Author Topic: The "XTC are really really good" thread  (Read 52077 times)

Brundle-Fly

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Re: The "XTC are really really good" thread
« Reply #810 on: May 18, 2019, 06:26:01 PM »
Fuck them!

No Thugs In Our House is one of the most articulate statements against racism and violent neo-Nazi actions in pop music.

Some wanker tweeted something like "Oh dear, it seems Andy had Graham's pamphlets in his drawer all along".  As Danny Baker said, "Why would I suddenly reveal myself as this phantom racist after all these years?

Crabwalk

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Re: The "XTC are really really good" thread
« Reply #811 on: July 04, 2019, 10:53:06 PM »
Just a heads up that the TC&I live album, gleaned from their run at Swindon Arts Centre, is available for pre-order:

https://burningshed.com/tcandi_naked-flames_cd?filter_name=Tc&i&filter_sub_category=true

Tracklist:

1. Say It
2. Ten Feet Tall
3. Scatter Me
4. Wonderland
5. Grass
6. The Meeting Place
7. Bungalow
8. Big Day
9. Standing In For Joe
10. Generals and Majors
11. Making Plans For Nigel
12. Statue Of Liberty
13. Life Begins At The Hop

That’s about half of the songs they played each night.

non capisco

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Re: The "XTC are really really good" thread
« Reply #812 on: July 05, 2019, 12:31:26 AM »
Crabwalk, if we ever meet again on an occasion when I'm not just about to be overcome by the delayed effects of food poisoning then we shall bollock on about XTC.

Re: The "XTC are really really good" thread
« Reply #813 on: July 05, 2019, 08:10:57 AM »
Just a heads up that the TC&I live album, gleaned from their run at Swindon Arts Centre, is available for pre-order:

https://burningshed.com/tcandi_naked-flames_cd?filter_name=Tc&i&filter_sub_category=true

Tracklist:

1. Say It
2. Ten Feet Tall
3. Scatter Me
4. Wonderland
5. Grass
6. The Meeting Place
7. Bungalow
8. Big Day
9. Standing In For Joe
10. Generals and Majors
11. Making Plans For Nigel
12. Statue Of Liberty
13. Life Begins At The Hop

That’s about half of the songs they played each night.

That's some collection of songs though.
I wonder if an official Moulding compilation* has ever been on the cards?



*'Colin Occupants of Interplanetary Craft'?

Crabwalk

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Re: The "XTC are really really good" thread
« Reply #814 on: July 05, 2019, 09:07:53 AM »
Crabwalk, if we ever meet again on an occasion when I'm not just about to be overcome by the delayed effects of food poisoning then we shall bollock on about XTC.

I look forward to the prospect, and will withhold violent anecdotes just in case.

Crabwalk

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Re: The "XTC are really really good" thread
« Reply #815 on: July 05, 2019, 09:12:20 AM »
That's some collection of songs though.

For reference, here's the full setlist they played each night, with songs missing from the live album in bold:

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Say It
Day in Day Out
That Is the Way

Ten Feet Tall
Greatness
Scatter Me
Wonderland
Where Did the Ordinary People Go?
Grass
The Meeting Place
Sacrificial Bonfire
War Dance
Big Day
Bungalow
The Smartest Monkeys
Cynical Days
Kenny

Ball and Chain
King for a Day
Standing In for Joe
Generals and Majors
Making Plans for Nigel
Statue of Liberty
Life Begins At The Hop

I'm surprised Sacrificial Bonfire, Smartest Monkeys and Ball & Chain didn't make it, as I remember them being especially good. They rearranged King for a Day quite a bit, which I wasn't that keen on, so less surprised by its omission.

Not complaining though, as I wondered whether this would ever see the light of day after Colin pulling the plug on TC&I so suddenly.

Artie Fufkin

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Re: The "XTC are really really good" thread
« Reply #816 on: July 05, 2019, 09:15:34 AM »
That's some collection of songs though.
I wonder if an official Moulding compilation* has ever been on the cards?



*'Colin Occupants of Interplanetary Craft'?

Colin All The Heroes

Re: The "XTC are really really good" thread
« Reply #817 on: July 05, 2019, 10:11:03 AM »
Moulding Old Dough?

Absorb the anus burn

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Re: The "XTC are really really good" thread
« Reply #818 on: July 05, 2019, 10:35:24 AM »
Moulding Old Dough?

Fizzy Mouldings.

purlieu

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Re: The "XTC are really really good" thread
« Reply #819 on: July 05, 2019, 11:49:03 AM »
He's walked that fine line between stridently anti-authoritarian and conspiraloon for a long time now, and has been gradually falling over the wrong side of it. I'm only thankful Captain Sensible isn't on social media much, otherwise he'd be doing the same.

Brundle-Fly

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Re: The "XTC are really really good" thread
« Reply #820 on: July 05, 2019, 02:47:42 PM »
He's walked that fine line between stridently anti-authoritarian and conspiraloon for a long time now, and has been gradually falling over the wrong side of it. I'm only thankful Captain Sensible isn't on social media much, otherwise he'd be doing the same.

Who Colin?

purlieu

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Re: The "XTC are really really good" thread
« Reply #821 on: July 05, 2019, 03:01:54 PM »
I somehow missed all the Colin posts and was talking about that Andy stuff from months ago. I'm good at this message board malarky, me.


Artie Fufkin

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Re: The "XTC are really really good" thread
« Reply #823 on: August 05, 2019, 09:45:39 AM »
Just pre-ordered this :

daf

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Re: The "XTC are really really good" thread
« Reply #824 on: August 05, 2019, 10:39:16 AM »
Yeah, meant to mention this when I got the burning shed email a couple of days ago.

Here's the link - https://burningshed.com/store/ape/artists-ape/andy-partridge

Both XTC and Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians were my absolute top bands in the mid-80s, so this is like my teenage dream mash-up.

Went for the vinyl & CD bundle - the postage is flippin' outrageous though (more than the cost of the CD on it's own), . . . still, at least you know the artist get a good whack out of it by buying from that site.
« Last Edit: August 05, 2019, 11:34:38 AM by daf »

Artie Fufkin

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Re: The "XTC are really really good" thread
« Reply #825 on: August 05, 2019, 11:14:25 AM »
Yeah, I almost went for the cd & Black Sea vinyl, but resisted.


Great story, huh?

Brundle-Fly

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Re: The "XTC are really really good" thread
« Reply #826 on: August 05, 2019, 11:57:05 PM »
Yeah, meant to mention this when I got the burning shed email a couple of days ago.

Here's the link - https://burningshed.com/store/ape/artists-ape/andy-partridge

Both XTC and Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians were my absolute top bands in the mid-80s, so this is like my teenage dream mash-up.


It's about bloody time!

Crabwalk

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Re: The "XTC are really really good" thread
« Reply #827 on: August 28, 2019, 12:27:16 AM »
Wow, Steve Tilling has let slip that Colin and Terry asked Dave to join them for the TC&I Swindon shows and Dave said no.

https://dwbullock.blogspot.com/2019/08/a-visit-to-pub-with-steve-tilling.html?m=1

Rich Uncle Skeleton

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Re: The "XTC are really really good" thread
« Reply #828 on: September 04, 2019, 01:34:18 PM »
In case anyone hasn't seen it yet the next Steven Wilson set is the dukes! separate vinyl reissues too.

I hoped any future reissue would have a crack at a mono mix too but definitely all over this one!

I remember someone saying or quoting partridge (in this thread?) a while ago that remixing these was unlikely so I'm very pleased with this. The dukes are well up my list of favourite XTC stuff and it'll be good to finally OWN a copy haha

Artie Fufkin

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Re: The "XTC are really really good" thread
« Reply #829 on: September 04, 2019, 02:14:59 PM »
Just pre-ordered this :

This has been shipped to me today.....

Artie Fufkin

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Re: The "XTC are really really good" thread
« Reply #830 on: September 04, 2019, 02:15:42 PM »
In case anyone hasn't seen it yet the next Steven Wilson set is the dukes! separate vinyl reissues too.
Oooh, yus please !!

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Re: The "XTC are really really good" thread
« Reply #831 on: September 04, 2019, 02:25:15 PM »
if I ever tell you I'm sick of this, come round here & shoot me, I'm done.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06gsX59kTBo