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XTC 'This Is Pop' Documentary (Sky Arts) - 9pm tonight.

Discussion in 'music' started by irons1965, Oct 7, 2017.

  1. irons1965

    irons1965 pfm Member

    Forgot to post this earlier, a new documentary about Swindon's finest on the box tonight....An hour and a half of essential TV I think!
  2. Sloop John B

    Sloop John B pfm Member

    It's repeated at 1:50am if anyone want to "tape" it.

  3. manicatel

    manicatel pfm Member

    Wish I had sky. It’s not often I say that.
  4. irons1965

    irons1965 pfm Member

    That was terrific, possibly one of the best music docs I've ever seen - Just reinforces my own view that XTC are one of the greatest bands ever.

    I noticed that there was a petition to get the BBC to air it, I can't understand why they didn't??

    Fingers crossed for a Blu-ray release soon...
  5. Rosewind

    Rosewind Lost in Translation

    Oh. Would have loved to be able to watch this! I know next to nothing about them, apart from the fact that one band member's stage fright kept them from appearing on stage - except on a precious few occasions.

    I used to spin their vinyl all the time. Haven't been doing it lately. I have a round cover lp of "The Big Express" (+ the regular square cover version) and a promo 45 for "Drums and Wires". I also have a big mp3-library of a lot of the stuff their members did on the side. So I guess I am a fan.
  6. manicatel

    manicatel pfm Member

    One of the great British bands of all time.
    Songwriting & the interplay between the musicians puts them head & shoulders above most other pop outfits. Sheer class.
  7. jamie123

    jamie123 pfm Member

    i wonder what poor old nigel is doing since british steel went tits up!
  8. gintonic

    gintonic Pussy Lover

    if you do have Sky Arts it is available on demand and is repeated again on 10th Oct at 2230
  9. alan967tiger

    alan967tiger pfm Member

    I recorded this and I'm looking forward to watching it. I only know a couple of the hits, and intend to buy their back catalogue:)
  10. Premmyboy

    Premmyboy Active Member

    Just watched it. Fantastic highly recommended.
  11. droodzilla

    droodzilla pfm Member

    Life's not so bad, thanks. At least my schoolmates aren't tormenting me with that stupid bloody song! :mad:
  12. Vinniemac

    Vinniemac pfm Member

    That's not quite right. They toured extensively in their early days - Partridge had a breakdown in 1982 and they never played live after that. I really hope this documentary gets either a DVD release or an airing on terrestrial tv.
  13. Rosewind

    Rosewind Lost in Translation

    Thanks for the info. Didn't know that they toured at all.
  14. duncan

    duncan ...

    I saw them on the Drums and Wires tour c.1979. Flippin’ brilliant live act, tight as a drum. Red ‘n’ green light show to match the LP sleeve, which was rather groovy. I was working for British Steel at the time (Templeborough, Rotherham) but not called Nigel.

    I’d love to see this doc.
  15. Thanks for the heads up, I've put it on the planner, as well as a Doors documentry I also noticed.

    Cheers BB
  16. jackbarron

    jackbarron Chelsea, London

    Saw XTC a number of times from small gigs at the 100 Club and LSE to the New Theatre in Oxford. They were a great live act.

    I'd like to see the doc, but refuse to sign up to Murdoch's world.

  17. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Waiting for the streetcar..

    I enjoyed it.

    I need to complete my XTC collection.
  18. Yank

    Yank Bulbous Also Tapered

    Nice to see "that lugubrious prog keyboard player" got thanked in the credits...
  19. Spike

    Spike pfm Member

    Such an underated band. Skylarking was fantastic despite the problems. Thouroughly enjoyed the documentary.
  20. lsinclair

    lsinclair file under 'curmudgeonly'

    Well, [thread=201256]in this thread[/thread] the massed brains of pfm proved beyond any doubt what ‘Making Plans For Nigel’ was really about, so it’s probably best not to ask.

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