Fegmania! [Bonus Tracks]

Fegmania! [Bonus Tracks]

by Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians

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Fegmania! [Bonus Tracks]

After the stripped-back collection I Often Dream of Trains, Robyn Hitchcock slowly formed a backing band called the Egyptians with ex-Soft Boys Andy Metcalfe and Morris Windsor, and keyboardist Roger Jackson over the course of the next year. Fegmania!, the Egyptians' first album, was a distinct departure from both the Soft Boys and Hitchcock's previous solo work, featuring layered, intertwining guitars and keyboards that created lush and thick sonic textures. Even with the more detailed arrangements, the songs remained twitchy and off-kilter, with melodies that usually went in willfully unpredictable directions, yet remained catchy all the while. Fegmania! was Hitchcock's most consistent work to date, featuring such highlights as the Eastern-tinged "Egyptian Cream," and the creepy "My Wife & My Dead Wife," and the relatively straightforward "The Man with the Lightbulb Head." [In 2008 Yep Roc released a new version of Fegmania that included the original album re-mastered, eight bonus cuts (three of which were previously unavailable) and expanded packaging.]

Product Details

Release Date: 08/19/2008
Label: Yep Roc Records
UPC: 0634457261525
catalogNumber: 2615
Rank: 92296


Album Credits

Performance Credits

Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians   Primary Artist
Robyn Hitchcock   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Andy Metcalfe   Bass,Keyboards,Vocals,Harmony,Vocal Harmony
Morris Windsor   Drums,Vocals,Harmony,Vocal Harmony
Justin Grimaldi   Conga
Roger Jackson   Keyboards,Vocals,Harmony
John Kingham   Drums
James A. Smith   Guitar

Technical Credits

Robyn Hitchcock   Composer,Engineer,Instrumentation,Drawing
Pat Collier   Engineer
Ian OHiggins   Engineer
Noel Thompson   Engineer
Tony Moon   Cover Photo
Hessu Iso Ahola   Engineer

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