Album of the Day
Released 20 years ago, STOREFRONT HITCHCOCK put Robyn Hitchcock in the fine company of Talking Heads and Neil Young as the subject of a Jonathan Demme concert film. The movie features the eccentric British singer-songwriter performing in a New York City store window (hence the title) to the delight of passersby, and the accompanying soundtrack is as weird and wonderful as you'd imagine. The songs include Hitchcock gems old and new (“Let's Go Thundering” and “Where Do You Go When You Die” are only available here) along with a cover of “The Wind Cries Mary,” with plenty of the surreal introductory monologues beloved by fans. The “unplugged” arrangements here showcase Robyn's deft guitar playing as well as his wit, making STOREFRONT HITCHCOCK one to ask for at your local record store.