Robyn Hitchcock

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Robyn Hitchcock

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Born in London in 1953, Robyn Hitchcock has written & recorded over 500 songs, including: ‘Where Are The Prawns’ ‘I Wanna Destroy You’ ‘The Cheese Alarm’ ‘Sometimes A Blonde’ ‘No, I Don’t Remember Guildford’ ‘To Be Human’ ‘Where Do You Go When You Die’ ‘Uncorrected Personality Trains’ ‘Full Moon in My Soul’ ‘Chinese Bones’ ‘Madonna Of The Wasps’ and recently a lament for the Arctic polar thaw ‘There Goes The Ice’, recorded with KT Tunstall, with whom he was on a Cape Farewell environmental expedition to Greenland in 2008. Since founding the art-rock band The Soft Boys in 1976, Robyn has played with many respected musicians including John Paul Jones, Gillian Welch & Dave Rawlings, Peter Buck, Nick Lowe, Abigail Washburn, Grant Lee Phillips, Martin & Liza Carthy, Howe Gelb, Krystle Warren, Graham Coxon and Johnny Marr among others. in 1996 Jonathan Demme directed an in-concert film of Robyn in New York ‘Storefront Hitchcock’ and in 2003 cast him in his remake of ‘The Manchurian Candidate’ and in 2007 ‘Rachel Getting Married’. Robyn describes his songs as ‘paintings you can listen to’. His most recent album LOVE FROM LONDON celebrates life in a culture imperiled by economic and environmental collapse. ‘These are exciting times’ he adds ‘we are surfing on the momentum of chaos. If a consensus on global warming comes from the people, then the media, the politicians, and the corporations will have to adapt to it. Rock and Roll is an old man’s game now, so I’m staying in it’

By: The Kessler

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