Robyn Hitchcock... Gigography

Robyn Hitchcock w/Kimberly Rew, Morris Windsor, Jon Brion, Mark Ellen
Concert appearance: Sun., 20 Apr. 2003

Three Kings
Clerkenwell, England UK
"Naff 70s Songs Against the War"

Set list:

Together We Are Beautiful (Fern Kinney)
Funky Town (Lipps Inc.)
I Am the Fly (Wire)
Come Up and See Me (Make Me Smile) (Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel)
Love Don't Live Here Anymore (Rose Royce)
Golden Years (David Bowie)
Dancing Queen (Abba)
Ring My Bell (Anita Ward)
All the Young Dudes (David Bowie)
Spacer (Sheila B)
Stuck in the Middle with You (Stealer's Wheel)
Another Girl, Another Planet (The Only Ones)
Rebel Rebel (David Bowie) medley
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (Rolling Stones)
Vicious (Lou Reed) enter Jon and Mark
A Walking Miracle (Limmie & the Family Cooking)
Sound & Vision (David Bowie) medley
Rock Your Baby (George McCrea)
When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman (Dr. Hook)
Kung Fu Fighting (Carl Douglas)
D.I.S.C.O. (Ottawan)

From George:
I went to the Three Kings, Clerkenwell on Easter Sunday evening 20 Apr 2003

Proceeds to Oxfam

Very small bar, City of London, packed with 70 people, most of whom ended up singing along.

KFF was sung acapella, off mic, with the whole crowd supplementing flute, grunts, 'where where', etc

During the auction, Marc Ellen commented on the RH's sublime adaptation of the Rebel Rebel lyric, namely: 'Rebel Rebel, Your face is a dress'

This gig has gone straight into my personal top 5 gigs I've ever attended. I can't think of a gig I've enjoyed more. But then, I am a 70s casualty :)

From John:
I thought you might like a few details from Robyn's "Naff 70s Songs Againat the War" gig at the Three Kings Clerkenwell on Easter Sunday, which also featured Kimberley and Morris.

It was a hugely enjoyable and unique show in an intimate setting, although the fact that we watched the entire gig within inches of the bar makes my recollections a little hazy.

Some of the songs most definitely were naff but others were classics. These included:

Together We Are Beautiful (Fern Kinney)
Funky Town (Lipps Incorporated)
I Am the Fly (Wire)
Come Up and See Me (Make Me Smile) (Cockney Rebel)
Sound and Vision (David Bowie)
Love Don't Live Here Anymore (Rose Royce)
Spacer (?) (Sheila B Devotion)
Another Girl Another Planet (Only Ones)
All the Young Dudes (Mott the Hoople)
Golden Years (David Bowie)
Rebel Rebel (David Bowie)/Rock Your Baby (George McRae)/ When You're in Love
With a Beautiful Woman (Dr Hook) medley
Kung Fu Fighting accapella (Carl Douglas)

There may have been others but as you can see it was a fairly eclectic set and brilliantly performed as ever. On a personal note, seeing my favourite ever song (Another Girl Another Planet) performed by my favourite ever artist (RH) took some beating. My mate Nod liked it so much he also went to the Easter Monday show, which was pretty much the same set but with the Rolling Stones' Tumbling Dice thrown in.

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