ROBYN HITCHCOCK : THE MAN WITH THE LIGHTBULB HEAD [1985]

Έχουμε παίξει support με τους Blue Light στον Robyn Hitchcock κάπου στα middle ‘80s – όχι ακριβώς η πιο ευχάριστη εμπειρία από πλευράς κοινού και ηχητικών. Δεν ήμουν φαν, μου ήταν απλώς συμπαθής για την τύπου Syd Barrett φωνή και κάποια τραγούδια του, όπως, κυρίως το ‘The Man With The Lightbulb Head’. Τον θυμήθηκα πέφτοντας πάνω σ’ αυτό το βίντεο του ’85 – αγνοούσα την ύπαρξή του.

We’ve opened for
Robyn Hitchcock with Blue Light somewhere in the mid ’80s – not exactly the most enjoyable experience in terms of audience and audio. Wasn’t a real fan, I just liked the guy for his Syd Barrett – like voice and some of his songs, such as, most notably, ‘The Man With The Lightbulb Head’. I remembered him as I stumbled upon this ’85 video – I was unaware of its existence.

I’m the man with the lightbulb head
I turn myself on in the dark
I’m the man with the lightbulb head
I turn myself on for a lark
And how’s about you, my pretty one?
Do you still roll and dream of bees?
How’s about you, my pretty one?
Do you still dream of bees?
I’m the man with the lightbulb head
I turn myself on all the time
I’m alone like a queen in bed
With a barrel of vodka and lime
And how’s about you, my pretty one?
Do you still smear yourself with jam?
How’s about you, my pretty one?
Do you know who I am?
“Daddy, it’s the man
With the lightbulb head.”
“Avert your eyes from his gaze,
Junior, and we may yet be saved.”
“But Daddy… it’s you!”
“You’re too late. I’ve come to turn
You on. Huhahaha!”
“I’m the man with the lightbulb head
I turn myself on in the dark
I’m the man with the lightbulb head
I turn myself on for a lark.”
“Excuse me, madam, is this your brain?”

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  1. trentpmcd October 16, 2022 at 4:51 pm

    Hmm, I don’t hear sound on this – I went to Youtube and still didn’t hear it. I’ll have to search it out and see if I can find it where I can hear.

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    1. Oannes October 16, 2022 at 5:15 pm

      I’ ll put an mp3 right away Trent, thanks!

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    2. Oannes October 16, 2022 at 5:28 pm

      I put the song on mp3, and also another video, with sound. This is the one I first came across / listened to, but I ‘d chosen the other because of its “cover” …skipping the listening part. Thanks again.

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  2. Liz Gauffreau October 16, 2022 at 5:19 pm

    The video is very much a product of its time.

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    1. Oannes October 16, 2022 at 5:30 pm

      Yes, no big deal really. But I do like the song, I put it also on mp3 because Trent [and I suppose others also] couldn’t hear it. I also switched to another YouTube channel.

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      1. Liz Gauffreau October 16, 2022 at 6:13 pm

        I couldn’t hear it either. I found it on YouTube.

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