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Subject: Chalkhills #108

                  Chalkhills, Number 108

                 Thursday, 4 October 1990
Today's Topics:
                dub experiments/xplaining
                   Re: Chalkhills #107
      Looking for XTC CDs (say it three times fast)
                   Re: Chalkhills #107

Date: Mon, 1 Oct 90 10:28:41 -0400
From: MC Radioactive Lobotomy Victim <>
Subject: dub experiments/xplaining

So, has anybody got a definitive list of what is stolen from where in
the Dub Experiments tracks?  "New Broom" has the drum track from
"Making Plans For Nigel."  "The Cairo" has lots of stuff from "Homo
Safari."  At least two of the songs have the drum track from

And what is this _Xplaining XTC_ thing?  It looks terribly interesting
- I must've missed the first time it was mentioned though.

Has anybody seen the Lilac Time album in America yet?

"the best thing that happened to me was a memory"


Date: Mon, 1 Oct 90 22:45:06 EDT
From: (Colm Mulcahy)
Subject: Re: Chalkhills #107

thanks fo typing in all that X_plaining XTC stuff !  nice job, and lots of
details in there i needed to know ...



Date: Wed, 3 Oct 90 11:08:45 -0700
From: Robert Dagnall <>
Subject: Looking for XTC CDs (say it three times fast)

	I am interested in acquiring the entire
collection of XTC CDs, but am having difficulty
finding some albums.  Has Skylarking been
released on CD?

	What companies market XTC?  And do the
products vary, e.g. are Geffen CDs better in
some way, or worse, than Virgin's rendition of
the same XTC album?

	Are any of the albums unavailable in CD
format?  Are there any that are available that
you'd advise leaving alone until they come out
with a remastered or otherwise improved version?

	Lastly, is anyone out there interested
in selling used/new XTC CDs?  Please email me
with what you have and your asking price.

	Thank you,
	Robert Dagnall


Date: Thu, 4 Oct 1990 11:34:44 PDT
From: John M. Relph <>
Subject: Re: Chalkhills #107

"Rain falls in gray far away..." <> says:

>A few weeks ago while listening to WFNX FM radio (Lynn/Boston, MA), Andy
>Partridge came on and said, "Hello, great FESTERING world out there,
>this is Andy Partridge..."
>Do you hear any interesting XTC radio blurbs in your area?

Here are a few XTC promo spots I've got on tape:

    Hello vegetable life.  This is Andy Partridge of XTC.  You
    are listening to the violent wonderful airwaves of KFJC,
    Los Altos Hills.  Stay on it.

    Hi folks.  This is Colin Moulding from English pop group
    XTC.  You're listening to KFJC, Los Altos Hills, The Wave.

    My mother called me Andy Partridge.  I'd like to warn you
    that the following noise, [slurps, pops, and other mouth,
    tongue and cheek noises], is because I'm in a Fit of XTC.

    This is Andy Partridge of XTC.  KFJC appears to be the
    radio station, Los Altos Hills appears to be the name of
    the parking lot involved, and be good to your goldfish.
    See ya then.

    This is Andy Partridge of English underwater blues
    psychadelic pop folk opera group XTC, warning you that you
    could be listening to KFJC, Los Altos Hills.  So cover
    your nostrils and stand by for the following announcement...

				. . .

Ben Zimmer <ZIMBENG@yalevm.bitnet> guesses for Rag 'n' Bones:

>Still no word on Rag 'n' Bones Buffet?  All I know is it'll have B-sides and
>rarities, so I figure it could have some from the following categories:
>1) Songs on Beeswax not yet released on CD: Pulsing Pulsing, Blame the
>Weather, Tissue Tigers, Punch and Judy, Heaven is Paved With Broken

Actually, both "Blame the Weather" and "Tissue Tigers (The Arguers)"
are on CD, on the _Senses Working Overtime_ UK CD-3.

>2) Other B-Sides not yet on CD: Strange Tales, Strange Tails, Officer Blue,
>Take This Town, Extrovert.

Yes, please.

>3) Demos, already released, possibly shaped up: Terrorism, Let's Make a Den,
>Find the Fox, The Troubles, Living in a Haunted Heart, The Good Things, ...
>Angry Young Men, Happy Families, My Paint Heroes.

"The Good Things", "Living in a Haunted Heart", "The World is Full of
Angry Young Men", and "My Paint Heroes" are on CD, on the _King for a
Day_ and _Mayor of Simpleton_ UK CD-3's.  Actually, "Angry Young Men"
is not a demo track, it's a fully fleshed-out studio recording.

>4) Unreleased demos: All of JV's Sketchbook, Pearl, Oh Little Baby, Monkeys in
>Human Skin Suits, Dream Down, Gangway for Electric Guitar, Blue Beret, etc.

It would be wonderful to get "Gangway Electric Guitar" on something
cleaner than an Nth generation tape.  I believe "Holding the Baby",
"Monkeys in Human Skin Suits", and "Pearl" aren't exactly demos proper
but were recorded live for a radio show.  After all, why would Andy
leave a chord screwup in the middle of a demo?

>5) Edits, mixes, live tracks.

Yeah, "Cockpit Dance Mixture" should have been included on the
_Explode Together_ disc.

It's probably going to be the remaining stuff from _Beeswax_ ("Pulsing
Pulsing", "Punch and Judy", "Heaven is Paved With Broken Glass"), The
Colonel's single, the Three Wise Men single, hopefully "Over Rusty
Water", the Phil Wainman "Ten Feet Tall", "Looking for Footprints",
"Strange Tales, Strange Tails", "Officer Blue", and hopefully

Some BBC tracks would be nice, and live stuff, too.  I don't know
about demo material.  How about "The History of Rock and Roll"?

	-- John


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