BCB 100 - XTC

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Postby PENK » 22 Jun 2006, 20:38

Classic Prof wrote:
The Legendary John Coan wrote:
The Unique Modernist! wrote:
The Legendary John Coan wrote:Is there anybody here who doesn't like 'em? apart from me, I mean?

Gimmicky new-wave shite.


It's just you, me, Griff and Owen I think.


Ah, good! I'm in good company, then.


They bore me too!


And me! Although I suspect he did know that and just kept it quiet.
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Postby The Fish » 22 Jun 2006, 20:46

Great band. All you naysayers have cloth ears.

Album: Oranges and Lemons, closely followed by Nonsuch
Track: Across This Antheap, closely followed by too many to mention
We're way past rhubarb

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Postby Beno » 22 Jun 2006, 22:28

They are a great band. I can't really understand the naysayers. Sure there are periods of their work that even I a fan find boring, Oranges & lemons and Nonsuch mainly, but there has been enough variety over their career that everybody, whatever their musical taste, should be able to find plenty to love.

Favourire album - I can't separate Drums & Wires and Skylarking
Favourite track - Complicated Game

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Postby trans-chigley express » 23 Jun 2006, 08:36

The Fish wrote:Track: Across This Antheap, closely followed by too many to mention

My favourite track from Oranges and lemons


Favourite Album: Skylarking

Favourite track: sheesh that's hard. I play Greenman a lot lately.

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Postby Corporate whore » 23 Jun 2006, 08:43

Mike Boom wrote:Song - "The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead"
Album - "The Black Sea" with special mention to "Nonsuch"


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Postby Mychael » 23 Jun 2006, 08:57

Favorite album - Apple Venus Vol. 1

Favorite song - Where Did The Ordinary People Go (because it's the newest)
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Postby & » 23 Jun 2006, 09:14

Sigh.
Favourite Album: 'Mummer'
Favourite Song: 'Ten Feet Tall'

The Fish wrote:Great band. All you naysayers have cloth ears.


Short and to the point.
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Postby the masked man » 23 Jun 2006, 11:19

I'm unusual in that I think their mid-80s work is the best. There's so much variety and experimentation in "Mummer", "The Big Express" and "Skylarking" that the 'skinny-tie new wave' stereotype that the XTC-skeptics refer to is totally redundant. Freed from the shackles of having to reproduce their records in a live environment, they developed something unique. Indeed, I think that "Apple Venus" was a return to that spirit.

Great band, although actually their early stuff I find a little too generic. I struggle to listen to all of "White Music", "Go2" and even "Drums & Wires". "Black Sea" is better, and about half of "English Settlement" is even better than that.

Best album: "Skylarking". It's in my alltime top 20.
Best song: "River of Orchids". Or "The Man Who Sailed Around His Soul". Or "Jason And The Argonauts". Or...or...or...

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Postby Piggly Wiggly » 23 Jun 2006, 12:12

Andy's voice is hard going, and I know how much that puts people off.

Favorite album: Skylarking/Black Sea

Favorite track: "Another Satellite"/"Senses Working Overtime' (Mandy Moore version)

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Postby God » 24 Jun 2006, 10:58

I NEVER DID GET HIS LETTER.
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Postby 12stringbassist » 25 Jun 2006, 00:47

Their albums have just got better and better since Mummer.

Favourite XTC song?
I'll get back to you on that in 5 years or so.............
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Postby mentalist (slight return) » 25 Jun 2006, 13:59

Favourite Album: Skylarking with Dear God programmed out if it as it was never intended as part of this cycle of songs, followed by Nonsuch and English Settlement, or the Dukes 'Chips From The Chocolate Fireball' (a compilation I know)

Song: that's hard, I do like Wrapped In Grey (Brian Wilson influence?), or Jason & The Argonauts, My Bird Performs, The Disappointed, Mayor Of Simpleton, Holly Up On Poppy (a wonderful ode to Andy's daughter), The Meeting Place - it's hard to stop

It's impossible to decide

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Postby Bungo the Mungo » 25 Jun 2006, 15:24

I'd like all that Dukes of Stratosphear stuff more if it wasn't so....

well, you know what I mean, right? it's really....

they're not really....

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Postby BajaJaba » 25 Jun 2006, 15:59

One of my favourite bands....

Favourite Song: Probably "Big Day"

Favourite Album: Drums & Wires

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Postby Joeantboy » 27 Jun 2006, 19:12

Favorite song is Punch and Judy, the version from the box set though which is superior to the b-side version that later appeared on Rag and Bone Buffet.

Favourite album is Skylarking.

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Re: BCB 100 - XTC

Postby pcqgod » 02 Jul 2010, 05:05

album: Drums & Wires
song: Love on a farmboy's wages
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