Saturday, May 26, 2018

Butcher, It's Meaty

The Soft Boys : ( I Want To Be An) Anglepoise Lamp

On May 26, 1978 Radar Recoprds released the second single from The Soft Boys,  "( I Want To Be An) Anglepoise Lamp" b/w "Fatman's Son", both written and sung by Robyn Hitchcock. Hitchcock is one of rock's most eccentric songwriters, blending his own sensibilities with those of John Lennon, Syd Barrett, The Beach Boys and The Byrds. The single stiffed and Radar dropped the band which also consisted of Kimberley Rew, later of Katrina and the Waves. Would this be the last we'd hear from fair Robyn? Don't bet on it!

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