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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."
A BandHouse Gigs Tribute to XTC
September 28, 2018: BandHouse Gigs is a DC area producer that enlists 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."
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

October 14
Kenn Scott "came across two contemporary reviews of XTC albums, from Canada's RPM magazine. The first is by Chris Murray, reviewing Oranges and Lemons in the March 20, 1989 issue; the second is by Steve McLean reviewing Nonsuch in the May 23, 1992 issue."
October 8
Lee Neuman sent in updated chords for “Towers of London” (but it took me even longer to get to them). ¶ Speaking of taking me a long time, Florian Decros contributed bass tablatures for Black Sea and The Dukes Of Stratosphear's Chips From the Chocolate Fireball, but I've only now made them available here. Sorry!
September 30
Gianluigi Alari provided his transcription of “Wrapped In Grey” for guitar. He thinks it improves the current chords on Chalkhills, and some voicings may be closer to the original.
September 28
Lee Neuman sent in updated chords for “Ladybird” (but it took me a while to get to them).
September 25
Lee Neuman sent in updated chords for “Respectable Street”.
September 23
Graeme Wong See contributed “Colin Moulding: XTC's Backroom Boy” from the April 1999 issue of Bass Player magazine.

Recent Site Updates

October 14, 2018: Press - Reviews of Oranges & Lemons (1989), Reviews of Nonsuch (1992)
October 12, 2018: Press - "Partridge Tweets: XTC (xtcfans)", Twitter (2014-); Songs - XTC: "Where Did the Ordinary People Go?"
October 10, 2018: Discography - XTC: Wasp Star (Apple Venus Volume 2), XTC: Skylarking, XTC: Apple Venus Volume 1
October 9, 2018: Albums - The Dukes of Stratosphear: Psonic Psunspot
October 8, 2018: Albums - Andy Partridge: Apples & Oranges / Humanoid Boogie; Songs - “Ban the Bomb”; Albums - XTC: Skylarking, XTC: Black Sea, The Dukes of Stratosphear: 25 O'Clock; Songs - The Dukes of Stratosphear: "Your Gold Dress", The Dukes of Stratosphear: "What in the World??...", The Dukes of Stratosphear: "My Love Explodes", The Dukes of Stratosphear: "Bike Ride to the Moon", The Dukes of Stratosphear: "25 O'Clock", The Dukes of Stratosphear: "You're a Good Man Albert Brown (Curse You Red Barrel)", The Dukes of Stratosphear: "You're My Drug", The Dukes of Stratosphear: "Vanishing Girl", The Dukes of Stratosphear: "The Mole from the Ministry", The Dukes of Stratosphear: "The Affiliated", The Dukes of Stratosphear: "Shiny Cage", The Dukes of Stratosphear: "Little Lighthouse", The Dukes of Stratosphear: "Have You Seen Jackie?", The Dukes of Stratosphear: "Collideascope", The Dukes of Stratosphear: "Brainiac's Daughter", XTC: "Respectable Street", XTC: "Travels In Nihilon", XTC: "Towers Of London", XTC: "Sgt. Rock (Is Going To Help Me)", XTC: "Rocket From A Bottle", XTC: "Paper and Iron (Notes and Coins)", XTC: "No Language In Our Lungs", XTC: "Living Through Another Cuba", XTC: "Generals and Majors", XTC: "Burning With Optimism's Flames"
September 30, 2018: Songs - XTC: "Wrapped in Grey", XTC: "Ladybird", The Monkees: "Unwrap You At Christmas"
September 23, 2018: Press - “Colin Moulding: XTC's Backroom Boy”, Bass Player, April 1999, “NEWS: XTC's Colin Moulding and Terry Chambers return to the stage after 36 years”, The Big Takeover, July 30, 2018, “INTERVIEW: Colin Moulding on XTC, TC&I, upcoming gigs and more!”, The Sound of the Crowd, August 11, 2018
September 22, 2018: Discography - The Monkees: Christmas Party, Peter Blegvad: The Peter Blegvad Bandbox