BritPop: A Marvelous Moment in Music
From Oasis to Blur, the 90s featured some ear-catching “Britpop” tunes. We take a look at some of the most inventive of the bunch.
XTC’s “Apple Venus” at 20
Down to just two members, XTC pulled off a remarkable project with “Apple Venus, Vol. 1” now celebrating two decades.
Shriekback Is All About XTC’s Other Great Songwriter
Andy Partridge and Colin Moulding weren’t the only XTC members who could write catchy pop-punk tunes. Keyboardist Barry Andrews has built a solid rep on his own with Shriekback and their new album “Why Anything? Why This?” is totally delightful.
They’re Really Super: The Top 10 XTC Songs
This punk band blended serious pop hooks, edgy lyrics and pounding rhythms to create New Wave songs unlike any other. They’ve been compared to the Beatles and the Kinks, but Andy Partridge has always kept his own vision.
A Prediction: “This Is Pop” Will Pull in New Fans for XTC
A new doc reveals the genius of Andy Partridge and his punk-pop band.