EWL logo-BREl Wayno Loco takes us on musical safari, Exploring (the music of) XTC. We also enjoy a Thanksgiving Treat in the form of the "Alice's Restaurant Massacree" by Arlo Guthrie.

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Format for the list is Song Title, below that Artist, below that Source.

Blue Blue
The Beau Hunks
The Beau Hunks play The Music of The Little Rascals

First coming together in 1972, the core duo of Andy Partridge (guitars and vocals) and Colin Moulding (bass and vocals) went through many band names (including Helium Kidz and Star Park) over the next five years. As the Helium Kidz, they were featured in an article in the New Music Express as an up and coming band from Swindon. Drawing influence from the New York Dolls and the emerging New York punk scene, they played glam rock with homemade costumes and slowly built up a following. Drummer Terry Chambers joined in 1973, keyboard player Barry Andrews followed in 1976 and the band finally settled on XTC as their name. By this time, the punk rock movement was in full swing and XTC had found their style: a unique brand of hyperactive Pop mixed with Funk, Punk, Ska, Reggae, Baroque Pop and Art Rock.

Countdown to Christmas Party Time
XTC
Rag & Bone Buffet - Rare Cuts & Leftovers

Generals And Majors
XTC
Black Sea

No Language In Our Lungs
XTC
Black Sea

Life Begins At The Hop
XTC
Coat Of Many Cupboards boxed set

Respectable Street
XTC
Black Sea

Ten Feet Tall
XTC
Drums And Wires

Senses Working Overtime
XTC
English Settlement

You're The Wish You Are I Had
XTC
The Big Express

Too Many Cooks In The Kitchen
XTC
Rag & Bone Buffet - Rare Cuts & Leftovers
[A 45 release recorded under the name The Colonel]

The Laugh Track
Andy Partridge
Fuzzy Warbles Vol. 6

Summer's Cauldron
XTC
Skylarking

Grass
XTC
Skylarking

The Meeting Place
XTC
Skylarking

That's Really Super, Supergirl (demo)
Andy Partridge
Fuzzy Warbles Vol. 4

That's Really Super, Supergirl
XTC
Skylarking

25 O'Clock
Dukes Of Stratosphear
25 O'Clock/Chips From The Chocolate Fireball

Mayor Of Simpleton
XTC
Oranges & Lemons

The Ballad Of Peter Pumpkinhead
XTC
Nonsuch

King For A Day
XTC
Oranges & Lemons

Extrovert
XTC
Rag & Bone Buffet - Rare Cuts & Leftovers
[b-side of "Grass" in the UK]

Didn't Hurt A Bit
XTC
Coat Of Many Cupboards boxed set

Dear God (band demo)
XTC
Coat Of Many Cupboards boxed set

Dear God
XTC
Skylarking
[bonus track, not on Skylarking]

I'd Like That
XTC
Apple Venus Vol. 1
[listen for the sound of a bicycle wheel]

Your Dictionary (demo)
XTC
Homespun - The Apple Venus Volume One Home Demos

Your Dictionary (instrumental)
XTC
Instruvenus

Playground (demo)
XTC
Homegrown - The Wasp Star Home Demos

Playground
XTC
Wasp Star (Apple Venus Volume 2)

Stupidly Happy (demo)
XTC
Homegrown - The Wasp Star Home Demos

Stupidly Happy
XTC
Wasp Star (Apple Venus Volume 2)

Alice's Restaurant Massacree
Arlo Guthrie
Alice's Restaurant

playout music:
St. Andrews In The Wardrobe
Jools Holland
A-Zed Geographer's Guide To The Piano