Groovy Decay was the second solo album by Robyn Hitchcock, released in 1982. His backing band for the record featured Sara Lee of Gang of Four on bass and Anthony Thistlethwaite of the Waterboys on sax. Hitchcock refuted claims that he held contempt for the record itself in a 1990 interview. He explained, "The recording of Groovy Decay was a drag, so we released the demos for it and called it Groovy Decoy because it was fractionally different.
Album · 1981 · 17 Songs. Hitchcock would end up issuing the album again later in altered form as Groovy Decoy, furthering the notion that he never got comfortable with the presentation. However, while the production is filled with horns and mechanical drum beats fancying up the sound - at times to great effect - the album comes together over some fine permanent Hitchcock staples as evidenced by the nifty new-wave of Fifty-Two Stations, the brooding St. Petersburg, the yearning It Was the Night, the effortless pop of The Cars She Used to Drive and . Young People Scream
By: Robyn Hitchcock (1982, Rock). More albums from Robyn Hitchcock: Eye by Robyn Hitchcock. A Star For Bram by Robyn Hitchcock. Storefront Hitchcock – Music From The Jonathan Demme Picture by Robyn Hitchcock. I Often Dream Of Trains In New York by Robyn Hitchcock. Moss Elixir by Robyn Hitchcock. Love From London by Robyn Hitchcock. Robyn Hitchcock by Robyn Hitchcock. The Man Upstairs by Robyn Hitchcock. View all albums . Groovy Decay. By: Robyn Hitchcock (1982, Rock). 1. Nightride To Trinidad.
Groovy Decay Tracklist. Night Ride to Trinidad Lyrics. 2. Fifty Two Stations Lyrics. Groovy Decay Q&A. Producers Steve Hillage. Writers Robyn Hitchcock. More Robyn Hitchcock albums. Show all albums by Robyn Hitchcock.
Design – Ken Ansell, Robyn Hitchcock. Engineer – Nick Cook. Guitar, Vocals – Robyn Hitchcock. Other – James A. Smith, Richard Bishop (2). Photography By – Gavin Cochrane. Producer – Steve Hillage. Groovy Decay (CD, Album, RE, RP). Albion Records, Albion Records. Alcd . 0008 o, alcd . 0008.
Groovy Decay was the second solo album by Robyn Hitchcock, released in 1982.
Album by Robyn Hitchcock. Night Ride to Trinidad. The Cars She Used to Drive. Grooving on an Inner Plane. When I Was a Kid. Midnight Fish. Bonus tracks on 1985 reissue. How Do You Work This Thing. MusicBrainz: Groovy Decay. this site: Groovy Decay.
For his second solo album, Robyn Hitchcock decided to work with producer Steve Hillage, a former member of Gong. Under his guidance, Hitchcock made an album that smoothed out his rough edges and obscured his quirks under layers of saxophones, trumpets, and processed guitars. Beneath the stilted production lay some of Hitchcock's weakest songs, most of which were underdeveloped melodically and lyrically