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Subject: Chalkhills #29

                  Chalkhills, Number 29

                  Thursday, 1 June 1989
Today's Topics:
                      wedding songs
                     Mummer questions
                   XTC "Live" on Radio
                        XTC in LA

Date: Wed, 31 May 89 09:13:29 PDT
From: (Duane Day, I.R. - Applications Development)
Subject: wedding songs

Mike Godfrey <> sez:

>>>[What songs would go well on a wedding tape?]

>>"Earn Enough for Us" and "Big Day" by XTC (from _Skylarking_).

>Other XTC songs to consider:

	>"JUMPING in Gomorrah" (I put this on *my* wedding tape)
	>"New Town Animal in a Furnished Cage"
	>"Making Plans for Nigel" (If your name happens to be Nigel...)
	>"Ball and Chain"
	>"All of a Sudden (It's Too Late)"
	>"Pink Thing"

I'd like to add "Travels in Nihilon" to that list (well, as it turned out,
it would have been appropriate to *my* experience, anyway...)


Date: Thu, 1 Jun 89 08:17:27 edt
From: ektools! (Brian Martin)
Subject: Mummer questions

     Since I purchased the first single off Mummer, I have had a few
questions that have never gotten answered...Let's see if someone knows
what's going on.

1. Terry Chambers left the group just after studio sessions began.
   He did record a few tracks for the album...What I would like to
   know is which tracks did he play on?????
   I believe "Wonderland" is one.

2. The album had a serious delay in release time due to "Remix" problems.
   I was told the record company was unhappy with the orginal mix of
   the album an and they sent it back for remixing...
   Does anyone know what was wrong with the mix and what goit changed???

Brian A. Martin
"Til our words cross again"


Date: Thu, 1 Jun 1989 7:32:37 PDT
From: John M. Relph <>
Subject: XTC "Live" on Radio

Hey folks, now that it seems XTC has finished their radio station tour,
unless someone knows otherwise, shall we attempt to get a compilation
tape of their recent efforts together?  If you have taped any of the
recent radio appearances or you know someone who has, and you can get a
tape of it, please send a message to "chalkhills-request" so we can
start getting a tape together.

What I had in mind was to be a mostly-music tape, unless many people are
interested in the interview material.  What do you think, folks?  Also,
someone back at the dawn of time suggested making a tape of "rare"
tracks.  Would people want some "rare" tracks on the compilation tape
instead of interview material?  Since I do not know the quantity of
actual live acoustic material we'll be able to come up with, it's
possible we'll have some room on the tape.

Anyway, please, let me know if you have a tape of any live shows, and
we'll get this tape effort rolling.

Thanks, everybody.

	-- John


Date: Thu, 1 Jun 89 11:18:15 PDT
From: (Alex Stein)
Subject: XTC in LA

Haven't seen anything else about XTC in Los Angeles, so here goes:

Gossip, scuttlebut, & rumor: While hundreds of fans line up
Sunset Boulevard to see XTC in Tower Records on Sunday, River
Phoenix jumps from his Cabriolet convertible to the front of the
line and cuts in front of everyone so he can chat with Andy.
Someone says that Phoenix has a garage band and Andy is producing
an album for them.


Songs:	Scarecrow People
	Mayor of Simpleton
	Medley: Senses Working Overtime/Grass (with a little of
		the Young Rascals' "Groovin'" thrown in for good
		measure)/Love on a Farmboy's Wages
	Blue Beret
	Medley:	Great Fire/Dear God/Big Day
	King for a Day
	Medley:	One of the Millions/Pink Thing/Garden of
		Earthly Delights

(Unfortunately, I had to pick someone up at the airport and my tape ran out
after Earthly Delights.  It seemed like they were just saying
goodbye.  Did I miss any other songs?)


In-store appearances:  "When you meet and fall in love with
one and a half thousand people in the course of an afternoon, it
gets a little tiring."

Why XTC still exists:  "We're addicted to making records."

Why O&L is different: "This album was made in a positive state of
mind.  This album was made with verve, which was kind of down on
the last couple of albums...the verve control level was only
around 3."

On Drummers:  "Our drummers tend to spontaneously combust.  They
got that bit in Spinal Tap from us."


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