Monday, October 17, 2016

Robyn Hitchcock Solo Acoustic Show

Robyn Hitchcock played a solo acoustic show at the Fine Line Music Cafe in Minneapolis on July 24 1990. This is one of the first shows I tried recording and considering what I had to work with (Sony Soundabout and a KMart microphone) it didn't turn out too bad (after a lot of EQ).

I remember that everyone was sat down at tables, and the table behind us was filled with drunk frat boys who almost ruined the show. Thankfully the performance was good enough to overpower the frat boys' shenanigans and a good time was had.  Listening back I remember how difficult it was for him to keep his guitar in tune. Considering it was  the middle of summer in Minneapolis I assume the humidity level was through the roof and playing havoc with his guitar.

1. I'm in Love with a Beutiful Girl
2. Madonna of the Wasps
3. Clean Steve
4. Queen Elvis
5. The Devil's Coachman
6. Sleeping Nights of Jesus
7. Swirling
8. Wey Wey Hep Uh Hole
9.I Used to Say I Love You
10. My Wife and My Dead Wife
11.Flesh #1
12. More Than This
13. Raymond Chandler Evening
14. Trying to Tune My Guitar
15. A Message to You
16. The Bones in the Ground
17. Watch the Cars
18. Went to See the Gypsy
19. Old Pervert

Listen to Robyn tune his guitar here

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