Chalkhills: The XTC Resource

Updated: 9 September 2023

Top Headlines

The 3 Clubmen: Aviatrix
April 23, 2023: The 3 Clubmen is Andy Partridge, Jen Olive, and Stu Rowe. The new single Aviatrix drops on June 30, 2023! Streaming everywhere... Antics abound!
Andy Partridge: My Failed Christmas Career Volume 1
September 4, 2022: Mr. Partridge returns with another volume in his continuing demo series. This volume is entitled My Failed Christmas Career - Volume 1, and is now available for pre-order. The EP will be released on 21 October 2022 on CD and 12-inch vinyl. One of the songs was recorded by The Monkees, but this EP includes the original demo version with lead vocals by Holly Partridge.
Andy Partridge: My Failed Songwriting Career Volume 2
February 27, 2022: Volume 2 of My Failed Songwriting Career is now available for pre-order, and will be released on 8 April 2022. These songs were written by Mr. Partridge for other artists, but were not used, and so he has recorded them and released them himself.
Colin Moulding: The Hardest Battle
May 23, 2021: Burning Shed announces Colin Moulding: The Hardest Battle, his first ever solo release (if you disregard the single by "The Colonel", that is). The EP contains two songs and an "exploratory demo". It is characterized as a tantalising glimpse into the creative process of one of the UK's finest songwriters. The EP will be released on 2 July 2021, pre-order now.
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Other News

June 3
Ilyes Kada would like to share this guitar tab that he's been working on (transcribed from the Steven Wilson instrumental mix). ¶ Joseph Taylor shared his “XTC, Curated” from SoundStage! Xperience.
March 25
Garry Fishpool gave a shot at deciphering the lyrics to Colin's “Car Out of Control” but we could use your help (and ears).
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Recent Site Updates

September 9, 2023: Songs - XTC: "You're the Wish (You Are) I Had", XTC: "Work", XTC: "Washaway", XTC: "War Dance", XTC: "Wake Up!", XTC: "Train Running Low on Soul Coal", XTC: "This World Over", XTC: "The Troubles", XTC: "The Everyday Story of Smalltown", XTC: "Shake You Donkey Up", XTC: "Seagulls Screaming Kiss Her, Kiss Her", XTC: "Reign of Blows (Vote No Violence!)", XTC: "Red Brick Dream", XTC: "I Remember the Sun", XTC: "I Bought Myself a Liarbird", XTC: "Blue Overall", XTC: "All You Pretty Girls", The Dukes of Stratosphear: "Shiny Cage", Andy Partridge: "Now We All Dead (It Doesn't Matter)", “Gangway, Electric Guitar Is Coming Through”, “Broomstick Rhythm”; Discography - XTC: The Big ExpressThe Surround Sound Series

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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 try to have a life) 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.
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