Robyn Hitchcock with Jon Brion and Friends
Concert appearance: Sat., 26 Feb. 2000
West Hollywood, California US
All Shook Up (Elvis Presley/Otis Blackwell)
You've Got A Sweet Mouth On You Baby
Jewels for Sophia
Waterloo Sunset (Kinks)
Visions of Johanna (Bob Dylan)
Only a Northern Song (The Beatles)
Ballad of a Thin Man (Bob Dylan)
Hey Bulldog (The Beatles)
The Speed of Things
2nd set, black shirt, BB: bass, JB: drums
Mexican God (RH: acoustic, JB: drums, BB: bass)
All Shook Up
You got a Sweet Mouth on you Baby
Jewels for Sophia
Visions of Johanna (RH: acoustic, GLP: piano, BB: bass, JB: electric)
Only a Northern Song (RH: vocals only, JB: electric, BB: bass, EJ: drums,
Ballad of a Thin Man (RH: acoustic, GLP: piano, all else same)
? (there might have been something here, my notes are unclear)
Hey Bulldog (all as above)
Speed of Things (solo)
These shows were fantastic! Then again, this is, by a considerable margin,
the most drunk I've ever been at Largo. Anyway, Robyn was in good spirits,
having a good time. Jon and Grant were really into it.
Apparently Robyn didn't appear after Jon's show on Friday.
More later. Maybe.
So, I fiiiiiinally had the Largo experience Saturday night. It was a
terrific show - well worth the drive, if just for Robyn's psychedelic go-go
dancing during the Beatles covers. I never knew "Only a Northern Song"
could rawk that hard. I'm still a-quivering. ;) "Hey Bulldog" got one
frat boy in the audience so excited that he screamed out "You FUCKING
RULE!!!" at Hitchcock as he left the stage... which confused Robyn a tad -
he actually paused, turned back around as if to go back on-stage, but then
turned around again and headed to the back. He did come back a few minutes
for his "first ever" encore at Largo, but I don't know if that comment
motivated it at all. Hitchcock was a lot looser Saturday than he was at
the two shows I saw from the "Jewels" tour. There was a lot of between
song banter, and a few typical Robyn mental meanderings. I have no idea
whether or not to believe his assertion that the "Dwight" mentioned in
"Trilobite" refers to Elton John.
They were selling copies the "phantom album," "A Star for Bram," at the
concert, so I picked myself up a copy (well, Chris Franz did the actual
buying so a few of us Fegs could get the bulk $10 rate). The "dub" version
of "Antwoman" is pretty worthless, but otherwise it's a great little
collection of outtakes. For some odd reason, there are two pictures of
Robyn in the booklet with two different Danelectro Long-Horn basses.
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