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Jörg_Asmussen
Posted: Oct 23, 2017 7:34
 

 chinaski wrote:
Yay! Today we segue from Summers Cauldron to Grass! YES!!!!  XTC!!! Such a wonderful band. Got me through the 80's. And now we segue to Beth Orton's Thinking About Tomorrow. I'm gonna cry. So beautiful. So long my friend...

 

Cross referencing 

 ziggytrix wrote:
Yay! I hate it when Bill plays anything other than Grass after Summer's Cauldron. {#Eyes}

  
Just had that {#Eyes} experience. 


nicknt
(Milan Italy)
Posted: Jul 23, 2017 12:16
 

Hey @RP ! 
Why always and only this song of Skylarking, the album is full of great songs ...  do you want to save on broadcasting rights ?
Rockit999
(Ottawa)
Posted: Jun 02, 2017 7:24
 

I've always enjoyed Grass!
chinaski
(Dallas, Texas)
Posted: Apr 22, 2017 20:18
 

A favorite of mine from the moment it was released all those years ago. Thanks Bill!
midigitguy
(Massachusetts)
Posted: Mar 02, 2017 15:06
 

 Proclivities wrote:

"Unmelodic, meandering prog-rock"?  Have you heard any XTC songs other than this one?  They were one of the most melodic bands of their time, they generally wrote short poppy tunes that didn't meander, and "prog-rock"?  WTF?

 
PErhaps sour grapes, the losing candidate in the race for The Mayor of Simpleton??
Grammarcop
(A place with fresh water and great beer)
Posted: Dec 21, 2016 3:24
 

First day of winter!
BKardon
(Louisville, CO)
Posted: Nov 30, 2016 13:00
 

 Propayne wrote:
I had incredibly high expectations when I read the my favorite musician/producer/engineer would be producing one of my favorite bands and I bought this album the day it came out.

Got home and put the LP on and had all of my expectations exceeded.

I think this album is a masterpiece. 

 
Indeed it is.  In fact, I think I'll put it on right now.  {#Guitarist}
msymmes
(Toronto, CA)
Posted: Nov 20, 2016 14:26
 

These guys are the definition of melody.
 
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Nov 18, 2016 9:44
 

 ElCamoteLoco wrote:
I must admit I never saw the point of XTC. Plenty of bands did the unmelodic, meandering prog-rock thing before them. That seam's been mined out.

 
"Unmelodic, meandering prog-rock"?  Have you heard any XTC songs other than this one?  They were one of the most melodic bands of their time, they generally wrote short poppy tunes that didn't meander, and "prog-rock"?  WTF?
Thin_Air
Posted: Jul 18, 2016 4:26
 

 ElCamoteLoco wrote:
I must admit I never saw the point of XTC. Plenty of bands did the unmelodic, meandering prog-rock thing before them. That seam's been mined out.

 
Does there need to be a point to them?

They just made brilliant music: Harvest Festival, Wounded Horse, Books Are Burning, etc. the list is a very long one.

 


zengentleman
(West Los Angeles, CA)
Posted: Jul 15, 2016 22:30
 

 Propayne wrote:
I had incredibly high expectations when I read the my favorite musician/producer/engineer would be producing one of my favorite bands and I bought this album the day it came out.

Got home and put the LP on and had all of my expectations exceeded.

I think this album is a masterpiece. 

 
You should listen to Rundgren's terrific conversation with Marc Maron on his WTF podcast (episode #691). He tells an awesome story about the difficult times he had with Partridge making this album. The entire conversation is great but this segment is towards the end. Highly recommended if you are a Rundgren fan.
chinaski
(Dallas, Texas)
Posted: Jul 15, 2016 22:28
 

Thanks again Bill!
Propayne
(Richmond VA)
Posted: Jun 26, 2016 14:49
 

I had incredibly high expectations when I read the my favorite musician/producer/engineer would be producing one of my favorite bands and I bought this album the day it came out.

Got home and put the LP on and had all of my expectations exceeded.

I think this album is a masterpiece. 
ElCamoteLoco
(Latin America)
Posted: Jun 26, 2016 14:42
 

I must admit I never saw the point of XTC. Plenty of bands did the unmelodic, meandering prog-rock thing before them. That seam's been mined out.
laozilover
(K Town (Kenosha, Wisconsin))
Posted: May 15, 2016 6:24
 

Yeah, what's the deal?
Grammarcop
(A place with fresh water and great beer)
Posted: May 15, 2016 6:20
 

Come on, Bill. You can't have one without the other!
planet_lizard
(Sagittarius Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy)
Posted: May 13, 2016 0:23
 

Such a grower - love it.
chinaski
(Dallas, Texas)
Posted: Mar 22, 2016 16:13
 

Yay! Today we segue from Summers Cauldron to Grass! YES!!!!  XTC!!! Such a wonderful band. Got me through the 80's. And now we segue to Beth Orton's Thinking About Tomorrow. I'm gonna cry. So beautiful. So long my friend...
wgsu_1978
(I hate Hitler, racism and lima beans. I don't hate music.)
Posted: Jan 19, 2016 10:25
 

Grass!!!
D_Clone
(Israel)
Posted: Jan 19, 2016 10:24
 

No
Propayne
(Richmond VA)
Posted: Nov 05, 2015 8:26
 

 midigitguy wrote:

The story I heard is the master for one of the sides is lost. I believe the tracking tapes are lost too. Todd said they couldn't do a surround mix of it for that reason. And that is a big bummer.

Next XTC remix by Steve Wilson will be Oranges & Lemons.  Due out Oct 30, 2015!!!

 
Oh wow, if true, that is a major drag.

A surround mix of AWATS would be wonderful. 
midigitguy
(Massachusetts)
Posted: Oct 17, 2015 10:38
 

 Propayne wrote:

I'm a huge Wilson fan and would pick up (yet another copy!) if he does a new mix, but my all-time favorite musician is Todd Rundgren, and what he did with XTC on this us just masterful.

And yes, I'm very familiar with the clashes that went on.

And speaking of Todd's ego {#Cheesygrin} I would LOVE it if TR would allow Wilson do a new surround sound mix of A Wizard A True Star. 

 
The story I heard is the master for one of the sides is lost. I believe the tracking tapes are lost too. Todd said they couldn't do a surround mix of it for that reason. And that is a big bummer.

Next XTC remix by Steve Wilson will be Oranges & Lemons.  Due out Oct 30, 2015!!!
ick
(...out of the primordial ooze)
Posted: Oct 07, 2015 7:42
 

 nagsheadlocal wrote:
The fact that these guys never "made it big" is a serious crime. It's amazing how often I will be talking to someone about music and mention XTC and they will say: "Man, those guys are great!"

 

 
They may have "made it big" had they continued touring.  Still, they've managed to produce a great body of work I think.
tnt_thomas
(In Conceivable!)
Posted: Aug 05, 2015 14:04
 

Ahhh, Springsteen, not XTC's "Grass"??!! Grass is always right after. Sulk!
ziggytrix
(Dallas, TX)
Posted: Aug 05, 2015 14:04
 

Aw, no grass. :(
ShamanManu
(somewhere in between)
Posted: Aug 05, 2015 14:03
 

 wgsu_1978 wrote:
Perfectly captures the heat and stinking humidity of a summer day. Beatlesque.
 
spot on! {#Biggrin}
Skydog
(The Mitten)
Posted: Aug 03, 2015 8:58
 

wgsu_1978
Posted: Jul 05, 2015 - 13:26
 

Perfectly captures the heat and stinking humidity of a summer day. Beatlesque

ColdMiser
(Out in the Cold)
Posted: Jan 26, 2015 - 07:47
 

Listening to this while the weather reports of an impending blizzard bearing down on the Northeast is kind of ironic.

Hmmmm,...what's going on here?


wgsu_1978
Posted: Jul 05, 2015 10:26
 

Perfectly captures the heat and stinking humidity of a summer day. Beatlesque.
stalfnzo
(Somewhere... out there)
Posted: Jun 14, 2015 1:54
 

Wow. I haven't heard XTC in years. Thanks, Bill. 
Propayne
(Richmond VA)
Posted: Feb 26, 2015 14:23
 

 midigitguy wrote:
Can't wait to hear Steven Wilson's remastering and remixing (in 5.1 as well as 2.0) of this.  Please please!
Both Drums & Wires and Nonsuch are  fabulous on Blu-ray and this production would be mind-blowing!

And thank you for letting it play into Grass (even with the ugly little gap in there :) 

 
I'm a huge Wilson fan and would pick up (yet another copy!) if he does a new mix, but my all-time favorite musician is Todd Rundgren, and what he did with XTC on this us just masterful.

And yes, I'm very familiar with the clashes that went on.

And speaking of Todd's ego {#Cheesygrin} I would LOVE it if TR would allow Wilson do a new surround sound mix of A Wizard A True Star. 
RabbitEars
Posted: Feb 26, 2015 14:22
 

this is so yummy. 
nagsheadlocal wrote:
The fact that these guys never "made it big" is a serious crime. It's amazing how often I will be talking to someone about music and mention XTC and they will say: "Man, those guys are great!"

 

 
yeah, same here. some insight: http://www.lettering.tattooshowtime.com/word-tattoos-27-1.jpg

they were reamed by Virgin records.


ColdMiser
(Out in the Cold)
Posted: Jan 26, 2015 4:47
 

Listening to this while the weather reports of an impending blizzard bearing down on the Northeast is kind of ironic.
midigitguy
(Massachusetts)
Posted: Nov 24, 2014 14:26
 

Can't wait to hear Steven Wilson's remastering and remixing (in 5.1 as well as 2.0) of this.  Please please!
Both Drums & Wires and Nonsuch are  fabulous on Blu-ray and this production would be mind-blowing!

And thank you for letting it play into Grass (even with the ugly little gap in there :) 
nagsheadlocal
(North Carolina, the new New Jersey)
Posted: Oct 24, 2014 7:06
 

The fact that these guys never "made it big" is a serious crime. It's amazing how often I will be talking to someone about music and mention XTC and they will say: "Man, those guys are great!"

 
lemmoth
(NYC)
Posted: Jul 22, 2014 13:21
 

Gotta hear some Grass next Bill, OK????
Grammarcop
(Detroit is that way. Canada is the other.)
Posted: Jun 21, 2014 4:52
 

First day of summer! Nice timing, Bill.
Propayne
(Richmond VA)
Posted: Mar 31, 2014 13:22
 

 DearDM wrote:
Wow, it's tough to connect to this song in January!

 
Perfect now - nice sunny and warm (finally) Spring day here in VA.
OHMish
(Copenhagen)
Posted: Jan 14, 2014 10:10
 

If Paul McCartney and Tears For Fears had a baby.. it would be XTC ;)
DearDM
(Boston)
Posted: Jan 14, 2014 10:08
 

Wow, it's tough to connect to this song in January!
msymmes
(Toronto, CA)
Posted: Nov 24, 2013 14:19
 

Sounds so nice inside this warm home office on a snowy and darn cold Sunday afternoon.
Pitjes
(North Germany)
Posted: Sep 10, 2013 7:55
 

Sounds a little like Norman Greenbaum's Hole in my shoes which is leaking from water-
Propayne
(Richmond VA)
Posted: Jun 20, 2013 6:45
 

Perfect song for the last day of Spring.
thrdmnkrcrds
Posted: Jun 07, 2013 12:08
 

Finally outstanding songcraft showcased on Radio Paradise!
Grammarcop
(A mitten surrounded by water)
Posted: May 06, 2013 16:28
 

Like a bug in brandy...
SquiddlyDiddly
(Brighton, UK)
Posted: Apr 18, 2013 3:21
 

 fredriley wrote:
Lovely tweeters at the start. I could have listened peacefully to five minutes of them. Shame the song kicked in and spoiled the tranquillity...
 
Are you a closet twitcher? Anyway, they continue tweeting throughout the song so we can presume they approve and are in fact singing along. I for one approve.
Aud
(lost in lakecity)
Posted: Apr 18, 2013 3:19
 

 ColdMiser wrote:
I love this album this time of the year

 

Maybe you have Spring but Minnesota has winter!
ColdMiser
(Out in the Cold)
Posted: Apr 05, 2013 12:48
 

I love this album this time of the year
GeorgeMWoods
Posted: Mar 17, 2013 16:14
 

Boring!
Ahnyer_Keester
(Chicago Il)
Posted: Feb 14, 2013 7:12
 

Boy could I use some summer's cauldron today. Kind of chilly here!
Biscobret
(Vashon, WA)
Posted: Jan 18, 2013 13:26
 

This is such an outstanding LP - I'd forgotten about it.  Even though it came out in my punk rock heyday, my friends & I always loved this disc!

A++++++  would listen again.