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Posted: 22 Jun 2006, 20:38
by Penk!
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.

Posted: 22 Jun 2006, 20:46
by The Fish
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

Posted: 22 Jun 2006, 22:28
by Beno
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

Posted: 23 Jun 2006, 08:36
by trans-chigley express
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.

Posted: 23 Jun 2006, 08:43
by Corporate whore
Mike Boom wrote:Song - "The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead"
Album - "The Black Sea" with special mention to "Nonsuch"

You are me, and I claim my £5.

Posted: 23 Jun 2006, 08:57
by Mychael
Favorite album - Apple Venus Vol. 1

Favorite song - Where Did The Ordinary People Go (because it's the newest)

Posted: 23 Jun 2006, 09:14
by &
Favourite Album: 'Mummer'
Favourite Song: 'Ten Feet Tall'

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

Short and to the point.

Posted: 23 Jun 2006, 11:19
by the masked man
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...

Posted: 23 Jun 2006, 12:12
by Piggly Wiggly
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)

Posted: 24 Jun 2006, 10:58
by God

Posted: 25 Jun 2006, 00:47
by 12stringbassist
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.............
Hot for 'Cherry in your tree' at this second.

Posted: 25 Jun 2006, 13:59
by mentalist (slight return)
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

Posted: 25 Jun 2006, 15:24
by Bungo the Mungo
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....

Posted: 25 Jun 2006, 15:59
by BajaJaba
One of my favourite bands....

Favourite Song: Probably "Big Day"

Favourite Album: Drums & Wires

Posted: 27 Jun 2006, 19:12
by Joeantboy
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.

Re: BCB 100 - XTC

Posted: 02 Jul 2010, 05:05
by pcqgod
album: Drums & Wires
song: Love on a farmboy's wages