“Underground Sun” (by Robyn Hitchcock)
After a number of acoustic outings, Robyn Hitchcock came blasting forth with his rockingest album in years, "Olé Tarantula," employing the fab 3 of Messrs McCaughey, Buck and Rieflin (3/5 of The Minus 5, or 1/2 of R.E.M., or 1/4 of the Young Fresh Fellows). Robyn says of this latest disc on Yep Rock, "To me, the whole record is sadness cloaked in fun. But under that fun, more sadness." But whatever the underlying tone may be, Robyn & the 3 laid down a spirited set for Irene & the WFMU listeners during a recent trip to the NYC area. -Irene Trudel
visit WFMU's playlist for this show to stream the full set, which includes a cover of Bob Dylan's "Not Dark Yet"
Lineup: Scott McCaughey, Robyn Hitchcock, Peter Buck, Bill Rieflin