The Soft Boys

The Soft Boys



The Soft Boys were a rock band led by Robyn Hitchcock primarily during the 1970s,[1] whose initially old-fashioned music style of psychedelic/folk-rock[2] became part of the neo-psychedelia scene with the release of Underwater Moonlight.[3]

The band formed in 1976 in Cambridge, England as Dennis and the Experts comprising Robyn Hitchcock (guitar), Rob Lamb (half-brother of radio host and author Charlie Gillett) guitar, Andy Metcalfe (bass), and Morris Windsor (drums). Alan Davies replaced Lamb after only four gigs late in 1976, and Kimberley Rew eventually replaced Davies. Matthew Seligman replaced Metcalfe in 1979.

The band broke up in 1980 after Underwater Moonlight. Rew formed the more mainstream pop group Katrina and the Waves, while Hitchcock went on to a prolific career with a similar whimsical, surrealistic style.

They briefly re-formed for a UK tour in 1994 and then again in 2001 for the 20th anniversary of Underwater Moonlight and the release of a new album, Nextdoorland (in 2002). They disbanded once again in 2003.



Underwater Moonlight
Underwater Moonlight is the second studio album by English rock band The Soft Boys, released on 28 June 1980 by record label Armageddon.
Vegetable Man
"Vegetable Man" is a psychedelic rock song written by Syd Barrett and recorded by his band Pink Floyd in 1967.
A Can of Bees
A Can of Bees is the debut album by English band The Soft Boys.
Chronolology is an album by musical artist Robyn Hitchcock, released on January 1, 2008.

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