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September 23, 2018: Andy Partridge, a life-long fan of The Monkees, has written the opening track for their forthcoming holiday album, Christmas Party. The song is “Unwrap You At Christmas”. The album is available for pre-order, to be released on October 12, 2018.
May 24, 2018: Andy Partridge made recordings in his newly upgraded shed of Syd Barrett's “Apples & Oranges” and Neil Innes' “Humanoid Boogie”. Mr. Partridge has released these recordings on a four track (both songs in stereo and mono) double-A side 10" vinyl EP in a picture sleeve. The EP is a limited edition of 1,396 copies, available exclusively at Burning Shed. Pre-order now for a June 28, 2018, release.

Ape House News

September 29, 2017: BLACK SEA now in 5.1
March 8, 2017: POWERS RETURNED
December 3, 2016: XTC SHIRTS AU GO GO
October 17, 2016: SKYLARKING NOW IN 5.1

Chalkhills is a web resource dedicated to XTC (the now defunct band). Peruse Chalkhills to find a wealth of information about XTC, their music and recordings, and much more.

Chalkhills was created by me, John Relph, and is infrequently updated (I am often busy with other things) so check back often. Chalkhills was the longest extant XTC mailing list, created in April 1989 as an offshoot of the venerable Love-Hounds list and killed off (in a bizarre kitchen accident, of course) in August 2014. Chalkhills is the longest extant XTC web site, first hacked together in May 1994, although FTP archives were first made available in April 1991.

Other News

September 23
Graeme Wong See contributed “Colin Moulding: XTC's Backroom Boy” from the
July 4
Lee Neumann contributed updated chords for “The Ugly Underneath”. ¶ Marshall Gooch reviewed Andy Partridge's new Apples & Oranges / Humanoid Boogie single.
July 1
Dan Pinder sent in tablature for the chords and solo to “You and the Clouds Will Still Be Beautiful”.

Recent Site Updates

September 23, 2018: Press - “Colin Moulding: XTC's Backroom Boy”, Bass Player, April 1999, “NEWS: XTC's Colin Moulding and Terry Chambers return to the stage after 36 years”, The Big Takeover, July 30, 2018, “INTERVIEW: Colin Moulding on XTC, TC&I, upcoming gigs and more!”, The Sound of the Crowd, August 11, 2018
September 22, 2018: Discography - The Monkees: Christmas Party, Peter Blegvad: The Peter Blegvad Bandbox
August 12, 2018: Discography - TC&I: Great Aspirations

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