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Subject: Chalkhills #86

                  Chalkhills, Number 86

                 Wednesday, 14 March 1990
Today's Topics:
                 Drums and Wires (again!)
              Are you receiving me? - on CD?
                   Miscellaneous Drivel
           XTC Music and Friends Convention '90
                  XTC Cassette Magazine
               XTC Acoustic Radio Tour Tape

Date: Mon, 5 Mar 90 14:16 CDT
From: <BBHULSEY@uams.bitnet>
Subject: Drums and Wires (again!)


Well, since no one appeared willing to take me up on my offer of sending me a
copy of Drums and Wires on CD in exchange for vast sums of money, I called up
my local record store in what (I thought) would be a vain effort to try to
special order it as an import.  To my surprise, someone there said he thought
that he had read that it would soon be available domestically in the US.  Has
anybody else heard any such rumor?  Is there even the remotest smattering of
truth to it?  I have determined that the only thing worse than buying albums
at full price only to discover them in the cut-out bins a month later, is
buying an import disc and finding out that the damned thing is available
domestically.  If anyone has any info, please reply to the list!


Bruce Hulsey
Univ. of Arkansas for Medical Sciences


From: hvhgb!dhtpa!
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 90 14:01 MET
Subject: Are you receiving me? - on CD?

Hi There,

Reading the discussions about the "Drums and Wires" CD with/without LBATH,
I came up with the next question (which I hope has not been discussed
already, since I'm new here):

Q: Does anyone know why the "Go 2" CD is one of the few CD-reissues that does
   not have extra tracks?
   If it did have extra tracks it should at least have "Are You Receiving
   Me?" and "Pulsing Pulsing", shouldn't it?

The Great Chalkhills Discography states there is a USA LP release of "Go 2"
that includes AYRM, yet there is no such CD.
The funny thing is that "Instant Tunes" (the B-side of AYRM) is on the "White
Music" CD...

Anyway, I hope there will be a "normal" version of AYRM out on CD sometime,
because the version on "The Compact XTC" CD is editted (I don't know what
they have done with it, as I don't have that CD).

I hope someone knows the reason for this...


Andre de Koning, The Netherlands


Date: Wed, 14 Mar 1990 10:33:03 PST
From: John M. Relph <>
Subject: Miscellaneous Drivel

Erik Mark Seligman <> sez:

>someone mentioned in your last letter "Thanks for christmas" by the Three
>Wise Men.  Is this another XTC alias or something? (I haven't heard of it

  XTC, recording under the pseudonym of The Three Wise Men, put out a
Christmas single titled "Thanks for Christmas".


  Just found in _Tower Records' Pulse!_, March 1990: "Andy Partridge
of XTC and John Leckie (Stone Roses) have been in the studio producing
The Lilac Time for Fontana [Records]".  John Leckie also produced
early XTC and The Dukes of Stratosphear.


  Exactly where is ``Egyptian Solution'' subtitled ``Thebes in a
Box''?  I've been looking on all the _Senses Working Overtime_
singles and can't find that subtitle anywhere.


  Has anyone actually seen the Canadian _Earn Enough for Us_ 7"
single?  If so, please send Chalkhills the details, so the
discography can be updated with the correct information.


  Thanks to Mark Glickman for the information about the _Black Sea
Tour '81_ record.  Updated information is now in the discography.


  Chalkhills is still looking for lyrics to ``Looking for
Footprints'', as well as corrections and elucidations for the
    Pulsing Pulsing
    Strange Tales, Strange Tails
    Officer Blue
    Take This Town
    The Troubles

  Send in now.

	-- John


Date: Wed, 14 Mar 1990 10:34:46 PST
From: John M. Relph <>
Subject: XTC Music and Friends Convention '90

  This just in:

         `3DEP' (Three Day Extended Presentation)
                 5, 6, & 7th October 1990
       The Second XTC Music and Friends Convention
 The Bowdon Rooms, The Firs, Bowdon, Altrincham, Cheshire

Friday 5/10/90 7.30 - 11.00pm   Welcome Party!

Plenty of XTC/Dukes music to dance and singalong to plus
competitions, special items and friends old and new from
`This World Over'.

Saturday 6/10/90 11.00am - 11.00pm   The Main Event!

Exclusive Video show, Interviews, Merchandise, Museum,
Special Guests, Evening Entertainment including `Dukes of
Stratosphear' Fancy Dress (prizes for most original)
Competition and many, many more goodies!

A Buffet will be served at 5.00pm followed by a short
break between 6.00 - 7.30pm giving people the chance to
freshen up and change into their costumes ready for the
evening festivities.

Sunday 7/10/90 11.00am - 3.00pm   The Main Event

More Video, Interviews, Open Forum, Merchandise before sad

This event is 35 pounds per person, write to:

Paul Wilde, 47 Wycombe Close, Manchester, M31 2WD, Lancs. England.


Date: Wed, 14 Mar 1990 10:36:46 PST
From: John M. Relph <>
Subject: XTC Cassette Magazine

Paul Wilde, organiser of the XTC Music and Friends Convention and XTC
fan extraordinaire, has this to say:

      A new type of fanzine on XTC will be launched in 1990.
    It will be available in cassette form and feature music
    old, new, live and rare.  With interviews competitions and
    much more it will be presented in the style of a magazine
    radio show.  This unique project endorsed by the band
    themselves will feature not only contributions from them
    but will give you the fan an opportunity to play an active
    part.  If you would like to ask them a particular
    question, submit a recording of you performing an
    XTC/Dukes song, recite a poem, in fact anything XTC
    orientated will be considered!  The lads will have the
    opportunity to comment on what you send in and the results
    will feature on each issue.  All you have to do is submit
    your efforts on a good quality tape to me as soon as
    possible.  Each issue will be released in a limited
    edition and sure to become a real collector's item.  The
    first edition will be available late 1990 and cost per
    issue 5 pounds UK (6 pounds overseas) includes P & P.


Date: Wed, 14 Mar 1990 10:39:08 PST
From: John M. Relph <>
Subject: XTC Acoustic Radio Tour Tape

        --- XTC Acoustic Radio Tour Tape ---

Chalkhills is now proud to announce the availability of
the XTC _Acoustic Radio Tour_ tape, compiled from their
appearances at radio stations across the United States
last year.

Chalkhills is offering this tape in exchange for audio or
video tapes of other XTC rarities, XTC-related music, or
other audio or video items of similar value.  Trading for
posters, stickers, and badges will also be considered.
Compose a message outlining your trade offer or list of
possibilities and send it to:



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