Robyn Hitchcock... Gigography

Robyn Hitchcock's ROCK ARMADA
Concert appearance: Sun., 31 Oct. 1999

Iron Horse
Northampton, Massachusetts US

Set list:

The Ghost Ship
Chinese Bones
When I Was Dead
My Wife and My Dead Wife
Queen Elvis
Alright, Yeah
The Cheese Alarm
Jewels for Sophia
Sinister But She Was Happy
Madonna of the Wasps
Queen of Eyes
Sleeping with Your Devil Mask
The Ghost in You (Psychedelic Furs)
Isolation (John Lennon)
Sounds Great When You're Dead
The Face of Death
Birds in Perspex
Beautiful Queen
Visions of Johanna (Bob Dylan)
Wolfpack (Syd Barrett)
Elizabeth Jade

I don't think I've seen anyone commenting on the Halloween gig, so I guess
I'll take a few and...prater.

First off: it was good to see some of the listers--even if it was for only
a second.

Second: the club's quite good (Iron Horse in Northampton, MA). I had heard
good things and they were to the letter on target.

Third: Tony--if you showed up I'm sorry we didn't meet up.

Forth: Shit. What a great show. Everything was spot-on from the Departure
Lounge to Kimberly to the Armada to Robyn hysterically laughing (I don't
remember ever having seen him in an uncontrollable fit before). I'm here at
work and rabidly looking for distractions.

The show really did sound excellent and Kimberly was absolutely manic. I
can see where the muppet analogies come into play but he just seems so
absolutely psyched to be there. He played well and harmonized wonderfully.
I really hope that this wasn't a one-off pairing; it would be great to see
the two of them again.

If anyone's having second thoughts about going to see them on this
tour--even if it means giving up the aforementioned Stereolab show--do it.
It's probably the most polished, well-rounded show I've seen Robyn put on in
recent memory.

The chances, too, that they'll be playing more obscure stuff later in the
tour is too much of a lure.


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