XTC: A Chat with Andy Partridge
Barney Hoskyns, cdnow.com, 2000
HAILING FROM unglamorous Swindon, 70 miles west of London, XTC were clever-clever new-wavers who quickly outgrew the late 70s punk scene and matured into purveyors of skewed, Beatlesque pop-rock. Hits like 'Making Plans For Nigel' (1989) and 'Senses Working Overtime' (1982) consolidated their reputation in the UK, while 1986s Todd Rundgren-produced 'Dear God' became a college-radio staple in America.
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