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

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

  1. Tw99

    Tw99 source last

    Just watched this and it was a really entertaining documentary. I didn't know any of the backstory behind XTC (apart from "Swindon") having never been a big fan, so it filled in all the details as well as being really very funny. They had some great tunes too.
  2. Progmeister

    Progmeister The Supernatural Anaesthetist

    Excellent documentary. I really enjoyed it.
  3. Yank

    Yank Bulbous Also Tapered

    Andy has a McCartneyesque approach to his personal mythology. I've heard other interviews with him before about some of these same stories, and I've noticed that he uses the same phrases, the same syntax, every time, to the point where it becomes predictable.

    If anyone hasn't seen this yet and doesn't want to pay Sky, here's a link:


    Sorry about the low resolution.
  4. glenda

    glenda pfm Member

    Much appreciated !


  5. Yank

    Yank Bulbous Also Tapered

    Grab it quickly, whoever hosted it on Google Drive, I don't know how long it will last.
  6. manicatel

    manicatel pfm Member

    Loved it.
  7. Vinniemac

    Vinniemac pfm Member

    A million thanks, no apology needed!
  8. jackbarron

    jackbarron Chelsea, London

    Thanks for the link. Enjoyed the documentary and the way it illustrated the creative life of XTC. Andy Partridge is a bit of a poet really.

    It was interesting to find out that XTC stopped touring when he started getting massive panic attacks onstage. This happened after he stopped taking valium, which he had been on since he was 12 years old.

    Valium is very addictive. It must have been scary and mind boggling to come off it after so many years.

  9. duncan

    duncan ...

    Yank, I’ll buy you a virtual pint, thank you so much for posting that. An excellent music documentary. XTC ticked most of the classic pop band career mistakes but also invented some unique ones. A bit like their music.

    Do we know who ran off with the cash?
  10. Yank

    Yank Bulbous Also Tapered

    Did they ever generate enough for someone to bother running off?
  11. ciderglider

    ciderglider pfm Member

    According to wikipedia, a former manager is the prime suspect. The band came to a legal agreement with him, which seems to involve them not making allegations about his behaviour.
  12. guey

    guey pfm Member

    Thanks so much for that. We watched it last night, and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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