Robyn Hitchcock ‎– Black Snake Diamond Röle

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The covers shows the title as "Black Snake Dîamonḑ Röle".

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ARM 4 Robyn Hitchcock Black Snake Diamond Röle(LP, Album) Armageddon Records ARM 4 UK 1981 Sell This Version
ARM 4, GI LP 54 Robyn Hitchcock Black Snake Diamond Role(LP) Armageddon Records, Go International ARM 4, GI LP 54 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
ARM 4 Robyn Hitchcock Black Snake Diamond Röle(LP, Album) RTC ARM 4 New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
ARM 4 Robyn Hitchcock Black Snake Diamond Röle(LP, Album, RP) Armageddon Records ARM 4 UK 1981 Sell This Version
88561-8088-4 Robyn Hitchcock Black Snake Diamond Role(Cass, Album, RE) Glass Fish Records, Relativity 88561-8088-4 US 1985 Sell This Version
AFT 1 Robyn Hitchcock Black Snake Diamond Röle(LP, Album) Aftermath Records AFT 1 UK 1985 Sell This Version
88561-8088-1 Robyn Hitchcock Black Snake Diamond Röle(LP, Album) Glass Fish Records, Relativity 88561-8088-1 US 1986 Sell This Version
AFTCD 1 Robyn Hitchcock Black Snake Diamond Röle(CD, Album, RE) Aftermath Records AFTCD 1 UK 1987 Sell This Version
RSACD 819 Robyn Hitchcock Black Snake Diamond Röle(CD, Album, RE, RM) Sequel Records RSACD 819 UK 1995 Sell This Version
R2 71820 Robyn Hitchcock Black Snake Diamond Röle(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rhino Records (2) R2 71820 US 1995 Sell This Version
YEP-2611 Robyn Hitchcock Black Snake Diamond Röle(CD, Album, Enh, Ltd, RE, Car) Yep Roc Records YEP-2611 US 2007 Sell This Version
YEP 2610-1 Robyn Hitchcock Black Snake Diamond Röle(LP, Album, RE) Yep Roc Records YEP 2610-1 US 2007 Sell This Version
GI LP 54 (ex ARM 4) Robyn Hitchcock Black Snake Diamond Röle(LP, Album) Armageddon Records GI LP 54 (ex ARM 4) Italy Unknown Sell This Version

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aliceboy

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July 24, 2013
referencing Black Snake Diamond Röle, LP, Album, 88561-8088-1

I don't know which is more surprising: that Robyn Hitchcock's been drawing from the same peculiar well, or that he still manages to make the same water feel fresh every time. Whichever it is, Hitchcock's own brand of Barrett-meets-Dylan-in-an-underwater-hotel music sounds roughly the same on one of his newer albums (e.g., Spooked) as it does here.
Certainly, a little bit of the strangeness has gone out of his creative life, but he hasn't gotten stale. It's just been a long time since he would assault us with such weird fun as the choogling travelogue 'Brenda's Iron Sledge' or the falsetto(ish) nightmare of 'Do Policemen Sing?' What he's held onto is the gorgeous sweetness of 'City of Shame' and the blatantly poppity joy of 'The Man Who Invented Himself.' Anyone who's heard Hitchcock's output at any time in his career is likely to be satisfied here, though. We're given a pleasant sampling of what to expect from him for the nearly-30 years since this album, and a taste of what it is that keeps him so very fresh after all that time has passed.