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          Chalkhills Digest, Volume 17, Number 9

                Thursday, 24 November 2011

Topics:

RE: XTC's "Dear God" is #2 on VH1's Greatest One Hit Wonders Of The 80's
             There's a new Babybird album out
    Hi people, good to be on board the good ship XTC !
            Just heard The Mayor of Simpleton
          I heard a story on NPR this morning...
                 XTC related story on NPR

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Date: Sat, 5 Nov 2011 13:57:53 -0700 (PDT)
From: Matt Hiner <gopack50@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: RE: XTC's "Dear God" is #2 on VH1's Greatest One Hit Wonders Of The 80's
Message-ID: <1320526673.83767.YahooMailClassic@web82205.mail.mud.yahoo.com>

"Earlier this month I watched this program and was surprised to see XTC on
the list.  Not surprisingly, Chris Butler (Purple K'nif, The Waitresses) was
on the segment and called them the "greatest band of all time"."

Has anybody else ever wondered how these lists are put together?  Flock of
Hairdos has the number two song on the list with "I Ran."  I'm not a
die-hard fan, but I do know that Mike Score and company actually produced
three Top 40 hits.  The Men Without Talent?  They had two.  Dead or Alive?
They had two.  So how are any of these bands "one hit wonders?"  Wouldn't it
be safer to refer them as "one hit rememberances" because the typical pop
fan has the attention span of a dog?

"I Melt with You" never made the Top 40.  "Turning Japanese" never made the
Top 40.  Even Chris Butler (who, btw, is one of the most underrated song
writers in pop history) didn't make the Top 40 with "I Know What Boys Like."

Hell, we remember Jimi Hendrix as one of the greatest innovators in rock
history, but he technically was the greatest one hit wonder of all time.
And his only Top 40 hit was a cover.

And, of course, our heroes never even came close.  I played "Dear God"
constantly on my college radio show in the mid-80s (as did many other
college jocks at the time), but it never even cracked the Top 100.  XTC's
biggest hit in the US was "Mayor of Simpleton," which reached all the way up
to 72.

So wouldn't that be XTC's "one hit rememberance?"

--
Matt Hiner

"Now I guess I'll have to tell 'em
That I got no cerebellum
Gonna get my PhD
I'm a teenage lobotomy"

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Date: Sat, 5 Nov 2011 12:00:43 -0700
From: "Ben Gott" <notification+oi1edgiz@facebookmail.com>
Subject: There's a new Babybird album out
Message-ID: <096efc824c30190217207a9734a03030@async.facebook.com>

There's a new Babybird album out.  It's called "The Pleasures of Self
Destruction."  If you only remember Babybird from their hit "You're
Gorgeous" or "The F-Word" (co-opted by Gordon Ramsay for his t.v.
series), then you're missing out.  There have been a slew of albums
over the past 10 years, but this new one is the tits.  Standout tracks
include "The Jesus Stag Nightclub," "I Love Her," and "Beautiful
Haze," a link to which I've attached.  (If you buy one track from this
album, it should be this one; it's a perfect summer romp with a
twist.)  The whole album is wonderful, and, to pique your curiosity
even further, Johnny Depp played guitar on a lot of it!

Babybird - "Beautiful Haze"
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/beautiful-haze/id477685512?i=477685514

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Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2011 03:21:48 -0800
From: "Robert Carus" <notification+oi1edgiz@facebookmail.com>
Subject: Hi people, good to be on board the good ship XTC !
Message-ID: <91972c2eee8a5231caaff080b7096fd9@www.facebook.com>

Robert Carus posted in Chalkhills.

Hi people, good to be on board the good ship XTC !
Will be doing our bit tomorrow night at our debut gig covering Nigel
and Senses !
Hopefully i can upload some decent quality footage of us
www.puppetshow.me
;o)

http://www.puppetshow.me/
Official site of Puppet Show - Covers band from Wirral - Cheshire

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Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2011 18:09:34 -0800
From: Diane Bee <notification+oi1edgiz@facebookmail.com>
Subject: Just heard The Mayor of Simpleton
Message-ID: <e67cf4254027c7c351bdbcb542a794c7@m.facebook.com>

Just heard The Mayor of Simpleton on the radio... It was played by the
"Guest DJ" who is , of all people, Tom Arnold...

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Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2011 04:48:28 -0800
From: "Ben Gott" <notification+oi1edgiz@facebookmail.com>
Subject: I heard a story on NPR this morning...
Message-ID: <6e9aa48d6d787d9f713423fca42ef196@async.facebook.com>

Hi gang!  I heard a story on NPR this morning about "Ear X-tacy," a
Louisville, KY record shop that recently closed.  The best line in the
story?  "He named the store after the British band XTC, one of his
favorites in the '80s."

You can check it out here (audio by 9:00 A.M. EST):

http://www.npr.org/2011/11/22/142456999/economy-mutes-a-longtime-louisville-record-shop

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Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2011 15:00:26 -0600
From: Dan Klein <dklein@mcmservicesgroup.com>
Subject: XTC related story on NPR
Message-ID: <CAF1698A.117D4%dklein@mcmservicesgroup.com>

http://www.npr.org/2011/11/22/142456999/economy-mutes-a-longtime-louisville-record-shop

I don't know if this technically counts as a XTC story, but interesting, if
not a bit sad.

Dan

Dan Klein
Creative Director

MCM Services Group, LLC

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