Thursday, May 7, 2009

Venus Envy

I had the opportunity to catch the Robyn Hitchcock & Venus 3 documentary Sex, Food, Death... & Insects on the Sundance Channel last night. I'd forgotten just how much I love this stuff even though the fairly recent album "Spooked" has been a regular resident in my CD player for the past couple of years.

Venus 3 is made of Robyn and REM members guitarist Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey on bass and percussionist Bill Rieflin (also former Ministry drummer). The music is just what you would expect from Robyn, no matter what company he keeps... quirky, whimsical, arty, folkie, punky, psychedelic... so if you're not familiar with Robyn's career, you owe it to yourself to check out this film or pick up a disc or two.

Sex, Food, Death... & Insects airs at least four more times during the month of May on Sundance. Check your local listings for dates and time and then set your DVR to record it. You're going to want to watch this one more than once.

In the meantime... here's a little clip of the band captured live at the Fleece in Bristol performing Authority Box. 

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