Song of the Day, December 7: Mr. Deadly by Robyn Hitchcock

RobynDeadlyRobyn Hitchcock has always been a prolific writer, leaving dozens of interesting songs aside as he crafts his albums. In 1986, he gathered together a bunch of these leftovers as Invisible Hitchcock, an oddly cohesive set that he describes as songs that

didn’t fit in with what I was doing at the time and do fit in with each other now

One of the finest moments is the eerie Mr. Deadly, a collection of mysterious vignettes. The title character lurks behind the scenes, never fully comprehended. With a spooky synth line and a perfect deadpan delivery, Hitchcock creates one of his best character sketches.

And all who hear him say you must further gone then they
And all who hear him say he must be mad to be himself

Enjoy this dark delight today.



About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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