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          Chalkhills Digest, Volume 2, Number 30

                 Monday, 13 November 1995

Today's Topics:

                 XTC & Love & Cranberries
                   Changing the Subject
                      Re: XTC Italy
              Re: XTC Influences and Covers
                     Testimonial Joke
               Re: Chalkhills Digest #2-25
                Elvis Costello etc. on XTC
            Are we allowed to post sale items?
                   Andy & Colin Songs!!
                      T-shirt Update
          Testimonial Dinner: First Impressions
                    Re: Nagged by God
                Bizarre place to hear XTC.
                dear god.......OTHER......
                 .......more other.......
               Re: Chalkhills Digest #2-26
                        XTC and me
               Re: Chalkhills Digest #2-28
                   Even more XTC covers
                Misc. rantings and ravings
                         Read Dog
                    TD II, sort of...
               Re: Chalkhills Digest #2-29


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Subject: XTC & Love & Cranberries
From: dallin@CS.ColoState.EDU (michael dallin)
Date: Thu, 9 Nov 1995 18:04:40 -0700 (MST)

A few days ago, I got a promo version of the new cd compilation by the
group Love.  It is a double CD entitled "Love Stories, 1966-1972.  I
was reading through the CD booklet, and came upon the following...

"... The general folk rock and pop atmosphere combined with the dreamy
wordplay can also be heard in the music of Robyn Hitchcock and XTC and
certain "shoe-gazer" bands (Lush, This Mortal Coil, Inspiral Carpets,
etc) of the early 90's. ..."

The Cranberries song where they sing "Do you have to let it linger"
has orchestration that is extremely reminiscent of something by Love
off the "Forever Changes" album but I can't remember which one off the
top of my head.

In case you haven't heard of Love, they were an interesting late
60's/early 70's group, whose album "Forever Changes" is highly
recommended (BTW, the entire contents of Forever Changes is on the new
double CD set).  All good stuff if you are into this era of music.

Now there's a classic '60's band the Dukes should have gotten around

PS  What ever became of the members of Love?


From: Ben Gott <>
Subject: Changing the Subject
Date: Sat, 11 Nov 95 11:46:00 est

OK...I want to change the subject from all this "Dear God" rubbish...

Notice, for a moment, the photo of Andy, Colin and Dave on the TD cover.
(Dave is the only one smiling...) Then, look at your TBE album (I've got the
CD, so I'll speak about that.) Across from the "Reign of Blows" lyrics, there
are three pictures: Andy (frowning), Colin (frowining) and Dave (smiling).
What's up? In addition, Dave looks a little impish in that photo.

The lead singer of Spacehog is about to become my <ahem> "close female
companion's" brother-in-law. After I finished bitching to my friend about how
much I disliked Hog's version of "Senses Working Overtime," she played me
their new album, "Resident Alien." The only redeeming factors that this album
possesses are (1) many bad words, and (2) a cool reverse piano thing a-la
Mike Oldfield. Aside from that, I'd make a cool CD sculpture if someone
melted it.

In an interview with Crash Test Dummies' lead singer Brad Roberts, the
question "Who would you like to tour with?" was asked. Roberts responded,
"Andy Partridge", but went one step further:

    "...[leaning] into the tape recorder to make a direct appeal: 'Andy, I
love you. Come to me, Andy.'"

There ya go.


        "Train Running Low on Soul Coal"


From: (Giovanni Giusti)
Subject: Re: XTC Italy
Date: 12 Nov 1995 09:14:51 GMT
Organization: area bbs

In Chakhills Digest #2-28 <> wrote:

In reply to Richard Manfredi's mail yesterday, unfortunately XTC like many
decent British and American bands don't have much of a following over here.

and in the same digest, <> wrote:

Maybe some Italian fan out there has these books and could tell us more
about the contents.

Well, I am one very big fan of XTC - I subscribe to this list, and I listen
to them every day.

And I'm Italian, as far as I know - I also live in Italy.

I'm afraid that Steve Wynne didn't spend too much time looking around - all
"decent" British and American bands have a very affectionate and
comparatively big following here. Major record stores in Italy do *not* put
XTC in the "general X" row but on their own, which I think is an
appropriate way of knowing that they will *sell* the records. And here you
can easily find *any* XTC CD, from "White Music" onwards. An Italian label,
"Materiali Sonori", reprinted the Partridge/Budd album, which is probably
not the most commercial music around.

Maybe Steve - no offense meant - should try to see more in Rome than they
show on TV. (And I say this 'cause I know many people at his workplace that
don't ever leave their English-speaking circles.)

Regarding the two books mentioned by Manfredi, I do happen to own one of
these and to have perused the other. 'XTC Testi, Con Traduzione A Fronte' -
which means "XTC: Lyrics with translation" is more or less just what it
says in the title.

The other is a biography of XTC, with a greater emphasis on the Barry
Andrews era than on the later stuff. It has nice snippets of conversation
with the band members. It's one of a huge series of "rock" books published
by Kaos, and the author - Vittorio Azzoni - also wrote many of the other
books. This is to say that he did not write as a true and totally committed
fan, but as an "independent" journalist, which may please some and
displease others.



Date: 12 Nov 95 07:31:31 EST
From: candl <>
Subject: Re: XTC Influences and Covers

>This might be a topic that's been covered millions of times here
>already, but does anyone have any XTC songs that could have been
>inspired by other songs?

Thematic influences from Robyn Hitchcock, "Element of Light":

The Black Crow Knows ---> Rook
If You Were A Priest ---> Merely A Man
Airscape ---> Chalkhills and Children

>From: (Chris Van Valen)
>Who should XTC cover???

So I'm looking thru my C.D.'s last night, and I came across "American Pie" by
Don Maclean. He kinda looks like Colin! That got me thinking: what about XTC
covering "American Pie" (A.P!)? Before you start groaning, hear me out:

structurally, it's got some progressions and a similar tempo to "Mayor of

Similarities to lyrics and themes of XTC songs:

"This'll be the day that I die" - "Dying"
"Do you have faith in Gd above, if the bible tells ya so" - guess
"Do you believe in rock 'n roll" - "Funk Pop a Roll"
Miss American Pie - "This is Pop", "Statue of Liberty"?
"The Jester sang" - reference to Dylan, first artist covered on an XTC album.
"Good old boys drinking whiskey and rye" _"Good Man Albert Brown"
"the flames climbed high into the night to light the sacrificial rite"-
"Sacrificial Bonfire"

"the churchbells all were broken" - "Senses Working Overtime"

Then you've got some great opportunitites for Andy's vocals: the high
climb to "eight miles high and falling fast" & "Oh, but we never got
the chance"; or the anger of "my hands were clenched in fists of
rage". I mean, I can hear him singing it so perfectly!! Man, I would
LOVE to hear them cover that song! Plus , it's 8 minutes long, so it
would be great on a compilation album: more XTC for your buck.

Maybe Colin could sing the paranthetic ends, or they could split up
the verses, I don't know. There's another question: what tunes have
Andy and Colin shared vocals on?

"The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
they caught the last train for the coast"  - American Pie
(please no theological flames!! (: )


Date: Sun, 12 Nov 1995 09:35:29 -0500
Subject: Testimonial Joke

How about Have you seen Jackie? ... done by  The Dead Kennedys!


Date: Sun, 12 Nov 1995 15:54:08 -0500 (EST)
From: "Christopher R. Coolidge" <>
Subject: Re: Chalkhills Digest #2-25

  Thanks for all your comments on "Dear God." It would be tempting to
respond to some of the more strongly worded posts on the subject, but I
think the central point behind all this, and I think Andy would want it
this way too, is no matter what you believe, you gotta figure it out
yourself. Even if you're dead wrong, at least if you listen to your own
heart instead of someone else's rhetoric, there's still hope. I don't
believe anyone's wrong if they listen to their own heart anyway. You're
much more likely to come to the truth(whatever that is!)by muddling through
and somehow figuring things out for yourself. In conclusion, religion is
for people who are afraid of hell, spirituality is for people who've
already been there...


Date: Sun, 12 Nov 1995 22:26:39 +0100
From: (Erich Sellheim)
Subject: Elvis Costello etc. on XTC

Hello everyone,

in one of the last Chalkhills issues someone suggested that Elvis Costello
should do a cover version of "Love on a Farmboy's Wages".
I'm not sure if anyone is aware of it, but I happen to know that Elvis
actually likes this song!
In the German music magazine "Musikexpress", there used to be a section
called "Blind Date" where a certain musician listened to a number of recent
songs without being told what it was. The musician then had to guess who
it was or/and say what he thought about it. Once Elvis Costello was there
and they played him, among others, "Farmboy's Wages"! This is what he said
(roughly, as I'm translating from German):

(Smiles) "Wonderful- XTC. I love that band, because they always do the
opposite of which people expect. XTC is a good example of real English
cleverness. These boys are so clever and smart that the press is beginning
to have problems with them. I don't like their whole albums, but there are
always some jewels on them. "Great Fire" and also this song here are
fantastic. Besides, I love the sound of the acoustic guitars."

In another issue, Robert Palmer was there and they played him "Great Fire".
He didn't know that it was XTC, but he proved some bad taste by saying the

(Shakes his head) "I shudder at the thought that someone puts the drugs
that these boys obviously take in my coffee. An English group? Is this
The Kinks? XTC? Really? Up to now, I thought they were a good band, but too esoteric for me."

I also remember Ian Anderson from Jethro Tull being played "All you Pretty
Girls". He didn't guess that it was XTC, but he liked the song and said
that this was the kind of music that David Bowie should be making. In
another issue Mike Oldfield reviewed "The Big Express" and called XTC a
good band. He said that their songs are still getting better, but that he
didn't like the production at all.

I hope this was of interest to some of you; at least, it confirmed me
liking Elvis Costello and Jethro Tull and disliking Robert Palmer.

By the way, recently someone on Chalkhills talked about XTC songs that
were inspired by others; I think that "Obscene Procession" has a chord
change that is exactly the same as in "Seagulls Screaming". Even the key
is the same (F and F#m), so I think "Seagulls" evolved out of "Procession".
Also, I think that "Ra Ra for Red Rocking Horse" has a short part that
bears a striking resemblance to the part of "Holly High on Poppy" where
Andy sings "Laughing" or "Laughter"; striking especially because of the
common lyrical topic.

Best wishes,



Date: Sun, 12 Nov 1995 19:32:17 -0700 (MST)
From: (David Haakenson)
Subject: Are we allowed to post sale items?


I'm not sure if it's acceptable to post XTC items one might have for sale
here. If so, can someone let me know and I'll do it next time. If not,
e-mail me for a short auction list. Thanks.

My comment on Dear God: Freedom means everyone has the right (God-given
right??) to offend anyone with their beliefs that they want to, as long as
they do not infringe on the rights of another.

That means people can be athiest, racist, whatever they want. And they can
publically offer those opinions if they want. Political correctness is just
a way to try to keep people on the right path (at least the right path for
this generation; it always seems to change) but if they stray, that is
their right. Society can chastize them all they want, but PC does NOT mean
people have the right to suppress opinions or thoughts they believe do not
make the grade.

I won't listen to rap music about murdering police officers as I find songs
about murder to be offensive. But singing about one's heartfelt
questionings about religion is a different matter to me. I can understand
how it wouldn't be for others though. That we have the freedom to express
varying thoughts here or in song is enough for me.



Date: Mon, 13 Nov 1995 12:33:13 +1000
From: (Eliot Fish)
Subject: Andy & Colin Songs!!

Come on folks!!!

I'm getting very distressed over all you chalkhillians. You're here
discussing XTC... supposedly your all time favourite group... yet over the
last couple of Chalkhills I keep noticing people referring to Andy's songs
as Colin's and vice versa! If you were true XTC fanatics surely you should
be able to recognise their voices if not simply check the writing credit on
the sleeve!

Dear Madam Barnum is Andy! Fly on the wall is Colin! Collideascope is Andy!



Date: Sun, 12 Nov 95 20:49 MST
From: (Phil Corless)
Subject: T-shirt Update

To all of you who sent me private email about
the Chalkhills t-shirt, I probably won't respond
to all of you personally.  I recently returned from
a trip to Portland (where I found "Chalkhills and
Children" - the book - at Powell's Books downtown.
An amazing store, if you ever get to Portland, Oregon.

Anyway, if you didn't see my message about where
to send your check and order info, let me know and
I'll send it to you privately.

Phil Corless
Boise, Idaho


Date: Mon, 13 Nov 95 00:09 EST
From: Trent Turner <>
Subject: Testimonial Dinner: First Impressions

Well, Well, WELLLLLL, as Mr. Manly would say.  An extremely pleasing
effort, I must say.  I was only familiar with CTD & TMBG but feel,
everyone did a tremendous job with their interpretations.

I have only listened to it once.  The choice of songs is rather slanted
to the late 80's, but a good mix nevertheless.

I loved Ruben Blade's ...Man who sailed...  The salsa taste works great
with the spy theme.  The song still had the same tension, I was just
in the Carribean rather than Europe!

Sarah did a good job on Dear God.  (In relation to the interesting
discussion regarding DG, why don't a few of us explicate this thing
off line, line by line, and present the results?  There have to be
at least 99 other Lit Majors on this list! - As our buddy Adrian says:
"No matter how I look at it, No matter how I take it apart, it remains
consistent!  HAHAHAHAHAHA!")

TwentyFive O'Clock was as enjoyable as I expected.  And the rest of
the songs were more than worthwhile.  Considering I usually have to
listen to a new album of XTC at least four times before I like more
than 2-3 songs, I thought this was a nice taste of XTC.  I, too, am
now looking forward to TD-2 to be compiled & released.

Here's a couple of suggestions:

Travels in Nihilion - King Crimson
...Man who sailed... - Captain Beefheart

Trent - currently home-pageless in cyberspace

Remember, if they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't
have to worry about the answers!  Funk, Pop a Roll!


Date: Mon, 13 Nov 95 00:09 EST
From: Trent Turner <>
Subject: Re: Nagged by God

I don't thing all of the songs listed by Bob are necessarily swipes
at God or Christianity, and some of the other "ambiguous references"
are swipes at the church and not at the spiritual, platonic ideals
of God & Christianity.

I agree Andy has taken his swipes, but these are not the swipes of
an angry, self-righteous, proseletyzing athiest, who can't get over
his own similarity to those he hates.

Rather, Andy consistently verbalizes the pathos, sure some of it angry,
that most thinking individuals go through when processing the scriptures
and traditions of the Judeao-Christian spiritual scriptures & traditions.

Travels & All of the Sudden bot recognize the obvious, and although
faith allows some to believe without the physical, objective knowledge,
it does not allow us all to believe.

Season Cycle & This World Over just point out some of the common
misapplications of the spiritual truths the J/C scriptures and traditions
contain.  Why is it a swipe at Jehovah to point out his religion
has been used to justify the use of atomic weapons and  incessant and
rude (sometimes at the point of a sword or gun) evangelism?

And I completely fail to see how the first verse of Reign of Blows
represents a swipe at Jesus.  If any thing its a lament that Jesus
continues to be punished & crucified by Hammers, Sickles and Swastika's
and that in the burning glow of dying republics, America and USSR committed
the same sins in the names of their religions!  This is not an attack
on Christianity!

While I would not defend Andy as being a Christian or even a mono-theistic
believer in the J/C tradition, that should not prevent him from dealing
with the spiritual issues that we all face.  The words he chooses are
just the facets he sees, just as Bob's (Not J.R.Dobbs :-) words & beliefs
are the facets he sees.

I personally enjoy the questions Andy poses regarding spiritual matters
and find the way he poses those questions are both authentic/meaningful
& poignant (sic).


Date: Mon, 13 Nov 1995 10:02:05 GMT
Subject: Bizarre place to hear XTC.

The most Bizarre place that I have heard XTC has got to be on Radio 1
in Britain.  Very Strange......


(Life is good in the greenhouse:XTC)
(You told me you saw Jesus, but I could only see a tree: Amber)


Date: 13 Nov 1995 10:42:19 -0500
From: "Ken Salaets" <>
Subject: Coverland

>From: (Chris Van Valen)

>Who should XTC cover???
>The rules are as follows:
>1) No Brian Wilson songs. (Too obvious)
>2) No B*****s. (ditto)
>3) No drum solos.
>4) No crybabies.
>5) So far they've covered only Beefheart("Ella Guru") and Dylan
>("Watchtower"), so the field's wide open.

Off the rules!  I'd love to hear Andy & Co. sink their creative little
endeavors into the Beatles' "And Your Bird Can Sing."  I dare say, XTC may
well be able to make the original sound like a demo.


Date: Mon, 13 Nov 1995 11:54:36 -0500 (EST)
Subject: dear god.......OTHER......

Dear God,
   I am the member of an on-line magazine that discusses that band
that wrote that "Dear God" song, you remember the one.  Can you please
bless Andy, Colin, and Dave and help them finish their next album
before we smash these computers from the anticipation.  They don't
mean any harm by that DG song. They were just voicing their concern
for the welfare of this wacky planet. By the way, any hints on the
date of your return?


Date: Mon, 13 Nov 1995 12:03:56 -0500 (EST)
Subject: .......more other.......

Dear God.......can anyone please send me a list of recordings that Andy
appears on. Also, doesn't Colin have a side project/band (that hermit
thing) or is that Dave, or what. Please educate.
Also, does anyone know how the progress is coming on the next XTC. I recall
that Andy hopes that it can be a double album. Any word on the drummer?
BTW, you industry people (like Mr. Yazbek) are encouraged to shed their
light on a thick and busy, chaotic, overblown, theological darkroom.


Date: Mon, 13 Nov 1995 12:36:19 -0500 (EST)
From: "Christopher R. Coolidge" <>
Subject: Re: Chalkhills Digest #2-26

  A note from an old fogey:"(What A)Wonderful World"(not to be confused
with a completely different song of the same title by Louis Armstrong,
which was recently covered by Victoria Williams)was an ancient piece of
rock/R&B history originally written and recorded by the great Sam
Cooke. One of the best aphrodesiacs I know of; your lover will thank
you!(My wife's a big fan; she's got a CD of practically everything he ever
released before he was shot dead by a frightened motel owner in '64.)Many
people have covered the song in question, including, presumably, Johnny
Nash. I'd like to see XTC take it one step further and cover an entire Sam
Cooke song; I can see them doing "Chain Gang" their own way, for
example. I'd also like to see them do a cover of a Richard Thompson song;
one of his more clanky rhythmic ones like "A Bone Through Her Nose" or
"Backlash Love Affair."


Date: Mon, 13 Nov 1995 19:15:56 +0000 (GMT)
From: Kevin Donnelly <>
Subject: XTC and me

Hi, I'm new here; in response to one of today's messages. I first heard
XTC on 2/2/92 when I was listening to the radio. Senses Working Overtime
came on and i was hooked;though it took until the release of The
Disappointed for me to realise it was XTC. Both of these songs are among
my all time faves;I think Senses... is a wonderful evocation of the
English countryside even if that's not what it's about. I had trouble at
school (I was 15) trying to tell people about them because a)they'd never
heard of them and b)they all preferred Dance music instead.
I've always found XTC to be among the top songsters in the country and
it's a shame they've not received the commercial success they are due.
Their songs to me are always so witty, so finely crafted and damn good
pieces of music.So there you have it. XTC and me.
Does anyone know what Senses Working Overtime is actually about?


Date: Mon, 13 Nov 1995 14:53:21 -0500 (EST)
From: "Christopher R. Coolidge" <>
Subject: Re: Chalkhills Digest #2-28

  You know, it's funny. I'm the one who started this whole Dear God debate
because I wanted to know if anyone shared my ambivalence about the song. I
had no idea it was such a sore subject for so many people. I've had enough
myself, so please stay, Countess Chocula, OK? Why don't we talk about XTC
muzak instead?(Yes, I started that one)Greetings from across the lake, BTW.
Thanks to everyone who replied, even the flamers I didn't bother to respond
to directly; you've all given me something to think about. Goes to show how
many different ways you can see something and still be right in a way.


Date: Mon, 13 Nov 95 15:22 EST
From: Jeffrey Langr <>
Subject: Even more XTC covers

Just for the heck of it, more things I think XTC should cover:

* anything by Jim Thirlwell (Foetus et al)
* "Stayin' Alive", Bee Gees
* "Twilight", U2
* "Sunday Morning", Velvet Underground
* "Jeanette", English Beat
* "Backwater", Eno
* "Miss Shapiro", Phil Manzanera
* "Re-make/Re-model", Roxy Music
* "Elephant Talk", King Crimson
* "Supernova", Liz Phair
* "Say It Ain't So", Weezer
* "Delirious", Prince
* "Chinese Rock", Ramones
* "Taboo", 999
* "Lump", Presidents of the USA
* "Waiting for the UFO's", Graham Parker

I've *still* got *lots* more...

Jeff L, psychopath


From: Ben Gott <>
Subject: Misc. rantings and ravings
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 95 16:21:00 est

John Hedges: your story is great. Thanks. I'd love to trek down to Swindon
sometime, but am afraid that I'd spend all my time looking for Andy, Colin
and Dave...

To anyone who knows Andy: someone said that he's spending a lot of time in
New York, right? Well, my family has been trying to sell our house in
Lakeville, Connecticut (an hour and a half away from NY), and, if
Andy bought it, he'd be in good company: Kevin Bacon, Michael J. Fox, Meryl
Streep, James Earl Jones, Susan St. James, Jane Curtin, Whoopi Goldberg, Sam
Waterston and Tom Brokaw all live within 15 minutes. Just a thought. I guess
I can entertain my little fantasy of Andy sitting in my living room writing

I wanna get mushy for a moment, and say how great this list is. It's been
really nice talking with people who like XTC as much/more as I do. I'll miss
all of you over Thanksgiving Break (16-27th), but will be looking forward to
piles of Chalkhills when I return!

That's all for now. I'll shut up...


Visit my home page! http//



Date: Mon, 13 Nov 1995 13:40:30 -0800
From: (Richard Pedretti-Allen)
Subject: Read Dog

  My wife and I honeymooned in England in 1993.  We went to Swindon but we
  just went to a pub and moved on.  The town was surrounded by a mess of
  roadwork... navvies everywhere.  It appeared that all connecting roads to
  the city were under construction.

  It felt rather ridiculous going there because I liked the music of some
  guys that lived nearby.  Would you go to Hollywood because Trent Reznor
  lived there?  Would you go to Jamestown because Jim Jones lived there?
  Don't answer that.

  By the way, to which god were we refering?

  Cheers, Richard


Date: Mon, 13 Nov 1995 18:47:07 -0500
Subject: TD II, sort of...

Hey, enuf about "Dear God."  So here's something else...

Instead of having TD II and having artists cover different songs, let's have
like a "Tom's Album." Remember Susanne Vega doing "Tom's Diner?" You know the
song that goes da da daa DA, da di daa DA I am sitting in the morning at the
diner on the corner...there were like 15 versions of that song (including
lyric changes and instrumentals) that were on 1 cd.

Well here's my idea.  If you had to pick *ONE* song you'd like different
versions of to be recorded and played over and over and over twelve times by
different artists doing their own personal styles on it, what would it be,
and give me a few artists that could do this.

Here's mine: Towers of London.
There would be the normal versions by artists like Joe Jackson or Squeeze,
there would be Warren Zevon doing "Aaa-ooooh Towers of London," we could have
the London Philharmonic doing an instrumental, and how about Bjork doing a
very high pitched version?  And don't forget 1,000 Mona Lisas, who came out
with their thrash version of Alanis Morrisette's "You Oughta Know" only 3
weeks after her album came out -- they could do a thrash version of it.  Then
we could have the Fab 3 plus EIEIOwen doing the Dukes' version complete with
Sitar solo, a la Ravi Shankar.

Whaddaya think?


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From: 7IHd <>
Subject: Re: Chalkhills Digest #2-29
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 1995 00:45:56 +0000 (GMT)

# From: Vzzzbx <>
#  #> From:
#  #> From whose guitar are all the oranges and lemons spilling?  Is there
#  #> a hidden meaning?  Of course!  The other two chaps may write all
#  #> the songs, but without Mr. Gregory, there would be no oranges and
#  #> lemons.
# Did you notice that Colin is tucked away behind Andy and Dave?  He doesn't
# look terribly happy either...

Neither would you be if you got told you had to be wearing pink shoes on
the album cover...

Maybe 'Pink Thing' is about Colin's shoes?


<someone asked:>
#  #> Where is the strangest place you've heard XTC playing.

Dunno, but any avid Shriekback/Carl Marsh fans might be curious to know
that I heard Happyhead playing in a restaurant/pub (forget which) in
London a couple of months ago. I mean, _Happyhead_??? As far as I know
it never even got released in the UK!

Another thing, our Uni's student radio station's most played song, and
most popular with the DJs, and most something else (actually this is
a slight lie, it was 3rd in one chart and 1st in the other 2) is...
get this... 'The Ballad Of Peter Pumpkinhead', but not the original
version, oh no, the Crash Test Dummies cover. Argh! Needless to say
I have joined said organisation and intend to infiltrate the ranks and
educate the masses. Could be fun seeing how far through 'The Big
Express' I get before they chuck me off. :-)

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