OK, I am pissed......PISSED because I cannot find my "25 O'Clock" from the Dukes Of Stratosphear, one of the two fine psychedelic albums released by XTC under that name... normally if I cannot find it, I check the Bay or whatever, but I simply cannot locate it... I KNOW I have it, it kicks ass, but I cannot find it, on my shelf, on the web.... CERTAINLY one of the blog friends will have it, I just happen to KNOW I have it and can't find it, this pisses one off in the share-blog game.
So, SOMEONE, please bail me out on this one.... enjoyed the Ohio State Buckeyes taking out Navy today, thinking it might be a difficult season for the Bucks without QB Braxton Miller, but if there is one thing I love, it is football, Ohio State and Minnesota Vikings,and would LOOOOOVE fo you guys to discuss "your" football teams while we discuss music.... ahhhhhhhhhh, autumn in Ohio, football, RETIREMENT...... oh, heaven!
OK, I do have the OTHER Dukes album, "Chips From the Chocolate Fireball", a fine psychedelic album in its own right, while I think "25 O'Clock" is better, this one is quite good as well...."Bike Ride the Moon", "Have You Seen Jackie", and lots more, another display of Partridge/Moulding's unreal versatility.
OK, someone (See comments yesterday) contributed the dub album I was searching for, as well as some other goodies, thanks.... if someone will please contribute "25 OClock", we'll pretty much have the XTC experience down pat.... today, I am going to add a tribute album (haven't heard it, I don't think), and another demo set I uncovered from the whole "Apple Venus" thing........
DUKES OF STRATOSPHEAR -CHIPS FROM THE CHOCOLATE FIREBALL-01 25 O'Clock/02 Bike Ride To the Moon/03 My Love Explodes/04 What In the World/05 Your Gold Dress/06 The Mole From the Ministry/07 Vanishing Girl/08 Have You Seen Jackie/09 Little Lighthouse/10 You're a Good Man Albert Browne (Curse You Red Barrel)/11 Collideascope/12 You're My Drug/13 Shiny Cage/14 Brainiac's Daughter/15 The Affiliated/16 Pale and Precious
HOMESPUN-THE APPLE VENUS HOME DEMOS-01 River of Orchids/02 I'd Like That/03 Easter Theater/04 Knights In Shining Karma/05 Frivolous Tonight/06 Greenman/07 Your Dictionary/08 Fruit Nut/09 I Can't Own Her/10 Harvest Festival/11 The Last Balloon
A TESTIMONIAL DINNER-THE SONGS OF XTC-01 FREEDY JOHNSON-Earn Enough For
Me/02 SPACEHOG-Senses Working Overtime/03 CRASH TEST DUMMIES-Pretty Girls/04 THE VERVE PIPE-Wake Up/05 THE REMBRANDTS-Making Plans For Nigel/06 SARAH MCLAUGHLIN-Dear God/07 RUBEN BLADES-The Man Who Sailed Around His Soul/08 P. HUX-Another Satellite/09 THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS-25 O Clock/10 TERRY & THE LOVEMEN-The Good Things/11 JOE JACKSON-Statue of Liberty
That's gonna wrap up the XTC from here, hope ya enjoyed it......BUT PLEASE if you have anything to add please do, I love XTC, think they were great, and would love ANYthing else I could get to hear from them (especially that elusive 25 OClock album!).....have no idea where we're going next week, but I hope you enjoy it, as always, and of course, ANY suggestions for music or to make things better are always appreciated........this is YOUR blog, not mine, I just supply the content.......feel free to tell me ANYTHING y'd like to see, and to contribute ANYTHING you wish.......THAT is what it is all about, I want this blog to be "free form", much like FM radio was back in the early-mid 1970's (you don't remember it, junior, but it was phenomenal and gave me MY musical education!
Love ya all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!