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Formed: Swindon, Wiltshire, United Kingdom, active 1977-2005.
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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virginpromo 3 XTC - Virgin Promo 3 album art Various Grass Various - Virgin Promo 3(Cass, Album, Comp, Ltd, Mixed, Smplr) Virgin Scandinavia AB virginpromo 3 Sweden 1986 Sell This Version
TCD 008 XTC - Music Lovers Choice Volume 8 (Essential Collection) album art Various Chalkhills And Children Various - Music Lovers Choice Volume 8 (Essential Collection)(CD, Ltd, Mixed, Promo, Smplr) Technics TCD 008 UK 1989 Sell This Version
none XTC - E-Ticket Ride album art DJ Subatomic Somnambulist DJ Subatomic - E-Ticket Ride(Cass, Comp, Mixed) Golos Solntsa none Russia 1997 Sell This Version
MFMM CD 220 XTC - Mastermix Issue 220 album art Various Making Plans For Nigel Various - Mastermix Issue 220(2xCD, Comp, Mixed, P/Mixed) Music Factory MFMM CD 220 UK 2004 Sell This Version
none XTC - Bunnyrabbits, Jesus, Cheese, And Easter - The Neon Bunny Experiment album art Various Stupidly Happy and 1 more… Various - Bunnyrabbits, Jesus, Cheese, And Easter - The Neon Bunny Experiment(CD, Comp, Mixed) Not On Label none US 2005 Sell This Version
none XTC - Sequenced & Edited By Minotaur Shock Mix CD #1 album art Minotaur Shock Wake Up Minotaur Shock - Sequenced & Edited By Minotaur Shock Mix CD #1(CDr, Comp, Mixed, Promo) 4AD none UK 2005 Sell This Version
Issue 231 XTC - Mastermix Issue 231 album art Various Senses Working Overtime (Uk Number 10, 1982) Various - Mastermix Issue 231(2xCD, Comp, Mixed, P/Mixed) Music Factory Issue 231 UK 2005 Sell This Version
FREDPROMO01 XTC - The Triptych Promo 01 album art Fred Deakin A Dictionary Of Modern Marriage Fred Deakin - The Triptych Promo 01(CD, Mixed, Promo, Smplr) Family Recordings (3) FREDPROMO01 UK 2006 Sell This Version
none XTC - Buzz Clippin' album art Mikey Beats Dear God Mikey Beats - Buzz Clippin'(CD, Mixed) Sleeping Giant Music none US 2007 Sell This Version
PersonalPlaylist175 Christ. I'm Bugged Christ. - Ten Tracks That I Would Play My Four Month Old Baby Daughter(10xFile, MP3, Mixed, 128) MusicVictim PersonalPlaylist175 Spain 2008
none XTC - Wawe Days album art Rrimöykk The Somnambulist Rrimöykk - Wawe Days(File, MP3, Mixed) Not On Label none Finland 2011
CD1221 XTC - Grandmaster Teenage Kicks 2 album art Various Making Plans For Nigel Various - Grandmaster Teenage Kicks 2(CD, Comp, Mixed) Music Factory CD1221 UK 2012 Sell This Version
2 Various Living Through Another Cuba Various - The Audio Archivist # 2(File, MP3, Mixed) The Audio Archivist 2 Canada 2015
dpi68 XTC - Newwavemix #2 album art DJ Dust (3) Making Plans For Nigel DJ Dust (3) - Newwavemix #2(CDr, Album, Mixed, Unofficial) Misadventures In Media dpi68 UK 2017 Sell This Version
none XTC - The Pop Mix album art Unknown Artist Making Plans For Nigel Unknown Artist - The Pop Mix(CDr, Mixed, Promo, Unofficial) Not On Label none Unknown Sell This Version

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flowerbed

flowerbed

February 7, 2019
edited 4 months ago
Almost twenty years ago I introduced a Beatle co-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 band with this never-forgotten quip....”well Paul, 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......
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
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
junkmale

junkmale

January 6, 2007
edited over 12 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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