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XTC - This Is Pop - Sky Arts

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 08 Oct 2017, 16:40

Anyone see this last night?

Long overdue overview of an overlooked band.
It's on again this Tuesday 10th October at 22:30 if anyone can get Sky Arts.
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Re: XTC - This Is Pop - Sky Arts

Postby Diamond Dog » 08 Oct 2017, 16:42

I recorded it. XTC are a band I think I ought to like more than I really do.
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Postby ConnyOlivetti » 09 Oct 2017, 08:45

Diamond Dog wrote:I recorded it. XTC are a band I think I ought to like more than I really do.


Any chance for a file? mp4 or so :)
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Postby Diamond Dog » 09 Oct 2017, 09:34

ConnyOlivetti wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:I recorded it. XTC are a band I think I ought to like more than I really do.


Any chance for a file? mp4 or so :)


TV to my Sky hard drive Conny... sorry, no can do :(
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Postby ConnyOlivetti » 09 Oct 2017, 09:53

Diamond Dog wrote:
ConnyOlivetti wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:I recorded it. XTC are a band I think I ought to like more than I really do.


Any chance for a file? mp4 or so :)


TV to my Sky hard drive Conny... sorry, no can do :(


Ah, well, no worries
Manage a download from Youtube, but it got six muted parts each one minute, so it will do for now
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Postby Mike Boom » 09 Oct 2017, 22:09

agggh got halfway through this on Youtube and the fuckers took it off :evil:

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Postby ConnyOlivetti » 10 Oct 2017, 07:12

Mike Boom wrote:agggh got halfway through this on Youtube and the fuckers took it off :evil:


pm me your contact details, mail and I fix it for yah!
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Postby The Great Defector » 10 Oct 2017, 16:24

It was enjoyable, Partridge trying to be annoyed yet loving having to do it was funny to watch. Learned a lot about them and was reminded of some of their tunes I forgot about. Never knew about the controversy around "Dear God".
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Postby Sneelock » 10 Oct 2017, 17:01

I'd say it's the song - if they are know at all - that they are known for here with Peter Pumpkinhead" & "Generals and Majors" tied for distant second.
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Postby Count Machuki » 10 Oct 2017, 17:03

Sneelock wrote:I'd say it's the song - if they are know at all - that they are known for here with Peter Pumpkinhead" & "Generals and Majors" tied for distant second.


You think so?
'King for a Day' broke through pretty big, but yeah, they're TOO ENGLISH to do much over here, right?
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Postby Harvey K-Tel » 10 Oct 2017, 17:16

Count Machuki wrote:
Sneelock wrote:I'd say it's the song - if they are know at all - that they are known for here with Peter Pumpkinhead" & "Generals and Majors" tied for distant second.


You think so?
'King for a Day' broke through pretty big, but yeah, they're TOO ENGLISH to do much over here, right?


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Postby Nervous Ned » 10 Oct 2017, 17:23

For those who are partial 'Black Sea' is the next album to get the box set treatment.

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Postby bobzilla77 » 10 Oct 2017, 18:52

Harvey K-Tel wrote:
Count Machuki wrote:
Sneelock wrote:I'd say it's the song - if they are know at all - that they are known for here with Peter Pumpkinhead" & "Generals and Majors" tied for distant second.


You think so?
'King for a Day' broke through pretty big, but yeah, they're TOO ENGLISH to do much over here, right?


'Making Plans for Nigel'?


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Postby Sneelock » 11 Oct 2017, 19:48

I think the real "radio" of today is songs used in movies & advertising. "Dear God" is featured in a lot of movies. it's in "IT" and for more than just a few seconds.

"Nigel" was the one that sold me. I went backwards and discovered the intermittent pleasures of the first two. they didn't exactly lose me along the way but I'm much less enthusiastic about some lp's than others.

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Postby Mike Boom » 12 Oct 2017, 15:14

ConnyOlivetti wrote:
Mike Boom wrote:agggh got halfway through this on Youtube and the fuckers took it off :evil:


pm me your contact details, mail and I fix it for yah!



Cheers for this , I tried to send you a PM and got a big FORBIDDEN notice and couldn't access this site for like two days ! so I guess the rock n roll gods do not want me to see it. :shock:

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Postby ConnyOlivetti » 12 Oct 2017, 16:15

Mike Boom wrote:
ConnyOlivetti wrote:
Mike Boom wrote:agggh got halfway through this on Youtube and the fuckers took it off :evil:


pm me your contact details, mail and I fix it for yah!



Cheers for this , I tried to send you a PM and got a big FORBIDDEN notice and couldn't access this site for like two days ! so I guess the rock n roll gods do not want me to see it. :shock:


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Postby Mike Boom » 12 Oct 2017, 16:22

Done, thanks again Conny

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Postby ConnyOlivetti » 12 Oct 2017, 16:53

Mike Boom wrote:Done, thanks again Conny


uploading/sending now
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ConnyOlivetti wrote:
Mike Boom wrote:
ConnyOlivetti wrote:
pm me your contact details, mail and I fix it for yah!



Cheers for this , I tried to send you a PM and got a big FORBIDDEN notice and couldn't access this site for like two days ! so I guess the rock n roll gods do not want me to see it. :shock:


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Re: XTC - This Is Pop - Sky Arts

Postby slightbreeze » 13 Oct 2017, 19:19

Just finished watching it. Splendid stuff. One of the most informative and enjoyable rockumentaries ( sorry, Andy ) I've seen.