Friday, February 28, 2014
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
** At the time that this live compilation was created, there were no official, studio versions of these songs. Mostly, they went on to become Jewels For Sophia and A Star For Bram, just like the X-mas Party tape below. I have it on good authority that this was the Original compilation. The X-mas Party tape was the Sequel.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
That was a compilation put together by JBJ. Live versions of then-unreleased songs that would eventually appear on Jewels For Sophia and Star For Bram. Robyn had joked in an interview Here that his next album was to be entitled “Robyn's Rockin' Christmas Party Album”; hence, the name of the comp. Get the official cover art here.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Back a decade or so ago, there were a bunch of live .mp3s available for free on the official Soft Boys web page. The recording levels vary a little from track to track. When I made an audio CD from them, I just normalized each track and did some modest editing. But, for the obsessives out there, I wanted to share the original files.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Monday, February 10, 2014
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Saturday, February 8, 2014
The English language version appeared on "Moss Elixir". The Swedish language version appeared on "Mossy Liquor". The German language version, for whatever peculiar reason, appeared only as a flexi-disk. Once again, Hitchcock collectors are taunted and tempted..
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
I don't know how many people out there still remember the days when record shops existed and sold records. Finding any particular record was sometimes a hassle. You couldn't just order a record from Europe. You had to go to a special Import Record Store, where they'd happily charge you double what you'd pay for a domestic record. Bootleg records were something so rare and special that they were almost magical. Every once in a while, you's see one for Pink Floyd or The Beatles or Dylan or Led Zeppelin - the big names. But, a bootleg for a smaller player like Robyn Hitchcock... Well, you really needed a special connection to find something like that.
I have been waiting patiently for a long time now for high-quality transfers of Robyn's bootleg vinyl to emerge from the ether. But, it just hasn't happened. So, I've decided to take the plunge. I will be posting a new Robyn Hitchcock bootleg every day or two for a week or thereabouts. Please do grab them. Please share them on your favorite trackers, hubs, cheese shops, and sex clubs.
These are 24/96 resolution transfers. If you want to burn a CD, you'll need to convert to 16/44. I have tried to include decent cover art, which is to say that I know the heartbreak of getting images that are only a few KB. I've gone to some lengths to make sure that you'll get something worth looking at.
Hope you like'em!