Album: Propellor Time
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Robyn Hitchcock’s third straight album with the Venus 3, Propellor Time, came out only a year after Goodnight Oslo, but it was pretty different from that record, in that it was more acoustic-oriented than the previous two. Which is a weird parallel to the final Egyptians album, Respect, 17 years prior.
Recorded with the same cast of characters plus guest ringers John Paul Jones, Johnny Marr and Nick Lowe, Propellor Time was a much more relaxed affair than either of its predecessors, as was born out by its best track, “The Afterlife,” which had originally gotten its first go-round in a live version on a 2007 EP Sex, Food, Death … And Tarantulas.