Robyn Hitchcock / Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians
3 March 1953, London, England. The possessor of a lyrical vision of a latter-day Syd Barrett, Hitchcock made his early reputation with the post-punk psychedelic band the Soft Boys, having previously appeared in various acts including the Beetles and Maureen And The Meat Packers. After the Soft Boys split in 1981, he spent some time writing for Captain Sensible, then formed his own band, the Egyptians, around erstwhile colleagues Andy Metcalfe (b. 3 March 1956, Bristol, England; bass), Morris Windsor (drums) and Roger Jackson (keyboards). Hitchcocks live performances were punctuated by epic, surreal monologues of comic invention capable of baffling the uninitiated and delighting the converted. His sharp mind and predilection for the bizarre has revealed itself in many titles, such as The Man With The Lightbulb Head (... I turn myself on in the dark), My Wife And My Dead Wife, a tragi-comedy of a man coming to accept the...