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Subject: Chalkhills Digest #433

              Chalkhills Digest, Number 433

                  Friday, 28 April 1995

Today's Topics:

                      XTC SALE LIST!
                    Gold, this is pop:
                Re: Chalkhills Digest #432
               My Bizarre Woody is Missing
       I can speak for myself just fine, so ask!!!!
               Love XtC? You may like this!
                    Dear Madum Barnum
              Nonsvch Svcks? I difagree too!
                   P. Pumpkin's origin
                      1000 umbrellas
                    tribute album news
                       Two, Two...
                         A name?
                  Tribute album hopefuls
             Nonsvch & Vgly Vnderneath lyricf
                  LovE on a FarmBoy's EP
                  Shriekback discography
                    XTC CDs for $8.99
                    Before I start...
                      XTC Video Tree
            the edge of nonsvch & XTC marathon
                  Re: Before I start...


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Date: 20 Apr 95 17:21:19 EDT
From: Kim Pacheco <>

Hey XTC collectors!! I have a 9 page sale list of XTC 7",12" vinyl, CD's
and other memorabilia. Lots of neat stuff! As of now, it includes the
Science Friction 7" singles from UK (no PS), France, Germany, New Zealand
and Australia! Email me with your mailing address to receive my list:


                                                        Tim Pacheco


From: "Knut S. Helstad" <>
Date: Fri, 21 Apr 1995 07:13:34 +0100
Subject: Gold, this is pop:

* Make your wallet bleed & yourself comfortable: the best 90-ties band:

                Name    Titel

                "EAT -  Epicure" on fiction records.

- my opinion is that "EAT"(the band) is one the greatest in line of
the XTC-heritage, exept from the Auteurs.

Greetings from Norway.
Knut S.Helstad

" And for all of you out there whom disgusses American politics:
loads of crap!!"


From: David Rowland <>
Subject: Re: Chalkhills Digest #432
Date: Fri, 21 Apr 1995 12:45:46 -0400 (EDT)

Hello, I hope this is the right address--I've been a lurker of sorts for too

Anyway, this is my first post to this group. I'd tell you a lot about myself
and my xtc fandom, but it really isn't all that interesting. ;-)

I wanted to respond to the speculation about Peter Pumpkinhead. In an
interview I saw with Andy Partridge the summer following Nonsuch's release
(for my life I can't remember who did the interview--I think, god forbid,
MTV) he admitted Pumpkinhead _was_ about JFK. Andy chose the name because,
he said, he wanted to portray the President as sort of a folk hero--or, or
specifically, a fairy-tale hero. This interview took place, I believe,
shortly after Andy finshed his radio tour (in support of Nonsuch) of North
America in 1992(?).

Someone, as well, refered to the fact the JFK is presented as an outsider in
Pumpkinhead (I'm sorry I don't remember who), and that seemed odd if the
song actually was refering to the President of the US. I'd like to offer two
possible explanations for such an interpretation of JFK:

1) Although JFK was our President, his administration was very
anti-establishment. He took great pains to try to break down the existing
infrastructure in some very important ways. His administration did have a
kind of fairy-tale atmosphere to it (i.e. Camalot) which may explain Andy's
choice of vehicle. In other words, he was an outsider to the governing
bodies, young, idealistic (at least portrayed that way), and reform

2) Furthermore, Andy's perspective itself is of an outsider. Looking at the
JFK administration from a uniquely English perspective may provide certain
insights that we perpetually jaded Americans may never think of.

Just a couple of possible explanations which may help to convince some that
JFK is not such an unlikely candidate for Peter after all. ;-)

Enjoy the music.

Dave Rowland


Date: Fri, 21 Apr 95 10:04:57 PDT
From: John Relph <>
Subject: My Bizarre Woody is Missing

Kim Pacheco <> writes:
>Russ Reynolds, in #429, wonders who the voice is at the end of The Dukes'
>"My Love Explodes". I know it's not Woody Allen, as Russ thought it might be
>and I don't have the answer as to who it is. However, I do have a tape of the
>original conversation that took place on some US radio show. The caller is
>reacting to a song just sung acapella by the radio guest.

The answer to these questions are in the FAQ.  The "singer" was Tuli
Kupferberg, and the piece is something by Allen Ginsberg.

Micah Heibel <> writes:
>If we're into solos that are discordant yet fit the song perfectly,
>how about Paul Weller's guitar solo on the Jam song "Start".

Which song sounds exactly like "Taxman" from The Beatles' album
_Revolver_ (as if you didn't know).

Cherie Gallinati <>, she of impeccable taste, recommends:
>...everyone should buy the bizarre
>depiction xtc fan tribute tapes--my darling ian produces them and
>they are RAD.
>however, he has moved from philly...back to ohio.  i have the
>quicker address, if anyone is interested

Please send us the Ohio address! is mistaken when he says:
>I think a song was missing on the FAQ covers list.
>It was XTC as "Trick Bag". They covered the song "Fire" on the Hendrix
>tribute CD "If Six Was Nine". It sure sounds like Colin singing the
>background part.

The XTC song on the compilation is the one by David Dreams.  Trick Bag
is a completely different band which has (almost) nothing to do with
XTC (unless someone can prove otherwise).

>On the non-collected XTC song list,the song "Rocket" should be added. This
>song is on the"Place of General Happiness" CD.

Actually, it's on _The Bull With The Golden Guts_, so it's been
collected (although I'll agree the cassette is fairly rare).

        -- John


Date: Fri, 21 Apr 95 14:55:30 EDT
From: (Patty Haley)
Subject: I can speak for myself just fine, so ask!!!!

Hi y'all:

I'm replying publicly here because these comments were made publicly.

> From:
> Subject: Dave Mattacks & Stuff...
> Patty,
> Regarding your comments about doubting that Dave Mattacks would work with
> Andy again, I'm wondering where you heard that?  I'm just
> curious about where you heard that there were bad feelings between Dave
> Mattacks and Andy and just what it was that you heard.

I remember having read something to this effect in a couple places.  I dunno
if it was here, the Richard Thompson list, or in print but I *do* remember
having read them.  If anyone remembers anything offhand, pipe up.  I do
remember laughing because it seems so *Andy* any more to get into a row
with someone guesting on the album.  I'm open to anyone else's having seen
the same/contrary evidence.

> On another matter, there are obviously those of us (i.e., fans of XTC) who
> are more endeared to the rougher-edged, early days of the group.  To you,
> the smoother, more obviously Beatlesque/Beach Boyish songs and albums are
> dreck.  I can see where you're coming from.

Oh no you can't, she says.  Dean, I'd like to know where *you* heard that
the smoother songs are dreck.  Read my comments in #414 about _Oranges and

> One thing about _Oranges and Lemons_:  I was amazed to see it slagged off
> so heavily in the digests when it was released.  This album makes me feel
> so good whenever I hear it.  I've been going through some heavily "cynical
> days" of late, and this album can still pull me out of a funk.  There are
> such moments of beauty:  "The Loving" is a truly beautiful song, and brings
> Andy's humanist nature to the forefront.  I really love it.  And the first
> three songs!!!!  Yow, stronger than the first three songs I can think of
> on *any* album, XTC or no.

And hey, I've been listening for the past few days to those hard rock albums,
_Nonsuch_ and _Mummer_.  Let's see now, my fave songs on _Nonsuch_ are "Wrapped
in Grey," "Then She Appeared," "The Ugly Underneath," and "That Wave."  Yes,
I've banged my head to these songs so often this week I've got a headache.
And hey, I love slamming to "Deliver Us From the Elements" on _Mummer_.

Yes, _Black Sea_ is my favorite album, but I listen regularly to *all* the
albums from _Drums and Wires_ onward.  I may be disappointed in _Nonsuch_,
but the good songs are fine indeed.

Dean, if you want facts from me about the Dave Mattacks thingy, that's fine.
Don't put words in my mouth, though, especially when they're *very far* from
true.  If you want to discuss this further, let's take it private, but I
refuse to have someone tell me what I think, especially when it's not.

Ah, yes, and another fine quote from Andy as I close:

"Isn't it a shame you kicked that girl?"
"Isn't it a shame she kicked you back?" - "Shake You Donkey Up"



Date: Fri, 21 Apr 1995 15:33:35 -0400
Subject: Love XtC? You may like this!

 It still amazes me to this fine day that ANYONE listens to XtC- they're the
embodiment of all the best music that ever was or is. But they're not rammed
down your throat on the wireless every day, if at all, so you have to
discover them. But someone HAD to turn you on to them in the first place....
Here's the sell.
 If any of you would like a few demos and recordings of my music, which is
extremely XtC inspired at times, e-mail or drop me a mailing address and I'll
send you a tape for free. No catch, no mailing list, no money- only you have
to let me know what you think about it via e-mail. And if you hate it, give
it to someone you don't like. I've been writing and playing guitar, bass,
keys, and singing for about 15 years, had a record contract once, a video on
mtv, been on american bandstand, et al ad nauseum, so I'm pretty serious
about it all. But unless you're into grunge and "psuedo-soul" you're no one
these days it seems.
 And if you ever get to Charlotte, N.C. (my new hometown- I'm from Md.) check
out the Plow Hippies, my band.


Bill Carroll


Date: Fri, 21 Apr 1995 14:11:49 -0600
From: James Robert Campbell <>
Subject: Dear Madum Barnum

>Dear Madam Barnum      [A]     [B]
>   Probably Andy's most sustained, consistent metaphor: The circus clown as
>   cuckold, the circus as love's battleground.

Over the last few years that I've been on this list, I've seen quite a
number of ideas as to what this song is about.  I always thought it was
about not wanting to tour.  But, I've never seen anyone else post this
idea.  Any takers?




Date: Fri, 21 Apr 1995 16:33:33 -0400
From: (Kevin Guffey)
Subject: Nonsvch Svcks? I difagree too!

Nonsvch was also my first XTC purchase. In fact I had only heard Dear God
once on Night Flight several years before. I bought it because I was bored
at the time with what I was listening to and was hoping it would be
something different. It sure was! Marvelous album! To be honest, though, the
only other album I have is Skylarking, which I couldn't stand the first two
times I listened to it. But now, I like it every bit as much as Nonsvch.
I've been a little reluctant to get some of the older albums because someone
told me that they're nothing like these. I seem to get the idea from reading
Chalkhills that they're not as different as I have thought, so I'm planning
on getting English Settlement and Oranges and Lemons sometime real soon when
I get the cash.

I'll concur with whoever said that with any artist who's been around a long
time that you should take each album by itself and not necissarily compare
them to earlier albums. A lot of good albums are put down upon their release
as being trash by long time fans when in fact, they're just different. I saw
it happen twice last year to Yes' and Pink Floyd's new albums. Suppose it's
just part of human nature, though.

Cee ya

Kevin Guffey               All that we see or seem   is but a dream within a dream
                                      - E. A. Poe


Date: Fri, 21 Apr 1995 15:24:59 -0700
Subject: P. Pumpkin's origin

>  Probably Andy did mean it for JFK but I have to say that I am not his
>  greatest fan (Bay of pigs, Cuban crisis, Veitnam, giving Oliver Stone the
> chance to make more films e.t.c.) But I do kind of feel sorry for Ike so
> I suppose it's just one of those songs you attach to the figure in
>you're   mind that you feel it suits best. Who knows some Cambodians are
>probably hunched over a short wave Radio set right now, "But he made to many
> enemys, obviously he's describing Pol Pot"
>  Then again..
Hi all,
     I'm new here and so glad that the list exists! I'm a huge fan, got the
bio" Chalkhills and Children" for Christmas and read the entire thing that
day! Anyway, just wanted to add my $.02 to the discussion of Peter
Pumpkinhead. I took the song to mean, and I assumed Andy was creating a
composite or hypothetical individual, not refering to any one person in
particular, but possibly many. It seems to me the song describes anyone who
speaks out against the prevailing cultural "wisdom" by speaking his/her own
truth, and how that culture (in the context of our modern society) reacts or
may react to that individual. There are several examples of Peter
Pumkinheads that I can think of, not limited to J.F.K., for sure. I'm not
even sure if J.F.K. would qualify as a Peter P. in my book, although he
certainly was intrumental in creating changes to the old order. I know lots
of Peter P.'s, some are my friends, they certainly aren't public figures in
a national sense, they make change and run into resistance simply by
expressing their own truth on a day to day basis. I think Andy may have even
been describing himself and some of the reactions he's gotten to the views
he presents in his music as well. What  the interesting question to me is
why "Pumpkinhead", but of coarse, it could be an arbitrary image. Any
thoughts on this?
Maybe it was Halloween, wait, do they have Halloween in England? If I'm
crossing bridges already left behind, sorry.
Another comment about the Nonsuch thing. I personally like to see the music
transform as the band gets older. It only makes sense that the songs will
address different subjects, such as relationships, and address old subjects
in a new, more thoughtful, or softer way, after all, do angry young men stay
that way their whole lives?  When I first heard Nonsuch I thought Andy might
be in the middle of a divorce, (thoughts on this welcome too, I know
nothing). I often find it funny how "rock" musicians get pigeonholed this
way, they're not expected to grow up or change their point of view, and
their music is expected to reflect the rebelliousness of youth, by
definition, even if the musician is fifty.
And one last...If there are any Chalkhillians who know where I may get XTC
videos in the Northwest, please email me. Thanks.
nemaliand@halcyon .com


Date: Sat, 22 Apr 1995 21:23:01 +1200
From: (James)
Subject: 1000 umbrellas

Arlo B Leach wrote:
>has anyone ever figured out the chords to 1000 umbrellas? i have a friend
>who'd really like to know, and he asked me to ask you. i haven't tried to
>figure them out myself, but this guy is a terrific musician, so if he
>can't figure them out they must be tough.

Oh, but you pick the horrible ones. This is the closest I could get (and I
have perfect pitch), and there are a few gaps and mistakes - partly because
the chords are pretty obscure. Hopefully none of the missing chords are
particularly major (no pun intended). As always, corrections are welcomed -
nay, in this case, demanded!!! :)

Intro... Dm, D, D/F, D (yes, that third one is D major with a bass F natural!)

    C#m7               C7
One thousand umbrellas upturned couldn't catch all
    B7                          Bb7
the rain that drained out of my head when you said
        A7              Ab7                       G7
we were over and over I cried till I floated down stream
                    Em   Em7      Em
to a town they call Misery, oh oh misery

A            A7                Adim
How can you smile and forecast weather's getting better
And you'll soon forget her if you let the sunshine come through
A            A7                Adim
How can you smile and forecast weather's getting better
                                      B7  C#7  G  F#
If you never let a girl rain all over you
     B7          C#7            G         F#        B7  C#7  G  F#
And Just when I thought that my vista was golden in hue
B7           C#7       G         F#        B7  C#7  G  F#
One thousand umbrellas opened to spoil the view


James Dignan, Department of Psychology, University of Otago.

Ya zhivu v' 50 Norfolk St., St. Clair, Dunedin, New Zealand
pixelphone / steam megaphone NZ 03-455-7807

   * You talk to me as if from a distance
   * and I reply with impressions chosen from another time, time, time,
   * from another time                     (Brian Eno)


Date: Sun, 23 Apr 1995 02:13:33 -0400
From: wombat toga party <>
Organization: <a href="">wojpage</a>
Subject: tribute album news

of at least news of one artist's contribution. from the latest sarah
mclachlan newsletter from nettwerk records (interested in getting this
regularly? write to and ask - tell 'em woj
sent you).

>From Thu Apr 20 21:30:09 1995
>Date: Thu, 20 Apr 1995 16:27:59 -0800
>From: (nettwerk)
>Subject: Sarah McLachlan Spring 95 Newsletter
>Days after she returned home, Sarah entered a Vancouver studio
>to record a cover version of XTC's "Dear God".  This is will be
>released on an XTC tribute compilation which is expected to be
>released later this year.



Date: Sun, 23 Apr 1995 23:04:01 -0400
Subject: Two, Two...

Agreed, Dean!

First of all, if this doesn't get to where it  ought to, sorry for being
incoherent and inexperienced.

The meat - How can any of us who claim to be fans be so hard as to complain
and criticize at the levels I see here?  As a guy who writes and plays,
believe me, this level of quality and consistency is UNHEARD of in a band.
 Don't believe me? - just look at all of the other groups below XTC on the
food chain.  They kick Lennon and McCartney's butts for God's sake!  They
just weren't as cute or something, so their contribution to the high art of
pop music has gone largely unnoticed.

More comparison / contrast and less which-is-the-best-record is in order.

In the meantime - COOL! - a place to talk XTC with people I don't even know!


Date: Mon, 24 Apr 95 09:03 EST
From: Jeffrey Langr <>
Subject: A name?

>I've been thinking--we XTC fans need a name so we can stop being
>confused about what to call ourselves.  "XTC fans" is a bit dull
>and "Chalkhillians", which I've seen on this list, is a bit

>The name I've come up with, and of which I'm more than a bit proud,
>is "Chalkheads".

Sounds a bit much like "Dittoheads" if you ask me.  "XTCer" is the term I've
heard the most over the years.



Date: Mon, 24 Apr 1995 11:08:11 -0600
From: Erik Anderson <>
Subject: Tribute album hopefuls

Primus (Making Plans for Nigel) and the Crash Test Dummies (Pumpkinhead)
have already produced XTC covers.  A myriad of Indie bands have done
covers of "Love on a Farmboy's Wages."  But I'd like to see some
different bands for the tribute album. Here's a list of my requests:

REM -- "This World Over"
Sarah McGlaughlin -- "You're the Wish You Are I had"
Beastie Boys -- "Cockpit Dance Mix," "Complicated Games," or any song off
"Explode Together"
Elvis Costello -- "Atom Age"
Richard Thompson -- "Scarecrow People"
Duran Duran (weird, I know!) -- "Towers of London"
Sugar -- "No Thugs in Our House"
Peter Gabriel or Pink Floyd -- "Summer's Cauldron"
Amy Mann -- "Calidoscope"

Anyway, I'm sure everyone out there has their own suggestions (and I'd
love to hear them) so send them in.

All for now, Ea.


From: (Andre de Koning)
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 95 14:15:11 +0200
Subject: Nonsvch & Vgly Vnderneath lyricf

Thanks go to John White for providing an alternative running order for
Nonsvch. I understand it's your best-to-worst-order and I definately
disagree on a coupla points, but it beats hitting the 'shuffle' button
on my CD-player. The downside of this is that my player is 'not fast
enough' when it has to skip a song, so I sometimes hear the first
note(s) of a song that will be skipped. Oh well.

If anyone has best-off lists (or 'preferred playing sequence' lists) of
CD's I'm in for it. I also like the abstraction of entering the train,
pressing a list of numbers and then hear one of your favorite albums
(yup) coming by in someone's chopped-up version.

Listening to the album again, the next lines (from 'The Vgly
Vnderneath') struck me as possible candidates for further examination:

   Did you ever try to prise away the mask
   Go ahead, take a spoon and try

   Did you ever try to take away the wheel
   Go ahead, take a fork and try

Now I'm probably missing something, but what do the spoon and fork have
to do with taking away the mask/the wheel?



Date: Tue, 25 Apr 95 09:47:56
Subject: LovE on a FarmBoy's EP

   While browsing my fave vinyl den, I came across a copy
of a "Farmboys" 7-inch, that had a bonus 45 with
"Desert Island" and "Toys." Is this the way the single
was initially released? It was in good shape and only
$6 (US). There was also a Mr. Partridge's Take Away
for $15 (US), that I'll nab on the weekend if it's still
there (he says on bended knees, hands clasped..)

JoE Silva


From: 7IHd <>
Subject: Shriekback discography
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 1995 20:19:09 +0100 (BST)

The Shriekback discography is now available at:

At the moment it's in browser-unfriendly ASCII text, for which I apologise.

I've also attempted to include as many Shriekback-related bands as possible,
i.e. anything else Barry Andrews / Dave Allen / Carl Marsh have been
involved with.

Needless to say, all additions/corrections/suggestions are welcomed. Once
I'm 100% happy with the discography, I'll (hopefully) create a more
browser-friendly version, and make it available by ftp. Until then, please
be aware that this is still a 'work in progress' and is liable to contain

Thanks everyone :-)
 |_)|_ *|
 |  | )||


Date: 26 Apr 1995 08:18:16 -0500
From: "Wesley Wilson" <>
Subject: XTC CDs for $8.99

Potential XTC CD buyers in the GBA (Greater Boston Area, of
course!)...Newbury Comics has a lot of the XTC back catalog on sale for
$8.77. If you bought last Sunday's Boston Globe, you can use the $3 coupon
that came with the comics section to buy any CD priced $11.99 or higher
(like "Drums and Wireless").

Now, I wonder if someone can help me locate the recent XTC boot with the
Helium Kidz demos. Someone had posted an e-mail address to order this, but
I can't find the exact issue of 'hills. Or maybe someone can recommend a
store near me (GBA) where I might find this?

As an aside, I'm thinking of using my $3 coupon on "Depeche Mode 101," the
double live set recorded at the Pasadena Rose Bowl. (Anyone who owns this,
e-mail me with a critique!!!) DM has recorded some great songs; check out
"Work Hard," "Told You So," and "Everything Counts."

Oh, before I forget...a reliable source told me that Andy worked on Blur's
"Modern Life is Rubbish" album and helped to produce "Sunday Sunday,"
"Chemical World," and at least one other track. (I think MLIR is uneven,
and not as good as Parklife; although "Blue Jeans" and "Starshaped" are
excellent tracks.)

One more thing: in a recent article in said Boston Globe :-), a critic
mentioned XTC in relation to "Wheezer". Is Wheezer an album or a band?




Date: Wed, 26 Apr 1995 22:11:43 -0400
Subject: Chalkheads!!

             3 CHEERS FOR "Chalkheads"....(I'm a chalkhead, he's a chalkhead,
she's a chalkhead, we're all chalkheads...wouldn't you like to be a chalkhead
              "...don't let the loveless ones sell you a world wrapped in


Date: Thu, 27 Apr 1995 16:13:39 +1200
From: (James)
Subject: Before I start...

Before I start I'd like to apologise for this, and I'll make the message
brief. I'm going to get into trouble for this, because I'm crossposting it,
and I apologise to those of you who see this more than once...

Several of the mailing lists I'm on have been talking about "Englishness"
of their favoured artist: Robyn Hitchcock, Billy Bragg, XTC... and all
frequently mention other artists liked (the Hichcock list's just gone
through a big "who else do you like" session). Two artists have ben
conspicuous by their absence on these lists though - Richard Thompson and
Roy Harper. Are there any fans of either of these distinctly English
artists who are also members of this list?



Date: Thu, 27 Apr 1995 10:48:38 -0600
From: Erik Anderson <>
Subject: XTC Video Tree

I propose we start a video tree service that would provide better access
to XTC videos, interviews, old live performances, etc.  Personally, I
have quite a few XTC videos as well as their performance on Letterman.
What I suggest is that anyone else who has XTC videos should send them to
me and I will make dubs which will be available to those Chalkhillians
who are interested.  By pooling our video resources we will be able to
provide a lot more enjoyment to our newsgroup.  Reply to me directly with
your thoughts and (hopefully!) the videos you would like to contribute.

If demand is sufficient, I will review all contributions and choose those
videos which will make the best dubs.  Then, anyone who is interested in
receiving a copy of the XTC video compilation will send me a tape.

Erik Anderson


Date: Thu, 27 Apr 1995 13:15:02 GMT-6
Subject: the edge of nonsvch & XTC marathon

Hey Chalkheads (I'll use it, or how about Chalking Heads?),

I like the Nonsvch discussion so I'm throwing in my 2 cents worth.
There is deifinitely an edge to this album -- he's called Dave Gregory.
Say what you will about the quality of the songs (and many of you
have), but the guitars on that album are Dave's best ever. Listen to
That Wave, Books are Burning, Crocadile, etc. The man smokes! Fast,
tasteful, musical, amazing! I would stack the lead guitar playing on
that album up against any of the "guitar monsters" of earlier eras and
different genres. As far as the songs themselves, I think Colin's are
the most difappointing. Can Bungle-o, Smartest Monkeys, and War
Dance be written by the same man who gave us Generals and Majors,
Making Plans for Nigel, Loving  Memory of a Name, Sacrificial Bonfire
and other great XTC songs? I hope for a better effort from Colin next
time 'round.

Try this if you get the chance. I recently had to make a 5-hour drive
alone so I made a point of listening to the following: started with
Waxworks, then Mummer, Big Express, Sky Larking, and selections
 from Oranges and Lemons and Nonsuch. It makes you appreciate both
how great this band has always been and how much their sound has
evolved while managing to remain consistent; you realize the impact
different producers have had and, most of all, you marvel at the
genius of AP. How does he continue to write such continuously great
music? For you purists, I listened to White Music, Go2, Drums and
Wires, Black Sea, and English Settlement on the way home. Brought
me back to my youth, and made me wish Terry were back in the band.

I came away from the trip loving each album more than before (but
also convinced that XTC's best period was between Drums and Wires
and The Big Express). I can't imagine saying that after ten hours of
music from any other band.

Keep up the Chatter!

"The winds of change are blowing, and let it not be said that I, too,
did not blow." -M. Groening


Date: Thu, 27 Apr 95 12:34:56 -0700 (PDT)
From: Glen Uber <>
Subject: Re: Before I start...

As a matter of fact, I am a huge fan of both Harper and Thompson. I am a
new "Feg" so I have not yet posted my lists yet. Check back in a few days.

On Thu, 27 Apr 1995, James wrote:
> Two artists have ben
> conspicuous by their absence on these lists though - Richard Thompson and
> Roy Harper. Are there any fans of either of these distinctly English
> artists who are also members of this list?


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