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

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