Johnnie Walker's Long Players: Black Sea
April 21, 2019: On Saturday, 11th May 2019, at 02:00, Johnnie
Walker's Long Players
will feature a segment on XTC's album
(along with a segment on Talking Head's album Little
). The programme will be broadcast on on BBC Radio 2, London, and
is produced by Mark Simpson. A brand new interview with Andy about the album
and a longer version (along with the programme) will appear on the Radio 2
website and the BBC Sounds app (for streaming and download for 30 days after
A BandHouse Gigs Tribute to XTC: April 6, 2019
September 28, 2018: BandHouse Gigs is a DC area not for profit music collective founded by Ron
Newmyer and Chuck Sullivan in 2004 and now involving a dozen other regular
volunteers. They enlist some of the area's finest musicians to perform the
songs of various bands live. On Saturday, April 6, 2019, The Barns at Wolf Trap
will host A BandHouse Gigs Tribute to XTC
. "For those new to
XTC, this is the chance to hear an incredible pop band's music that reminds one
of The Beatles, yet is far more underappreciated."
Petition: XTC: This is Pop on Blu-ray
September 30, 2018: Leslie Gooch writes, "Do you love XTC? [XTC: This is Pop
] is a
documentary every fan should see, and one you'll want to show to non fans as
well. Only available by streaming via subscription channels, and an occasional
television airing, this petition
is an attempt to prove enough interest to get
a Blu-ray or DVD made and available for purchase. Please add your name if you
would be interested in a copy of this fantastic documentary."
Andy Partridge: Apples & Oranges / Humanoid Boogie
May 24, 2018: Andy Partridge
made recordings in his newly upgraded shed of Syd
Barrett's “Apples & Oranges” and Neil Innes' “Humanoid
Boogie”. Mr. Partridge has released these recordings on a four track
(both songs in stereo and mono) double-A side 10" vinyl EP in a picture sleeve.
The EP is a limited edition of 1,396 copies, available exclusively at Burning Shed
. Pre-order now for a June 28, 2018, release.
Kevin Murray has a new blog called Senses Working Overtime
, and he starts things off by reviewing “Respectable Street
XTC have an entire chapter devoted to them in the Allan Jones book Can't Stand Up For Falling Down: Rock'n'Roll War Stories
. Jones apparently accompanied them on their very first U.S. tour (December 1978/January 1979). A very interesting time in the band's career.
Lee Neuman sent in chord charts for “Summer's Cauldron
is a “tribute to one of the most creative, melodic and precise bands ever: XTC. [Their] mission is to bring the music of this little known yet very appreciated group of musical geniuses back. [They] lovingly recreate the sound and the energy to a T. Welcome!”
Recent Site Updates
May 19, 2019: Songs - XTC: "The Wheel and The Maypole"
April 21, 2019: Press - “Respectable Street”, Senses Working Overtime, April 17, 2019
March 19, 2019: Discography - 12” Singles – Promotional Album Instore Play - Not For Sale