Every Day Is Like Sunday
Good news! There’s a new Robyn Hitchcock album, The Man Upstairs, coming out in August. It’s a mix of covers and originals — check out “The Ghost In You” — and it’s produced by the legendary Joe Boyd. To get excited, here’s a re-up of a covers session from 1993-ish, featuring a handful of Boyd-related artists like Richard Thompson, the Incredible String Band and Syd Barrett. And others! Here’s what I wrote way back when:
Robyn Hitchcock covering Queen Elvis himself? Yes, on this demo session packed with covers of Dylan, The Beatles, Roxy Music, Incredible String Band and others, Robyn plays a rather nice version of Morrissey’s “Every Day Is Like Sunday.” Not sure of the exact year this was recorded, but it’s sometimes called the “A&M Session,” so I’m going to say it’s some time in the early 90s. Highlights include the aforementioned Mozzer tune, a haunting “Señor (Tales of Yankee Power),” Syd’s deathless “Dominoes,” and Richard & Linda Thompson’s “Calvary Cross.” Impressively, Hitchcock makes each and every one of them sound like he wrote it himself. No mean feat!