Terry & The Lovemen

Terry & the Lovemen was a pseudonym employed by XTC for the track "The Good Things," a contribution to their own tribute album, A Testimonial Dinner: The Songs of XTC.

The name originated from the early stages of XTC's life where it was one of the original names planned for the band, but drummer Terry Chambers objected. It was also a working title for the 1980 album Black Sea.

Andy Partridge : “Terry and the Lovemen . . . are a group of fellows from Wiltshire and one from Liverpool, who are besotted with XTC. They just seem to take the band's career as a template to live by, (sounds unhealthy to me!) You've got to admit they do a pretty good job on the ‘sounds-alike’ scale. Their singer does a passable Colin and even manages to sound not unlike Dave and Andy in other places (weird). With dedication to duty like this, how could David Yazbek have refused them a place on the album. I hear they took their name from an ad in Japan for our album Black Sea. [The Japanese] jumped the gun and advertised it under the name of one of our ‘in’ jokes at the time, which was calling the record Terry and the Lovemen.”
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Terry & The Lovemen - A Testimonial Dinner - The Songs Of XTC album art Various The Good Things Various - A Testimonial Dinner - The Songs Of XTC (Album, Comp) Thirsty Ear US 1995 Sell This Version


TWAP010 Terry & The Lovemen - XTC (A Promotional 'Entree') album art Various The Good Things Various - XTC (A Promotional 'Entree')(CD, Promo, Smplr) TWA Records TWAP010 Australia 1996 Sell This Version


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May 22, 2019
This is a great Album to have in your artinary especially when your an XTC fan. What you get is other artists take on other XTC tracks and the track that carries the most weight is "The Good things" by Terry and the Love men, AKA XTC. The sound and clarity of this track is truly fantastic, with its melodic bass lines and guitar riffs. Colin and Andy are totally at there best when they sing together, very much like Colins track"King for a day" taken from Oranges and Lemons. Overall Testimonial Dinner is a great album to have.