I Often Dream Of Trains (studio album) by Robyn Hitchcock

I Often Dream Of Trains by Robyn Hitchcock
Year: 1984
Overall rank: 6,962nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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From 04/21/2019 12:06
OMG! Such a discovery for me! Mostly strummed acoustic guitar and Hitchcock's voice spewing weird and wonderful lyrics about creatures great and small, like furry green atom bowls, and looking at one's self in the shower. A beautiful twisty peek into a warped and whacky, kaleidoscopic mind of a demented soul. This one is a keeper and started me down the path to Hitchcock's entire catalogue. Sadly, I am currently in the search for a replacement for my 4th copy of this album.
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From 04/14/2018 07:25
One of those albums that creates its own world. It's a fog-bound England where the trams and trains are spirit-powered. Plus those warnings about child rearing.
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From 02/17/2018 12:30
All'ex "ragazzo soffice" Robyn Hitchcock basta un niente per creare il suo capolavoro, anzi meno cose maneggia, meglio fa. Gli basta infatti una chitarra acustica, al più un basso ( acustico pure quello ), rarissime amplificazioni; a volte anche solo la voce a cappella. In questo modo riesce a focalizzare meglio le sue visioni da Syd Barrett non bruciato dall'acido, a far veicolare meglio la sostanza senza che a prevalere sia la forma.
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