March 15, 2020: Futureman Records released Garden of Earthly Delights - An XTC
on March 6, 2020. All proceeds from the project will
benefit The Wild Honey Foundation. The 2 CD set includes 32 tracks, the digital
download includes an additional 17 tracks! Performers include Pop 4, The Corner
Laughers, Paul Myers, The Anderson Council, Corin Ashley and Cliff Hillis, and
many others. "Thanks to everyone involved, we think you're going to enjoy!"
September 2, 2019: Psurroundabout Ride
gathers all of The Dukes
of Stratosphear's material on a CD/Blu-Ray pset, with both of the band's albums
plus 2 extra tracks, remixed in pstereo and 5.1 psurround by Steven Wilson
(approved by Andy Partridge). Originally produced by John Leckie (Swami Anand
Nagara) and The Dukes, the set includes a CD with all tracks in stereo, plus a
Blu-Ray containing all 19 songs in their original mixes in hi-res stereo, new
mixes of 18 songs in hi-res stereo and 5.1 surround plus a final song up-mixed
to surround using the Penteo audio system, and complete demos from both albums
& instrumental versions of album songs in hi-res stereo. Pre-order now, the
set will be released on 18 October 2019 (delayed due to manufacturing issues
with the 200g vinyl).
August 3, 2019: Robyn Hitchcock
and Andy Partridge
sat down for “tea and a
chat, followed by some — typically for both — fine pop song
writing, recording, mixing, a celebratory glass of wine and a trip to a
restaurant for a curry and a pint of beer. . . all traditions as
English in their longevity as the day they arrived on these shores from
somewhere else.” The result of this meeting of the mynahs is Planet England
, a four-song EP, which will be
available from Burning Shed in September. “. . . a unique
coupling on dazzling form.”
September 30, 2018: Leslie Gooch writes, "Do you love XTC? [XTC: This is Pop
] is a
documentary every fan should see, and one you'll want to show to non fans as
well. Only available by streaming via subscription channels, and an occasional
television airing, this petition
is an attempt to prove enough interest to get
a Blu-ray or DVD made and available for purchase. Please add your name if you
would be interested in a copy of this fantastic documentary."
Ape House News
October 10, 2018: CLASSIC XTC VINYL RELEASES
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
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.
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
“Shut your wretched pie trap, you ridiculous
Ali Sueoka submitted chords for “Work
”. "Keep your fingers busy / Mentally or physically. . ."
¶ Ali also sent in a transcription of the background vocal of “I Don't Want To Be Here"
”, to help us copy the band.
Mike Wilson humbly submits an update to the existing tabs for “No Thugs
Thanks to Bernard for his generous donation!
¶ Keith Morris recently recorded a cover version of “Washaway
”, and in the process made charts and tabs
Keith Morris made an attempt at a chord chart (sorry, no tab) for “Turn Me On, Deadman
¶ Ali Sueoka, a college student in Japan, made some tabs for the song “The Good Things
Recent Site Updates
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