Robyn Hitchcock plays surprise covers at Green Man
Veteran rocker dips into classic cover catalogue at Green Man Festival
Francis Whittaker - 19 August 2011
The eccentric music veteran introduced his set as "compressed history of psychedelic rock", before launching
into early Pink Floyd tracks 'Astronomy Domine' and 'Lucifer Sam'.
As well as his own material, Hitchcock also performed renditions of Beatles tracks including 'Rain' and Captain Beefheart songs including 'Electricity'.
Almost immediately after his main stage set, he played a set in the science-themed Einstein's Garden about his favourite insects.
True to form, Hitchcock treated fans to some bizarre stage banter, including some vaguely politically themed chatter during his latter set, when he claimed David Cameron "dislikes vinegar being rubbed between his shoulder blades" and "doesn't like a lemon being rammed really hard into his ear."
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