[kj] What an earful?

gingoblin at easynet.co.uk gingoblin at easynet.co.uk
Wed Mar 23 12:31:00 EST 2005

Yeah, that's what I mean. I love the story that they recorded that first 
album when XTC sales were, er, "not quite what they'd been" shall we say, 
and Virgin grudgingly gave them the minimum money to record the DOS LP 
with. Once it was done they handed Virgin back the change left over.  Then 
the DOS album went on to sell far more than the last XTC album did.
I woulda killed to see 'em live, but they never played as far as I know. 
Would also like to hear some of the demos if anyone has them... they came 
out on one of the Andy Partridge solo CD's of odds and ends.


At 12:24 23/03/2005 -0500, you wrote:
>The Dukes of S. was supposed to be just XTC using that name, sort of 
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>Yeah, I recall you mentioning them in NYC, Alex. A few days later I 
>happened across a video on some music channel... "that sounds like XTC" I 
>thought... lo and behold, twas the Futureheads.
>If you like XTC, what did you make of the Dukes Of Stratosphear? I love 
>that band!
>At 10:09 23/03/2005 -0500, you wrote:
> >People keep telling me that the Futureheads remind them of the Jam, but 
> I >simply don't hear any Jam in them at all. Lots of XTC, though.
> >
> >Alex in NYC
> >
> >
> >On Wednesday, March 23, 2005, at 05:45 AM, iPat wrote:
> >
> >>any particular flavour?
> >>each to their own as i didnt think that at all!
> >>still, worth a listen though!
> >>
> >>: )
> >>
> >>
> >>>I saw an advert for their album last night as well. Thought they sounded
> >>>like The Jam.
> >>
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