Robyn Hitchcock... Gigography

Robyn Hitchcock
Concert appearance: Sun., 3 Apr. 2005

Duncan Hall
Lafayette, Illinois US

Set list:

Uncorrected Personality Traits
Chinese Bones
Queen Elvis
Sleeping With Your Devil Mask
Full Moon In My Soul
Flavour Of Night
Ted, Woody and Junior
Somewhere Apart
Autumn Is Your Last Chance
I Often Dream Of Trains
Sally Was A Legend
Creeped Out
The Lizard
Adventure Rocket Ship
More Than This (Roxy Music)
Rock Your Baby (George McCrea) medley/in audience
When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman (Dr. Hook) medley/in audience
Sound + Vision (David Bowie) medley/in audience
Kung Fu Fighting (Carl Douglas) medley/in audience
Encore: Rain (The Beatles) w/ Kelly Hogan & Scott Ligon
Encore: Elvis Presley Blues (Gillian Welch & David Rawlings) w/ Kelly Hogan & Scott Ligon
Encore: Wichita Lineman (Jimmy Webb) w/ Kelly Hogan & Scott Ligon
Encore: Up On Cripple Creek (The Band) w/ Kelly Hogan & Scott Ligon

The 3 April Robyn show was goofy fun.

Shirt: White with big *bright* swirls of red and lime green,
Pants: Too-skinny, roughly mediterranean blue, looked to be of
the polymer family.
Hair: We have a phrase around my house describing the look of
various occupants when they've just been roused from sleep and
show the effects from head to tail: Bedcat.

Opening song: Uncorrected Personality Traits

Highlight of the show for me: Freeze, followed closely by I Often
Dream of Trains and Rain (Beatles), the latter of which was performed
with Scott Ligon. Also in the running, Wichita Lineman, performed
with Kelly and Scott, Robyn playing slide on the Tele.

One gripe: Sleeping With Your Devil Mask really requires a backup
singer to avoid the "guy singing all the vocal parts along with
the song on the radio as he drives down the road" effect.

Extemporization: A couple amusing bits of talk about just having
emerged from a barn after 35 years to play this show, and another
circuitous explanation of the purpose (or maybe just effect)
that the unavoidable guitar-tuning that's part of any acoustic/folkie
show has on the audience members and then indirectly on pet rodents
owned by audience members. Robyn was looking for the word "nutria"
- the large rodent common in the swamps of Louisiana - but couldn't
remember it quite, and eventually settled on "neutrinos" which
lent a strange quarky charm to the story.

- da9ve

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