XTC
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1976
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XTC

XTC Biography (Wikipedia)

XTC were an English rock band formed in Swindon in 1972 and active until 2006. Led by songwriters Andy Partridge and Colin Moulding, the band gained popularity during the rise of punk and new wave in the 1970s, later playing in a variety of styles that ranged from angular guitar riffs to elaborately arranged pop. Partly because the group did not fit into contemporary trends and refused touring for most of their career, they only achieved sporadic commercial success in the UK and US, but attracted a considerable cult following. They have since been recognised for their influence on Britpop and later power pop acts.

Partridge (guitar, vocals) and Moulding (bass, vocals) met at a record store in the early 1970s and subsequently formed a glitter rock outfit with drummer Terry Chambers. The band's name and line-up changed frequently, and it was not until 1975 that they were known as XTC. In 1977, the group debuted on Virgin Records and, for the next five years, were noted for their ironic punk rock and energetic live performances. They aspired to be "completely original" and refused to conform to punk doctrine, instead synthesising influences from 1960s pop, dub music and the avant-garde. Partridge, XTC's frontman and primary songwriter, insisted that the band was "blatantly just pop music. We were a new pop group. That's all."

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Senses Working Overtime
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Dear God
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Dear God
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The Loving
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The Loving
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Making Plans for Nigel
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Making Plans for Nigel
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King for a Day
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King for a Day
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English Roundabout
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English Roundabout
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Wrapped in Grey
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Wrapped in Grey
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Life Begins at the Hop
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Life Begins at the Hop
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Outside World
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Outside World
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Statue of Liberty
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Statue of Liberty
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Generals and Majors
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Generals and Majors
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Radios in Motion
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Radios in Motion
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The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead
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The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead
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This Is Pop?
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This Is Pop?
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Sgt. Rock (Is Going to Help Me)
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Sgt. Rock (Is Going to Help Me)
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Big Day
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Big Day
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The Mayor of Simpleton
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The Mayor of Simpleton
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Science Friction
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Science Friction
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All you Pretty Girls
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All you Pretty Girls
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Harvest Festival
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Harvest Festival
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Boarded Up
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Boarded Up
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