Released: Oct 2006
Label: Yep Roc Records
Those who fondly recall the days when a Robyn Hitchcock release was synonymous with jangly guitars, crisp harmonies and off-kilter lyrics will take to "Ole! Tarantula" like a long lost friend. Augmented by the Venus 3 (REM's Peter Buck, the Young Fresh Fellows Scott McCaughey and Bill Rieflin) Hitchock sounds stunning. Check out the harmonies on "Underground Sun" or the tinkling piano on "Belltown Bramble" -- now that's a slice of heaven!