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Storefront Hitchcock: Music from the Jonathan Demme picture [Live]

Robyn Hitchcock Audio CD
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"The title refers to two long nights spent in Oslo in 1982 by Morris Windsor and myself with some friends," Robyn Hitchcock says of Goodnight Oslo, his new Yep Roc release with his ace combo the Venus 3. "The album, in part, celebrates the ghosts of the smoke age, and the various ways they were wrecked but still sailed on. That's the way it is with humans. You could call it ... Read more in Amazon's Robyn Hitchcock Store

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  • Audio CD (22 Feb 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Live
  • Label: Cd Listening Bar Ieg
  • ASIN: B000QUU2TS
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 163,262 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Intro (Spoken Word)0:200.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. 1974 (Live) 5:000.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Spleen Rap (Spoken Word) 1:230.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Let's Go Thundering (Live) 3:360.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Carcasses Rap (Spoken Word) 1:320.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. I'm Only You (Live) 4:540.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Glass Hotel (Live) 3:320.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Minotaur Rap (Spoken Word) 2:430.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. I Something You (Live) 2:350.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Problem With Physics Rap (Spoken Word)0:250.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. The Yip! Song (Live) 3:330.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Electric Coffee Rap (Spoken Word)0:370.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Freeze (Live) 4:480.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Minneapolis Rap (Spoken Word) 1:410.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Alright, Yeah (Live) 3:130.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Where Do You Go When You Die? (Live) 4:540.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. The Wind Cries Mary (Live) 3:200.79  Buy MP3 
Listen18. No, I Don't Remember Guildford (Live) 6:150.79  Buy MP3 
Listen19. TS Eliot Rap (Spoken Word)0:210.79  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Beautiful Queen (Live) 7:210.79  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Dinner Conversation (Spoken Word) 2:360.79  Buy MP3 

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The songs on "Storefront Hitchcock" are plucked from throughout Hitchcock's career - live favorite "The Yip! Song" comes through with its energy intact, even in this stripped-down acoustic setting, while more recent compositions, such as the sardonic sing-along "I Something You" show that Hitchock's wild imagination is still hard at work. Also of note are the stark, elegant "I'm Only You" and the wistful "Beautiful Queen". Hitchcock's abstract, poetic between-song banter is preserved on the film's soundtrack, capturing the very unique, unpredictable musical adventure of a Robyn Hitchcock performance.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Robyn at his quirky best 25 Dec 2013
Format:Audio CD
Reminded me of the times I've seen the great man play live - the song introductions are unique and unmatched :-)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this album. 12 Mar 2012
Format:Audio CD
Listen to this for days on end. A perfect marriage of words and music with layers of meaning and soul.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mostly alone but totally together 20 Mar 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Robyn Hitchcock has made a terrible album (Groovy Decay), some good albums & a few brilliant ones. This is in the brilliant group. Here he's live before a small audience, mostly alone with a guitar but at times with guitar &/or violin backing. This is an album to listen to right through at one go - the songs simply get stronger & stronger as the show rolls on, leaving little option at the end but to hit the Repeat button on the stereo. The monologues between the songs are as Hitchcock as ever - head on down to the end of Weird & then hang a left - witty, insightful & just unsettling enough...
A great performance. Investigate soonest.
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5.0 out of 5 stars He is SO funny. 22 Mar 2014
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Robyn has a way with words, spoken words and sung words. He's a veritable cadence genius. Singing songs in a storefront in New York. Original and classic.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How much is the Englishman in the window? 17 Nov 1998
By Owen - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I would like to highly recommend this to all fans of 60's psychedelia, folk-singer-songwriters, and anthropologists alike. Something for every walk of life and death to be dug here as Robyn does, well what only he can do on what may seem to be to the untrained eye just "another live album". First of all, there's the spontaneous prose honed to a laser point but still free-floating enough to be effervescent. If you know "Hitch", you know he likes to make stuff up that goes on and can take on a life as vibrant as the songs he themselves. For this reason, bootleg tapes of his live shows are highly sought after as the songs and set list may stay the same but, with these "narrations" each show takes on a wonderful life of its own. Second, rather than a band banging away in bad acoustics and fighting back the undying undulation of the faithful in attendance (that can a listening to a "live album" so dreary), what you get is a listening experience so intimate and stripped down (with only a violist and a second guitarist on 3 of the songs)it goes the "unplugged" concept one better by removing any fabricated barrier between song and listener. Also highly recommended is the companion 2 LP vinyl edition which contains 5 additonal songs not on the CD, and completely different "narrations" to make it worth your while. And if this weren't a dearth of blessings enough to satiate the slobbering fan, this is all a "soundtrack Package" to a film making the festival rounds directed by the prestigious Jonathan Demme (He of the 'Silence of the Lambs' and 'Stop Making Sense'). There's never been a better time to lie back with headphones on and imagine Winchester.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hello? you ... 3 Dec 2002
By "richlatta" - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I think this is a very strong set from Robyn. I don't understand why anyone would complain about it - unless they simply don't like Robyn Hitchcock in which case I say, "Buzz off! go listen to something you do like and leave behind what you obviously don't get." Of course, everyone's entitled to their 2 cents, but come on, this is a cool album that even includes classic off-the-wall Hitchcock banter. He shreds on "Glass Hotel" and the Hendrix cover (I've never heard a cover of "Wind Cries Mary" before) is very cool, too.
What I think is a real shame is that Amazon.com is not selling my favorite album he did with the Egyptians: QUEEN ELVIS. Not the most popular one, but it oozes creativity with some very impressionistic, evocative and bizarre songs. I wonder about Hitchcock fans who don't like this one, or STOREFRONT HITCHCOCK for that matter.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dude from Tokyo musta thought this was a Talking Heads CD.. 11 Mar 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
...great intro to the weird, twisted world of Robyn Hitchcock, presented acoustically in front of a small audience, which is the best way to experience Robyn. Great tunes, dememted introductions. Fans will know roughly what to expect. Everyone else....well....live dangerously! Imagine an acoustic Roger McGuinn on acid.....
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Don't take it so seriously man - and trim your nose/ear hairs 2 Nov 2005
By Charlie Horse - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This one is going out to those uncertain about getting this CD as well as those who wrote the low ranking reviews who seem to take this CD (and themselves) too seriously. Boo Hoo I was alive in 1974 too, so the song must be about me as well (this song is actually not a very good RH song - there are far better songs here: I'm Only You, Glass Hotel, Freeze, Alright Yeah, The Wind Cries Mary...). The between song chatting ranges in humor, but so what?! If you don't like Hitchcock's thinking, of course you're not going to find what he says of any interest or content. This CD is not his strongest and not recommended for the newcomer (start with Black Snake Diamond Role, Fegmania, Invisible Hitchcock, Eye, and everything by the Soft Boys - all 10 out of 5 stars for me). When the time is right, you can give a hairless ear to this CD.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better set-list than the movie 26 Mar 2005
By Arthur Martin - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
When I got this CD, I was struck by how great it flowed as an album, since I remembered being slightly bored in points by the film of this concert -- it was my first exposure to Robyn Hitchcock, though I've heard much more since. I realized, after re-watching the movie, thinking I had misjudged it, this is because the songs are different on this disc -- the bulk is the same, but the CD doesn't meander like the movie, when it comes to getting to the solid material. It's also interesting to compare film to CD, and see how Hitchcock's screwed-up imagery-laced between-tune chats are used to introduce different songs in some instances. This is all very nerdy, and doesn't say too much about the CD, but that's what the other reviews on this page are for.
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