*Originally released August 13th 2017*
Steve and Doug ring in August to examine classic rock, post-punk band XTC. The guys reflect on the punk movement, studio bands vs touring, and a mysterious group known as The Dukes of Stratosphear. Who are they? And will they tour??
Six Degrees From King Crimson:
XTC -> Todd Rundgren -> Hall & Oates -> Robert Fripp -> King Crimson
XTC -> Steve Lillywhite -> Peter Gabriel -> Robert Fripp / Tony Levin -> King Crimson
XTC -> Barry Andrews -> League Of Gentlemen -> Robert Fripp -> King Crimson
XTC -> Pat Mastelotto -> King Crimson
Music featured this week:
Making Plans For Nigel - Drums and Wires
Dear God - Skylarking [after 1987]
Senses Working Overtime - English Settlement
8:00 - As of March 2020, Steve still hasn't gotten around to messaging Jyoti back
8:47 - Here, go listen to W Is For White Town
17:31 - Wait...another X Is For XTC??
22:44 - "And in my fantasy I skate beneath your skirt" - well okay then
52:51 - We covered this unusual and ultimately successful gamble in our episode A Is For The Alan Parsons Project (uploading soon!)
1:04:56 - A great performance, but some VHS quality coming at you: "King For A Day" on Late Night With David Letterman on June 30th 1989
Millions - Drums and Wires
Generals and Majors - Black Sea
Runaways - English Settlement
Cross Wires - White Music
Ladybird - Mummer
King For A Day - Oranges & Lemons
XTC's AllMusic Entry
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