Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians ‘My Wife and My Dead Wife’: Repeat Rotation Video

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Just a quick post about today’s Repeat Rotation Video, as it is 3am and I am not in bed yet.

I think I have been listening to this song too many times, and it has put me behind.

The band I chose for Repeat Rotation Video today is Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians and their song ‘My Wife and My Dead Wife

I chose it because Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians were my favorite band for years.

Then I was MC at a Robyn Hitchcock concert in Cincinnati, Ohio and actually introduced him and the rest of the band to the crowd.

I even had a strange conversation with him backstage about lobsters in a bucket among other things. Come on, it’s Robyn Hitchcock. You think he will talk about something ‘normal’?

From then on, they were my favorite band of all-time, and that hasn’t changed much, no matter how long it is since they broke up (early 1994).

My Wife and My Dead Wife‘ is one of the tracks from the band’s fourth studio album Fegmania!, which I still think is one of their best albums.

Featuring, as it does, such gems as ‘Heaven’, ‘Strawberry Mind‘ and ‘Glass‘.

Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians, by the way, was made up of Robyn, alongside Andy Metcalf, Morris Windsor and Roger Jackson.

The band released six albums over a period of eight years before they broke up permanently and, yes, it was a tragedy.

Robyn Hitchcock does, however, still have a successful solo career so, if you liked him with the Egyptians as much as I did, don’t despair.

He is still around and still making amazing music, with 11 studio albums alone out since he parted way with his Egyptians.

Now, listen to ‘My Wife and My Dead Wife‘ in my Repeat Rotation Video slot today, then tell me that isn’t brilliant, eh?


About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered K-drama, K-pop, J-pop and music news for over a decade.