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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:49 am    Post subject: Andy Tweets: The Corrector, HTSXTC, etc. Reply with quote


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Because... as Andy says... (March 18 ) "[There's] so much duff stuff on the net that needs...CORRECTION"
he's take to the twitter box to correct things as he find falsehoods...


XTC ‏@xtcfans Mar 20

THE CORRECTOR-US record label didn't get iron age horse on SETTLEMENT sleeve,so painted their own,we left it in bin at the Manor studio

XTC ‏@xtcfans Mar 20

THE CORRECTOR- The Woodentops were embarrassed to put my uncool name on the productions I did for them,so put me down as ANIMAL JESUS
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XTC ‏@xtcfans Mar 20

THE CORRECTOR-We were either going to do CITADEL or ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER for White Music,I tossed a coin and CITADEL lost
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XTC ‏@xtcfans Mar 20

THE CORRECTOR-The video that seems to have gone missing is the one for HANG ON TO THE NIGHT,never been seen since made in Jan 78
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XTC ‏@xtcfans Mar 20

THE CORRECTOR-Dave was in line to join BLONDIE,but didn't quite get his XTC resignation going in time,missed decision by a few days

XTC ‏@xtcfans Mar 20

THE CORRECTOR- In 77 I was asked to join The Pat Travers Band {Canadian rocker},which I declined

XTC ‏@xtcfans Mar 20

THE CORRECTOR-Experiments WERE done with fruit scented sleeves for FALLEN FROM THE GARDEN {Mummer early title},but they smelled too bad

XTC ‏@xtcfans Mar 20

THE CORRECTOR-Yes,Colin WAS asked to join the touring Pink Floyd in lieu of Roger,but declined.


XTC ‏@xtcfans Mar 20

THE CORRECTOR-We flooded London in late 76 with poster/flyers claiming "...XTC is more ANT MUSIC than human...". Hmmm,I wonder...?


XTC ‏@xtcfans Mar 20

THE CORRECTOR-Terry did not join later in 73,it was he and Colin that asked me to join them in 72.I said yes as bass/drum teams are rare

XTC ‏@xtcfans Mar 19

THE CORRECTOR-The only reason the band didn't sign to EMI's HARVEST label was because their A+R man insulted our then managers wife

XTC ‏@xtcfans Mar 19

THE CORRECTOR-XTC did not record under the name of The Spies

XTC ‏@xtcfans Mar 19

THE CORRECTOR-Led Zep's John Paul Jones was approached to produce NONSUCH,but was FAR TOO expensive,pity,could have been interesting


XTC ‏@xtcfans Mar 19

THE CORRECTOR-I was always encouraged by Terry to join him in drumming at gigs {partial 2 drummers line up},I never took him up on it sadly

XTC ‏@xtcfans Mar 19

THE CORRECTOR-I didn't,and still don't,take any recreational drugs

XTC ‏@xtcfans Mar 19

THE CORRECTOR-Sadly I do not own a Fano guitar,only momentarily

XTC ‏@xtcfans Mar 19

THE CORRECTOR-WHERE DID THE ORDINARY PEOPLE GO was not an internet single,nor our last single.Merely a track released to test download sales

XTC ‏@xtcfans Mar 19

THE CORRECTOR-Dave did not leave the band as string arrangements were 'taken over' by me,nor was anybody given 'points' for arrangements


XTC ‏@xtcfans Mar 19

THE CORRECTOR-My sweety heart Erica Wexler is in no way related to record producer Jerry Wexler


XTC ‏@xtcfans Mar 19

THE CORRECTOR-Much is made of my 'stage fright',that was only one symptom of withdrawal,the memory loss and limb seizures were worse

XTC ‏@xtcfans Mar 19

THE CORRECTOR-I was not prescribed valium because of my parents divorce,they never divorced,I was put on after my mothers mental home spells

XTC ‏@xtcfans Mar 19

THE CORRECTOR-Thomas Dolby NEVER auditioned for XTC,he was interested but Dave was already picked in preference to another keys player

XTC ‏@xtcfans Mar 19

THE CORRECTOR-Despite the rumours,I have never contributed comedy scripts to Armstrong and Miller,Saturday Live or Studio B15


XTC ‏@xtcfans Mar 19

THE CORRECTOR-TAKEAWAY/LURE OF SALVAGE was not a solo album,merely a dub record of XTC tracks,the band never attended

XTC ‏@xtcfans Mar 19

THE CORRECTOR-The Dukes full name was to have been THE DUKES OF STRATOSPHEAR LAWNS

XTC ‏@xtcfans Mar 19

THE CORRECTOR-During original mix of WONDERLAND at Air studios,George Martin is in control room advising Steve Nye on use of sub bass device

XTC ‏@xtcfans Mar 19

THE CORRECTOR-The drummers they never mention,Brian Doherty on CHERRY IN YOUR TREE and Chris Sharrock on THE GOOD THINGS


XTC ‏@xtcfans Mar 19

THE CORRECTOR-...and Colin does not appear on the Viz record BAGS OF FUN WITH BUSTER

XTC ‏@xtcfans Mar 19

THE CORRECTOR-Dave declined to participate in the Beefheart tribute recording of ELLA GURU

XTC ‏@xtcfans Mar 19

THE CORRECTOR-Most of BIG EXPRESS is NOT Linndrum drum machine,but Pete Phipps

XTC ‏@xtcfans Mar 19

THE CORRECTOR-Of course,Terry's only lead vocal was GOODNIGHT SUCKER

XTC ‏@xtcfans Mar 18

More THE CORRECTOR soon folks,so much duff stuff on the net that needs...CORRECTION

XTC ‏@xtcfans Mar 18

THE CORRECTOR-Dave recorded,during Mummer, a Homo Safari instrumental that was never used,called THEME FOR AN IMAGINARY SCI FI MOVIE

XTC ‏@xtcfans Mar 18

THE CORRECTOR-I sadly,was also the one who started the rumour about David Byrne being a scatologist,he isn't,and I apologise David

XTC ‏@xtcfans Mar 18

THE CORRECTOR-I gave Davis Byrne the title for the Heads album MORE SONGS ABOUT BUILDINGS AND FOOD in a sports hall in Groningen,Holland

XTC ‏@xtcfans Mar 18

THE CORRECTOR-The only times that Terry sang backing vocals were THINGS FALL TO BITS,{GO2} ROADS GIRDLE... and ORANGE DUST {as Fat Fruit}

XTC ‏@xtcfans Mar 18

THE CORRECTOR-George Martin was asked to produce XTC's SKYLARKING,but declined due to deafness.

XTC ‏@xtcfans Mar 18

THE CORRECTOR-THE HELIUM KIDZ were asked to back Jet Harris{Shadows etc} on his 70's 'come back'

XTC ‏@xtcfans Mar 18

THE CORRECTOR-That early XTC manager was also the manager of Culture Club,Tony Gordon

XTC ‏@xtcfans Mar 18

THE CORRECTOR-The DUKES were born on the SETTLEMENT sessions,in impromptu jams,as FAT FRUIT,the name that an early manager wanted to call us


XTC ‏@xtcfans Mar 18

THE CORRECTOR-COMPLICATED GAME was written for GO2

XTC ‏@xtcfans Mar 18

THE CORRECTOR-Most of the sound of the guitars on SETTLEMENT was electric guitar close mic'ed as acoustic,blended with it's electric send

XTC ‏@xtcfans Mar 18

THE CORRECTOR-The ONLT time Terry spoke to an audience was at close of a duff gig in Canada,"we've got your money...and we're fv¢kin off."


XTC ‏@xtcfans Mar 18

THE CORRECTOR-The gong sounds on GREENHOUSE {in ramp section} are actually the Abbey Road studio 3 hanging lamps,struck with Terry's mallets

XTC ‏@xtcfans Mar 18

THE CORRECTOR-When Barry did his keyboard overdubs for GO2 he barred the rest of the band from the studio {Abbey Road}

XTC ‏@xtcfans Mar 18

THE CORRECTOR-most of the drone in G on COMPLICATED GAME comes from Colin's electric shaver

XTC ‏@xtcfans Mar 18

THE CORRECTOR-Colin and I blend our voices together on THANKS FOR CHRISTMAS and VANISHING GIRL to blur the identity IE:both on lead together


XTC ‏@xtcfans Mar 18

THE CORRECTOR-Terry NEVER left the band because of the acoustic direction/new songs,he was given an emotional ultimatum by his the new wife

XTC ‏@xtcfans Mar 18

THE CORRECTOR-Dave wrote a song for DRUMS AND WIRES,the band didn't like it so we didn't record it,shame,as I saw him as our George

XTC ‏@xtcfans Mar 18

THE CORRECTOR-I'm playing bass on VANISHING GIRL,Colin is leading the band through the recording

XTC ‏@xtcfans Mar 18

THE CORRECTOR-Our original XTC key player Jonny Perkins was in the car smash that killed the WONDERLAND mixer Alex Sadkin,Jonny survived

XTC ‏@xtcfans Mar 18

THE CORRECTOR-DEAR MADAM BARNUM was written for the Russell Crowe film THE CROSSING

XTC ‏@xtcfans Mar 18

THE CORRECTOR-Yours truly mixed LIFE IS GOOD IN THE GREENHOUSE,as poor old John Leckie got..too .....stoned

XTC ‏@xtcfans Mar 18

THE CORRECTOR-That's our Colin playing rhythm guitar on WHAT IN THE WORLD,they were cut 'live',so he is leading the band

XTC ‏@xtcfans Mar 18

THE CORRECTOR-I don't do a great job,but I'm drumming on PALE AND PRECIOUS

XTC ‏@xtcfans Mar 18

THE CORRECTOR-That's me on bass on WHAT IN THE WORLD

XTC ‏@xtcfans Mar 18

THE CORRECTOR- Dave is on bass on THEBES IN A BOX

XTC ‏@xtcfans Mar 18

THE CORRECTOR-That's Colin playing rhythm guitar on VANISHING GIRL

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The Return of THE CORRECTOR


XTC @xtcfans · May 28

THE CORRECTOR-Early titles for ORANGES album were A NATION OF SHOPKEEPERS,SONGS OF SIXPENCE and BUBBLEGUMBO


XTC @xtcfans · May 28

THE CORRECTOR-Great unrecorded Dukes PSONIC song was MARTIAN ENSLAVEMENT 1970,may have rehearsed it in the studio but no take...was taken


XTC @xtcfans · May 28

THE CORRECTOR-Potential titles for Psonic Psunspot=KNOBSTICK NEBULA,CIRCUMVENT AMBERS,THE PERSPEX PALMIST,TANGIBLE CHARIOT MATELOTS

XTC @xtcfans · May 28

THE CORRECTOR-The order they were written in... MAYOR OF SIMPLETON,LITTLE LIGHTHOUSE,1000 UMBRELLAS,work that out


XTC @xtcfans · May 28

THE CORRECTOR-I wrote SEAGULLS SCREAMING as I'd agreed to babysit the Mellotron,it was in the bedroom

XTC @xtcfans · May 28

THE CORRECTOR-The man who's father invented the 33 long player,Andy Goldmark, sang some backing vocals on tracks of ORANGES AND LEMONS

XTC @xtcfans · May 28

THE CORRECTOR-I had wanted,also as singles,from ORANGES AND LEMONS album,GARDEN and SKELETON


XTC @xtcfans · May 28

THE CORRECTOR-Potential Dukes titles were PEBBLES FROM THE SHORE OF THE SUN,THE TENT,LUNCH EATS MAN,ORCHARDS OF SKIN,ANNABELLA'S KNIFE

XTC @xtcfans · May 28

THE CORRECTOR-During BLACK SEA Colin had to play in bare/sock feet as his tapping sandals made too loud a slap in drum room in quieter parts

XTC @xtcfans · May 28

THE CORRECTOR-MELT THE GUNS was heavily edited,it went on for about another couple of minutes {or more}.Good call of Hugh's.


XTC @xtcfans · May 28

THE CORRECTOR-TISSUE TIGERS was one of Terry's favourite numbers to drum.

XTC @xtcfans · May 28

THE CORRECTOR-All the babble on NO LANGUAGE was mostly from Whickers World,we mic'ed up the TV

XTC @xtcfans · May 28

THE CORRECTOR-Others potential titles for EXPRESS album=HEAD OF STEAM,COALFACE,BULL WITH THE GOLDEN GUTS,HARD BLUE RAY HEAD,THE KNOWN WORLD

XTC @xtcfans · May 28

THE CORRECTOR-The bus request stop button on the sleeve of THIS WORLD OVER was Colin's idea,the postcards mine.Won some award we never got

XTC @xtcfans · May 28

THE CORRECTOR-The sleeve design to GO2 had already been turned down by Pink Floyd and other big bands

XTC @xtcfans · May 28

THE CORRECTOR-Terry's shadow in the ALL OF A SUDDEN promo was played by Ian Gregory,as Terry was in Australia.So that's the Dukes !!

XTC @xtcfans · May 28

THE CORRECTOR-George Harrison was a big fan of the SKYLARKING album
folow up:The only contact we had with George Harrison was when Dave wrote to him about his Rickenbacker guitar,George replied

XTC @xtcfans · May 28

THE CORRECTOR-I had to be restrained from punching one of the Undertones at TOTP studios as they wrote insults on our dressing room door
folow up:Couldn't figure why the Undertones would be nasty at TOTP as we previously loaned them our amps on an Irish tour when they supported us.

XTC @xtcfans · May 28

THE CORRECTOR-XTC never saw any money from the sales of any of our records until 1997,....20 years later

folow up:We survived on a small wage from advance,PRS money and post 1985 on publishing income,which went in the black

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HOW TO SPEAK XTC


XTC @xtcfans · June 1

HOW TO SPEAK XTC-Rex Hotel = Terry's touring, hotel signing in book descriptive pseudonym


XTC @xtcfans · June 1

HOW TO SPEAK XTC-Ernie = The lame bending of guitar strings beloved of lame guitarists. Onomatopoeic."Was he good?" "Nah,he just Ernied"

XTC @xtcfans · June 1

HOW TO SPEAK XTC-A Kingston = After Kingston Bagpuize,the town."going for a Kingston" meant you had a bag of piss/Bagpuize

XTC @xtcfans · June 1

HOW TO SPEAK XTC-Boom Boom...bass = Said in a very high voice,after a critical dwarf that would show up at early gigs.His vehemence+pitch


XTC @xtcfans · June 1

HOW TO SPEAK XTC-Bassual Surround =Colins insistence to engineers,producers etc that there be enough 'essence of deepness' to the sound.

XTC @xtcfans · June 1

HOW TO SPEAK XTC-Squintdown = Any gathering at Dave's house to thrash out music/contracts etc {getting down to it at Squinty's}


XTC @xtcfans · June 1

HTSXTC-Further ref... Squintdown for XTC,after Countdown to Ecstasy by Steely* Dan {see Squintdown}


XTC @xtcfans · June 1

HOW TO SPEAK XTC-Squinty Two Strats = After Dave's nickname Squinty and his owning of two Stratocaster guitars

XTC @xtcfans · June 1

HTSXTC-You wants to put a tea towel on it=After a comment overheard by retainer of manager offering advice to HEADS Chris on improving sound...thus,if any sound wasn't right from then on,the cry "you wants to put a tea towel on it" was heard from someone.

XTC @xtcfans · June 1

HTSXTC-THE Michael Shrieve=Used as joking enquiry as to who owned a particular object."who's is this,does it belong to.....THE Michael Shrieve?".After NY gig,stranger backstage screamed "don't touch that coat {on the chair} it belongs to THE Michael Shrieve".

XTC @xtcfans · June 1

HTSXTC-They're Hardly The Rolling Stones Are They=Always in high faggy voice,used as comically self deprecating line.Heard in NY as we .....were returning to the stage after one gig.

XTC @xtcfans · June 1

HTSXTC-Delical=Word meaning great,fantastic etc.Shortening of PSYCHEDELICAL."how did it sound tonight?" "Delical,delical"


XTC @xtcfans · June 1

HTSXTC-B.O.T.M.=Abusive acronym,used when XTC required feeding in studios or touring.Stands for 'b!tches On The Move.' {Let's get some BOTM}

XTC @xtcfans · June 1

HTSXTC-Widge=Band name for a sandwich


XTC @xtcfans · June 1

HTSXTC-The Wanker-Terry's name for bed.As in "what d'ya mean getting me out of the wanker so early?' etc

XTC @xtcfans · June 1

HTSXTC-Speak To Me When You're Sober=A phrase uttered inter band on cracking open the first beer.After Terry,being told this by manager as....he requested the whereabouts of the money while opening his first backstage beer.The manager said this immortal line to him.

XTC @xtcfans · June 1

HTSXTC-Didn't Get The Shirts=A phrase denoting any disappointment.After a line from a documentary about a dejected rent boy who after......promising a hand job to a client for shirts,says downheartedly,"but I didn't get the shirts." XTC and success,we didn't get the shirts

XTC @xtcfans · June 1

HTSXTC-Old Mans=Any baggy trousers,not tight jeans.After "they look like my bleeding old man's trousers"."what you wearing tonight,old mans?

XTC @xtcfans · June 1

HTSXTC-The Postbag=Sack like hessian container that Dave carried all his clothes in,to much derision


XTC @xtcfans · June 1

HTSXTC-Breats=Band name for tits,after badly translated and spelled German [CENSORED] mag labelling them such,"cor,look at the breats on that!"

XTC @xtcfans · June 1

HTSXTC-Trouser Problem=Any reference to the bands poor dress sense.From BONZO'S quip on Gorilla.Always sung to the tune of....David Bowies BREAKING GLASS,"your such a wonderful person,but you got a trouser problem".

XTC @xtcfans · June 1

HTSXTC-Reggie Sounds=Bands name for any reggae artist,after actual roadie requesting naively to know who this "Reggie Sounds" was.

XTC @xtcfans · June 1

HTSXTC-Dunbendin'=Our name for Dave's house. {See Squintdown}

XTC @xtcfans · June 1

HTSXTC-Could Be Film Stars These Boys=Sarcastically uttered at every photo session,after one photographer genuinely used this phrase

XTC @xtcfans · June 1

HTSXTC-Wombat=Band name for RESPECTABLE STREET,after it's bass/drum intro figure WOMBAT WOMBAT

XTC @xtcfans · June 1

HTSXTC-Dance Of The Lenscap=mad stomping movements from fans quick to snap you who then realise that the lenscap is still on {orig. Tokyo}

XTC @xtcfans · June 1

HTSXTC-Come on You kvnts=Our phrase for an encore,after this line was enticingly yelled by a punter at gig who burst into the dressing room


XTC @xtcfans · June 1

HTSXTC-Don't Be Amateur=Joking disapproval,always in broad northern accent.Came from theatre stagehand who fordid us from going on too ...,,,quickly for an encore,stating "make 'em wait,don't be amateur." {See also Come On You kvnts.}

XTC @xtcfans · June 1

HTSXTC-Your Fat Neck=A band retort in most arguments,"your fat neck","NO,YOUR fat neck" from Terry's father abusing an Italian shop owner

XTC @xtcfans · June 1

HTSXTC-Kill The Poodle=A sticker and badge campaign we had urging comic murder of {can't tell you,gagging order etc}

XTC @xtcfans · June 1

HTSXTC-Partridge's Mob=XTC basically.Actual despairing cry heard from a Swindon audience member early on, "Oh no,it's Partridge's mob!"

XTC @xtcfans · June 1

HTSXTC-It's Going Now, Don't Touch It=Any lazy/badly repaired thing,after a phrase used by roadie after waggling a faulty cable back to life

XTC @xtcfans · June 1

HTSXTC-Brian Hatred+Brenda Bondage=Description of any punky couple,after actual names sprayed on dressing room wall

XTC @xtcfans · June 1

HTSXTC-You Guys=Phrase uttered when BS spouted by record label{or anyone} is imminent.After actual exec said simply "you guys...GLOBAL"

XTC @xtcfans · June 1

HTSXTC-Into The Cassonsphere=Used to describe any bad BB/Hotel/thing.After Cassons, Liverpool."How was it?","It was into the Cassonsphere."

XTC @xtcfans · June 1

HTSXTC-Get A Fretted [CENSORED] -Anytime Colin made an error,this was called out.After his earlier having fretless basses.

XTC @xtcfans · June 1

HTSXTC-George The Dogcatcher=A Manchester born lighting man tasked with sweet talking/selecting groupies.


XTC @xtcfans · June 1

HTSXTC-Get Your Net Out George=A request for George {see above} to round up some groupies post show.


XTC @xtcfans · June 1

HTSXTC-No Want To Make Rove=Any intrusive phonecall.After the phrase most Japanese female fans would use when ringing you awake in a hotel

XTC @xtcfans · June 1

HTSXTC-Curtains=Nickname for Colin,after his earlier VERY long hair


XTC @xtcfans · June 1

HTSXTC-POD=Any lighting man.After acronym Prince of Darkness

XTC @xtcfans · June 1

HTSXTC-He's Galloping=Any nerve inducing situation,after us waiting in the wings until the 'galloping' part of BUSHMAN PRESIDENT,which ...was our pre stage music.Signalling 'be nervous NOW'.Phrase could be use in any similar edgy situation.

XTC @xtcfans · June 1

HTSXTC-Finder=Any large object{drum flightcase,speaker cabs,piano etc}.Terry said that they seem to 'find' weight,ie:get heavier.

XTC @xtcfans · June 1

HTSXTC-The Dogs of Doncaster=Any rough looking groupie of a punky countenance.Named after a memorable gig in the city


XTC @xtcfans · June 1

HTSXTC-Dobbin=Bands affectionate name for the Uffington white horse,as used on album sleeve/drum head etc

XTC @xtcfans · June 1

HTSXTC-Titnests=Any frivolous underwear purchase for wives/girlfriends from around the touring world."D'ya get any titnests,s'ave a look?"

XTC @xtcfans · June 1

HTSXTC-A'do {always said in broad cockernee}=After Barry's OVER eager desire to end any song ASAP and move on to the next.Used in all places

XTC @xtcfans · June 1

HTSXTC-Just the £25 wasn't it=Regarding any paltry sum of money.this demeaning phrase was uttered by managers wife as we collected our.....wage.Thus this was used with a sneer anytime anyone questioned any sum of money.

XTC @xtcfans · June 1

HTSXTC-More Barker Than Dobson =Meaning any bass sound that had too much treble on it.After the sweet makers Barker and Dobson

XTC @xtcfans · June 1

HTSXTC-Hook Hall,in lieu of 'fv¢k all',Hook Hall was an early XTC rehearsal venue in the village of Hook near Swindon


XTC @xtcfans · June 1

HTSXTC-I wants a Jack Russell out of you = Any demand for something owed,heard by Terry in a pub,one man had promised said dog to another......but had given him a very un Jack Russell type dog instead.Not what was agreed.

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XTC @xtcfans · Jun 19

THE CORRECTOR-That guitar solo in MY LAND IS BURNING,I don't use a whammy bar/tremolo arm,never have,it's all bends

XTC @xtcfans · Jun 22

THE CORRECTOR-Nothing is a fake 'live version',it's either live or its not, sorry you youtube experts

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XTC @xtcfans · Jul 30

THE CORRECTOR-This is NOT my guitar playing
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XTC @xtcfans · Aug 17

THE CORRECTOR- I was asked to play the lead role in a film {that sadly never got made} in the early 80's,title THE LAST NATIONAL SERVICEMAN

XTC @xtcfans · Aug 17

THE CORRECTOR-Lemmy changed a string for me whilst we 'played on' at an early London show,{roadie didn't know how to do it}

XTC @xtcfans · Aug 17

THE CORRECTOR- XTC has never split,legally it still exists,as Colin and myself

XTC @xtcfans · Aug 17

THE CORRECTOR-I'm still on good terms with the three members who left the band over the years,which is nice

XTC @xtcfans · Aug 17

THE CORRECTOR-I recently co-wrote four songs for Sarah Brightman,all were rejected.Shame,one was the best song she's never sung

XTC @xtcfans · Aug 17

THE CORRECTOR- I have had 2 guitars stolen on tour,a Gibson and a Guild,also an amp/combo and an effects pedal board

XTC @xtcfans · Aug 17

THE CORRECTOR-Drummer Twink,of Tomorrow,Pretty Things and Pink Fairies asked to join us in '87,we didn't need a permanent fourth member tho

XTC @xtcfans · Aug 17

THE CORRECTOR-ORANGES producer Paul Fox said he could arrange for 1 of my drum heroes Tony Williams to play on the album,knew it wouldnt wrk

XTC @xtcfans · Aug 17

THE CORRECTOR-Alan McGee came to Swindon and tried to sign us to Creation Records in late 90's,the deal was so appalling that we declined

XTC @xtcfans · Aug 17

THE CORRECTOR-Only time we ever played a Beatles song was the day we learned Lennon had been killed.We added RAIN to the set in Liverpool

XTC @xtcfans · Aug 17

THE CORRECTOR-Ultravox warned us NEVER to buy plastic trousers as they all suffered from fungus on their legs after sweating.Not for us.

XTC @xtcfans · Aug 17

THE CORRECTOR-In response to SteveLillywhite, Dave and I were the only ones who NEVER bought a copy Of Violence In Our Times,a repulsive...
...book on freaky forms of death{all photos},that littered the control room during the making of BLACK SEA


XTC @xtcfans · Aug 17

THE CORRECTOR-When Jim Moray won BBC folk song of the year 2009 with ALL YOU PRETTY GIRLS,he posted me the award.Cheers man,honourable.

XTC @xtcfans · Aug 17

THE CORRECTOR-Paul Weller told me the Jam based the feel of their album Sound Affects on TAKEAWAY dub record

XTC @xtcfans · Aug 17

THE CORRECTOR-At early career band interview with record label,head of the label spent whole meeting blowing kisses and winking at me

XTC @xtcfans · Aug 17

THE CORRECTOR-I've appeared in at least two DC comics {but i'm damned if I can find the copies I was sent to prove it !}

XTC @xtcfans · Aug 17

THE CORRECTOR-We were owed many 'metallic' display discs for sales,by Virgin records...but never got them

XTC @xtcfans · Sep 30

THE CORRECTOR-DIDN'T HURT A BIT was left off of NONSUCH at Colin's request,not Dave and I,who were for it.

XTC @xtcfans · Sep 30

THE CORRECTOR-...and the guitar solo on that song is myself,not Dave.

XTC @xtcfans · Oct 1

THE CORRECTOR-A JAMES+GIANT PEACH song I never demoed is JAMES IS GUILTY,= aunts accuse James of "smiling once,being shorter than them etc"

XTC @xtcfans · Oct 1

THE CORRECTOR-I even wrote the theme song to the proposed follow up to JAMES,LETTERS FROM A LOST UNCLE,by Mervyn Peake...

...but producer Harvey Weinstein "didn't get it",so it was never made,thus my involvement nixed

XTC @xtcfans · Oct 1

THE CORRECTOR-Worked on the JAMES songs whilst working on THROUGH THE HILL with Harold Budd,now THAT'S schizophrenic


XTC @xtcfans · Oct 1

THE CORRECTOR-Titles not used in Budd collaboration include MOUND OF BROKEN PARROT SKULLS,WINDS HAD DAMAGED MUCH OF THE IMPRESSIVE BASKETRY.
THE HEIGHT OF THE ANKLE ALONE WAS 2 METRES,THE SPANGLED FERN WHERE BELIAL CROUCHES,and FOSSIL FUEL {well I never?!}


XTC @xtcfans · Oct 1

THE CORRECTOR-ROADS GIRDLE...was not the only anti car song I wrote,there was an unfinished one called I'M THE CAR,MAN.With lyrics like...
"On your knees,in gas we trust,kiss my pipe and eat my dust,drive by killing,i'll scrap you all,2 by 2 your lungs will fall."


XTC @xtcfans · Oct 1

THE CORRECTOR-Wow! Looks like I started writing PLAYGROUND just as I found out I was to be divorced,timing eh?

XTC @xtcfans · Oct 1

THE CORRECTOR-MUMMER album was rehearsed in same theatre that Andy's and Colin's mothers went dancing in during wartime, Mechanics Theatre

XTC @xtcfans · Oct 1

THE CORRECTOR-I've read that XTC were influenced by Big Star.This is totally untrue,I only got to hear them about a year ago.

XTC @xtcfans · Oct 1

THE CORRECTOR-Drummer Dave Mattacks came to XTC's attention through drummer and brother of Dave, Ian Gregory attending a Faiport's gig

XTC @xtcfans · Oct 1

THE CORRECTOR-All of my autographs are genuine,as far as I know.I've never agreed to let anyone else sign anything by proxy

XTC @xtcfans · Oct 5

THE CORRECTOR-In 1977 our management urged me to change my name to ANDY GARBAGE,wear 10 gallon hat and paint Aladdin Sane flash on my face

XTC @xtcfans · Dec 6

THE CORRECTOR-So much false crap on net.Dave was never stopped from songwriting.He wrote a song,band didn't like it,he never wrote another.


XTC @xtcfans · Dec 6

THE CORRECTOR-I was the only person on the Virgin label to object to being sold on to EMI, as they made guidance for missiles etc.

XTC @xtcfans · Dec 6

THE CORRECTOR-ORANGES was NOT our biggest selling album.We THINK it was SKYLARKING,but who knows,figures are scant

XTC @xtcfans · Dec 6

THE CORRECTOR-Did I say this one?The PUMPKINHEAD song is NOT about christ or Kennedy,we just had some fun with the film to annoy folks.

XTC @xtcfans · Dec 6

THE CORRECTOR-Young Cleopatra is not a 'paedo song'.It's me fantasising that my yet to be born daughter would be adored by [CENSORED] boys.

XTC @xtcfans · Dec 6

THE CORRECTOR-So much crap on Wiki too.We were a live or touring band from 72 until 82,that's 10 years,not 6.We became pro in 77.


XTC @xtcfans · Dec 6

THE CORRECTOR-Bands names chronologically were STAR PARK,THE HELIUM KIDZ,THE SNAKES then XTC.The latter was adopted in 1975.

XTC @xtcfans · Dec 6

THE CORRECTOR-Some early KIDZ songs were MY BABY WAS A REPTILE{from a horror movie on TV},I'M FROM OUTER SPACE,BABY SMASH MY FACE....
SUSANNES IN LOVE WITH A MONSTER MAN,TEENAGE PLANET,A KICK OR A KISS
....so bad so bad,no wonder no record deal offers.


XTC @xtcfans · Dec 6

THE CORRECTOR-We THINK our biggest sellers were SKYLARKING,ORANGES,APPLE VENUS,BLACK SEA in that order...we think.

XTC @xtcfans · Dec 7

THE CORRECTOR-Drums on SPIRAL are not Chuck Sabo,but rather Ralph Salmins,That's also him on WHERE DID THE ORDINARY PEOPLE GO? +others.

XTC @xtcfans · Dec 8

THE CORRECTOR-It's a persistent rumour but untrue.I have NEVER written comedy material for Saturday Live or Studio B15


XTC @xtcfans · Dec 10

THE CORRECTOR-From a recent Guardian article

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… Branson,pay our mortgages?!? SUCH A LIE.Where'd they get that from???

XTC @xtcfans · Dec 18

THE CORRECTOR-MUST stop reading the net,if I see one more"Andy kicked each member of XTC out to take control" I'll go nova.They were THE band

XTC @xtcfans · Dec 18

THE CHRISTMAS CORRECTOR-There was another seasonal song we never got to record,shame as it was pretty good, called COOL YULE

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