Robyn Rowan Hitchcock (born 3 March 1953) is an English singer-songwriter and guitarist. While primarily a vocalist and guitarist, he also plays harmonica, piano, and bass guitar. After reaching prominence in the late 1970s with The Soft Boys, Hitchcock launched a prolific solo career. His musical and lyrical styles have been influenced by Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Syd Barrett, Captain Beefheart, Bryan Ferry and Roger McGuinn.
Complete your Robyn Hitchcock collection. Moss Elixir (CD, Album). Moss Elixir (Cass, Promo).
Wisely, Robyn Hitchcock chucked the band sound (though longtime associates Morris Windsor and Andy Metcalfe continue to lend their services on some tracks) and returned to the spare singer/songwriter format for his best set of songs in more than ten years. Everything is here: the quirky on "Man with a Woman's Shadow," and the elegant on "Beautiful Queen," and the straight-ahead Beatlessque music in which Hitchcock excels in the perfect pop of "Alright, Yeah.
Album · 1996 · 12 Songs. Stripped down but not completely stripped (like such solo acoustic highwater marks as Hitchcock's I Often Dream of Trains and Eye), Moss Elixir uses violinist Deni Bonet to great effect. Bonet colors the tunes with a chamber pop essence while adding dramatic counterpoint to Hitchcock's surreal wordplay.
This album has an average beat per minute of 117 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 79/150 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Moss Elixir. BPM Profile Moss Elixir. Album starts at 102BPM, ends at 79BPM (-23), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Robyn Hitchcock.
Moss Elixir Tracklist.
Moss Elixir is the eleventh studio album by Robyn Hitchcock, released in 1996, containing twelve original compositions, predominantly acoustic, and released by Warner Music. Following the traumatic loss of his father, Hitchcock had recorded little in the preceding five years. When he re-emerged, he had dispensed with old group The Egyptians and begun working here with new musicians, including Deni Bonet, a violinist with whom Hitchcock would collaborate several times in the years following
20 years ago this week, Robyn Hitchcock returned from something resembling self-imposed retirement and unleashed his debut album for Warner Brothers. After concluding his contract with A&M Records with the release of his 1993 album, RESPECT, Hitchcock laid low for a bit, ostensibly because of the death of his father, and when he resurfaced a few years later, he was signed to Warner Brothers and sans his longtime backing group, The Egyptians.
|1||Sinister But She Was Happy
Bass – R.H.*Recorded By, Mixed By – Andy Le VienViolin, Percussion – Deni Bonet
|2||The Devil's Radio
Bass, Organ – R.H.*Recorded By [Electric Guitars], Mixed By [Final] – Duane SeykoraRecorded By [Guitars, Voices] – Pete GerraldRecorded By [Saxophones, Bass] – Pat CollierSaxophone – Ntshuks Bonga
Engineer [Repaired], Mixed By – Pat CollierRecorded By [Guitar, Voices] – Pete Gerrald
Bass – Jake KyleDrums – Patch HannanEngineer [Overdubbed], Mixed By – Pat CollierGuitar, Vocals – Tim KeeganRecorded By – Nick HannanVocals, Tambourine – Morris Windsor
|5||A Happy Bird is a Filthy Bird
Recorded By, Mixed By – Andy Le Vien
|6||The Speed Of Things
Recorded By, Mixed By – Andy Le Vien
Bass – Jake KyleDrums – Patch HannanEngineer [Overdubbed], Mixed By – Pat CollierGuitar, Vocals – Tim KeeganRecorded By – Nick HannanVocals, Percussion – Morris Windsor
|8||Man With A Woman's Shadow
Producer – Calvin JohnsonRecorded By – Calvin Johnson
|9||I Am Not Me
Recorded By – Andy Le VienViolin, Tambourine – Deni Bonet
|10||De Chirico Street
Bass – Jake KyleDrums, Tambourine – Patch HannanGuitar – Andrew Claridge, Tim KeeganProducer – Pat CollierRecorded By, Mixed By – Pat CollierSaxophone – James Fletcher
|11||You And Oblivion
Acoustic Guitar – Morris Tepper*Recorded By, Mixed By – Pete Gerrald
|12||This Is How It Feels
Double Bass – Pete DowdallEngineer [Repaired], Mixed By – Duane SeykoraMixed By [Strings] – Manfred KnoopRecorded By [Guitars, Voices] – Pete GerraldViolin, Viola – Deni Bonet
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