Wednesday, February 26, 2014

RH - 1995-04-04 - Turning Point


Here or Here

** This is a 2 Tape set.  Please see the comments for details.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

RH - 1997-06-07 - Backstage, Seattle, WA


Here

This is one that I found in a big, dusty box.  It played perfectly, then broke.  It's nice that the capture worked well!

Egyptian Cream Demos & Ronnie Scott's 1985-04-21


Here

Uncarved Pumpkins 2


Here

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

In Robyn's Kitchen


Here

** Two nice, different, covers of Syd Barrett's song "Dominoes".

Soft Boys Unreleased & Queen Elvis Outtakes


Here

Robyn On Piano


Here

Netsurfer Ghost


Here

** 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.

God Walks Among Us


Here

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Robyn's Xmas Party


Here

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.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Soft Boys - 2001 - Various Live


Here

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. 

Rout Of The Clones


Here

1985-11-22 - A Soft Boy No More


Here

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Monday, February 10, 2014

Sunday, February 9, 2014

More Songs About Churches And Fish


Here

If you wonder what the future holds, the black crow knows...

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Alright Yeah (German version)


Here

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

A Dub Narcotic Encoded Melodic Device


Here

This single was only sold in the Olympia, WA area.  Just try to keep that vinyl collection complete now!  

RH - 1985-11 - Live!


Here

The Day They Ate Brick; The Legendary Radar Sessions


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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!