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         Chalkhills Digest, Volume 5, Number 273

                  Monday, 4 October 1999

Today's Topics:

              on the importance of John Peel
                   Dukes of Stratosfear
                   Things to do at work
                    Better than XTC???
             Blah, Blah, XTC, Blah, Blah....
                        Homespun.
                      Two questions
                   TVT Homespun release
                 classic unrecorded demos
     Song Stories: One of the most addictive books...
             a little more from that TVT guy
                      Drums & Radios
              hm, questions, responses, etc.
                    Homespun Whoo hoo
                   Who Weeps For Winky?
                  New release by XTC!!!!
                      AMSTERDAM '82
             Science is powerless to explain
                 Dissapointed w/homespun!
                     Upsy Daisy, Dom
                        fruit nut
                    Re: Dallas and XTC

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Message-ID: <900822C71730D2118D8C00805F65765C9F6BF4@einstein.moneystar.com>
From: Jill Oleson <oleson@moneystar.com>
Subject: on the importance of John Peel
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 1999 09:41:29 -0500

The John Peel Sessions on BBC Radio 1 provided a unique
opportunity to hear new music performed by young musicians
hopeful of building a fan base and establishing careers.
In the days before MTV and mp3s, tuning in to Peel's program
was a not-to-be missed ritual that continually exposed the
listener to the cuttingest edge of music.  It was during this time
(circa 1980), that the performances by XTC that make up half
of "Transistor Blast" (released in 1998) were recorded.

Also released in 1998, was an incredible album by Be Bop Deluxe
called "Tramcar to Tomorrow."  Recorded in multiple sessions
throughout the early to mid-Seventies on Peel's show, these
Be Bop Deluxe's performances were dreams-come-true for the
band's leader, Bill Nelson, who was then a teenager.

To provide a context for John Peel and the importance of his
radio show, here are some snippets from Nelson's essay for
"Tramcar to Tomorrow."  I don't think it's too much of a stretch
to extrapolate that the feelings Nelson wrote about playing on
Peel's show might have been very much the same as Andy,
Colin, and the rest of XTC when they played on Peel's show
a few years later.
+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
Here's what Bill Nelson had to say about playing for John Peel:

[snip]

But right now, as he polishes the chrome that reflects his face
and the clouds behind his head, he listens to the car radio,
its volume turned up just enough to inform the neighbours
that he is not as they...

The radio has become a fountain of inspiration whose energetic
source is the justly fabled John Peel, a man who brings to the
nation's youth sonic delights beyond their wildest imaginings.

[snip]

The radio shows that John Peel presented were, for me, like
religious revelations... Sunday epiphanies from the transistorized
church of noise.  Here in the late nineties, with all its multiplicity
of choice, it's easy to forget how truly alternative those early
programmes were.  (And broadcast from beneath the dusty
skirt of stuffy old Aunty BBC to boot!)

How many thousands of Britains teen's found their lives
transformed by tuning in to Peel's shows?  How many young
guitarists jumped ship and struck out for the fuzz-soaked shores
of psychedelia?  It was as if the gates had been thrown wide
open to a wonderland of infinite possibilities.

Sometime later, I was able to record [snip] my first ever collection
of self composed songs [snip] created with the use of a
simple two track tape machine.  Then the magic happened...

John Peel played the whole album on his radio show and, as
a result, brought my work to the attention of EMI Records [snip].
First, we made an independently released single, "Teenage
Archangel," which, once again, John Peel played frequently on
his programme.  Secondly, John asked us to record a session
for his show.

I recall being both thrilled and terrified by the prospect.  I was
actually more nervous about meeting the legendary Peel
than doing the programme.
+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +

As I live in Austin, Texas, I have never heard John Peel--
although I've heard Andy do a delightful impersonation of him
on the first track of "Transistor Blast."  I can only imagine
what it must have been like to listen to each Peel show and
have my mind blasted out through my ears and wanting more.

In the mid-Eighties, we had our own local version of a John Peel,
and while I enjoyed listening to the program, I preferred to go
to my favorite record store (Inner Sanctum Records) and flip
through the Import bin looking for interesting covers that foretold
of great listening adventures within each record sleeve.  That
strategy worked well for a few years, then the covers began to lie
and I needed a new strategy.  How I wish I had had access to
John Peel's show to help spirit me along.

For information on Be Bop Deluxe's "Tramcar to Tomorrow,"
see:

http://www.huxrecords.com/cdsales9.htm

Thanks!

Jill Oleson
Austin, Texas

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Message-ID: <F12EB47BC314D21194FE00A0C9CF9EC9A8E4D8@seer.bluews.com>
From: Pete Williams <PWilliams@bluews.com>
Subject: Dukes of Stratosfear
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 1999 15:35:22 +0100

Chalksters

Miss message if you already have Psonic Psunspot

Recently had the opportunity to browse the Leicester record shops I'm
usually not allowed in by the rest of the family (you know the dark,
cluttered ones which play music you would never hear on a radio station).

It seems someone has dumped their entire XTC vinyl collection on one
second-hand record/CD shop - I picked up the Psonic Psunspot LP (amongst
other XTC stuff) because you chalksters reckoned it was worth having.

The verdict: definitely a great purchase, I can't stop playing it, I'd
recommend anyone who hasn't heard it to buy it or listen to a copy of
someone else's.

My copy came on the cosmic coloured vinyl - a kind of dark purple with red
and green faint streaks.

Pete Williams, now in Loughborough, UK

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Message-ID: <C926D35F7ED6D211836C00805FC15F4E012B5905@LNY-S-EXCHANGE>
From: "Lieman, Ira" <ilieman@lernerny.com>
Subject: Things to do at work
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 1999 16:25:35 -0400

Hi all.

I own the '80s Pop Culture Aptitude Test calendar -- you know, one of those
"page per day" things with funny questions on it -- and I keep it at work.

Today's question is...

Match the following lyric with the correct song and artist: "When I'm
walking, I strut my stuff and I'm so strung out."

	A) "Glamour Boys," Living Colour
	B) "Blister in the Sun," Violent Femmes
	C) "God Is a Bullet," Concrete Blonde
	D) "Senses Working Overtime," XTC
	E) "One Thing Leads to Another," The Fixx

Wow, Andy's a wrong answer to a trivia question. If you don't know the real
answer, you need to listen to something other than XTC. Either that, or you
weren't born in the '80s.

That's all...

> -ira
>
>

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From: phoebeh@impop.bellatlantic.net
Message-ID: <37F2E42C.FFE0B394@postoffice2.bellatlantic.net>
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 1999 21:16:45 -0700
Subject: Better than XTC???

These guys sound amazing...I heard they are selling cd's like crazy at
Not Lame...
What's their deal????

After a couple of stellar compilation contributions, the one-man-band
Minster Hill unleashes their (uh, his) full-length
debut. Exceeding this reviewer's expectations (which were pretty high,
really), I find this CD to be nothing but
entertaining, heart-warming, evocative, and one of the finest of it's
kind this year.

What "kind" is that? Minster Hill favours full and lush arrangements,
often venturing into the exotic - the most apparent
cross-reference here would be the likes of XTC (with a little bit of
Jellyfish thrown in). Songs like the beautifully paced
opener I've Been In A World Today (This Time), the Celtic-tinged
Unconscious Kitchen, and the ultra-smooth Limelight
Vivian paint vivid portraits indeed.

Minster Hill clearly is not interested in playing by any rules. Anything
goes - and it all works wonderfully. The Eastern
feel of That's Fine By Me makes for a lovely and exotic number while the
disjointed rhythm on the chorus of My Dear
makes the ballad all the more interesting and enjoyable. These tasteful
touches abound on Minster Hill - again, all to
great effect. Minster Hill lets the songs and arrangements do the bulk
of the talking and lets them take on a life of their
own - rather than turn this into a "look what I can do" exercise.

Get to know Minster Hill - you'll be all the richer for it.

(**** out of 5)

Claudio Sossi

September 1999

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From: SLEDZNH@aol.com
Message-ID: <50b1d46c.25242ce7@aol.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 1999 23:03:03 EDT
Subject: Blah, Blah, XTC, Blah, Blah....

Hey Chalkers,

Just checking in briefly...for all of you hearing "Mayor of Simpleton" and
"King for a Day" at stores, & restaraunts, etc...   I heard it too...quite
some time ago at a Chili's restaurant and asked the bartender about it and he
basically said that "the in-house muzak is purchased through some company
that sells pre-recorded tunes to us....".

So I guess that is why we hear it all over the country/world...XTC is PRODUCT.

Yikes..I guess this is good though...in a way....
I also want to report seeing an add for the same Chili's restaurants that
says,
"prepare all 5 sense to work overtime".   hmmmm..

Cheers.,
~James

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Message-ID: <001b01bf0b04$a74d50e0$e0f231d4@e.e>
From: "John  Bartlett" <John@bartlett132.screaming.net>
Subject: Homespun.
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 1999 06:26:51 +0100

Hello all,

just to let you know that Andys' Records and MVC ( both in Colchester ) are
currently carrying copies of Homespun. I am in no way affiliated, etc, but
somebody in this part of the world might want to use the info.

Cheers,
    John

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Message-ID: <D9E6CEC7734AD111BCF70090273C5D674B65D6@user8.chemonics.net>
From: Todd Bernhardt <TBernhardt@Chemonics.net>
Subject: Two questions
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 1999 10:19:15 -0400

Hi:

1) John, are you okay? No quote in the last issue (the first time I've seen
this in all my years here), spam slipping into another, people attempting to
start endless loops ... I'm getting worried. Speak to me, laddie! SPEAK TO
ME!!

2) Am I the only one on the list who hasn't counted the number of
CDs/LPs/tapes he has? Am I the only one who doesn't care how many someone
else has?

Okay -- three questions, two subject areas.

ByeBye,
Todd "Oops, I meant a 1998 interview" Bernhardt

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Message-Id: <l03130305b4192be324ff@[38.149.92.70]>
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 1999 11:09:23 -0400
From: John Hammond <johnh@tvtrecords.com>
Subject: TVT Homespun release

>From: "Andisheh Nouraee" <mabrey@mindspring.com>
>Subject: Homespun Not Yet Mentioned on TVT's Site
>
>Hopefully someone at TVT Records is monitoring this.  If so, then I kindly
>request that you update XTC's page on your site to include some info about
>Homespun, such as the CD's cover art and tracklisting.  If you're listening
>out there, thanks.

Hello -

Sorry for the lateness, but hopefully we've gotten the message out via
various channels, that HOMESPUN will be in US stores next Tuesday October
5th.  Regarding the web info, heads have rolled, etc., and the info should
go up on the web site today.  Here's the blurb I just gave to our web
master (though Chalkers probably know most of this already):

-----
XTC
Homespun
The Apple Venus Volume One Home Demos
Recorded in the back bedrooms and garden sheds of old England, this is a
vital companion piece to one of the best albums of the year!
This new album features the original demo version (in some case, multiple
versions) of each song on APPLE VENUS, VOLUME 1, in the same order as the
full album.  It also includes  extensive liner notes by the band about how
each song came to be, along with reprints of the original lyric sheets for
every song!
In stores: Tuesday October 5th!
----

John H / TVT

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Message-ID: <19990930154748.18752.rocketmail@web2101.mail.yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 1999 08:47:48 -0700 (PDT)
From: Tyler Hewitt <tahewitt@yahoo.com>
Subject: classic unrecorded demos

RE:
those of you in the know, is there an agreed classic
above
all else that people consider a fantastic track that
beggers belief
that
they didn't record it, if so what is it?
___________
I 'm not sure how 'in the know' I am,  But I would
argue for both Young Cleopatra and Prince of Orange as
the demos I would have most liked to seen released as
finished songs.
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Message-ID: <19990930155855.34678.qmail@hotmail.com>
From: "Charlie Buck" <dontwantany@hotmail.com>
Subject: Song Stories: One of the most addictive books...
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 1999 11:58:55 EDT

I got the book on Friday, and spent most of the weekend listening to the
albums and reading the book.  Its an amazing book!  I suggest if you like
the music, get the book.  Though the songs are pretty much self explanatory,
the book brings you in the studio with them, as they recorded it!

Little things through out the book just kept popping up, like Erica Wexler.
Maybe its just me, but I was in suspense the whole time as if this was some
sort of fictional book.  Sitting there wondering who was this Erica...
Anyway, the book is great.  I am sure I will read it again.  What really
sucks to me, as probably does to most of you, is the fact that they got
screwed for so long and the only album I had from them to listen to is
Nonsuch.  I have to get AV.  I still dont have that!

I just got through remastering all the albums and making my own XTC greatest
hits (with all there songs!).  Problem I have with Virgin is that they
rereleased everything with the b-sides, whcih is cool, however, I expected,
since it was the 90's and all, for them to pay an engineer to remaster the
songs and such.  Everything sounded like crap!  All the CD's are about 50%
volume of standard current audio secifications.  Luckily I have a mastering
studio!  It was quite fun though.  When mastering, you get a closer look at
the music, and get to bring out the songs power.  Even white music sounds
like something recorded this year because of my mastering!

Now, if I dont get too lazy I can considor doing that to every other album I
have... 15 down, 5000+ more to go!

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Message-Id: <l03130307b4193bcbe1bd@[38.149.92.70]>
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 1999 12:10:38 -0400
From: John Hammond <johnh@tvtrecords.com>
Subject: a little more from that TVT guy

The year-end praise has begun. This is from Roger Friedman, top
entertainment / gossip writer (Liz Smith, Page Six, Premiere) in his 411
column on Foxnews.com...

"The deadline for the 2000 Grammy Awards fast approaches, on September 30.
NARAS judges and committees are already meeting about ballots and
categories. Hopefully they will not forget XTC's Apple Venus Volume 1, the
year's best rock album, released by TVT Records..."

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/fox411/092899.sml

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Message-ID: <37F39EFF.392D0AA4@tmbg.org>
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 1999 13:34:00 -0400
From: Ben Gott/Loquacious Music <gott@tmbg.org>
Organization: http://listen.to/loquacious
Subject: Drums & Radios

Gang,

Last digest, davidoh named Manu Katche as one of his favorite drummers.  I
must agree...all of his work (that I've heard) is unbelievably good.  Check
out the high-hat work on Tears For Fears' "Badman's Song," for example...And
the bits of PG's "Us" album, on which (I believe) he played most of the
drums.  Yikes!

Good news: I have a radio show ("Pop! Goes the Ben") on Bowdoin's station
(WBOR), and I featured XTC during last week's show.  Although I couldn't
play only XTC for an hour and a half, I did manage to play "This is Pop,"
"Yacht Dance," "Tissue Tigers," "My Bird Performs," "Easter Theatre," Peter
Fitzpatrick and Freedy Johnston's versions of "Earn Enough for Us," and
Jason Garcia's "Dame Fortune."  Also, on the recommendation of various
C'hillers, I played World Party's "Hollywood" (what a great song!), GBV's
"Wormhole" (from "Do the Collapse"), and Julian Cope's "The Greatest &
Perfection is Love."  I'm still searching for poppy titles, so e-mail away!

Also -- and this deserves a separate paragraph -- WBOR is cool enough to
have all of the Mommyheads albums at the station.  "Sandman" is, perhaps,
one of the best pop songs I have ever experienced.  Are we *sure* these
albums aren't readily available?  Nonetheless, I'm going to try to pop them
onto MiniDisc, so I can enjoy them again and again.

-Ben

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Message-ID: <19990930200607.24975.qmail@hotmail.com>
From: "Megan Heller" <hellerm@hotmail.com>
Subject: hm, questions, responses, etc.
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 1999 13:06:07 PDT

hm, why is it when I have no time, I get three digests in two days, but when
I'm bored and feel like reading the list, I get nothing for a week?

Duncan critiques--
>><snip> ... how the HELL did we let the 1998 Todd Haynes film "Velvet
>>Goldmine" (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0120879) go nearly COMPLETELY
>>UNMENTIONED in this forum?
>
>Possibly because it's a laughable load of cringe-inducing cobblers, a
>film which Iggy himself has declared he has no desire to see. (Why
>would he? He was was there - he was IT.)

yes, christ, the only people who could want to see that would have to have
the gall to be drawn to three pretty young men in one movie, pft... oh,
wait, nevermind, shouldn't really talk about that...

Belinda Blanchard suggests--
>XTC content?  You want XTC content?  Try Reckless Records London,
>they got LOADS of XTC content.

hm, anyone know if this is related to the Reckless Records in Chicago?

speaking of excellent record stores, I'm on the mailing list for Other Music
in New York and in the new releases mailing for this week, they had
something about a musician called R. Stevie Moore--

>Long lost brother to every member of Wire, Television, Roxy Music, >XTC,
>Sparks and Mission of Burma (as well as covering the latter two >on this
>compilation), R. Stevie has, over and over, taken the world >of pop by its
>lapels and thrown it across the room.

anyone familiar with him?  if so, how is his stuff?

NOW, a question for all of you-- I am looking for a copy of the 1990 album
by ULTRA VIVID SCENE, "Joy, 1967-1990".  As far as I can tell, it is a
near-impossible search, but if anyone has this record and would be willing
to dub a copy for me, I would appreciate it (or, if you see it in a used
record store, let me know)-- just email me as above-- thanks!

FINALLY, something I've been meaning to ask for a while but keep
forgetting-- I moved to Memphis, Tennessee about two months ago, and I have
yet to know anyone or about anything.  Anyone know of good record stores?
Interesting places?  Anyone who lives here?  I am, unfortunately, not much
of a blues fan (which makes my parents wonder if I was switched at birth),
but I would appreciate any suggestions.  Again, thanks.

m out.

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Message-ID: <19990930213915.9510.rocketmail@web1302.mail.yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 1999 14:39:15 -0700 (PDT)
From: Molly Fanton <mfanton99@yahoo.com>
Subject: Homespun Whoo hoo

YAY!!!  I've ordered Homespun from CDnow.com.  I got
it after my older sister and brother-in-law gave me a
$50 gift certificate there.  I'm so happy. :)  It's so
cool.

Molly

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Message-ID: <19991001044058.525.qmail@www0w.netaddress.usa.net>
Date: 30 Sep 99 21:40:58 PDT
From: vee tube <veetube@netscape.net>
Subject: Who Weeps For Winky?

   Over three weeks now and not one tear
 shed for Mr. Winky Fish or his FAMILY!

    You cold hearted Bastards!!!

     }--,:)
        ,
        ,     <---Mrs. Winky cries!

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Message-ID: <37F52A62.6AB6@schoollink.net>
Date: Fri, 01 Oct 1999 14:40:50 -0700
From: Dan Phipps <phipps@schoollink.net>
Organization: CIC
Subject: New release by XTC!!!!

Hey all Chalkers!!

Thought you all would like to know about this,
that is if you don't already!!  Dig it!!

_____________________________________

Subject: New Release by XTC
From: "CD Universe" <nrbb@cduniverse.com>
Reply-To: manager@cduniverse.com, manager@cduniverse.com,
manager@cduniverse.com
To: "Daniel Phipps" <phipps@schoollink.net>

Dear Daniel,

We thought you'd be interested to know that the new CD Homespun by XTC
will
be available 10/5/99.

We have found that many customers like to pre-order upcoming releases by
their favorite artists.  At CD Universe, we make it easy.  Most new
items
are released on Tuesday.  As long as you place your pre-order by 2 p.m.
EDT
(18:00 GMT) on the Friday before the release date, we'll send your order
out on Monday, the day before the release date.

We've got lots more great music and special promotions on our web site,
http://www.cduniverse.com

Here is the exact url:
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to your featured new release.

If that link doesn't contain updated information use the following url:
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We hope you'll visit us soon.

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Let's all band together and put some more
$$$ in the lads' pocket, eh?  Come on, show
your support and BUY UP THIS NEW RELEASE!!!!!!!!
:-)

Long Live XTC!!

//Dan

"I would have made this instrumental,
 but the words got in the way."
(Andy Partridge)

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Message-ID: <000101bf0c60$758afd20$725791d2@johnboud>
From: "John Boudreau" <aso1@mocha.ocn.ne.jp>
Subject: AMSTERDAM '82
Date: Sat, 2 Oct 1999 07:43:29 +0900

> I own a cd-r sent me from
>god knows who some times ago of a live recording from
>Amsterdam '82, there's some hiss over there so I think it is
>mastered from a tape, but it seems a very good soundboard rec.
>I didn't find it in any discography by XTC and also it wasn't on any
>radio broadcasts report, do you know something? interested in a copy?

A fellow Durutti Column fan from Italy sent me this info . Can anyone shed
some light on this recording ?

John in Japan

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Message-ID: <baPjuIADGU93EwOB@emdac.demon.co.uk>
Date: Sat, 2 Oct 1999 00:19:31 +0100
From: Phil Hetherington <phil@emdac.demon.co.uk>
Subject: Science is powerless to explain

In message <19990920031847.30796.qmail@hotmail.com>, Megan Heller
<hellerm@hotmail.com> writes
>The other thing is just something I have to comment about-- a Shriekback
>video of their cover of "Get Down Tonight", complete with disco dancing and
>a rap by Barry Andrews.  I think I was scared.

You would be. "Get Down Tonight" and the associated album "Go Bang!"
where the result of throwing Dave Allen out of Shriekback and making
a conscious decision to make a 'commercial' record. Needless to say,
it flopped, and to be perfectly honest it deserved to. Shriekback
made that record for all the wrong reasons, and the remaining band
split up (the first time around) shortly afterwards.

Incidently, Dave was thrown out because he wanted to go for a
rockier sound - given that he then formed King Swamp who fared
little better, it's debateable who was more wrong...

I remember talking to Barry after a London gig in 1995, when I asked
him whether the whole album was about the band splitting up. My
theory for this was partly based on the rap in the "Get Down Tonight"
cover, but no, this wasn't quite true. The song "Go Bang!" _was_
about the band splitting up (which it was on the verge of doing when
the song was written, obviously), but the album as a whole wasn't.
It could be significant that they picked that as the title track
though, I suppose. If you listen to the album in this context it
makes a bit more sense, though that doesn't really excuse a poor
album.

Incidently, the "Get Down Tonight" rap, although admittedly pretty
bad, does contain a few Shriekback-running-jokes which are quite
fun. "Everybody's spine is the bassline" springs to mind (a
reference to their early single "My spine is the bassline", for
the uninitiated).

The conclusion which can be drawn from the above is that "Go Bang!"
is probably best avoided unless you're already a fan of Shriekback.
To the uninitiated it could put you off for a very long time.

Having said all that, "Over The Wire" is a great song, it's just a
pity the rest of the album doesn't match up to it.

Phil

PS: I, though, would love to see the aforementioned video - does
anyone have a copy?
--
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|_) |_  * |    Me: http://www.emdac.demon.co.uk/phil/
|   | ) | |    Then for Shriekback add: shrkindx.html
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Message-ID: <19991002194701.9202.qmail@ww181.netaddress.usa.net>
Date: 2 Oct 99 12:47:01 PDT
From: vee tube <veetube@netscape.net>
Subject: Dissapointed w/homespun!

     What's the prob?

  Well,

1. River: It has all the string and horn parts,(synth)
     it sounds more like take 1,which was rejected
         because take 3 was the good one.

  This is basically the prob. with the whole CD. I
would have preferred 'alternative' or 'unplugged'
versions. Collin's songs are the most different but,
the 'real' versions are much better.

  The real question is, after a hard day at work,and
I want to listen to XTC. Will I listen to this.or AV.1?
AV.1 is the answer.

    I really had NO FUN listening to homespun!

                   Oh well,
             (sure am glad I didn't
               buy the 2CD Import)

P.S. The TVT version does not have the
    how (fill in the blank) came to be stuff.
        I think the Jap.import does.

P.P.S. Looks like chalkhills is in bad shape. I
      keep getting this 'URL doesn't have a DNS
      on this server' dialogue box. Bummer!

                      }---:)

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Message-ID: <37F74EF2.2E680D57@erols.com>
Date: Sun, 03 Oct 1999 08:41:22 -0400
From: Todd and Jennifer Bernhardt <toddjenn@erols.com>
Subject: Upsy Daisy, Dom

Hi:

My XTC-fan-in-training sister-in-law recently bought Upsy Daisy Assortment,
and was surprised that the actual song order on the CD varied from the track
listing on the jewel-case insert. Has anyone else come across this? I wanted
to check Chalkhills before posting this, but the server's down (or so my
browser sez).

Anyway, here are the listings (sorry if the alignment's funky on this -- I
tried to line it up):

Actual playing order on her CD:              Jewel Box:
_________________                            _________________

Making Plans for Nigel                       Life Begins at the Hop
Life Begins at the Hop                       Making Plans for Nigel
This World Over                              Generals & Majors
Seagulls Screaming....                       Respectable Street
Generals & Majors                            Senses Working Overtime
Respectable Street                           Ball and Chain
Senses Working Overtime                      No Thugs in Our House
No Thugs in Our House                        Love on a Farmboy's Wages
Ball and Chain                               Funk Pop a Roll
Love on a Farmboy's Wages                    This World Over
Funk Pop a Roll                              Seagulls Screaming...
Dear God                                     Grass
Grass                                        Dear God
Earn Enough for Us                           Earn Enough for Us
Mayor of Simpleton                           Mayor of Simpleton
Chalkhills and Children                      King for a Day
King for a Day                               Chalkhills and Children
The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead              The Disappointed
The Disappointed                             The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead

The major problem in her running order seems to be the insertion of the Big
Express songs out of order, but then other songs are switched, too. Again,
has anyone else encountered this? In other words, what Denise wants to know
is, is this an incredibly rare (and thus valuable) mistake?  :^)

And in other Chalkhills news, tomorrow (Oct. 4) is the birthday of our own
metal-loving gadfly, Dominic Lawson. He's 82, I think (though he doesn't
look a day over 79).

Some notable people who share his birthday include:
1289 Louis X (the Stubborn), king of France (1314-16)
1626 Richard Cromwell, lord protector of England (1658-59)
1895 Buster Keaton, actor (The Navigator, Steamboat Bill, Jr)
1923 Charlton Heston, actor (10 Commandments, Ben Hur, Planet of the Apes,
     NRA spokesmoron)
1931 Dick Tracy, comic strip crimestopper
1941 Jackie Collins, author (Bitch, Stud)
1944 Patti LaBelle, singer (LaBelles-Lady Marmalade)
1946 Susan Sarandon, actress (Bull Durham)
1989 Dakota Johnson, son of Melanie Griffith & Don Johnson

On a sad note, Janis Joplin succumbed to her lifestyle at age 27, in 1970,
on that day.

Draw your own conclusions. Individual results may vary.

DC-area Chalkers who want the opportunity to meet the birthday boy should
contact me ASAP at the e-mail address above or at tbernhardt@chemonics.net
for details. We're taking the occasion of his visit to get together, drink,
eat, listen to and play music, and drink on Saturday, Oct. 9.

Todd

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Message-ID: <19991003151749.52729.qmail@hotmail.com>
From: "garret harkawik" <funktaisia@hotmail.com>
Subject: fruit nut
Date: Sun, 03 Oct 1999 11:17:49 EDT

As you all know, there has been a lot of discussion about whether or not the
narratore in the song "Fruit Nut" is planning on poisoning his wife.  In my
opinion, the man is planning to poison his friends because he sounds like he
is angry at someone when he sings "Some day they'll seeeeeeee".  Plus, I
think that the wife is in on it too because he also sings "I mix the poisons
and the wife don't complain".

Garret Harkawik
"Until Leathal Weapon, I never thought that there could be a bomb in my
toilet, but now I check every time"-Homer Simpson

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From: "Dan P." <silverho@home.com>
Subject: Re: Dallas and XTC
Date: Sun, 03 Oct 1999 16:28:53 -0700
Message-ID: <b+X3N4cHSzN0KdoOA66bLURip8yE@4ax.com>

>
>    Am I the only XTC fan in Dallas?
>
>  I saw another used Mo-Fi GOLD CD of "Sky" at
>CD WORLD (no I don't work there,It's just my
>favorite independent used CD store)
>
>  214-826-1885
>
>  It was only $12.99 (I paid $14.99 for mine)
>the sound on this thing is AWESOME! It even
>"feels" better than the geffen/virgin one.
>If you order this thing "new" It's like
>$25.99
>
>         A Very Sad Mrs.Winky Fish,   }---;(

Well....I kinda close, I'm in Ft. Worth.  I've been following XTC for
many years though, relatively, I still a newbie.  I don't have
anything earlier than "Mummer", but ever since then I've been hooked.

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