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Robyn Hitchcock: Give it to the (Former) Soft Boy

Cambridge, England singer-songwriter Robyn Hitchcock first came to prominence with the Soft Boys, a group that combined the prickly, angular sounds of new wave with a lysergic worldview redolent of Syd Barrett. The latter connection is no accident: Pink Floyd’s legendary and doomed founder was a Cambridge boy as well. Hitchcock’s lyrical approach was at

Album Review: Robyn Hitchcock — I Wanna Go Backwards

Quirky Cambridge England singer/songwriter Robyn Hitchcock has always followed his own twisted muse. Like some bastard son of Bob Dylan and Syd Barrett, Hitchcock has made a career of memorable albums on his own, with the Egyptians and (before all that) with The Soft Boys. This new box set contains expanded versions of three of

Robyn Hitchcock: Vinyl is Forever

The droll (even by English standards) singer-songwriter Robyn Hitchcock came on the scene in the late 1970s with The Soft Boys, a Cambridge psych-rock group that — depending on one’s viewpoint — appeared too late or too soon. After a string of spotty-or-brilliant (you decide; I’d argue the latter) albums, the band folded, and Hitchcock