Making Plans for XTC - stay up for the Partridge !

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Making Plans for XTC - stay up for the Partridge !

Post by jonimac » 03 Oct 2017, 13:26

In my opinion the UK most inventive group.
If you are wanting something to watch this Saturday night, Sky Arts has an XTC documentary.
There is so much more to them than "Making Plans For Nigel".
Genius is an overused word, but actually underused in their case.
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Post by MULLY » 04 Oct 2017, 12:43

TBH, other than a few singles (Generals and Majors...) I pretty much gave up on XTC after 'Drums and Wires' LP. For me the genius was 'GO 2' - along with 'B&W' these were the albums that took over my turntable for a while in late '78. Never really the same after Barry Andrews left and they stopped touring to concentrate on studio craft - but hey, that's only my opinion.

P.S. RUDI supported them in Belfast 8)
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Post by Bobinblack » 05 Oct 2017, 07:39

I think they're ace. Not as ace as T'Stranglers but still, ace :grin:

thanks for the tip, to Record now.
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Post by Rockula » 05 Oct 2017, 10:32

Still one of my all-time favourite bands. All of their albums are brilliant in different ways.

But I'm setting the recorder 'cause I'm off to Skegness. No Stranglers this year but plenty to keep me amused.
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Post by Bobinblack » 05 Oct 2017, 13:16

Ha, so am I :smt003
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Post by theraven1979 » 07 Oct 2017, 11:00

Great band - was at the XTC convention in Swindon 3 weeks ago.

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Post by MULLY » 09 Oct 2017, 12:27

Pretty good, interesting and funny 'rock'umentary 'This Is Pop'. As stated previously, I sorta 'fell out' of interest as they progressed away from the punkier/new wave style - but (surprisingly) I was still aware of a lot of the music references used in the film. Obviously a band that can still creep under your skin without you realising they are there.

It also gave an insight into the 'mental' issues Andy Partridge had - I knew he/the band stopped touring due to his mental health, but the 'full' story was enlightening (and tinged with sadness as the rest of the band didn't really understand what was going on).

However, the biggest mystery was...... who owned the train-set? That was some diorama!!
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Post by Bobinblack » 09 Oct 2017, 17:24

theraven1979 wrote:
07 Oct 2017, 11:00
Great band - was at the XTC convention in Swindon 3 weeks ago.

Jim
Got time to post any reviews or details?
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Post by jason » 09 Oct 2017, 19:23

What a great programme this was. Great band.

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Post by theraven1979 » 10 Oct 2017, 20:58

Will do - just moved house so I'm a tad busy but it will happen.

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Bobinblack wrote:
09 Oct 2017, 17:24
theraven1979 wrote:
07 Oct 2017, 11:00
Great band - was at the XTC convention in Swindon 3 weeks ago.

Jim
Got time to post any reviews or details?
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It taught me how to laugh again"

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Re: Making Plans for XTC - stay up for the Partridge !

Post by jonimac » 14 Oct 2017, 15:14

Bobinblack wrote:
09 Oct 2017, 17:24
theraven1979 wrote:
07 Oct 2017, 11:00
Great band - was at the XTC convention in Swindon 3 weeks ago.

Jim
Got time to post any reviews or details?
Bob,
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