Personalities | XTC | Seventies | Rock

(Vocal group, 1977–92, 1999–2006)

Influential Swindon new-wavers, fronted by Andy Partridge (guitar, vocals) with Colin Moulding (bass, vocals), Barry Andrews (keyboards) and Terry Chambers (drums, until 1985). After two 1978 albums, White Music and Go 2, Andrews departed and the band’s sound was overhauled when guitarist Dave Gregory was recruited. Critical acclaim for albums like Skylarking (1986) and Oranges And Lemons (1989) failed to translate into sales. After a seven-year lay-off, Partridge and Moulding revived XTC in 1999.

Styles & Forms | Seventies | Rock
Personalities | Yes | Seventies | Rock

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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