Thursday, October 5, 2017

Burns My Fingers

XTC : Science Friction

On October 7, 1977 art rockers XTC released their debut EP, 3D. In their herky jerky, agit-pop years XTC and especially vocalist Andy Partridge could grate on the same ears that admired the oblique tunefulness and intelligence of the early songs. "Science Friction" and "She's So Square" are both Partridge tunes while "Dance Band" is a Colin Moulding song. So much nervous tension!

1 comment:

  1. Yes, I know they would have better albums down the line, but I have such a soft spot for the Barry Andrews era. Those keyboard parts are something special.