My Top 1000 Songs #543: Wey-Wey-Hep-Uh-Hole

[I've been writing up my Top 1000 songs on a daily basis--you can see them all in descending order by hitting the All My Favorite Songs tag.]

Robyn Hitchcock at his most absurdist, a rollicking slab of nonsense off the Soft Boys' 1983 collection Invisible Hits. But the silliness is elevated by a muscular delivery over a Bo Diddley beat, Hitchcock and Kimberley Rew waging a jiggly guitar battle above a tragically under-appreciated rhythm section. There is such a wealth of wonderful Hitchcock material out there, both with the Soft Boys and his extensive solo/Egyptians/etc. catalog, but this is one of the songs that first turned me on to his work and one I always return to when I need a giddy mood-elevating rave-up. Keep me fairly warm at night, indeed.

Robyn with Yo La Tengo, live 2017: