Andy Partridge

The Official Fuzzy Warbles Collector's Album [$79.98]

by Bill Gibron

17 December 2006

 

With the recent suggestion that XTC’s recording days may be over (at least as far as founding bassist Colin Moulding is concerned), one is left to wonder about the future of Swindon’s finest. Actually fans don’t need to imagine anything—they can simply pick up this magnificent eight CD set of demos (along with a bonus ninth disc and a companion book penned by guitarist/god Andrew Partridge) and hear all the songs that may forever be lost on the winds of artistic destiny. Criminally unappreciated in their time, XTC is comparable only to The Beatles in breadth and scope of their musical acumen. Though only Andy participated here, the link to XTC’s overall sound is never too far away. As either a testament or tombstone, pop doesn’t get any more masterful than this.

We all know how critical it is to keep independent voices alive and strong on the Internet. Please consider a donation to support our work. We are a wholly independent, women-owned, small company. Your donation will help PopMatters stay viable through these changing, challenging times where costs have risen and advertising has dropped precipitously. PopMatters needs your help to keep publishing. Thank you.


//comments

//Mixed media
//Blogs

'Full Throttle: Remastered' Is Both Updated and Dated

// Moving Pixels

"Full Throttle: Remastered is a game made for people who don't mind pixel hunting -- like we used to play.

READ the article