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Robyn Hitchcock - Element of Light (Click here to listen on Spotify)

I had “Airscape” from this album pop up on my iPod while eating breakfast this morning, and figured ‘Element of Light’ would be a great candidate to reconsider. I’ve always been a fan of Hitchcock’s stuff, whether on his own or with The Soft Boys, and once I saw him live in the mid 80’s I was hooked. He was brilliant both musically and lyrically, but what really intrigued me was his between-song, stream-of-conciousness banter. Kind of like Henry Rollins (spoken-word version) with ADD and an amphetamine habit.

by Bruce Wheeler