The Passage
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1978
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The Passage

The Passage Biography (Wikipedia)

The Passage were a post-punk band from Manchester, UK who appeared on several record labels including Object Music, Cherry Red Records, and their own label Night & Day, a subsidiary label to Virgin Records.

The band was formed as a quartet by songwriter and former Hallé Orchestra percussionist Dick Witts in 1978, but later became a trio. Witts produced the band's recordings and sang on most of their releases, the occasional lead vocal being taken by Tony Friel or Andy Wilson. Although they never truly broke into the mainstream, their most successful song was 'XOYO' which came 41st in John Peel's Festive Fifty for 1982, which was the top 50 songs of the year as voted by the listeners. The song was an experiment to see whether John Cage's method of aleatoric composition could be successfully applied to popular music composition. XOYO also appeared on the Cherry Red compilation album Pillows & Prayers. The band broke up in 1983.

Dick Witts is now a lecturer and has taught at Edinburgh University, Goldsmiths University in London and currently teaches at Edge Hill University in Lancashire. Andy Wilson is a club and radio DJ based mainly in Ibiza. Joe Mckechnie is a producer/remixer/DJ based in Liverpool. He has released records on Acacia (Detroit) Ochre (UK), Blood (UK) and Aspro (Holland) amongst others. Recent remixes include Ladytron/ROC and Echo & the Bunnymen.

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XOYO
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Dark Times (Radio 1 Session, 18 Nov 1980)
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Dark Times (Radio 1 Session, 18 Nov 1980)
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The Shadows (Radio 1 Session, 18 Nov 1980)
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The Shadows (Radio 1 Session, 18 Nov 1980)
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Shave Your Head - BBC Session 18/11/1980
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Shave Your Head - BBC Session 18/11/1980
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Love Is As
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Love Is As
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Dark Times
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The Shadows
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Devils and Angels
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Devils and Angels
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Shave Your Heads
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