptians gig

Set list:

Hey Bulldog (The Beatles)
Queen of Eyes
Beautiful Queen
The Pigworker
A Day in the Life (The Beatles)
Driving Aloud (Radio Storm)
The Yip Song
Listening to the Higsons
Wafflehead encore

Length: 61

The venue had a new PA system intalled and RH&TE's were due to open
the revamped venue. It was a last minute booking and so not many people
knew about it. On the night the PA blew up and so the boys did the show
in the bar area using just their amps and a reduced drum kit. RH did a
lengthy intro to Beautiful Queen about looking down on a train that's
going under the sea and exploding as it goes. The song itself was
wonderful as RH's voice was drowned in the guitars and slowly came
through the "mix" as the chorus kicked in. It should have been recorded
that way. As far as i know, the decision to play in the bar was
suggested by a couple of fans who are friends of the band as there was
much chattering after the idea was raised. Most of the others of us
present watched the boys toing and froing as bits of PA were swapped and
tampered with. It was only months afterwards that we found out that it
was the LAST gig for the Egyptians, it was a great way to end as it was
a fantastic gig and seemed to convey the fun and greatness of the band.
what a way to go. Surferghost

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