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. 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, they achieved only 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 bar in the early 1970s and subsequently formed a glam 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 energetic live performances. They aspired to be "completely original" and refused to play conventional punk rock, instead synthesising influences from ska, 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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The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead
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The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead
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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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Senses Working Overtime
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Senses Working Overtime
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No Thugs in Our House
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No Thugs in Our House
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Making Plans for Nigel
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Making Plans for Nigel
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Generals and Majors
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Generals and Majors
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This Is Pop?
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This Is Pop?
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Here Comes President Kill Again
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Here Comes President Kill Again
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The Mayor of Simpleton
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The Mayor of Simpleton
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Scarecrow People
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Scarecrow People
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Radios In Motion - Golders Green Hippodrome 1978
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Radios In Motion - Golders Green Hippodrome 1978
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Neon Shuffle (Golders Green Hippodrome 1978)
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Neon Shuffle (Golders Green Hippodrome 1978)
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I'll Set Myself on Fire (Radio 1 In Concert, Golders Green Hippodrome 1978)
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I'll Set Myself on Fire (Radio 1 In Concert, Golders Green Hippodrome 1978)
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Life Begins at the Hop
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Life Begins at the Hop
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