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Robyn Hitchcock: Guitar Poet

Deborah Frost, Guitar World, July 1987

LIKE LOU Reed, Bob Dylan and John Lennon, to whom he has been compared, Robyn Hitchcock's lyrics are so brilliant they tend to obscure everything else on his records — including his guitar. Despite its brief life (1977-1980), his original band, the Soft Boys, inspired both Britain's psychedelic revival and America's R.E.M..

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