Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3

Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3, The Minus 5, Plump at the Belly-Up Tavern, Solana Beach, CA [02.23.06]

1) I’m Only You
2) My Wife And My Dead Wife
3) She Belongs To Me
4) Queen Elvis
5) If I Was A Priest
6) Acid Bird
7) Olé! Tarantula
8) Adventure Rocket Ship
9) Birdshead
10) Chinese Bones
11) Creeped Out
12) Somewhere Apart
13) Rain
14) Gibraltar
15) Cigarettes, Coffee And Booze

16) Bells Of Rhymney
17) Queen Of Eyes

Plump opened the show and then The Minus 5 came out and kicked much ass, as did Robyn of course.  This set absolutely blew me away, the song selections and the segues were fabulous…the only bummer of the night was seeing Peter Buck visibly in pain and not quite enjoying himself to the fullest.  It appears that his back is out.  His discomfort is even more apparent the following night at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano.