Propellor Time

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Propellor Time
Propellor Time Cover.jpg
Studio album by Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3
Released March 22, 2010 (2010-03-22)
Recorded 2009
Genre Folk pop
Label Yep Roc
Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 chronology
Goodnight Oslo
(2009)Goodnight Oslo2009
Propellor Time
Tromsø, Kaptein
(2011)Tromsø, Kaptein2011
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Classic Rock 7/10 stars[1]
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Propellor Time is the eighteenth studio album by Robyn Hitchcock, recorded and released with Peter Buck of R.E.M., Scott McCaughey of Young Fresh Fellows and Bill Rieflin of Ministry and R.E.M., who are billed collectively as The Venus 3 in 2010.

Additionally, an array of guest musicians collaborated with Hitchcock on Propellor Time; selected tracks feature contributions (some dating back to the Olé! Tarantula era) from John Paul Jones, Johnny Marr, Nick Lowe, and former Soft Boy/Egyptian band mate Morris Windsor.

Different versions of "The Afterlight", "Luckiness" and "Sickie Boy" had appeared on previous releases.

Outtakes from the Propellor Time recording sessions are available on tracks 2, 5, 6 and 12 of the 2010 Hitchcock rarities compilation, "Trolley Bus 2".

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Robyn Hitchcock, except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Star of Venus"   4:21
2. "The Afterlight"   3:51
3. "Luckiness"   3:13
4. "Ordinary Millionaire" music by Johnny Marr 3:52
5. "John in the Air"   2:56
6. "Propellor Time" music by Peter Buck 5:13
7. "Primitive"   3:42
8. "Sickie Boy"   3:59
9. "Born on the Wind"   5:15
10. "Evolove"   3:58


Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3

Additional Musicians


  1. ^ Terry Staunton Classic Rock, April 2010, Issue 143.
  2. ^ AllMusic review

External links[edit]

  1. Propellor Time