Friday, October 13, 2006

Number 773 - XTc



Number 773

XTc

"Making Plans For Nigel"

(1979)
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Genre:New Wave

Brings back alot of memories from the year known as 1979. XTC, just like Gary Neuman gave music a different edge and definately sound.
Punk was ruling the world and Alt Pop/Ska/New Wave was squeezing the punk fad out of existance ........ thankfully.
"XTC was one of the smartest -- and catchiest -- British pop bands to emerge from the punk and new wave explosion of the late '70s. From the tense, jerky riffs of their early singles to the lushly arranged, meticulous pop of their later albums, XTC's music has always been driven by the hook-laden songwriting of guitarist Andy Partridge and bassist Colin Moulding. While popular success has eluded them in both Britain and America, the group has developed a devoted cult following in both countries that remains loyal over two decades after their first records."
"XTC's lack of commercial success isn't because their music isn't accessible -- their bright, occasionally melancholy, melodies flow with more grace than most bands -- it has more to do with the group constantly being out of step with the times. However, the band has left behind a remarkably rich and varied series of albums that make a convincing argument that XTC is the great lost pop band" ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Rolling Stone Top 500 Songs ranked this song at Number (Obviously a flame that blew out to soon ..Oh and not our problem) and the Album ranked at Number (What is this? Gift week?)
What Rolling Stone Mag think about XTC....
"XTC architect Andy Partridge doesn't get out much, so for him discovering and jamming with another musician means listening to a CD in his living room and strumming his guitar into his telephone receiver. This is exactly what he is doing with Robert Schneider, fellow bespectacled alterna-popster and de facto frontman for Denver's Apples in Stereo."
Yes, but once again Mr Rolling Stone.........what the frag has that got to do with their music?
What are these people on at this magazine in New York on? Smack? Not enough coffee? Underpaid? Mind boggles. Sometimes it would make more sense if i just knew "Chad Vader" worked for them.
This song has a total crowbarred rating of 65.3 out of 108
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