Living Through Another Cuba

(Partridge)

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Black Sea

Recordings
XTCfans interview with Andy Partridge
Art
Lyrics
Chords and Tablature
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Recordings

  1. Album version, 4'45.
    Released on Black Sea.

  2. Live version, 7'25.
    Medley with "Generals and Majors".
    Recorded by the Manor Mobile on 12 October 1980 at the Lyceum, London, England.
    Recording engineer Chris Jenkins.
    Mixing engineer Steve Prestage.
    Released as a B-side to the Sgt. Rock (Is Going to Help Me) 7" single in the U.K.
    PLAY VERY LOUD.

  3. Live version, 3'29.
    Released on BBC Radio 1 Live in Concert.
    Also available on Transistor Blast.

    Andy: “We must have been relaxing a bit tonight as the mischevious melody from ‘Bushman President’ crops up as the intro of ‘Living Through Another Cuba’. By this point the set was in permanent top gear and heading direct for the heart of the known exploding noisy verse.”
  4. Go Home Productions remix dub.
    Remixed by Mark Vidler.
    Released on 21 September 2007 on Go Home Productions: GHP Complete CD11 ‘Unofficial Remixes 2’ in the U.K.


Art

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Lyrics

Living through another Cuba
it's 1961 again and we are piggy in the middle
while war is polishing his drum and peace plays second fiddle

Russia and America are at each other's throats
but don't you cry
just on your knees and pray, and while you're
down there, kiss your arse goodbye

We're the bulldog on the fence
while others play their tennis overhead
it's hardly love all and somebody might
wind up red or dead
pour some oil on the water quick
it doesn't really matter where from
he love me, he loves me not
he's pulling fins from an atom bomb

This phenomenon happens every 20 years or so
if they're not careful your watch won't be the
only thing with a radioactive glow
I'll stick my fingers in my ears
and hope they make it up before too late
if we get through this lot alright
they're due for replay, 1998

© 1980 Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.


Chords and Tablature

Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2005 17:09:52 +0100
From: Jordi Ibáñez Llauradó <lohagoporelmessenger (at) hotmail dot com>
Subject: xtc songs
Message-ID: <BAY113-F11D978375E7EAC7A754B66DA390 (at) phx dot gbl>


OK, my first posting. please be gentle. i just want to say that
that's been done with no keyboard or organ at hand, so i can't
be more precise about the chords. that's why here you'll only
find the basic chords: it's up to you, people that can write,
read and dissect chords, to finish this work. so here it goes,
all the songs in the XTC catalogue that hadn't been tabbed in
this great site, from "black sea" to "nonsuch". you won't find
anything from "mummer" because the whole album has already been
"chorded" in this site.

don't expect any riffs or arpeggios, BTW. that's as far as my
skills go...

maybe i should be ashamed to post something like this (so
incomplete, wrong and childish) but it's just for the sake of
people who just want to strum XTC songs and sing and don't care
much if this is a sus4, added or other bollocks chord (and i must
point that i am one of those who really care, so i'm willing to
read all kinds of comments and corrections). please, john relph,
erase every transcription of mine as soon as a proper tab of each
song made by any other XTC fan who's more trained on guitar than me
comes to your mail.

songs like "the somnambulist" or "seagulls..." were meant to be
played on keyboards and sound terrible on guitar. beware!


LIVING THROUGH ANOTHER CUBA
intro: A
rest of the song: C#m-F#-B-E

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