Robyn Hitchcock... Gigography

Robyn Hitchcock
In-Store appearance: Wed., 4 Aug. 1999

Twist and Shout Records
Denver, Colorado US

Set list:

Mexican God
You've Got A Sweet Mouth On You Baby
Isolation (John Lennon)
Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall (Bob Dylan)
Victorian Squid
Cynthia Mask
I Got a Message For You
Viva! Sea-Tac
Wax Doll
Gene Hackman

Notes on some of the songs:

-Victorian Squid (<-my request! Preceeded by a statement about how
repressed/hypocritical the US is. "We need more sex and less violence!")
-I Got A Message For You ("This is the song that I was conceived to. My
mom and dad were playing it on the Victrola.")
-Wax Doll ("I haven't played this in years. From an album of mine that
you can't get anywhere any longer. Perhaps that's a good thing...")

He turned down such requests as Ghost Ship, Clear Spot, Antwoman, 1974,
Heliotrope, Charlotte Anne, Only The Stones, Flesh Cartoons and a few
more saying things like "that's too long", "too depressing...I can't
face doing that one right now" or "I can't hit the high notes."

An upbeat performance even though he was sweating a lot. His heart was
racing from the altitiude most likely, plus he was swigging a coffee on
top of that the whole time until someone finally gave him a bottle of

Afterwards, he signed autographs. I handed him a large, green cone that
I 'borrowed' from US West ("That's a beautiful cone!") on which he drew
a cartoon face with the word balloon "Yeah...thanks for th' comix!" (I
gave him some Flaming Carrot comics to read on the road.)

Weenie BULLETIN: Robyn mentioned before playing Gene Hackman that the
bonus track preceeding it on JFS is called... "MR. TONGS"

I asked if he'd be back in November and he said "I haven't even left

A great intimate performance. Now, if I can get a tape...


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