Label: Virgin - CDVX2129,Virgin - 724385065323,Virgin - 7243 8 50653 2 3 • Format: CD Album, Remastered, Reissue, Repress • Country: UK & Europe • Genre: Rock, Pop • Style: New Wave, Indie Rock
The present line-up of XTC was formed in Swindon, England early in when keyboards player Barry Andrew [ sic ] left and was replaced by guitarist Dave Gregory, formerly with local group Dean Gabber and his Gabberdines. Gregory, a friend of the band for several years, also plays keyboards when necessary.
Partridge, born in Malta, left school at 15, worked as a teaboy on a local newspaper, then attended the art department of a technical college, while learning to play guitar in his bedroom.
Moulding, a map fetishist, was a milkman's assistant, laborer and council worker, and lived on the same block as Partridge.
Chambers was suspended from school at the age of 15, for an incident that took place in a garage after the young man in question had ingested large quantities of cider.
He wanted to be a soccer player but settled for being a builder's merchant and then a lithographic printer. Beginning in their home town, the band soon built up a substantial following and arrived in London at the height of 's music explosion, causing unrest not by the empty rhetoric of many of their counterparts but by their humor, sharpness and vitality.
XTC A Different Room - Travis - Where You Stand widely regarded in the U. The band has already paid one brief visit to the U.
In the Reel By Reel - XTC - Drums And Wires this year they toured with considerable success in Australia and Japan. XTC will be returning to America in January, for an extensive tour and outbreaks of XTC all over the country are confidently expected.
For further information contact the Publicity I Need A New Mentor - Various - The Imaginary Zine Mix CD - 2012 Virgin Records Inc. Album mixed in 5. Blu-ray exclusive material includes: Numerous additional stereo and 5. Original U. Recorded at the Townhouse Studio, London, England. Produced by Steve Space Invader Lillywhite.
Engineered by Hugh Padgham. Originally released on 17 August in the U. Reached No. The Album Virgin U. The Album was rehearsed against all odds you know the sort of thing, no lavatory, complaining Chinese waiters from next door in the cellar of our managers ex-club and in a collapsing barn just outside of Harpoon Forever - Life-Size Cut-Out. It was recorded at the Townhouse Studios in Goldhawk Road, London against all odds blocked lavatories, complaining Ian Andersons from next door.
The man who entered a competition of the back of a chocolate fingers packet and assumed he'd win a holiday in Greece was the victim of a very cruel joke, the actual prize being the job of producer for a fortnight.
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