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Articles Tagged 'Colin Moulding'

The Brit List: Five Great XTC Songs Every Household Should Own

For no better reason than the fact that that they’re one of Britain’s great underappreciated treasures, and it’s a sunny day where I’m sitting, here are five songs from XTC’s astonishing catalogue of giddy thrills: “Are You Receiving Me?” For their first couple of albums, none of the noises in XTC songs carried any sustain, […]

Some Anglo For Your Ear: XTC’s “Life Begins at the Hop”

Andy Partridge may have been “the creative force” in XTC, but bassist Colin Moulding wrote some of the band’s most kickin’ tunes: “Making Plans For Nigel,” “Generals and Majors,” and this buoyant dance tune from Drums & Wires. And, as you Brits say, he was fit as f**k. Mr. Partridge, not so much. The band, […]