View Full Version : Robyn Hitchcock / Soft Boys Gear
06-08-2011, 03:19 PM
I'm listening ALL the time to The Soft Boys' album "Underwater Moonlight".
The songs are just fantastic.. such an underrated group. And the guitarplaying and guitartones are some of the best I've heard. Sounds like Fender guitar into Fender or maybe Vox amps played quite loud. I would really like to know what gear Robyn and Kim used back in the day? It's really hard to find live pictures of the group from around that time.
06-08-2011, 05:04 PM
Awesome group/song writer
I think youre right about the fender gear, Im pretty sure Robyn Hitchcock played strats
06-08-2011, 05:07 PM
probably my fav song by them
06-08-2011, 05:30 PM
top vid is Rew playing with the Waves pre Soft Boys (an SG, not sounding very Soft Boyish) and then the Soft Boys (pre Rew) playing. . . I don't know, my eyes aren't that good
Rew's website also has some pic of him playing a Strat
Tele (Hitchcock) and Strat (Rew) in this more recent reunion vid, same as in Alexander's vid above, so that may be the Soft Boys formula, though for some reason, I often picture Robyn playing a Rickenbacker
06-08-2011, 06:33 PM
I always thought Robyn played a Tele, but my tastes ran toward what I was exposed to: his solo stuff up to "Globe of Frogs." There's a shot of him with a Tele on the cover of "Element of Light" iirc. Amps sound more Voxy than Fendery to me.
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