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XTC Convention 2017
May 10, 2017: Tim Kendrick recapitulates, "There will be a convention of XTC fans the weekend of Sept 15-17, 2017, town of Swindon, in the UK. Friday night and Saturday events will be held at the Southbrook Inn pub, Southbrook St, Swindon. Sunday will be a coach/bus trip to the Uffington White Chalk Horse (seen on cover of English Settlement). There will be an Open Mic evening, Walking Tour of Town Centre, Quiz, Panel Discussion, Tribute Acts and much more. Complainers need not attend. Tickets are £27.50 (non-refundable). All tickets must be purchased in advance. We recommend the Jury's Inn, a 5-minute walk from the train station and about a 15-18 minute walk to the convention spot, with a 20% group discount rate, ask for discount code."
A.J. Partridge regains his Powers
March 26, 2017: A long time ago, in a library far far away (well, Swindon, actually), a shy schoolboy who loved books, but was a slow reader, borrowed three science fiction books per week. He didn't read them. Instead, mesmerised by the covers, he imagined his own stories to match the cover paintings which he stared at intently for hours. His response was to record a sort of soundtrack to the paintings which had been so inspirational to him. The resulting album conjures, via 12 enigmatic pieces akin to a virtual Musique concrete (with the computer/editing process replacing the more cumbersome scissors/tape method), a musical accompaniment to the variety of alien landscapes which Richard M. Powers illustrated so profusely.

Now a much sought after album, A.J Partridge's album Powers has been reissued as a mid-price jewel cased CD with 12 pages of sleeve notes and illustrations by long-time Ape House sleeve artist Andrew Swainson.

Other News

July 30
As a big fan of Nonsuch and an enthusiast bass player, Florian Decros decided to transcribe the bass parts of all the songs from the record. (Non, you're not seeing double.)
July 23
As a big fan of Skylarking and an enthusiast bass player, Florian Decros decided to transcribe the bass parts of all the songs from the record.
July 3
Rolling Stone published “15 Legendary Tours That Never Were”. Were you there? ¶ According to Music Week, Andy Partridge signs worldwide deal with Warner/Chappell!
June 11
Kenn Scott provided a contemporary review of 25 O'Clock that appeared on page C7 of the Edmonton Journal (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) on May 9, 1985. ¶ Thierry Samzun let us know that XTC's Oranges & Lemons is among ten records inspired by The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Bands according to les inRocks. ¶ Dan Pinder updated the tablature for the guitar solo on “Pink Thing”, 19 years after he originally tabbed it out.
May 21
Paul Ferguson would like to present bass tab for “I Remember the Sun”.

Recent Site Updates

August 29, 2017: Gallery - the Wrapped in Grey CD single autographed by Andy Partridge, Colin Moulding, Dave Gregory and Dave Mattacks
July 30, 2017: Press - "Partridge Tweets: XTC (xtcfans)", Twitter (2014-); Discography - XTC: Black SeaThe Surround Sound Series
July 15, 2017: Discography - Best of the Land of Nod Store Music, Volume 2