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XTC - " Nonsuch " Released 27th April 1992

Bookended by label standoffs, “Nonsuch” found the band XTC trying new things. There was a new producer, a new drummer, and a newfound interest orchestral settings. 844 kata lagi


"Sickle/Hammer" by Spirits

First, big thanks to Tim Whale at Emerging Indie Bands for his kind words regarding my EP, Garden Variety! Among those kind words are “honesty,” “vitality,” and “delight” (and the rest are good words, too!). 146 kata lagi



And so we come to the era that most casual fans of XTC will be most familiar with – the singles that were lifted from the 1980 LP Black Sea. 512 kata lagi


The Imprint Principle: Does it Hold Up?

I created a (little) monster.

A couple of days ago, I posted a blog about King Crimson, one of my three favorite bands. The group has undergone numerous personnel changes since its formation in 1969. 1.162 kata lagi

Another Ten Pretty Passable Alt Albums, This Time From 1983

Well, they are more than merely passable. They’re pretty damn good and a few are great, in my opinion. The year is 1983 and these albums all fall into the alternative category, although a couple of them are by artists who were on their way to the big time. 907 kata lagi

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It was something of a strange decision not to follow-up ‘Nigel’ with any other track from the LP Drums and Wires. This was partly down to XTC, like many of their peers, wanting to minimise the number of singles associated with any album, but it was also linked to something mentioned in a previous post, namely that loads of new material was being written at a fantastically quick rate thanks in part to the band now having, in effect, two principal songwriters. 418 kata lagi