Chalkhills: This World Over

Updated: 23 January 2019

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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 will attend The Monkees Christmas Party!
September 23, 2018: Andy Partridge, a life-long fan of The Monkees, has written the opening track for their forthcoming holiday album, Christmas Party. The song is “Unwrap You At Christmas”. The album is available for pre-order, to be released on October 12, 2018.
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.

Other News

March 24
Lee Neuman sent in chord charts for “Summer's Cauldron”.
March 22
Peter Pumpkinhead 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!”
January 21
Erich Sellheim has recorded more than 35 cover versions of XTC songs, all in German. Most recently, he released videos for “Spielzeug” (Toys) and “Wüsteninsel” (Desert Island).
January 14
Tim Bowness wrote to say that his new album, Flowers At The Scene, features Andy Partridge playing guitar on one track. The album will be released on 1 March 2019 in multiple formats.
December 29
Chris Rowley has submitted Bass Tab for “No Thugs In Our House”.
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Recent Site Updates

March 24, 2019: Songs - XTC: "Summer's Cauldron"
March 19, 2019: Discography - 12” SinglesPromotional Album Instore Play - Not For Sale
February 23, 2019: Press - Reviews of The Dukes of Stratosphear's Psonic Psunspot (1987), Reviews of The Dukes of Stratosphear's Chips From The Chocolate Fireball (An Anthology) (1987), Reviews of The Dukes of Stratosphear's 25 O'Clock (1985), Reviews of TC&I: Great Aspirations (2017), Reviews of White Music (1978), Reviews of Wasp Star – Apple Venus Volume 2 (2000), Reviews of Upsy Daisy Assortment (1997), Reviews of Transistor Blast — The Best of the BBC Sessions (1998), Reviews of The Big Express (1984), Reviews of Skylarking (1987), Reviews of Orpheus — The Lowdown by Peter Blegvad & Andy Partridge (2003), Reviews of Oranges & Lemons (1989), Reviews of Mummer (1983), Reviews of Go 2 (1978), Reviews of Fuzzy Warbles (various volumes) (2002-2006), Reviews of Fossil Fuel (1996), Reviews of Drums and Wires (1979), Reviews of Coat of Many Cupboards (2002), Reviews of Black Sea (1980), Reviews of Apple Venus Volume 1 (1999), Reviews of Apple Box (October 2005), Reviews and Interviews: Peter Blegvad & Andy Partridge: Gonwards (2012), Reviews and Interviews: Mike Keneally: Wing Beat Fantastic (Songs written by Mike Keneally & Andy Partridge) (2012), Random press clippings and reviews: Andy Partridge/Harold Budd Through The Hill (1994), Reviews of Nonsuch (1992)