26 May 2007

Robyn Hitchcock does Games for May

I actually hadn't planned to go originally but a friend has a spare ticket to Robyn's 40th anniversary recreation of Pink Floyd's Games for May concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall tonight.

Games for May took place at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on 12 May 1967. the set list was:

  • Dawn (tape recording)
  • Matilda Mother
  • Flaming
  • Scarecrow
  • Jugband Blues
  • See Emily Play
  • Bike
  • Arnold Layne
  • Candy and a Currant Bun
  • PowR TocH
  • Interstellar Overdrive
  • Bubbles (tape recording)
  • Ending (tape recording)

The encore was Lucifer Sam. I'm really not sure why I didn't getr a ticket for this before. It should be a good night. I will be meeting a couple of fellow Robyn fans for some grub and a beer beforehand.

Utterly gratuitously, here's Floyd doing Arnold Layne:

On a related matter there 1967 is the 40th anniversary of Piper at the Gates of Dawn (and the Pretty Thing's SF Sorrow too for that matter - both knock the spots off Sgt Pepper but I am a heretic when it comes to the Beatles!). The Robyn/Syd Barrett Yahoo group, Vegetable Friends, has a petition asking EMI to issue a special edition to mark the anniversary. It may fall on deaf ears but you never know!

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