Robyn Hitchcock... Gigography

Robyn Hitchcock
Concert appearance: Thu., 30 Sep. 1999

Glasgow, Scotland UK
Setlist may not be in the proper order.

Set list:

Mexican God [solo acoustic]
The Devil's Coachman
I'm Only You
The Ghost Ship
Beautiful Girl
Madonna of the Wasps [enter Kimberley]
The Cheese Alarm
Queen of Eyes
Sleeping with Your Devil Mask
Sally Was a Legend
You and Oblivion
Kingdom of Love
Insanely Jealous
Sounds Great When You're Dead
The Speed of Things [encore, Kim, Terry, Ian]
Adoration of the City
Beautiful Queen
The Face of Death

Looks like we got more songs than the previous dates!

Started with Terry Edwards and the Scapegoats (who I'm listening to now) who were very strange but very interesting. (They sold me with an instrumental cover of the Mary Chain's "Never Understand".)

Finished off their set being joined by Kimbo then Robyn for a bit of a jam.

Robyn came on for his acoustic set interspersed with some excellent little monologues before being joined by Kimbo. I thought Kimbo looked dead sheepish and a little embarrassed. If you didn't know who he was you'd have thought Robyn had been his hero for years and this was a lifetime ambition realised. (My wife and her friend thought he was "cute"!)

I was a bit worried there wouldn't be enough of us making enough noise to get an encore but we seemed to manage.

High points:

Devil's Coachman and the "all time best song in the history of mankind"
Queen Of Eyes. (Like someone said, where am the Soft Boys reunion?)
Y&O finished with a huge guitar duel ending that was pretty cool, if a little "Deliverance".

I wasn't sure why the bass player of the Scapegoats didn't join in for the encores, especially Beautiful Queen which is lovely on the album.

Kingdom of Love was also excellent, even without a band.

Plenty of Soft Boys songs.

Finally meeting a fellow subscriber (Hi Stewart).

Low points:

Small crowd.

Dickhead slagging the Scapegoats drummer.

Gig wasn't a week long residential event!


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