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Old 03-27-2009, 06:57 PM   #31 (permalink)
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This thread deserves a bump for appreciation of Living Through Another Cuba. Why is this track so over looked? It's an absolute masterpiece, without a doubt my favorite on Black Sea.
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Old 06-21-2009, 05:03 AM   #32 (permalink)
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If you like this band there's a great UK import Double CD called the Fossil pack with alot of great tracks on it. Check it out
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Old 06-27-2009, 08:26 PM   #33 (permalink)
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XTC is, without a doubt, in the absolute top tier of my personal pantheon of great groups. They totally mirror my own sensibilities and attitudes towards the world. Not only does their music hold up, but some songs, like "Generals and Majors," actually seem to resonate more with age. Favorite track is very tough, but I'd say it's somewhere in between "Senses Working Overtime" and "Making Plans for Nigel" and actually there are a buttload more. "Dear God" is especially great, too. I mean, there is no more devastating a line than: Dear God, did you make mankind after we made you?

Anywho, I'd second the Fossil recommendation, its a solid introduction to the band
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Old 09-01-2009, 07:55 AM   #34 (permalink)
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Has anyone stumbled upon this site before? Right now I'm listening to a sweet version of Living in Another Cuba and as soon as my net connection stops being an ass, I'll grab everything else on offer.
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Old 09-01-2009, 08:10 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Has anyone stumbled upon this site before? Right now I'm listening to a sweet version of Living in Another Cuba and as soon as my net connection stops being an ass, I'll grab everything else on offer.
Seen it , plundered every last MP3 off it

I don't think it's your connection. Every song took me 40-60 minutes to download.
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Old 10-21-2009, 06:50 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Real shame they weren't as big as they deserved to be.Drums And Wires and Skylarking are superb albums.
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Old 03-20-2010, 05:54 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Does anybody remember these guys?



Formed in 1972, XTC were a band that never gained much great commercial success, but the critics absolutely adored these guys. Hell, even that Pinhead Robert Christgau dolls out A's for their 80s work.

Probably most well known for their singles "Making Plans for Nigel" and "Senses Working Overtime"

But I myself discovered them when I heard the Crash Test Dummies cover XTC's "The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead".



And then there's their Acid Rock/Psycedelic albums from the mid 80s. But that's another story.
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Old 03-20-2010, 05:56 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Skylarking is a good ass album.
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Old 03-20-2010, 06:02 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Skylarking is a good ass album.
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Ye, I'd say it was a pretty good album.
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Old 03-20-2010, 06:10 PM   #40 (permalink)
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I never really got into xtc but, Andy Partridge's son is a comic genius.

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