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                  Chalkhills, Number 24

                   Sunday, 21 May 1989
Today's Topics:
                   obscene abominations
                     new XTC bootleg
                   Re: new XTC bootleg
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Date: Sat, 20 May 89  16:52:02 EDT
From: jsd@umass.bitnet
Subject: obscene abominations

From: mmlai!barash@uunet.uu.net
                   By the way, who speaks that line at the end about
                   "that is the most obscene abomination..." ??

That is an unidentied person calling in to a radio show to complain
about a song called "Go Fuck Yourself With Your Atom Bomb".  Dukes
and early XTC producer John Leckie taped it and they threw it on the
album.  Incidentally, the little backwards gibberish at the end of
"Mole From The Ministry" is someone singing "Go fuck yourself with
your atom bomb."

In other news, it is clear from reading the Musician interview, and hearing
the demo for "My Paint Heroes" that Andy Partridge has bought a
Roland D-50 synthesizer.  Hopefully, it will break before it has a chance
to infect XTC records...  Let's all pray, brothers and sisters.

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"Miro, Miro on my wall, I love you the most of all." -- XTC

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From: barth@ihlpf.att.com (Richards)
Subject: new XTC bootleg
Date: 20 May 89 21:33:27 GMT

I recently found a new XTC bootleg, BLACK SEA TOUR '81.

It looks like a US-made boot, though I'm not sure.  It has the artwork from
the "Generals And Majors" EP on the front cover, and a promo photo of the
band members on the back.

It was recorded in February, 1981 at the Hammersmith Odeon, and the sound
quality is great.  It's in full stereo, and was obviously taken from a
professionally done tape, and as it's just under an hour long, I'm lead to
believe that it might be from the BBC College Concert Series, King Biscuit
Flour Hour, or some other such radio concert series.

Anyway, the tracks are:

     Side One:                            Side Two:
     --------                             --------
     Life Begins At The Hop               Towers of London
     Burning With Optimism's Flames       Battery Brides
     Love At First Sight                  Egyptian Solutions
     Respectable Street                   Living Through Another Cuba
     No Language In Our Lungs             Generals And Majors
     This Is Pop                          Set Myself On Fire
     Scissor Man

I can't recommend this boot enough.  If you see it, by all means, pick it up!

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Date: Sun, 21 May 1989 11:37:14 PDT
From: John M. Relph <relph@presto.ig.com>
Subject: Re: new XTC bootleg

barth@ihlpf.ATT.COM (Richards) sez (in Love-Hounds):
>I recently found a new XTC bootleg, BLACK SEA TOUR '81.
>
>  It's in full stereo, and was obviously taken from a
>professionally done tape, and as it's just under an hour long, I'm lead to
>believe that it might be from the BBC College Concert Series, King Biscuit
>Flour Hour, or some other such radio concert series.

Yes, it's from the BBC College Concert series.  This bootleg (I just
saw this today, also) was probably taken directly from the BBC
transcription disc.  The sound quality of the original is really
great, and this is a pretty good performance, including the crowd
sing-along with the beginning of "Respectable Street".  The original
BBC record has an announcer at the beginning, and at the end of the
first half.

However, I believe "Set Myself on Fire" is the B-side to the "Towers
of London" single, and wasn't on the original BBC concert vinyl.

Also, I believe that "Egyptian Solutions" should actually be called
"Bushman President".

	-- John

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