Author Topic: The "XTC are really really good" thread  (Read 59781 times)

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Re: The "XTC are really really good" thread
« Reply #840 on: October 23, 2019, 08:40:57 PM »
I got Sir John Johns'.  The surround mix is fucking ace: exactly as loony as you'd want a psychedelic mix to be.  I find most surround mixes far too conservative and respectful to the stereo mixes.  This one needed to be off its tits.  And it is.  Cracking stuff.

I have the bluray /instrumentals as a separate mp3 download if you need them please pm me ok

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Re: The "XTC are really really good" thread
« Reply #841 on: November 09, 2019, 05:29:22 PM »
What Makes This Song Great? Ep.76 XTC

Rick Beato and Tim Jellyfish unpick Mayor of Simpleton.

Great to hear all the individual parts isolated (though the programmed "drums" sound comically like plastic crud on their own!)

Got to be one of the best bass lines ever that - proggily complicated, but sounding totally natural for the song.
« Last Edit: November 09, 2019, 05:41:19 PM by daf »

Re: The "XTC are really really good" thread
« Reply #842 on: November 09, 2019, 05:44:18 PM »
I do like WMTSG, but they do seem to cover a lot of songs that I don't consider great.
This is a happy exception.

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Re: The "XTC are really really good" thread
« Reply #843 on: November 10, 2019, 01:00:09 PM »
Very enjoyable to hear the individual tracks, but didn’t really notice them attempting to answer the question ‘what makes this song great?’. Seemed more like an exercise in breaking down the individual parts than evaluating the whole.

‘Why is this song great?’

‘Well, all the parts are really complicated, melodic and sound amazing’

‘Ok, cheers mate’

Re: The "XTC are really really good" thread
« Reply #844 on: November 10, 2019, 10:48:40 PM »
Yeah, would have been nice if they'd at least mentioned Dave Gregory by name when enthusing on the guitar parts. Did they even namecheck Colin?

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Re: The "XTC are really really good" thread
« Reply #845 on: November 11, 2019, 01:57:40 PM »


Happy Birthday today to Andy Partridge - 66 years young


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Re: The "XTC are really really good" thread
« Reply #846 on: November 19, 2019, 03:43:34 PM »
Anyone enter the convention poster competition? I emailed asking for advice on the whole vector image thing and never heard back so never really bothered. Will be interesting to see the entries though.

Absolutely loving the Dukes set. As always, worth it for the instrumentals alone, the usual headphones on/hearing all these little details or chords I'd never quite managed to pick out and just grinning like an idiot , talented bastards.
Vanishing Girl is an absolute joy and surprising how sparse the arrangement actually is without all the voices over it.

Enjoyed the booklet too, some interesting stuff in there, going to have to give that Partridge/Leckie chat on YouTube another listen as well