XTC

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Formed: Swindon, Wiltshire, United Kingdom, active 1975-2006. From the ashes of the band The Helium Kidz.
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. Regular line-up was Andy Partridge (guitar & vocals), Colin Moulding (bass & vocals), Barry Andrews (keyboards, left in 1979), Dave Gregory (guitar & keyboards) and Terry Chambers (drums, left in 1983).
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2933 758 Go 2 — XTC XTC Go 2 (Album, EP) Virgin 2933 758 Greece 1978 Sell This Version
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L 36680, L-36,680 White Music — XTC XTC White Music (Album) Virgin, Virgin L 36680, L-36,680 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
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CN 3145/S In Concert-179 — XTC XTC / Frankie Miller XTC / Frankie Miller - In Concert-179(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 3145/S UK 1978 Sell This Version
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3222 785 Drums And Wires — XTC XTC Drums And Wires (Single, Album, EP) Virgin 3222 785 France 1979 Sell This Version
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VR-1-1000, 2394 291 Black Sea — XTC XTC Black Sea (Album) Virgin VR-1-1000, 2394 291 US 1980 Sell This Version
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CN 3742/S In Concert-246 — XTC XTC In Concert-246 (Album) BBC Transcription Services CN 3742/S UK 1981 Sell This Version
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VC 2223 English Settlement — XTC XTC English Settlement (Album) Virgin VC 2223 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
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V 2264 Mummer — XTC XTC Mummer (Album) Virgin V 2264 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
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TCV-2325 The Big Express — XTC XTC The Big Express (Album) Virgin TCV-2325 New Zealand 1984 Sell This Version
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M5G 24117, GEF M5G 24117 Skylarking — XTC XTC Skylarking (Album) Virgin M5G 24117, GEF M5G 24117 US 1986 Sell This Version
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WBMS 146 The Skylarking Interview With Andy Partridge — XTC XTC The Skylarking Interview With Andy Partridge(LP, Promo, Transcription) Geffen Records WBMS 146 US 1986 Sell This Version
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CDVT2581 Oranges & Lemons — XTC XTC Oranges & Lemons (Album, Maxi) Virgin CDVT2581 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
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CDV 2699, CDV 2699 V5 Nonsuch — XTC XTC Nonsuch (Album) Virgin, Virgin CDV 2699, CDV 2699 V5 Argentina 1992 Sell This Version
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none Demos — XTC XTC Demos(Cass, Advance, Dem) Not On Label (XTC Self-released) none UK 1995 Sell This Version
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none More XTC Demos — XTC XTC More XTC Demos(Cass, S/Sided, Advance, Dem) Not On Label (XTC Self-released) none UK 1995 Sell This Version
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PCCY-01415 Homespun — XTC XTC Homespun (Album) Cooking Vinyl PCCY-01415 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
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COOK CD 172 P Apple Venus Volume 1 — XTC XTC Apple Venus Volume 1 (Album) Cooking Vinyl COOK CD 172 P UK & Europe 1998 Sell This Version
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TVT 3260-2A Wasp Star (Apple Venus Volume 2) — XTC XTC Wasp Star (Apple Venus Volume 2) (Album) Cooking Vinyl TVT 3260-2A US 2000 Sell This Version
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IDEA 004 Homegrown — XTC XTC Homegrown (Album) Idea Records IDEA 004 UK 2001 Sell This Version
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PCCY 01613 Waspstrumental — XTC XTC Waspstrumental (Album) Idea Records PCCY 01613 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
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PCCY-01612 Instruvenus — XTC XTC Instruvenus (Album) Idea Records PCCY-01612 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
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APECD024 Psonic Psunspot — XTC XTC As The Dukes Of Stratosphear XTC As The Dukes Of Stratosphear - Psonic Psunspot (Album, Comp) Ape House APECD024 UK 2009 Sell This Version
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APECD023P 25 O'Clock — XTC 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
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Singles & EPs

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

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flowerbed

flowerbed

February 7, 2019
edited about 1 year 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......
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markybest

markybest

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.

Cheers.

Mark Best
Sheffield
UK
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AtraxMorgue

AtraxMorgue

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
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junkmale

junkmale

January 6, 2007
edited over 16 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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