I Cut Meat and Sing My Song: The Soft Boys, 1976-78

40 years after they emerged from Cambridge, The Soft Boys remain a totally singular band: both ahead and behind their times, Robyn Hitchcock and co. blended an array of influences (Barrett, Beatles, Beefheart, Barbershop, Britfolk, Byrds and many other things that don’t start with “B”) into something pretty magical and unique. Compiled by Evan Kindley, the following is an excellent collection of early Soft Boys rarities (drawing from a sprawling Chronological Hitchcock project making the rounds). Demos, rehearsals, outtakes, alternate mixes, live cuts, etc. And as an added . . .

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