Groovy Decay – Robyn Hitchcock

Groovy Decay - Robyn Hitchcock Artist: Robyn Hitchcock
Album: Groovy Decay
Release Date: 1982
Genre: Pop/Rock
Styles: Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, College Rock, Neo-Psychedelia

For his second solo album, Robyn Hitchcock decided to work with producer Steve Hillage, a former member of Gong. Under his guidance, Hitchcock made an album that smoothed out his rough edges and obscured his quirks under layers of saxophones, trumpets, and processed guitars. Beneath the stilted production lay some of Hitchcock’s weakest songs, most of which were underdeveloped melodically and lyrically. Some of the songs are worthwhile — “The Cars She Used to Drive” is the best stab at slick new wave pop, while “Fifty Two Stations” and “St. Petersburg” are powerful — but most of the album is simply lifeless. After its release, Hitchcock retired from music for nearly three years. In 1986, he released an alternate version of Groovy Decay, comprised mostly of songwriting demos, called Groovy Decoy.

Title/Composer Performer Time
Night Ride to Trinidad / Robyn Hitchcock Robyn Hitchcock
Fifty Two Stations / Robyn Hitchcock Robyn Hitchcock
Young People Scream / Robyn Hitchcock Robyn Hitchcock
Rain / Robyn Hitchcock Robyn Hitchcock
America / Robyn Hitchcock Robyn Hitchcock
How Do You Work This Thing? / Robyn Hitchcock Robyn Hitchcock
The Cars She Used to Drive / Robyn Hitchcock Robyn Hitchcock
Grooving on a Inner Plane / Robyn Hitchcock Robyn Hitchcock
St. Petersburg / Robyn Hitchcock Robyn Hitchcock
When I Was a Kid / Robyn Hitchcock Robyn Hitchcock
Midnight Fish / Dan Discovert / Robyn Hitchcock Robyn Hitchcock
It Was the Night / Robyn Hitchcock Robyn Hitchcock

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