XTC

(Swindon, Wiltshire 75 – 05)
Previously called Stiff Beach, Tongue, Clark Kent, Star Park & Helium Kidz

 

 

 

 

 

Official Pre-79 Releases;

 

3D EP 12″ (Virgin, VS-188-12) recorded Aug 77, released Oct 77
Tracks: Science friction, She’s so square, Dance band, Goodnight Sucker (hidden track)

 

 

3D EP 7” (Virgin, VS-188) recorded Aug 77, released Oct 77, promo only
Tracks: Science friction, She’s so square

 

 

Science friction 7″ (Virgin, 2097 932) released 77, France
Tracks: Science Friction, She’s So Square

 

 

Science friction 7″ (Virgin, 11 682 AT) released 77, Germany
Tracks: Science Friction, She’s So Square

 

Various Artists – Presented Free by Record Mirror 7” (Virgin, VR-08-10274-SHOL-2550) released Dec 77
Tracks: Traffic light rock (Live, Eric’s, Liverpool 77)

Various Artists – The State Disco Party 2×7″ (State/Virgin) releaseds 77
Tracks: Traffic Light Rock

 

Statue of Liberty 7” (Virgin, VS-201) released Jan 78
Tracks: Statue of Liberty, Hang on to the night

 

 

Statue of Liberty 7″ (Virgin, VIP 2599) released 78, Japan
Tracks: Statue of Liberty, Hang on to The Night

 

White Music LP (Virgin, V-2095) recorded Oct 77, released Jan 78
Tracks: Radios in motion, Cross wires, This is pop, Do what you do, Statute of liberty, All along the watchtower, Into the atom age, I’ll set myself on fire, I’m bugged, New town animal in a furnished cage, Spinning top, Neon shuffle

 

Various Artists – Guillotine LP (Virgin France, 2473 745) released Feb 78, France
Tracks: Dance band, Hang on to the night

 

Various Artists – Guillotine 10” LP (Virgin, VCL-5001) released Feb 78
Tracks: Traffic light rock

 

 

This is Pop 7” (Virgin, VS-209) Recorded 26/27-2-78, released Apr 78
Tracks: This is Pop, Heatwave

 

 

This Is Pop 7″ (Virgin, 2097 951) released 78, France
Tracks: This is Pop?, Heatwave

 

 

This Is Pop 7″ (Virgin, VIN 45017) released 78, Italy
Tracks: This is Pop?, Heatwave

 

 

Are you receiving me 7” (Virgin, VS-231) released Sep 78
Tracks: Are you receiving me, Instant tunes

 

 

Various Artists – Hope & Anchor Front Row Festival LP (Warner Brothers, K-66077) recorded 3-12-77, released Sep 78
Tracks: I’m Bugged, Science Friction

 

GO 2 LP (Virgin, V-2108) recorded Aug – Sep 78, released Oct 78
Tracks: Meccanik dancing, Battery brides, Buzzcity talking, Crowded room, The rhythm, Red, Beatown, Life is good in the greenhouse, Jumping in gomorrah, My weapon, Super-tuff, I am the audience

 

 

Go+ EP 12” (Virgin, VS-233-12) released Oct 78 (free with Go 2 LP)
Tracks: Dance with me germany, Beat that bible, A dictionary of modern marriage, Clal clap clap, We kill the beast

 

Various Artists – Dead on Arrival LP (Virgin, VD-2508) released Oct 78
Tracks: Radios in motion

Various Artists – Catch a Wave 2 x 10” LP (Chiswick, NICE-1) released early 78
Tracks: Statue of Liberty

Various Artists – Record Mirror Half Pounder LP (Virgin, RM BURG-1) released 78
Tracks: Radios in Motion

Various Artists – Wish You Were Hear! Jem Import Sampler No. 6 12” (Jem, IMP-SAM-6) released 78
Tracks: This is pop?

 

Other Pre-79 Recordings;

Helium Kidz

Demo recorded Feb 74
Tracks: Adrenalin, Café, In love with the hurt, Private eye, Saturn boy, Shark in the pool

Demo recorded Oct 74
Tracks: It’s about time, Teenage planet

Demo recorded Feb 75
Tracks: Yabber yabber yabber, Do you really, Neon shuffle, Saturn boy 2, Shark in the pool, Star park, Walking across the ceiling

Viewpoint TV Studio 1-7-75
Tracks: She’s so square

Viewpoint TV Studio 14-9-75
Tracks: Adrenalin

XTC

Viewpoint TV studio 22-4-76
Tracks: Neon suffle, Science friction, She’s so square

Demo recorded Aug 76, Sun Studios
Tracks: Hang on to the night, Quicksilver, Refrigerator blues, Science friction, She’s so square, Spinning top, Do you really

Demo recorded Jan 77, Whitfield Street studios
Tracks: Monkey woman, Star park, Statue of liberty, Tired of waiting

Demo recorded Mar 77, CBS records
Tracks: Neon shuffle, Saturn boy, Science friction, She’s so square, Traffic lights

BBC John Peel session recorded 20-6-77
Tracks: Crosswires, Radios in motion, Science friction, She’s so square

Eric’s, Liverpool 13-8-77?
Tracks: Radios in motion, Crosswires, Let’s have fun, Fireball XL5, Science friction, I’m bugged, New town animal, Hang on to the night, All along the watchtower, She’s so square, Spinning top, Traffic light rock

BBC John Peel session recorded 21-9-77
Tracks: Into the Atom age, Heatwave 2, I’m bugged, Dance band

Demo recorded 15-28 Oct 77, Manor Studios (White Music LP)
Tracks: Heatwave mk 2, Fireball XL5, Let’s have fun, Traffic light rock

2 x 1-sided LP Acetate recorded 77 (Epic Recording Studios) “White Music”
Tracks: Radios in motion, Cross wires, This is pop, Do what you do, Statute of liberty, All along the watchtower, Into the atom age, I’ll set myself on fire, I’m bugged, New town animal in a furnished cage, Spinning top, Neon shuffle

Rebecca’s, Birmingham 17-11-77
Tracks: All along the watchtower, Crosswires, Disco, Fireball XL5, Hang on to the night, I’m bugged, Let’s have fun, New town animal, Officer blue, Radios in motion, Science friction, She’s so square

Oasis, Swindon 23-11-77 (Tracks unknown)

Eric’s, Liverpool 26-11-77
Tracks: Dance band, Neon shuffle, Science friction, Traffic light rock

Uhuis, Nymegen 10-1-78
Tracks: Radios in motion, Crosswires, Statue of liberty, Set myself on fire, I’m bugged, New town animal in a furnished cage, Into the atom age, All along the watchtower, She’s so square, So what you do, Dance band, Hang on to the night, Neon shuffle

Paradiso, Amsterdam 14-1-78
Tracks: Radios in motion, Crosswires, Statue of liberty, Set myself on fire, I’m bugged, New town animal in a furnished cage, Into the atom age, All along the watchtower, She’s so square, So what you do, Dance band, Science friction, Neon shuffle

Pavilion, West Runton 24-2-78
Tracks: Radios in Motion, She’s So Square, I’m Bugged, Science Friction, Statue of Liberty

BBC Old Grey Whistle Test Feb 78
Tracks: Radios in motion, Statue of liberty

Hippodrome, London 9-3-78 (BBC Transcription Disc, 143715) BBC Sight & Sound
Tracks: Radios in motion, Statue of liberty, I’ll set myself on fire, New town animal in a furnished cage, All along the watchtower, This is pop, Dance band, Neon shuffle

Exit, Rotterdam 21-5-78
Tracks: Radios in motion, Cross wires, Heatwave, Meccanik dancing, I’m bugged, Crowded room, Into the atom age, All along the watchtower, This is pop, Set myself on fire, Do what you do, Science friction, Neon shuffle, Statue of liberty, She’s so square

Eric’s Liverpool 3-6-78
Tracks: Intro, Radios in motion, Cross wires, Heat wave, Meccanik dancing, I’m bugged, Crowded room, Into the atom age, All along the watchtower, This is pop, Set myself on fire, Do what you do, Danceband, Science friction, Neon shuffle, Fireball, Statue of liberty

Paradiso, Amsterdam 8-12-78
Tracks: Science friction, Meccanik dancing, The rhythm, Battery brides, Crosswires, Crowded room, She’s so square, Super tuff, This is pop, Red, New town animal in a furnished cage, I am the audience, Beatown, Do what you do, Dance band, Radios in motion, Set myself on fire, Are you receiving me, Statue of liberty

Demo recorded Aug-Sep 78, (Go 2 LP sessions)
Tracks: Looking for footprints, Strange tales, strange tails, Are you receiving me, Cheap perfume, I overheard, Things fall to bits

BBC John Peel session recorded 13-11-78
Tracks: Meccanik dancing, The rhythm, New town animal in a furnished cage, Super tuff

Viewpoint TV Studio Dec 78
Tracks: I am the audience, Are you receiving me, Super tuff

 

Further Information;

http://www.ape.uk.net
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XTC
http://chalkhills.org
http://www.guitargonauts.info
http://www.optimismsflames.com
http://www.swindonweb.com/index.asp?m=8&s=9&ss=233

Stiff Beach
Aug 70 – Jul 71
Andy Partridge (gtr/voc)
Michael Taylor (bass/voc)
Tony Climpson (drms)

Tongue
Jul 71
Andy Partridge (gtr/voc)
Michael Taylor (bass/voc)
Tony Hill (drms)

Clark Kent
Jul 71 – early 72
Andy Partridge (gtr/voc)
Dave Cartner (gtr)
Frank Bradbury (drms)
Pete Cousens (bass)
Barry Archer (organ)

Star Park #1
early 72 – May 73
Barry Archer (organ)
Pete Wilson (drms)
Andy Partridge (gtr/voc)
Dave Cartner (gtr)
Steve (bass)

#2
May 73 – Jan 74
Andy Partridge (gtr/voc)
Dave Cartner (gtr)
Colin Moulding (bass)
Terry Chambers (drms)

Helium Kidz
Jan 74 – Jul 75
Andy Partridge (gtr/voc)
Dave Cartner (gtr)
Colin Moulding (bass)
Terry Chambers (drms)
Steve Hutchins (voc)

XTC #1
Jul 75 – Jul 76
Andy Partridge (gtr/voc)
Jon Perkins (keyb)
Colin Moulding (bass)
Terry Chambers (drms)
Steve Hutchins (voc)

#2
Jul 76 – Jan 77
Andy Partridge (gtr/voc)
Colin Moulding (bass)
Terry Chambers (drms)
Jon Perkins (keyb)

#3
Jan 77 – 79
Andy Partridge (gtr/voc)
Colin Moulding (bass)
Terry Chambers (drms)
Barry Andrews (keyb)

Jonathan Perkins later in Stadium Dogs & The Original Mirrors
Andy Partridge is ex-Limelight
Barry Andrews is ex-Urban Disturbance

 

Gigography (up to end 78, Incomplete)
??/08/70 “private party” (WH Smiths), Swindon (Stiff Beach)
??/08/70 British Legion Club, Stratton (Stiff Beach)
??/07/71 Headland’s School, Swindon (Clark Kent)
??/05/73 Swindon Technical College (Star Park)
01/06/74 Greyhound, Fulham Palace Road, London (Helium Kidz)
23/07/76 Brunel Rooms, Swindon (XTC)
08/12/76 Affair, Swindon
19/01/77 Corn Dolly, Oxford
24/01/77 Bogart’s, Birmingham
02/02/77 Affair, Swindon
05/02/77 Target Club, Reading
06/02/77 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
08/02/77 Brunel Rooms, Swindon
19/02/77 Nashville Rooms, Kensington, London
03/03/77 London
21/03/77 Affair, Swindon
25/03/77 Target Club, Reading
28/03/77 Affair, Swindon
30/03/77 Friars (Maxwell Hall), Aylesbury
01/04/77 Bedford
02/04/77 Tonypandy Pioneer Club, London
06/04/77 Electric Circus, Manchester
14/04/77 Rochester Castle, Stoke Newington
19/04/77 Upstairs at Ronnie’s, Soho, London
26/04/77 Brunel Rooms, Swindon
29/04/77 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
30/04/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London (?)
05/05/77 Granary, Bristol
06/05/77 JB’s Club, Dudley
07/05/77 Nashville Rooms, Kensington, London
13/05/77 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
14/05/77 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
15/05/77 Electric Circus, Manchester
16/05/77 Nag’s Head, High Wycombe
17/05/77 Great Harrys, Hemel Hempstead
18/05/77 Lafayette Club, Wolverhampton
20/05/77 Rock Garden, Covent Garden, London
21/05/77 Greyhound, Fulham Palace Road, London
22/05/77 King’s Head, Aylesbury
28/05/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London (?)
02/06/77 Nashville Rooms, Kensington, London
04/06/77 Target Club, Reading
06/06/77 Nag’s Head, High Wycombe
09/06/77 Wolverhampton Polytechnic
10/06/77 Eric’s, Liverpool
11/06/77 Frenchman’s Hotel, Fishguard
13/06/77 Affair, Swindon
14/06/77 Rochester Castle, Stoke Newington
15/06/77 Affair, Swindon
17/06/77 Bossard Hall, Leighton Buzzard
17/06/77 Brunel Rooms, Swindon (?)
25/06/77 Grand Pavilion, Llandrindod Wells
27/06/77 Rock Garden, Covent Garden, London
28/06/77 Rochester Castle, Stoke Newington
30/06/77 Hope & Anchor, Islington, London
03/07/77 Maxim’s, Barrow-In-Furness
05/07/77 Music Machine, Camden High St, London
07/07/77 Tonypandy Pioneer Club, London
08/07/77 Red Cow, Hammersmith Rd, London
12/07/77 Rochester Castle, Stoke Newington
13/07/77 Greyhound, Fulham Palace Road, London
14/07/77 Rebecca’s, Birmingham
19/07/77 Rochester Castle, Stoke Newington
20/07/77 Greyhound, Fulham Palace Road, London
26/07/77 Cardiff
27/07/77 Greyhound, Fulham Palace Road, London
28/07/77 Leeds Polytechnic
29/07/77 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
30/07/77 Hopwood Waterside Club, Birmingham
04/08/77 Music Machine, Camden High St, London
05/08/77 Trewalter Farm, Brecon
09/08/77 Rock Garden, Covent Garden, London
11/08/77 Rafters, Manchester
13/08/77 Eric’s, Liverpool
14/08/77 Naval Volunteer, Bristol
15/08/77 Nashville Rooms, Kensington, London
16/08/77 Rochester Castle, Stoke Newington
17/08/77 Hope & Anchor, Islington, London
18/08/77 Rafters, Manchester
20/08/77 Tracey’s, Gloucester
22/08/77 Nashville Rooms, Kensington, London
23/08/77 Rochester Castle, Stoke Newington
24/08/77 Hope & Anchor, Islington, London
25/08/77 Red Cow, Hammersmith Rd, London
27/08/77 Tracey’s, Redditch
29/08/77 Nashville Rooms, Kensington, London
30/08/77 Nashville Rooms, Kensington, London
31/08/77 Hope & Anchor, Islington, London
01/09/77 Red Cow, Hammersmith Rd, London
02/09/77 Rochester Castle, Stoke Newington
03/09/77 Oasis Leisure Centre, Swindon
08/09/77 Red Cow, Hammersmith Rd, London
11/09/77 Tiffany’s, Blackpool
13/09/77 Castaways Club, Plymouth (*)
15/09/77 Red Cow, Hammersmith Rd, London
16/09/77 Grand Pavilion, Llandrindod Wells
17/09/77 Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone
20/09/77 100 Club, Oxford Street, London
26/09/77 Rock Garden, Covent Garden, London (?)
27/09/77 Rock Garden, Covent Garden, London
28/09/77 Rock Garden, Covent Garden, London
30/09/77 Rochester Castle, Stoke Newington
01/10/77 Rochester Castle, Stoke Newington
04/10/77 Katies, Nottingham
05/10/77 Civic Hall, Middleton
06/10/77 Katies, Nottingham
07/10/77 City of London Polytechnic (*)
09/10/77 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London (*)
10/10/77 Huddersfield Polytechnic (*)
13/10/77 Great Harrys, Hemel Hempstead
29/10/77 Eric’s, Liverpool (*)
31/10/77 Castaways Club, Plymouth
01/11/77 Music Machine, Camden High St, London
03/11/77 Bloobloos, Leicester
04/11/77 Oxford College of Further Education, London
05/11/77 Mr George, Coventry
07/11/77 Mr Pickwicks, Dewsbury
08/11/77 Ivanhoe’s, Huddersfield
09/11/77 Cartrefle College, Wrexham
10/11/77 Windmill Club, Rotherham
11/11/77 Central Hall, Kettering
12/11/77 Friars (Maxwell Hall), Aylesbury
13/11/77 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London (*)
14/11/77 Tiffany’s, Coventry
15/11/77 Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London
16/11/77 Stowaway Club, Newport
17/11/77 Rebecca’s, Birmingham
18/11/77 Grand Pavilion, Llandrindod Wells
19/11/77 University of London (Imperial College)
23/11/77 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
24/11/77 Maniqui, Falkirk
25/11/77 Clouds, Edinburgh
26/11/77 Eric’s, Liverpool
27/11/77 Katies, Nottingham
28/11/77 Affair, Swindon
29/11/77 Affair, Swindon
30/11/77 Affair, Swindon
01/12/77 Teeside Polytechnic, Middlesbrough
02/12/77 North Staffs Polytechnic, Stoke-on-Trent
03/12/77 Hope & Anchor, Islington, London
06/12/77 Elizabethan Ballroom, Belle Vue, Manchester
09/12/77 Community Centre, Southall
10/12/77 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
11/12/77 Coatham Bowl, Redcar
13/12/77 Nikkers Club, Keighley
14/12/77 Music Machine, Camden High St, London
22/12/77 Rochester Castle, Stoke Newington
23/12/77 New Regent, Brighton
13/01/78 Onkl Po’s, Hamburg
14/01/78 Paradiso, Amsterdam
15/01/78 Groene Meersen, Zedelgem, Belgium
16/01/78 Foyer Culturel, Chenne, Belgium
17/01/78 Vieux St Job, Uccle, Belgium
18/01/78 Bataclan, Paris
20/01/78 Middlesex Polytechnic
21/01/78 Hitchen College of Education
22/01/78 Greyhound, Park Lane, Croydon
25/01/78 Lafayette Club, Wolverhampton
26/01/78 Outlook Club, Doncaster
27/01/78 Dundee College of Technology
28/01/78 Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow
31/01/78 Top Rank, Cardiff
01/02/78 Sheffield Polytechnic
02/02/78 Leeds Polytechnic
03/02/78 Edinburgh University
04/02/78 Newcastle University, Ballroom
06/02/78 Fiesta Club, Plymouth
07/02/78 Locarno, Bristol
08/02/78 Bryon’s Club, Reading
08/02/78 Castaways Club, Plymouth (?)
09/02/78 Chequers, Barnstaple
10/02/78 Nottingham University
11/02/78 Eric’s, Liverpool
11/02/78 Lyceum, Strand, London (?)
15/02/78 Bradford University
16/02/78 Civic Hall, Middleton
17/02/78 Preston Polytechnic
18/02/78 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
19/02/78 Memorial Hall, Newbridge
20/02/78 Town Hall, Cheltenham
21/02/78 Top Rank, Cardiff
22/02/78 Lyceum, Strand, London
24/02/78 Pavilion, West Runton
25/02/78 City Hall, St Albans
28/02/78 Locarno, Coventry
01/03/78 Rafters, Manchester
02/03/78 Troubadour, Port Talbot
04/03/78 County Cricket Ground, Northampton
06/03/78 Village Bowl, Bournemouth
09/03/78 Hippodrome, Golders Green
09/04/78 University of Essex, Colchester
10/04/78 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
18/04/78 Vieux St Job, Uccle, Belgium
21/05/78 Eksit Club, Rotterdam
27/05/78 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
29/05/78 Rafters, Manchester
30/05/78 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
31/05/78 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
01/06/78 F Club (Roots), Leeds
02/06/78 Top Rank, Sheffield
03/06/78 Eric’s, Liverpool
19/07/78 Affair, Swindon
11/09/78 Apollo Theatre, Manchester
12/09/78 Top Rank, Sheffield
17/09/78 Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London
20/09/78 Odeon Theatre, Edinburgh
28/09/78 Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow
29/09/78 Pound, Belfast
30/09/78 Arcadia Ballroom, Cork
01/10/78 McGonagle’s, Dublin
02/10/78 McGonagle’s, Dublin
03/10/78 McGonagle’s, Dublin
04/10/78 Chester’s New Arcadia, Derry
05/10/78 Pound, Belfast
20/10/78 Huddersfield Polytechnic
21/10/78 Manchester University
23/10/78 Odeon Theatre, Canterbury
24/10/78 City Hall, Salisbury
25/10/78 Top Rank, Reading
26/10/78 Locarno, Portsmouth
28/10/78 University of Essex, Colchester
29/10/78 Pavilion, Hemel Hempstead
30/10/78 Circles, Swansea
31/10/78 Top Rank, Cardiff
01/11/78 Liverpool University (Mountford Hall)
02/11/78 Leeds Polytechnic
03/11/78 Sheffield University
04/11/78 Newcastle University, Canteen
05/11/78 Coatham Bowl, Redcar
07/11/78 Locarno, Bristol
08/11/78 Sherwood Rooms, Nottingham
09/11/78 Sheffield University
09/11/78 Tiffany’s, Blackpool
10/11/78 Town Hall, Birmingham
11/11/78 Friars (Maxwell Hall), Aylesbury
12/11/78 Electric Ballroom, Camden High St, London
14/11/78 Tiffany’s, Gloucester
15/11/78 Top Rank, Brighton
17/11/78 Electric Ballroom, Camden High St, London
31/12/78 Beacon Theatre, New York
(?) = noted but some uncertainty with date, venue or whether band played
(*) = band originally booked but did not appear, gig cancelled and/or date moved
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