Since their emergence inXTC have Another Satellite - XTC - Rag & Bone Buffet among the most highly acclaimed, innovative, and consistently selling pop creators. Extrovert: Originally for Skylarking : It's the only vocal I ever did while drunk. But this gives me the opportunity to finally thank Todd Rundgren for producing that album and ask him to forgive me for making it appear that I did not like him.
Mermaid Smiled: This was briefly on Skylarking but when Dear God - which wasn't on the album at first - became a hit something had to go and so I took off the shortest song. He did this in about He took a pseudonym so as not to make it seem that the band was into the Archies.
It's a Everytime You Need Me - Zenith DJ* - Energy The Annual between a joke and an actual poke at getting on the charts.
That's his dentist, Bent Larsen, playing guitar. They asked if I could rewrite it and, being a good boy, I did. Contraception became 'child prevention' and abortion became 'absorption'. Still they wouldn't play it. Here's that old peoples, pre-chewed version. Looking For Footprints: Originally recorded for Go 2. Over Rusty Water: I put out a dub album in the U.
Thanks For Christmas: I have a soft spot for Christmas songs. For this I wanted the female staff at the Virgin Records office to sing it and we'd put it out under the name 'The Virgin Marys' but they thought it would be sacrilegious, so the band did it under the name 'The Three Wise Men'.
Since we don't have a drummer, we chose this song because it needs a mechanical drum sound anyway and we could use a drum machine. But we hadn't played live for ages, so going out to the nation in half an hour we slammed down a two track backing tape and when the red light went on, just sang along. Cockpit Dance Mixture: An early attempt, I think, to dub a Another Satellite - XTC - Rag & Bone Buffet with a dance mix in mind.
That was new back then, I like the Guy The Gorilla vocals. Happy Families: Originally for Mummer. This was in the John Hughes movie She's Having A Baby but it's heard only as an instrumental mix coming out a transistor radio.
Again, it's heard on a transistor radio! We're not going to do any more songs from movies because they're always on transistor radios. Each cut was supposed to be less than a minute. I went for the gigantic: a history of rock 'n' roll in 22 seconds. The 50's: an echoed hiccupping vocal of the word 'well'.
The 60's: A snatch of a fuzzbox riff in indian scale. The 70's: A power chord. The 80's: At the time, this was done inthe 80's threatened to go horribly synthetic, and a lot of it did, so the 80's is an electronic fart. The 90's? I suspect that will be a bit of Intermezzo - Stefano Spataro - Solquest Is Dead (But I Feel Fine, Thanks!) James Brown drum rhythm.
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