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Subject: Chalkhills #203

                  Chalkhills, Number 203

                 Wednesday, 4 March 1992
Today's Topics:
                   Re: Japanese arttists
                 spinal tap from swindon?
                        re: Freur
         Re: Chalkhills #202- In regard to Freur
                      Some Questions
                       Re: Nonesuch
           The Little Express and a new single?

From: (Colm Mulcahy)
Date: Sat, 29 Feb 1992 06:17:51 -0500
Subject: Re: Japanese arttists

several of those were recorded at Cresecnt Studios in Bath

i assume that's where Andy/Colin did their bits



From: Mark Laforge <>
Date: 	Fri, 28 Feb 1992 19:00:00 -0500
Subject: spinal tap from swindon?

I just got a promo copy of _Breaking Like the Wind_ by the mythical
band Spinal Tap.  In the middle of the song "Diva Fever" there is a
line that goes "can't go back to London, can't go back to Swindon,
can't go back to Waterloo."  Are these suppose to be homes of the
three non-drumming members of the group.

After typing that last line I just realized the strong similarity
between XTC and Spinal Tap with their drummers-du-jour.

Mark LaForge
p.o. box 156, adelaide st., toronto, ontario, canada  m5c 2j1
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Date: Sun, 1 Mar 92 13:22:53 -0500
From: (Geoffrey Poole)
Subject: re: Freur

	I have a tape of their first album _Doot Doot_, and to be quite
honest I don't really see the _Mummer_ connection too clearly.  They're
a lot more new wavey.  I think they sound more like Japan than they do
anything else.  It's a really good record, though, with lots of
interesting production.  Good luck finding it though.  It's very rare,
at least on the East Coast.  As a side note, the key people in Freur
regrouped later as Underworld and put out an album which is to be
avoided at all costs.

Geoff Poole


Date: 2 Mar 92 09:30:41 EDT
From: Jan Schiffman <>
Subject: Re: Chalkhills #202- In regard to Freur

I wouldn't say that Freur sounds much like XTC. I had the album with
"And we go Doot" ("Doot - Doot" ?) on it. Freur is certainly an
interesting band, but bears little to no aural resemblance to XTC.

                        -J. Schiffman
                         The Wharton School
                         University of Pennsylvania


Date: Mon, 2 Mar 92 08:32:30 PST
Subject: Some Questions

Hi gang,

I have some questions for any of you if you have the answers:

1. Have people been sending in songs on cassette for the
   XTC tribute cassette?

2. The MAKING PLANS FOR NIGEL cover by Primus. What CD or CDs
   is this on for sure?

3. What CD or CDs has XTC covers by Shonen Knife?

* * * * *

Now, for an informative slane.


I recently purchased the Peter Blegvad KING STRUT AND OTHER STORIES.

Not a bad CD, Andy co-writes the music to King Strut, produces
Chicken, and plays everything except guitar and voice on the
King Strut reprise. I think he sings background on Chicken.

As I said, it's not a bad CD. I have the Japanese version and it
includes a multipage booklet with drawings, extra added stuff
>from blegvad.

The drawings are noteworthy because they were done by a Japanese
artist, and I suspect that they're not included on the UK Silvertone

* * * * *

Stuff for sale:

1. MUMMER CD - Make me an offer. I'll mail it 1st class in a padded
   envelope. (I have two versions and need to sell one off.)

2. CD-3 - The Loving. Again, two versions...

both Cds are in good shape and as I said any reasonable offer will
be considered.



From: dhgpa!
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 92 10:28 MET
Subject: Re: Nonesuch

According to a message on the dutch 'Teletext' (don't know if every country
his such a system, it's extra information that comes with your tv-signal, the
BBC calls it 'Ceefax'), anyway... It seems that there is a Dutch XTC fanclub
(!) and they tell the story that 'Nonesuch' is the name of a 16th-century
castle in England which is to be featured on the sleeve of the CD.

I guess we'll find out in due time. By the way, if the release keeps
delaying it could be possible that our second child will be born on the same

-- Andre de Koning


Date: Wed, 4 Mar 92 16:59:51 PST
From: "John M. Relph" <>
Subject: The Little Express and a new single?


I finally received my copy of the latest issue of The Little Express.
I had already received at least four responses to the ad I placed,
even though I hadn't even received my own copy.

The best news is that the first single is scheduled to be "The
Disappointed", supposedly to be released on March 17 in the U.K.

One would hope.

	-- John


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