Robyn Hitchcock... Gigography

The Soft Boys
Concert appearance: Tue., 24 Apr. 2001

Cathouse
Glasgow, Scotland UK

Set list:

You'll Have to Go Sideways
Kingdom of Love
Queen of Eyes
Tonight
Old Pervert
My Mind is Connectedů
Only the Stones Remain
I Wanna Destroy You
Insanely Jealous
Evil Guy
Leppo and the Jooves
Sudden Town
Underwater Moonlight
Airscape
I Got the Hots
Mr. Kennedy

Bad stuff first: Piss poor ticket sales meant the venue (originally the Garage)
was changed and downsized to the Cathouse. Fortunately we still managed
to find the new venue in time. I'm not sure what the final turnout was,
maybe 100ish.

EAR (the opening act) was pretty good, or at least interesting. 45 minutes
of one chord basically, but it was a nice chord!

Then the Soft Boys. Excellent performance if a little short, and the vocals
were quiet at the start. Also, once again RH seems reluctant to ramble too
much in front of a Glasgow crowd. Shame as some of the rambles can be as
good as the songs.

Not sure why they're playing "Airscape" so much. Not an obvious choice. It
was also spoiled by Morris being unable to keep his mic pointed the right
way. And is "Evil Guy" likely to be released now as a SBs song d'you
suppose? The new songs are strong I'd say. I'm looking forward to a new
CD.

I have to say that, what with bad mixing at the start and no one going to
aid Morris the few times his mic kept falling over, it's a big "Yah boo
sucks" to the road crew! They'd better get it sorted before the next tour.

Hamish


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