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XTC - Drums and Wires (1979) [Remastered 2014]

2-11-2014, 15:23
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XTC - Drums and Wires (1979) [Remastered 2014]

Artist: XTC
Title Of Album: Drums and Wires
Year Of Release: 2014
Label: Ape House / APEBD103
Genre: Pop Rock, New Wave, Brit Pop
Total Time: 66:11 min
Format: Mp3 / FLAC (tracks +.cue, log-file)
Quality: CBR 320 kbps / Lossless
Total Size: 159 mb / 446 mb

Following Go 2, keyboardist Barry Andrews left XTC and, rather than finding a replacement keyboard player, the band opted to recruit another guitarist (who could also play keyboards), Dave Gregory. The album that followed the lineup change, Drums and Wires, marks a turning point for the band, with a more subdued set of songs that reflect an increasing songwriting proficiency. The aimless energy of the first two albums is focused into a cohesive statement with a distinctive voice that retains their clever humor, quirky wordplay, and decidedly British flavor. Musically, Drums and Wires, titled to reflect the big drum sound they developed for the album, is certainly driven by the powerful rhythms and angular, mainly minimalistic arrangements, but the addition of a second guitarist also allows for some inventive and interesting guitar work (the "wires") that made up for the lack of Andrews' odd flourishes -- the tension between the two sounds creates some truly inspired, nervy pop. Colin Moulding also comes into his own as a songwriter, penning XTC's first substantial hit, the new wave classic "Making Plans for Nigel." [The CD reissue contains tracks from the bonus single originally included with the LP -- "Limelight" and "Chain of Command" -- as well as "Life Begins at the Hop."]


01. Making Plans For Nigel
02. Helicopter
03. Day In Day Out
04. When You're Near Me I Have Difficulty
05. Ten Feet Tall
06. Roads Girdle the Globe
07. Real By Reel
08. Millions
09. That Is The Way
10. Outside World
11. Scissor Man
12. Complicated Game
13. Chain Of Command
14. Limelight
15. Life Begins At The Hop
16. Homo Safari
17. Ten Feet Tall (Electric Version)
18. Wait 'Til Your Boat Goes Down

Andy Partridge - vocals, guitars, synthesizers
Colin Moulding - vocals, bass
Dave Gregory - guitars, keyboards, background vocals
Terry Chambers - drums, percussion, background vocals

Andy Partridge, Colin Moulding, Dave Gregory, Terry Chambers, Steve Warren, Hugh Padgham, Al Clark, Jumbo Van Reinen - Vernon Yard Male Voice Choir on "Roads Girdle the Globe"
Dick Cuthell - trumpet on "That is the Way"
Steve Lillywhite - producer
Hugh Padgham - engineer



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