An attempt to build an index to information concerning recordings made and songs written by XTC. Herein you may find lyrics and annotations, charts and tablature, recording information, personnel, anecdotes, and more. A work in progress.
Many thanks to those who put in many hours of effort on this project, especially Mick Casey, André de Koning, Mitch Friedman, Derek Miner, R. Stevie Moore, Lazlo Nibble, Neil Oliver, J. Ross MacKay, Jon Rosenberger, Daniel R. Smith, Ian C. Stewart, Will Vigar, and Bradley Wood. A big Thank You also to Marcus Deininger, whose XTCyclopædia provided some of the impetus for this project.
Thank you also to these additional contributors: Ben Abbate, Frank Agnello, Per Aronsson, Ed Aubry, Tim Augustyn, Doug Bailey, Jody Barnes, Greg Beecher, Dave Blackburn, Andy Boswell, Kevin Brunkhorst, Randy C., Justin Campbell, Brian Caughell, Steve Cobham, Ian Dahlberg, Ned Davis, James Dignan, James Dupuy, Jeff Eby, Jeffrey Fariello, Michael Faulkner, Paul Ferguson, Pat Flaherty, Rich Frers, Martin Fuchs, Keith Gabryelski, Bill Gallagher, Dave Gershman, Mr. Gil, Mark Glickman, Neil Goldstein, Ben Gott, Steven Graff, Mark Gregory, Patty Haley, Joshua Hall-Bachner, Fred Hamilton, Keith Hanlon, Tim Harris, John H. Hedges, Toby Howard, Ned Hurley, Paul Hutchinson, Naoyuki Isogai, Dan Jennings, Joseph T Kays, Duncan Kimball, Jamie Kowalski, Eric T. Lewis, Ira Lieman, Christer Liljegren, Tony Lovell, Doug Mashkow, David McCarthy, Brookes McKenzie, Masato Mihara, Andy Miller, Ted Mills, Martin Monkman, Jared Morris, Andrew Russell Mutchler, Tim Nevaker, John Aage Nilsen, Dave O'Connell, Troy Peters, Dan Pinder, Randy Posynick, James Poulakos, Kees Pouw, Kevin Rice, Glyn Rudd, Gerhard Satke, Annie Sattler, Steve Schiavo, Dan Schmidt, Mark J. Schnitzius, Erich Sellheim, Glenn Siegel, Lin Sprague, Patrick Swanson, John Tenney, Timothy Tobin, Joe Turner, Chris Vreeland, Michael Wiencek, Bill Wikstrom, Kim Williams, Ava Wilson, Howard Wright, Jim Zittel. Thank you, too, to the few of you who neglected to or were unwilling to give me your name.
If you would like to contribute transcriptions of lyrics, or if you have feedback on any of the lyrics included herein, please let me know.
If you have chord charts or tablature to contribute, or if you have feedback on any of the charts and tablature you find here, please let me know. We're also looking for bass tab, drums charts, and the like.
Any mistakes in chords, charts and tablature are the responsibility of the original contributor. Standard disclaimer applies.
For more charts and tablature also see The XTC Vade-Mecum, devoted to sheet music for XTC, by Ian Dahlberg.
Quotes concerning the songs and albums have been lifted (“fair use”) from numerous sources, including but not restricted to the following:
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