Hitchcock, Robyn / Robyn Hitchcock
Album: Robyn Hitchcock   Collection:General
Artist:Hitchcock, Robyn   Added:Apr 2017
Label:Yep Roc Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2017-05-04 Pull Date: 2017-07-06
Week Ending: Jul 9 Jul 2 Jun 25 Jun 18 Jun 11 Jun 4 May 28 May 21
Airplays: 1 4 4 3 2 1 3 2

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 05, 2024: KZSU Time Traveler
Time Coast
4. Mar 17, 2023: KZSU Time Traveler
Autumn Sunglasses, Detective Mindhorn
2. Sep 22, 2023: LIVE! Music Genealogy
Autumn Sunglasses
5. Dec 09, 2022: KZSU Time Traveler
I Want To Tell You About What I Want
3. Apr 21, 2023: KZSU Time Traveler
Autumn Sunglasses
6. Sep 23, 2022: Traditions
Autumn Sunglasses

Album Review
Francis D
Reviewed 2017-04-23
“Robyn Hitchcock” Robyn Hitchcock
Founder of noted UK band, The Soft Boys, with his first solo album to be self-titled. An instant classic. Effortlessly blends four decades of rock from the psych-rock of the Beatles to today’s alt-rock bands. Clear influences include rock legends such as the Beatles, Byrds and Big Star. Hitchcock, who recently relocated to Nashville from his native UK, used a lot of well-known session players to create a full band sound.
— Francis

Recommended: 1, 2, 4, 6, 9. No FCCs detected.

1. (3:42) I Want to Tell You About What I Want – Alt-rock single. Pulsing bass and muted percussive guitar sets up the rhythm. Growling guitars. Mix of spoken and sung vocals. (Segues tightly into #2.) ****
2. (2:53) Virginia Woolf – Edgy, raspy guitar. Melodic, driven rock like the best of the Beatles from the “Revolver” era. ***
3. (2:06) I Pray When I’m Drunk – Fun, country-western romp with twangy guitars and barroom vocals.
4. (3:38) Mad Shelley’s Letterbox – Driving 1960s psyche-rock a la the Byrds. Fuzzy guitars and vocals, with rich Beatles-like harmonies near the end. ***
5. (5:55) Sayonara Judge – Pensive and mellow at the beginning, with shimmering guitar and pedal steel as well. Builds to a big growling middle.
6. (3:28) Detective Mindhorn – Bouncy and fun, with jangly guitars. ***
7. (3:14) 1970 in Aspic – Another country, twangy tune with lyrics that look wistfully back at 1970. ***
8. (2:21) Raymond and the Wires – Tribute to Hitchcock’s dad, Raymond, a science fiction writer and cartoonist. Examines the influence of trains and trolleys over the years. (Segues directly into #9.)
9. (5:06) Autumn Sunglasses – Orchestral pop-rock foundation. Glittery psych-rock trappings such as backward sounds. Chime-y guitars. Vocals are very Beatles-like. ***
10. (3:42) Time Coast – Straight-ahead rock ‘n’ roll. A nod to all the time that has passed in Hitchcock’s music career. (Wait for final drum beat.)

Track Listing
1. I Want To Tell You About What I Want   6. Detective Mindhorn
2. Virginia Woolf   7. 1970 In Aspic
3. I Pray When I'm Drunk   8. Raymond And The Wires
4. Mad Shelley's Letterbox   9. Autumn Sunglasses
5. Sayonara Judge   10. Time Coast