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         Chalkhills Digest, Volume 11, Number 51

                Friday, 23 September 2005


             Barry Andrews and Andy Partridge
           Mr Partridge
                  Crossword Puzzle Clue
                     Re: Why We Fight
                  "Children of Nuggets"
                      new XTC songs!


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Where we're going in this verdant spiral.


Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2005 15:51:45 -0700 (PDT)
From: Tracy Angelina <>
Subject: Barry Andrews and Andy Partridge
Message-ID: <>

Hi Fellow Chalksters,

I thought you might find the latest news from Malicious Damage worth a
looksee.  Enjoy.

The Shriek is Back!

Over the past 23 years, Shriekback have managed to hack their own
unique trail through the sonic swamp. Never bothering to check in at
the counter of convention, the band, originally formed of refugees
from XTC and the Gang of Four, have led us through the curious mix of
organics and mechanics that was 'Care', the clinical funk of 'Jam
Science', the machine-free beauty of 'Big Night Music' and many other
matchless works. And they have always sounded fresh and confident in
comparison with any number of their contemporaries.

And now, in 2005, Shriekback return with their eagerly awaited 10th
album. CORMORANT, the latest offering, as with many of their previous
releases, provokes and seduces in equal measures. A soulful, insistent
and sometimes riotous collection of songs and distracting
instrumentals, the album features the ever present musical heart of
Shriekback - the vocal and lyrical alchemy of Barry Andrews, and the
percussive bedrock of Martyn Barker (who has written and played with
Billy Bragg and the Blokes, Sarah Jane Morris, Joseph Arthur and
innumerable others).

Enriching this formidable partnership is a rare blend of Shriek
collaborators - Mark Raudva (co-production, mandolins & bass), Carlo
Asciutti and Wendy Partridge (vocals) make a welcome return to spice
up the mix, Barry Andrews' son Finn takes a break from The Veils to
add some vocals, while Shriek virgin Andy Partridge contributes some
fiery guitar work, playing alongside Barry Andrews for the first time
in the many years since the early incarnation of XTC.

All beautifully packaged in a four page card wallet along with four
separate lyric cards.

Release Date: 17.10.05
Territory: WORLD
Distributor: SRD
Barcode: ????
format: CD
Catalogue No: MD605
Dealer Price: #7.50
Total Running Time: 50m 23s

Tracy Angelina

"Seek to know no more young Jedi, it's a fire-fight in a shit-storm"
~~Barry Andrews
Tinhuviel's Cliff of Insanity


Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2005 23:40:05 +0100
From: <>
Subject: callum/partridge....WHAT?
Message-ID: <>

dear all,dont EVER  associate that pretend jazz dwarf with andy.good
god,whats going on? andy doesnt have to bounce his arse off a piano
keyboard to play jazz.there are great musicians and there are ego
seekers.CALLUM/PARTRIDGE?  bugger off

kind regards,  DAVE BANCROFT


Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2005 00:02:08 +0100
From: <>
Subject: Mr Partridge
Message-ID: <>

Andy,if you're looking in here,when is the next XTC album due.? I am
fed up with comments about Macartney,Harcourt,Cullum,rubbish
Futureheads on this XTC fan chat room

kind regards,  DAVE BANCROFT


Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2005 21:42:44 -0400
From: "Bob Crain" <>
Subject: Crossword Puzzle Clue
Message-ID: <BAY103-DAV3F59D560DF53043F0DF2FD7930@phx.gbl>

17 September 2005, Washington Post crossword puzzle.
46 Across: Band featured in "Coat of Many Cupboards"
box set, 3 letters.


Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2005 07:12:10 -0700 (PDT)
From: Todd Bernhardt <>
Subject: Re: Why We Fight
Message-ID: <>


Well said, Good Knight.


"As soon as man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds it as
something unfathomably mysterious, thought begins."
Albert Schweitzer, philosopher, physician, musician, Nobelist (1875-1965)


Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2005 13:41:02 -0400
From: "Ben Gott" <>
Subject: "Children of Nuggets"
Message-ID: <>


Note, if you will, that Rhino's upcoming "Children of Nuggets: Original
Artyfacts from the Second Psychadelic Era, 1976-1995" not only contains but
BEGINS with "Vanishing Girl."  All right!

[ ]


Benjamin Gott
Assistant Director of Admission
Department of English


Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2005 11:28:56 -0700 (PDT)
From: Benjamin Lukoff <>
Subject: new XTC songs!
Message-ID: <>

Saw this at the Idea Records site:

"Now with the rights to the Apple Venus albums back with XTC, Idea is
proud to announce the release of the much awaited Apple Box on 31st
October 2005. The Apple Venus albums were originally intended as a double
album, but much to Andy and Colins frustrations were released as seperate
albums.  Here, they are united as originally intended, with the bonus of
their respective demo albums in a 4CD set. ... A real treat for all XTC
fans is the inclusion of a special content card.  Each card contains a
unique PIN number which will enable the user to log onto the XTC web site
and with the PIN, download for FREE, 2 brand new XTC tracks, Spiral and
Say It."

I'd love to get these new songs but am not entirely sure I want the box,
already owning the component albums. Wonder if there's any plans to
release them in any other format? Physical CD would be me a
Luddite...and does this mean a new album is in the works?

Thing is, I'd pay good money for an official physical copy of this single.
Hope that option will be available.


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