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December 24, 2009 5:20 AM   Subscribe

The Day Before Boxing Day [SLYT]. From the ever-unusual Robyn Hitchcock, and friends.
posted by scruss (8 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
Yaaay. I've always loved the vegetable nativity genre.
posted by jetsetsc at 5:33 AM on December 24, 2009


Maybe stop-motion animation isn't Robin Hitchcock's strength. So I hope no one who isn't acquainted with the remarkable Mr. Hitchcock gets the wrong idea from the vegetable work seen here. The man is a true pop original, with many great songs, including:
So You Think You're in Love
The sensational Vibrating
The cheerful Balloon Man
and, uh, Sometimes I Wish I Was a Pretty Girl
among many others.
posted by Faze at 7:54 AM on December 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


I meant Robyn with a "y", you know.
posted by Faze at 7:55 AM on December 24, 2009


Of course, he's also pretty quick to show his influences...
posted by hamfisted at 8:28 AM on December 24, 2009


Wow. First use of the 'Robynhitchcock' tag. That's nuts.

Here's one of my (many) favorites - Ye Sleeping Knights of Jesus.
posted by dirtdirt at 8:40 AM on December 24, 2009


Robyn Hitchcock is a personal favorite from my college days (way back).

Check out "Uncorrected Personality Traits", a classic.

I found the concert movie "Storefront Hitchcock" by Jonathan Demme to be dissappointing (suprising since I loved "Stop Making Sense"), but would love to see him live.
I never picked up on The Who influence, but now that I think about it I can see the connection to their earlier work.
posted by evilelf at 10:06 AM on December 24, 2009


Maybe stop-motion animation isn't Robin Hitchcock's strength. So I hope no one who isn't acquainted with the remarkable Mr. Hitchcock gets the wrong idea from the vegetable work seen here.

On the contrary, I was really pleased to see the same stop-motion talent on evidence in the classic "Man with the Lightbulb Head" video (which isn't on youtube).
posted by anazgnos at 11:54 AM on December 24, 2009


The Who? Ok, but I think of Syd Barret as a stronger influence:
Gigolo Aunt
See Emily Play
It Is Obvious
Octopus
Terrapin
Dominoes
Bike

I have a great cover of Wolfpack too but it's not on YouTube. (Also, agreed on the Demme movie. It jus didn't work somehow.)
posted by msalt at 12:00 PM on December 24, 2009


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