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                  Chalkhills, Number 115

                 Friday, 2 November 1990
Today's Topics:
           The Second Chalkhills Reader Survey
              Where are all the XTC b-sides?
               Extrovert and somethin' else
                   dilemma, da theorem
                    More B-sides on CD
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Date: Thu, 1 Nov 1990 11:12:47 PST
From: John M. Relph <chalkhills-request@chalkhills.org>
Subject: The Second Chalkhills Reader Survey

The Second Chalkhills Survey
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Please choose up to five answers to each question, best first.

  1.  Favourite song
  2.  Favourite song title
  3.  Favourite song released as a single
        (A-side)
  4.  Favourite 7", 12", or CD single sleeve/artwork
  5.  Favourite single
        (the entire package: songs, artwork, etc.)

  6.  Favourite Partridge song
  7.  Favourite Moulding song
  8.  Favourite lyrical phrase
        (a few words, a line or two)

  9.  Favourite album
        (including compilations)
  10. Favourite album title
  11. Favourite album cover/artwork

  12. Favourite solo
        (guitar, harmonica, keyboard, etc.)
  13. Favourite B-side not originally on an album
        (not counting later appearances on compilations)
  14. Best album track that wasn't issued as a single
        (and should have been)
  15. Best B-side that wasn't on an album
        (and should have been)
  16. Favourite demo track
        (including B-side demos, _Jules Verne's Sketchbook_ tracks, etc.)

  17. Favourite video
        (including The Dukes)
  18. Fave Dukes of Stratosphear song
  19. Your most valued recording (and why)
        (the one that is the most important for any reason, for example,
         special meanings, fave songs, artwork, rarity, monetary value, etc.)
  20. Favourite solo effort by a member of XTC
        (The Colonel, Mr. Partridge, etc.)
  21. Favourite guest appearance by a member of XTC
        (on some other artist's recording)

  22. Best radio station and/or program for hearing XTC

  23. When you first heard XTC
        (try to give a year, e.g., 1984, rather than, e.g., 5 years ago)
  24. When you first became a fan

"None" is a valid answer (to all but questions 23 and 24) and will be
counted just as any other answer.

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Send your answers and opinions to "<chalkhills-request@chalkhills.org>".
Make sure to set the subject of your message to "XTC SURVEY".
The deadline for the survey is 1 December 1990.

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From: The Man Who Invented Himself <stewarte@sco.com>
Subject: Where are all the XTC b-sides?
Date: Thu, 1 Nov 90 12:49:19 PST

    From: Mitch@umass.bitnet
    Subject: Where are all the XTC b-sides?

    After getting R&BB, I was curious as to exactly where which B-sides
    were located on CD's, so I dug out an old discography and went through
    picking out non-LP tracks and determining which CD they were on. Here's
    what I came up with. Please let me know if I missed anything!

[ Exhaustive list mostly deleted ]

    Respectable Street (live) - NA

Are you talking about the "Urgh!" version?  If so, it is available on
CD -- an unfortunately edited version of "Urgh!" having been released
on the shiniest of all recording media.  Several songs are criminally
omitted, but at least XTC survived the cut.

    Boy, wouldn't those misc. live tracks make a nice disc?

Sure would...heck, if there's enough of a market for "Explode
Together" to be worth Virgin's while, a live album's gotta be a
winner, financially speaking...

-- Stewart
                                   Never satisfied,
                                        Mitch

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Date: Fri, 2 Nov 90 11:09:02 CST
From: oconnor!siouxsie!jtl@oddjob.uchicago.edu (Joe Lynn)
Subject: Extrovert and somethin' else

Last night, I decided to find out if my memory was really
failing or if the _R&BB_ version of "Extrovert" really
differs from the Geffen 12-inch version (B-side of "Dear God").

Well, the mystery has been solved, and they are *exactly the same*.
I start the medication on Monday.

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While I agree that "Countdown to Christmas Party Time" and Nick
Lowe's "Breaking Glass" are different types of songs, I still
think the "piano-over-guitar" effect is very similar (and pretty cool)
in both songs.  One song still makes me think of the other.

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I just noticed that Warner Bros. has put _Skylarking_ in the
budget category ($9.99 for the CD at Sound Warehouse in Chicago):
maybe this will bring more folks into the fold!

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And finally...

I have an extra copy of the _Black Sea_ CD in my collection.
This version was pressed in West Germany as Virgin CDV 2173.
The matrix area on the disc says "Mastered by Nimbus"
(which I realize many Euro- and Anglo-Virgin CDs carry).

I'll part with it for 'best offer' sent to:
oconnor!jtl@oddjob.uchicago.edu  or  jtl@chinet.il.us.

		--Joe Lynn

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Date: Fri, 02 Nov 90 12:57:00 EST
From: "Loden,Tom , MIT Lincoln Lab, *8^)" <LODEN@ll.ll.mit.edu>
Subject: dilemma, da theorem

HELP!!

I can't decide. Should I get "Explode Together" even though I already own
"Take Away/The Lure of Salvage" on vinyl??? Is it worth it JUST to get "Go+"?
I've been dying to get my hands on "Go+" for a while now, until Eric
posted what was on it. Now I'm not so sure. I can't say that having 20,000,000
remixes of the same song is all that appealing. And if it was that appealing,
I think having merely TA/LS would be plenty. On the other hand, "Rag & Bone
Buffet" sounds like a "must have", even though I have "Beeswax". Ahhhhhhhhh!!

The tally so far (from past Chalkhills and if I'm interpreting correctly):

  Eric Wilson Muhlheim : no
  Peter E. Lee         : yes

Later,

Tom, should-I-really-have-everything-XTC-,-and-anyone-even-remotely-associated-
with-them-,-ever-recorded, Loden

( new address = LODEN at LL.MIT.EDU )

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Date: Fri, 2 Nov 1990 14:29:50 PST
From: John M. Relph <chalkhills-request@chalkhills.org>
Subject: More B-sides on CD

Mitch@umass.bitnet asks "Where are all the XTC b-sides?"

> Please let me know if I missed anything!

>Blame the Weather - Rag & Bone Buffet CD
>Tissue Tigers (The Arguers) - Rag & Bone Buffet CD

These two are also on the _Senses Working Overtime_ CD-3.

>Frost Circus (Homo Safari No. 5) - Mummer CD
>Procession Towards Learning Land (Homo Safari No. 6) - Mummer CD

These two are also on the _Dear God_ CD-EP.

>Desert Island - Mummer CD
>Toys - Mummer CD

These two are also on the _King For A Day_ CD-EP from Geffen USA.

>Dear God - Skylarking CD

Also on _Dear God_ CD-EP

>Mermaid Smiled - Rag & Bone Buffet CD

Of course, it's also on original UK, Japan, and Canada _Skylarking_
CDs.

>Ella Guru - Mayor Of Simpleton CD3

On Japan and UK CD-3 only, not USA, and of course originally on UK and
USA _Fast & Bulbous_ CD.

>Living in a Haunted Heart (demo) - Mayor Of Simpleton CD3
>The Good Things (demo) - Mayor Of Simpleton CD3

UK only.

>King for a Day (12" version) - King for a Day CD3

Three different mixes, one on UK CD-3 and two on US CD-EP.

>The World Is Full Of Angry Young Men - Rag & Bone Buffet CD

And on _The Loving_ CD-3.

	-- John

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