History Music / XTC

5th Jan '16 5:05:14 PM DavidDelony
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* LeadBassist: Colin Moulding.

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* LeadBassist: Colin Moulding. Although Partridge was officially the leader, Moulding penned the lion's share of the band's early hits, including "Making Plans for Nigel" and "Generals and Majors".
13th Dec '15 6:55:14 PM Mdumas43073
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* TheNounWhoVerbed: "The Man Who Murdered Love"
13th Dec '15 6:54:41 PM Mdumas43073
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* TheNounWhoVerbed: "The Man Who Murdered Love"
24th Oct '15 12:32:56 AM DavidDelony
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* {{Bowdlerization}}: The single version of "Respectable Street," with "abortion" changed to "absorption," "contraception" to "child prevention," and "sex position" to "proposition."

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* {{Bowdlerization}}: The single version of "Respectable Street," with "abortion" changed to "absorption," "contraception" to "child prevention," and "sex position" to "proposition."" Creator/TheBBC still wouldn't play it because the song contained the word "Sony," which could be construed as an advertisement.
24th Oct '15 12:30:47 AM DavidDelony
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* ''English Settlement'' (1982) - Last album with Terry Chambers.
* ''Mummer'' (1983) - NewSoundAlbum, marked their definitive break with [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]]. Drums here were handled by Peter Phipps, who also worked with Music/{{Eurythmics}} and Music/GaryGlitter.

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* ''English Settlement'' (1982) - Last full album with Terry Chambers.
* ''Mummer'' (1983) - NewSoundAlbum, marked their definitive break with [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]]. Drums here were handled by Peter Phipps, who also worked with Music/{{Eurythmics}} and Music/GaryGlitter. Terry Chambers played on three tracks before leaving the band.
24th Oct '15 12:29:04 AM DavidDelony
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[[caption-width-right:350:XTC circa 1986. Left to right: David Gregory, Andy Partridge and Colin Moulding]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:XTC circa 1986.1989. Left to right: David Gregory, Andy Partridge and Colin Moulding]]
20th Aug '15 6:33:50 PM BadSplice
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* RevolvingDoorBand: After Terry Chambers left, the remaining members recruited a new drummer for every album.

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* RevolvingDoorBand: [[RevolvingDoorBand Revolving Drummer Band]]: After Terry Chambers left, the remaining members recruited a new drummer for every album.album, to the point where fans called the band members Andy, Colin, David and "The Drummer".
20th Aug '15 6:28:58 PM BadSplice
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Once Chambers left, the group completely changed their style, with the dreamy, pastoral folk-rock of ''Mummer'' serving as arguable NewSoundAlbum. From that point on XTC became a full-blown PsychedelicRock band, taking production cues from Music/TheBeatles (and BeachBoys), jangly guitars from TheByrds and idiosyncratic, humorous lyrics critical of society from TheKinks. Soon afterwards, XTC recorded the album commonly regarded as their masterpiece, ''Skylarking''. Besides critical accolades, ''Skylarking'' managed to gain them a controversial hit single as well, the Beatlesque rock of "Dear God", where Partridge basically embarked on a long NayTheist SmiteMeOMightySmiter rant, railing against [[GodIsEvil God's horrendous, callous treatment of humanity]]. God was so incensed by Mr. Partridge's display of testicular virility that he personally purchased 250.000 copies of ''Skylarking''.

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Once Chambers left, the group completely changed their style, with the dreamy, pastoral folk-rock of ''Mummer'' serving as arguable NewSoundAlbum. From that point on XTC became a full-blown PsychedelicRock band, taking production cues from Music/TheBeatles (and BeachBoys), jangly guitars from TheByrds and idiosyncratic, humorous lyrics critical of society from TheKinks. Soon afterwards, XTC recorded the album commonly regarded as their masterpiece, ''Skylarking''. Besides critical accolades, ''Skylarking'' managed to gain them a controversial hit single as well, the Beatlesque rock of "Dear God", where Partridge basically embarked on a long NayTheist SmiteMeOMightySmiter rant, railing against [[GodIsEvil God's horrendous, callous treatment of humanity]]. God was so incensed by Mr. Partridge's display of testicular virility that he personally purchased 250.000 250,000 copies of ''Skylarking''.
17th Aug '15 1:20:26 PM DavidDelony
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* {{Retraux}}: Their material as The Dukes of Stratosphear.

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* {{Retraux}}: {{Retraux}}:
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Their material as The Dukes of Stratosphear.Stratosphear.
** The cover of ''Oranges And Lemons'', based on a radio station poster my Milton Glaser, is done in the style of a late '60s album.
2nd Aug '15 4:11:15 PM DavidDelony
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* RevolvingDoorBand: After Terry Chambers left, the remaining members recruited a new drummer for every album.
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