Robyn Hitchcock Black Snake Diamond Role [Yep Rock]

Black Snake Diamond Role [Yep Rock]
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  • Originally Released: 2007
  • Label: Yep Roc Records

Entertainment Reviews:

Melody Maker - 7/8/95, p.34
"...thoroughly Home Counties, Syd Barrett-inspired songs sporting reptile heads and porcupine quills...deserves a shrine within the tiny pantheon of excellent post-Sixties acid rock..."

Tracks:

  • Buy for $0.991.The Man Who Invented Himself
  • Buy for $0.992.Brenda's Iron Sledge
  • Buy for $0.993.Do Policeman Stag?
  • Buy for $0.994.The Lizard
  • Buy for $0.995.Meat
  • Buy for $0.996.Acid Bird
  • Buy for $0.997.I Watch the Cars
  • Buy for $0.998.Out of the Picture
  • Buy for $0.999.City of Shame
  • Buy for $0.9910.Love
  • Buy for $0.9911.All I Wanna Do Is Fall in Love
  • Buy for $0.9912.A Skull Suitcasend a Long Red Bottle of Wine
  • Buy for $0.9913.It Was the Night
  • Buy for $0.9914.I Watch the Cars No. 2
  • Buy for $0.9915.Give Me a Spanner Ralph
  • Buy for $0.9916.It's a Mystic Trip
  • Buy for $0.9917.Grooving on a Inner Plane
  • Buy for $0.9918.Happy the Golden Prince

Product Description:

The reissue of BLACK SNAKE DIAMOND ROLE includes five songs not included on the original LP release.
Personnel: Robyn Hitchcock (vocals, piano, bass, guitar); James A. Smith (vocals); Kimberly Rew, Knox (guitar); Gary Barnacle (saxophone); Thomas Dolby (keyboards); Matthew Seligman (bass); Morris Windsor (drums, background vocals); Vince Ely (drums); Robb Appleton, Howie Gilbert (background vocals).
Producers: Pat Collier, Matthew Seligman, Robyn Hitchcock.
Reissue producer: Jim Neill.
Engineers: Pat Collier, Andy Llewellyn, Jo Julian.
Originally released in the U.K. on Armageddon (4). Includes liner notes by Grant Alden.
Personnel: Robyn Hitchcock (guitar, harmonica, piano); James A. Smith (vocals, hand claps); Kimberley Rew, Knox (guitar); Thomas Dolby (keyboards); Morris Windsor (drums, background vocals); Vince Ely (drums); Howie Gilbert (background vocals).
Recording information: Alaska, London, England (1980-1981); Music Works, London, England (1980-1981); The Barge, London, England (1980-1981).
Photographer: Rosalind Kunath.
This is Robyn Hitchcock's first solo album, though it has strong sonic links with efforts by his previous group The Soft Boys, who had disbanded just prior to this recording. The Soft Boys' artistically triumphant UNDERWATER MOONLIGHT bore no commercial rewards (they were unable to even find a US label to pick it up) and the band split. All of the band members play on this album, though the overall sound is noticeably not that of The Soft Boys. There's a bit less raucous tumble in the arrangements and production. That said, this is a solid album full of numbers which have become Hitchcock classics, including "The Man Who Invented Himself," "Brenda's Iron Sledge," and "I Watch The Cars."
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  • UPC: 634457261129
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