The Soft Boys - A Can Of Bees - Robyn Hitchcock 1979 Punk Power Pop Psych Rock LP

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The Soft Boys - A Can Of Bees


Label: Two Crabs / Universal
Cat#: CLAW 1001
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
This album is dedicated to anyone who started out as an animal and winds up as a processing unit."
Second issue with different back cover/tracklisting to first two. Orange creme back cover background.
Country: UK
Originally recorded & released: 1979
This Issue Released: 1984
Genre: Rock
Style: New Wave, Psychedelic Rock

Tracklist

A1 Give It To The Soft Boys 1:52
A2 The Pigworker 4:29
A3 Human Music 4:31
A4 Leppo And The Jooves 5:24
A5 The Rats Prayer 3:19


B1 Do The Chisel 3:03
B2 Sandras Having Her Brain Out 3:46
B3 Return Of The Sacred Crab 2:55
B4 Cold Turkey 4:24
B5 School Dinner Blues 2:15
B6 Wading Through A Ventilator 3:47


Mastered By – Porky
Written-By – John Lennon (tracks: B4), Robyn Hitchcock (tracks: A1 to B3, B5, B6)

Notes
Produced by Spaceward.
Distributed by IDS.

"This album is dedicated to anyone who started out as an animal and winds up as a processing unit."



The Soft Boys debut A Can Of Bees is the easily the hardest album in Hitchcock's career. It's a genuinely weird record from the school of Beefheart. "Sandra's Having Her Brain Out", "Fatman's Son", "The Return Of The Sacred Crab", "The Pigworker" and "Do The Chisel" are all original, angular power pop.
"Human Music" sees Robyn's first great song.
Great four-part harmonies, intricate arrangements and great jarring pop. Great guitar interplay between Rew and Hitchcock. Crazy harmonica parts via Jim Melton. All-in-all a great debut from a hugely influental band.

Leppo and the Jooves", "Human Music", and many more are collected here. This was Hitchcock at his hardest, and when it works it is something to hear.

The Soft Boys - Do The Chisel

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The Soft Boys - The Pigworker

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The Soft Boys - Cold Turkey

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Condition Used
Format LP
Label Universal Records