Formed: Swindon, Wiltshire, United Kingdom, active 1977-2005. From the ashes of the band Helium Kids.
Musically adventurous group from Swindon, UK, who first made an impact as a post-punk new wave band but have refused to be pigeonholed, recording dub, folk-rock, psychedelia and pure pop as the mood takes them. Original line-up was Andy Partridge (voice & guitar), Colin Moulding (bass & vocals), Barry Andrews (keyboards - replaced by Dave Gregory in 1979) and Terry Chambers (drums - replaced by Peter Phipps in 1982).
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2933 758 XTC - Go 2 album art XTC Go 2 (Album, EP) Virgin 2933 758 Greece 1978 Sell This Version
L 36680, L-36,680 XTC - White Music album art XTC White Music (Album) Virgin, Virgin L 36680, L-36,680 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
CN 3145/S XTC - In Concert-179 album art XTC / Frankie Miller XTC / Frankie Miller - In Concert-179(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 3145/S UK 1978 Sell This Version
3222 785 XTC - Drums And Wires album art XTC Drums And Wires (Single, Album, EP) Virgin 3222 785 France 1979 Sell This Version
VR-1-1000, 2394 291 XTC - Black Sea album art XTC Black Sea (Album) Virgin VR-1-1000, 2394 291 US 1980 Sell This Version
CN 3742/S XTC - In Concert-246 album art XTC In Concert-246 (Album) BBC Transcription Services CN 3742/S UK 1981 Sell This Version
VC 2223 XTC - English Settlement album art XTC English Settlement (Album) Virgin VC 2223 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
I-205.338 XTC - Mummer album art XTC Mummer (Album) Virgin I-205.338 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
TCV-2325 XTC - The Big Express album art XTC The Big Express (Album) Virgin TCV-2325 New Zealand 1984 Sell This Version
M5G 24117, GEF M5G 24117 XTC - Skylarking album art XTC Skylarking (Album) Virgin M5G 24117, GEF M5G 24117 US 1986 Sell This Version
WBMS 146 XTC - The Skylarking Interview With Andy Partridge album art XTC The Skylarking Interview With Andy Partridge(LP, Promo, Transcription) Geffen Records WBMS 146 US 1986 Sell This Version
CDVT2581 XTC - Oranges & Lemons album art XTC Oranges & Lemons (Album, Maxi) Virgin CDVT2581 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
CDV 2699, CDV 2699 V5 XTC - Nonsuch album art XTC Nonsuch (Album) Virgin, Virgin CDV 2699, CDV 2699 V5 Argentina 1992 Sell This Version
none XTC - Demos album art XTC Demos(Cass, Advance, Dem) Not On Label (XTC Self-released) none UK 1995 Sell This Version
none XTC - More XTC Demos album art XTC More XTC Demos(Cass, S/Sided, Advance, Dem) Not On Label (XTC Self-released) none UK 1995 Sell This Version
PCCY-01415 XTC - Homespun album art XTC Homespun (Album) Cooking Vinyl PCCY-01415 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
COOK CD 172 P XTC - Apple Venus Volume 1 album art XTC Apple Venus Volume 1 (Album) Cooking Vinyl COOK CD 172 P UK & Europe 1998 Sell This Version
TVT 3260-2A XTC - Wasp Star (Apple Venus Volume 2) album art XTC Wasp Star (Apple Venus Volume 2) (Album) Cooking Vinyl TVT 3260-2A US 2000 Sell This Version
IDEA 004 XTC - Homegrown album art XTC Homegrown (Album) Idea Records IDEA 004 UK 2001 Sell This Version
PCCY 01613 XTC - Waspstrumental album art XTC Waspstrumental (Album) Idea Records PCCY 01613 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
PCCY-01612 XTC - Instruvenus album art XTC Instruvenus (Album) Idea Records PCCY-01612 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
APECD024 XTC - Psonic Psunspot album art XTC As The Dukes Of Stratosphear XTC As The Dukes Of Stratosphear - Psonic Psunspot (Album) Ape House APECD024 UK 2009 Sell This Version
APECD023P XTC - 25 O'Clock album art XTC As The Dukes Of Stratosphear XTC As The Dukes Of Stratosphear - 25 O'Clock (Album, MiniAlbum) Ape House APECD023P UK 2009 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

VS 18812, VS 188 12 XTC - 3D • EP album art XTC 3D • EP (EP, Single) Virgin, Virgin VS 18812, VS 188 12 UK 1977 Sell This Version
K-7278 XTC - This Is Pop? album art XTC This Is Pop? (Single) Virgin K-7278 Australia 1978 Sell This Version

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February 7, 2019
edited 7 months ago
Almost twenty years ago I introduced a fellow Beatle-nut friend to XTC (who became suitably besotted with them) by playing him Side 2 of Oranges And Lemons and summarising the lay of the XTC land with this never-forgotten quip....”well Paul" I said "songwriting-wise it’s like this...if Colin Moulding is George Harrison, Andy Partridge is Lennon....AND McCartney.” Ha ha.
If George found it tough......


October 13, 2017
XTC have been with me since 1980, when Towers of London came out and I got Black Sea for Christmas and went to see them in Sheffield for the LP tour, just amazing and so so close to the studio sound, Andy Partridge for me is the best ever song and music writing of this generation.
Its a shame he after 1982 did not like the turing side 0f the industry, but he is not the only one, I still follow all of them and when I can get the cds by the groups which the members of XTC are now playing in or producing or writing for.

I am now trying to add to my large collection of XTC items, I have many mates who play guitar etc and to them the writing on English Settlement is the best they have done and this LP can not be touched by any group and i so agree.
It is funny that now it is 40 years since the first single, that a lot of young artists are looking to XTC as a band to copy or take from.
I have known of them for 37 years and still every day I have to put something on by them.
I hope this does not seem odd and that a lot get what am saying.
I do not play an instrument but have just loved the many many complex ways that the songs are formed.


Mark Best


March 4, 2011
Does anyone remember the name Beatles?? to the hell with them when i think about one of the greatest band ever around the world this 3 genious gathered in the late 70's a marvelous musique track by track a truly masterpiece of Band XTC could be nominated like the psychedelic insane version of Beatles and indeed they were indeed criminally ignored and under rated but despite of it they were perhaps the most succesful band in studio ever because they decided not touring anymore since 1982 due to stage fright people from Andy "Genius " Partridge but i was one of the lucky guys who saw them here in my country venezuela in 1981 playing here, an unforgetable moment when we didnt know yet what was about to come in the later years with this supreme band ,sometimes is such a relief of happines when i have in my ears music so gorgeous like this,thanks Andy for this marvelous treasure called music long life to XTC


January 6, 2007
edited over 15 years ago
A quintessentially English pop.rock band, writing beautifully crafted songs with wit and humour. It's said that they would have achieved far greater recogition and success than they did were it not for Andy Partridge's pathological stagefright that prevented the band from touring - the total number of their gigs can probably be counted on one hand. Almost criminally ignored and under-rated, which is a crying shame as they are undoubtedly one of the best bands Britain has produced.

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