X.T.C

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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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XTC - 3D • EP album art XTC 3D • EP (EP) Virgin, Virgin UK 1977 Sell This Version
XTC - Science Friction album art XTC Science Friction (Single) Virgin New Zealand 1977 Sell This Version
none XTC - Presented Free By Record Mirror album art Various Traffic Light Rock Presented Free By Record Mirror(7", Comp) Virgin, Record Mirror none UK 1977 Sell This Version
none XTC - The State Disco Party / Untitled album art Various Traffic Light Rock The State Disco Party / Untitled(2x7", EP) State Records (3), Virgin none UK 1977 Sell This Version
XTC - This Is Pop? album art XTC This Is Pop? (Single) Virgin Australia 1978 Sell This Version
XTC - Hope & Anchor Front Row Festival album art Various I'm Bugged and 1 more… Hope & Anchor Front Row Festival (Comp) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records UK 1978 Sell This Version
XTC - Go 2 album art XTC Go 2 (Album) Virgin Greece 1978 Sell This Version
XTC - Go+ album art XTC Go+ (EP) Virgin UK 1978 Sell This Version
XTC - Guillotine album art Various Traffic Light Rock Guillotine (Comp) Virgin New Zealand 1978 Sell This Version
XTC - Statue Of Liberty album art XTC Statue Of Liberty (Single) Virgin Japan 1978 Sell This Version
XTC - White Music album art XTC White Music (Album) Virgin, Virgin Australia 1978 Sell This Version
XTC - Are You Receiving Me? album art XTC Are You Receiving Me? (Single) Virgin, Virgin UK 1978 Sell This Version
RM BURG 1 XTC - Record Mirror Half Pounder album art Various Radios In Motion Record Mirror Half Pounder(LP, Comp) Virgin, Record Mirror RM BURG 1 UK 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
IMP SAM 6 XTC - Wish You Were Hear (Jem Import Sampler NO. 6) album art Various This Is Pop Wish You Were Hear (Jem Import Sampler NO. 6)(LP, Promo, Smplr) Jem Records, Inc. IMP SAM 6 US 1978 Sell This Version
VD2508, VD 2508 XTC - Dead On Arrival album art Various Radios In Motion Dead On Arrival(2xLP, Comp, Lim) Virgin, Virgin VD2508, VD 2508 UK 1978 Sell This Version
NICE 1 XTC - Catch A Wave album art Various Statue Of Liberty Catch A Wave(2x10", Comp, Gat) Not On Label NICE 1 Scandinavia 1978 Sell This Version
XTC - Making Plans For Nigel album art XTC Making Plans For Nigel (Single) Virgin Germany 1979 Sell This Version
XTC - Video Stars album art Various Making Plans For Nigel Video Stars (Comp) K-Tel UK 1979 Sell This Version
XTC - Hit Singles 4 album art Various Making Plans For Nigel (as X.T.C.) Hit Singles 4 (Comp) RSB (2), RSB (2) Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
XTC - Ten Feet Tall album art XTC Ten Feet Tall (Single) Virgin US 1979 Sell This Version
XTC - Drums And Wires album art XTC Drums And Wires (Single, Album, Comp, EP) Virgin, Virgin France 1979 Sell This Version
XTC - Life Begins At The Hop album art XTC Life Begins At The Hop (Single) Virgin UK 1979 Sell This Version
XTC - Hot Tracks album art Various Life Begins At The Hop Hot Tracks (Album, Comp) K-Tel UK 1979 Sell This Version
Promo 12 XTC - The Ariola Hitsingles October - December '79 album art Various Makin' Plans For Nigel The Ariola Hitsingles October - December '79(LP, Comp, Promo) Ariola Promo 12 Netherlands 1979 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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