Permanent Records: Robyn Hitchcock, I Often Dream Of Trains

I Often Dream Of TrainsAfter Robyn Hitchcock’s horrible experience on the bloated, big-budget sessions for his second solo album, Groovy Decay—still the weakest album of his career, and one he says he’s never listened to—the former Soft Boys leader took a page from his musical heroes Syd Barrett and Bob Dylan, and dropped out of music almost entirely for two years. When his songwriting muse eventually reasserted itself, he went back to the basics, throwing out all previous pretensions to pop slickness for a set of largely acoustic, introspective material recorded almost entirely by himself on piano and guitar.

Originally published on April 10, 2007. Read the complete article.

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