Robyn Hitchcock's latest work is a party with a little melancholy
Robyn Hitchcock on World Cafe
- "The Man Who Loves The Rain"
- "The Shuffle Man"
- "Creeped Out"
- "Madonna Of The Wasps"
Today on the World Cafe, we have a mini-concert with English singer-songwriter Robyn Hitchcock. His latest album, Shufflemania!, features contributions from Brendan Benson of The Raconteurs, Johnny Marr of The Smiths and Sean Ono-Lennon.
From the psychedelic-tinged punk he crafted with The Soft Boys in the '70s to his later work with The Egyptians, Hitchcock's musical palette is surreal and eccentric – and Shufflemania! is no exception. In the liner notes Hitchcock calls it a "party record, with a few solemn moments, as parties are wont to supply."
Special thanks to WXPN's Eric Schuman for engineering, mixing and producing this session.