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three by XTC

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Re: three by XTC

Postby ConnyOlivetti » 12 Oct 2017, 17:46

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Re: three by XTC

Postby sloopjohnc » 12 Oct 2017, 17:52

Senses Working Overtime is probably a more classically constructed pop song, but Making Plans for Nigel is kinda when XTC put their stamp of their own on pop. Sgt. Rock is enjoyable, but not great. I remember getting Melody Maker at the time and seeing how long Sgt Rock stayed on the charts and couldn't believe it. It wasn't that great.
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Re: three by XTC

Postby toomanyhatz » 12 Oct 2017, 17:57

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Yep. Easily. Not a huge fan of that earlier period ('quirky" "new wave"). They settled into something that kept their oddness but sounded more natural. That it was even a minor hit is nothing short of amazing.
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Re: three by XTC

Postby pcqgod » 12 Oct 2017, 18:52

Sgt. Rock is my favorite out of those three.
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Re: three by XTC

Postby Mike Boom » 12 Oct 2017, 21:17

"Senses Working Overtime" by quite a way. One of the few bands that continued to get better as they went on, their later stuff from the Dukes albums on is really incredible and surpasses the early material easily.

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Re: three by XTC

Postby kewl klive » 12 Oct 2017, 21:23

Sgt. Rock.

The voice was/is the problem for me. Like Costello they were a bit square for me to bother with at the time, taking Adam, Madness, then Weller as my Gods.

I listened to Skylarking for the first time a couple of years ago, it’s good but is it any better than Rise and Fall or Sound Affects?
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Re: three by XTC

Postby sloopjohnc » 12 Oct 2017, 22:40

neville from norwich wrote:I listened to Skylarking for the first time a couple of years ago, it’s good but is it any better than Rise and Fall or Sound Affects?


No, does it have to be?

Those are three pretty stellar albums.
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Re: three by XTC

Postby The Modernist » 12 Oct 2017, 22:54

Making Plans..is the only one I like.

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Re: three by XTC

Postby !!VAPRANT!! » 12 Oct 2017, 22:59

I'm surprised anyone can mount any kind of defence for this crap.
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Re: three by XTC

Postby Still Baron » 12 Oct 2017, 23:00

ooooooohhhhh yeah wrote:I'm surprised anyone can mount any kind of defence for this crap.


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Re: three by XTC

Postby The Modernist » 12 Oct 2017, 23:05

The Modernist wrote:Making Plans..is the only one I like.


Actually Senses is much better than I remembered - that is a pretty celebratory chorus. Not overly keen on the verses though and Partridge's foghorn of a voice will always be a bit of a barrier for me.

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Re: three by XTC

Postby !!VAPRANT!! » 12 Oct 2017, 23:20

Still Baron wrote:
ooooooohhhhh yeah wrote:I'm surprised anyone can mount any kind of defence for this crap.


It’s all great, you dumbass!


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Re: three by XTC

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Re: three by XTC

Postby Sneelock » 12 Oct 2017, 23:26

me, I love Partridge's foghorn. it might be the only thing I like about Sgt. Rock.
I adore "senses" but "Nigel" aces this for me.

I still hear a lot of magic in that track.
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Re: three by XTC

Postby Mike Boom » 12 Oct 2017, 23:36

neville from norwich wrote:I listened to Skylarking for the first time a couple of years ago, it’s good but is it any better than Rise and Fall or Sound Affects?


Yes.

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Re: three by XTC

Postby slightbreeze » 12 Oct 2017, 23:49

Senses, closely followed by Nigel. The kazoo in Sgt Rock really grates.

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Re: three by XTC

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 12 Oct 2017, 23:59

Senses

Someone had a thread a while ago about little sections/snippets of songs that thrill them when they hear them.
Terry Chambers drum run/fill/pattern whatever you call it just after the "I've got 1,2,3,4,5.." for the second time on the chorus makes I smile.

P.S. Why is the above video for Senses showing them in backward?
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Re: three by XTC

Postby Darkness_Fish » 13 Oct 2017, 08:24

The geography teacher who thought he was down with the kids would've loved 'em. They're quirky, but never attempt to be interesting or fun with it.
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Re: three by XTC

Postby !!VAPRANT!! » 13 Oct 2017, 09:17

Darkness_Fish wrote:The geography teacher who thought he was down with the kids would've loved 'em. They're quirky, but never attempt to be interesting or fun with it.


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