XTC was an English rock band formed in Swindon in 1972. Led by songwriters Andy Partridge and Colin Moulding, the band gained popularity during the rise of punk and new wave in the 1970s, later playing in a variety of styles that ranged from angular guitar riffs to elaborately arranged pop. Partly because the group did not fit into contemporary trends, they achieved only sporadic commercial success in the UK and US, but attracted a considerable cult following. They have since been recognised for their influence on Britpop and later power pop acts.
Partridge and Moulding met at a bar in the early 1970s and subsequently formed a glam outfit with drummer Terry Chambers. The band's name and line-up changed frequently, and it was not until 1975 that they were known as XTC. In 1977, the group debuted on Virgin Records and, for the next five years, were noted for their energetic live performances. They aspired to be "completely original" and refused to play conventional punk rock, instead synthesising influences from ska, 1960s pop, dub music and the avant-garde. Partridge, XTC's frontman and primary songwriter, insisted that the band was "blatantly just pop music.

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Top SongsAlbum
Love At First SightFossil Fuel: The XTC Singles Collection 1977 - 19923:07
Knuckle Down (2001 Remaster)English Settlement4:28
It's Nearly Africa (2001 Remaster)English Settlement3:55
Red Brick Dream (2001 Remaster)The Big Express2:03
Dear God (Remastered 2001)Skylarking3:39
In Loving Memory Of A Name (2001 Remaster)Mummer3:16
Making Plans For NigelFossil Fuel: The XTC Singles Collection 1977 - 19924:12
Into The Atom Age (2001 Remaster)White Music2:32
I'll Set Myself On Fire (2001 Remaster)White Music3:04
Summer's Cauldron (Remastered 2001)Skylarking (Remastered 2001)3:19
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