August 27, 2007
Today's tasty morsel is "Driving Aloud" (Radio Storm) by Robyn Hitchcock who has been doing his "thing" since 1976. Most recently his "thing" was teaming up with Peter Buck (R.E.M.) to form the Venus 3. Earlier "things" consist of a double album of Bob Dylan covers, over 25 albums as a solo artist or with his band The Eqyptians and various albums and EPs with his original band, The Soft Boys. His music has been described as New Wave, folk, neo-psychedelic and pop. He likes to write about death, food, insects and sex. He is a very strange man. He is one of my favorite all-time artists.
"Driving Aloud" is from one of his more "commerical" efforts, RESPECT which unfortunately is no longer available new, only used (which doesn't do Robyn's bank account any good). You could support Robyn and get a great deal on 9 songs by buying his Sex, Food, Death, and Tarantulas live album on iTunes (only $3.99!) And in October, Yep Roc Records will begin reissuing Robyn's back catalog beginning with 3 discs and a b-sides/outtakes/demos collection called While Thatcher Mauled Britain Part 1 & 2. In the meantime, click on Robyn to listen to/download "Driving Aloud" and see if you're not singing along (loudly) by the second chorus.