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XTC were an English rock band formed in Swindon in 1972 and active until 2006. Led by songwriters Andy Partridge and Colin Moulding, the band gained popularity during the rise of punk and new wave in the 1970s, later playing in a variety of styles that ranged from angular guitar riffs to elaborately arranged pop. They only achieved sporadic commercial success in the UK and US. They have since attracted a considerable cult following, and are recognised for their influence on Britpop and later power pop acts.
Partridge (guitar, vocals) and Moulding (bass, vocals) met at a record store in the early 1970s and subsequently formed a glitter rock outfit with drummer Terry Chambers. The band's name and line-up changed frequently, and it was not until 1975 that they were known as XTC. In 1977, the group debuted on Virgin Records and, for the next five years, were noted for their ironic punk rock and energetic live performances. They aspired to be "completely original" and refused to conform to punk doctrine, instead synthesising influences from 1960s pop, dub music and the avant-garde. Partridge, XTC's frontman and primary songwriter, insisted that the band was "blatantly just pop music. We were a new pop group. That's all."
After 1982, the band stopped concert touring and became a studio-based project centred on Partridge, Moulding, and guitarist Dave Gregory. They produced increasingly idiosyncratic recordings, including The Big Express (1984), Skylarking (1986), Oranges & Lemons (1989), Nonsuch (1992) and Apple Venus Volume 1 (1999). A spin-off group, the Dukes of Stratosphear, was invented as a one-off excursion into 1960s-style psychedelia, but as XTC's music evolved, the distinctions between the two bands lessened. From 1993 to 1997, the group were mired in legal difficulties and refused to record music for Virgin, citing a poor recording contract. In 2006, Partridge announced that his creative partnership with Moulding had disintegrated, leaving XTC "in the past tense." In 2017, Moulding and Chambers reunited as the duo TC&I. Partridge and Gregory remain musically active.
XTC's best-known album, Skylarking, is generally regarded as their finest. They had a total of 18 records in the UK top 40, including the singles "Making Plans for Nigel" (1979), "Sgt. Rock (Is Going to Help Me)" (1980) and "Senses Working Overtime" (1982), as well as the albums Black Sea (1980) and English Settlement (1982). In the US, they are also known for the songs "Dear God" (1986) and "The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead" (1992), while "Mayor of Simpleton" (1989) was their highest charting US single.

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Apple Bite lyrics
2005

Apple Bite EP

The Loving lyrics
1989

The Loving Single

King for a Day lyrics
1989

King for a Day Single

Dear God lyrics
1987

Dear God Single

Grass lyrics
1986

Grass Single

1986

Earn Enough for Us Single

1985

Wake Up Single

1984

All You Pretty Girls Single

Mummer lyrics
1983

Mummer

Great Fire lyrics
1983

Great Fire Single

Wonderland lyrics
1983

Wonderland Single

1982

No Thugs in Our House Single

Ball and Chain lyrics
1982

Ball and Chain Single

5 Senses lyrics
1981

5 Senses EP

Respectable Street lyrics
1981

Respectable Street Single

Towers of London lyrics
1980

Towers of London Single

Black Sea lyrics
1980

Black Sea

Generals and Majors lyrics
1980

Generals and Majors Single

Ten Feet Tall lyrics
1980

Ten Feet Tall Single

1980

Take This Town Single

1979

Limelight EP

Are You Receiving Me? lyrics
1978

Are You Receiving Me? Single

This Is Pop? lyrics
1978

This Is Pop? Single

Statue of Liberty lyrics
1978

Statue of Liberty Single

3D EP lyrics
1977

3D EP EP

Science Friction lyrics
1977

Science Friction Single

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