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Robyn Hitchcock - Black Snake Diamond Röle album

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Black Snake Dîamond Röle is the debut solo album by former Soft Boys frontman Robyn Hitchcock. Backed on various tracks by his former Soft Boy mates Kimberley Rew, Matthew Seligman and Morris Windsor, Hitchcock confessed satisfaction at being able to record an album with only his own artistic goals to cater to, whereas previously he had been compelled to write for the band.

Black Snake Diamond Röle. By: Robyn Hitchcock (1981, Rock). More albums from Robyn Hitchcock: Eye by Robyn Hitchcock. A Star For Bram by Robyn Hitchcock. Storefront Hitchcock – Music From The Jonathan Demme Picture by Robyn Hitchcock. I Often Dream Of Trains In New York by Robyn Hitchcock. Moss Elixir by Robyn Hitchcock. Love From London by Robyn Hitchcock. Robyn Hitchcock by Robyn Hitchcock. The Man Upstairs by Robyn Hitchcock. View all albums . Black Snake Diamond Röle. 1. The Man Who Invented Himself.

Published By – August 23rd Music. Published By – Bug Music.

Album by Robyn Hitchcock. Brenda's Iron Sledge. Do Policemen Sing? The Lizard. Bonus track on 1987 and 1995 reissues. Dancing on God's Thumb. Additional bonus tracks on 1995 reissue. Happy the Golden Prince. I Watch the Cars It Was the Night. Grooving on a Inner Plane. Bonus tracks on 2007 I Wanna Go Backwards reissue. All I Wanna Do Is Fall in Love.

Even though the surfaces of this album are more welcoming than the Soft Boys, the surrealism of the lyrics and the trippy undertow of the melodies are in the same league as Hitchcock's earlier work, and while "Acid Bird," "Out of the Picture," and "Brenda's Iron Sledge" are newly catchy and engaging, the guitar work on "I Watch the Cars" shows.

Album · 1981 · 18 Songs. Storefront Hitchcock: Music from the Jonathan Demme Picture. See All. Element of Light. Underwater Moonlight.

Album Black Snake Dîamonḑ Röle. Grooving on an Inner Plane Lyrics.

The Soft Boys' fusion of the energy of punk and the baroque textures and melodic twists of psychedelia was ahead of its time, but for the group's leader, Robyn Hitchcock, that had become a problem. Brilliant as their music was, hardly anyone was listening when the Soft Boys released their masterpiece, Underwater Moonlight, in 1980 - so a year later the band was history and Hitchcock released his first solo album, Black Snake Diamond Role.

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Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 The Man Who Invented Himself 2:53
A2 Brenda's Iron Sledge
Producer – Matthew Seligman, Robyn Hitchcock
A3 Do Policemen Sing? 3:32
A4 The Lizard 4:58
A5 Meat
Guitar – Knox
B1 Acid Bird 4:36
B2 I Watch The Cars 2:19
B3 Out Of The Picture
Guitar – Knox
B4 City Of Shame 3:14
B5 Love
Backing Vocals – Howie Gilbert, Robb AppletonBass [Overbass] – Matthew SeligmanKeyboards [Ocean] – Tom Dolby*

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – The Barge
  • Recorded At – Alaska Studios
  • Recorded At – Music Works
  • Mastered At – The Town House
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Armageddon Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Armageddon Records Ltd.
  • Published By – Tactik Music Ltd.


  • Bass – Matthew Seligman
  • Drums – Vince Ely (tracks: A2 to A4, B2)
  • Drums, Backing Vocals – Morris Windsor (tracks: A1, A5, B1, B3, B5)
  • Engineer – Andy Llewellyn, Jo Julian, Pat Collier
  • Guitar – Kimberley Rew (tracks: A3, A4, B2, B4)
  • Piano, Bass, Lead Guitar, Written-By – Robyn Hitchcock
  • Producer – Pat Collier (tracks: A1, A3 to B5)
  • Producer [Assistant] – Matthew Seligman (tracks: A1, A3 to B5)
  • Remastered By [Remastering] – Bill Inglot, Ken Perry
  • Saxophone – Gary Barnacle (tracks: A1)


Inner sleeve includes comic strip "The Enchanted Sewer".

Labels are the later red-on-pink variety.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A [Etched]): ARM+4+A2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B [Etched]): ARM+4+B2 HAPPY LANDING
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout both sides [Stamped]): TOWNHOUSE

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ARM 4 Robyn Hitchcock Black Snake Diamond Röle ‎(LP, Album) Armageddon Records ARM 4 UK 1981
AFTCD 1 Robyn Hitchcock Black Snake Diamond Röle ‎(CD, Album, RE) Aftermath Records AFTCD 1 UK 1987
88561-8088-4 Robyn Hitchcock Black Snake Diamond Role ‎(Cass, Album, RE) Glass Fish Records, Relativity 88561-8088-4 US 1985
ARM 4 Robyn Hitchcock Black Snake Diamond Röle ‎(LP, Album) RTC ARM 4 New Zealand 1981
RSACD 819 Robyn Hitchcock Black Snake Diamond Röle ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Sequel Records RSACD 819 UK 1995

Robyn Hitchcock - Black Snake Diamond Röle album
New Wave, Psychedelic Rock, Indie Rock
Performer: Robyn Hitchcock
Title: Black Snake Diamond Röle
Category: Rock
Country: UK
Released: 1981
Rating: 4.7/5
Votes: 707