Scott Schinder
March 16, 2001 AT 05:00 AM EST

Underwater Moonlight -- And How It Got There

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This seminal English foursome — led by future cult hero Robyn Hitchcock — produced vibrant, sometimes disturbing post-psychedelic pop, culminating in the 1980 masterpiece Underwater Moonlight, on which Hitchcock’s surrealist lyrics and the band’s inventive ’60s-guitar-rock mutations yielded gems like ”I Wanna Destroy You” and ”Kingdom of Love.” Augmented by nine ace studio tracks plus a second disc of inspired rehearsal tapes, Moonlight makes a strong case for the Boys’ oddball genius.

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