XTC : Life Begins at the Hop
On May 6, 1979 the new XTC single "Life Begins at the Hop" b/w "Homo Safari" entered the U.K. charts at #62. The Colin Moulding penned single would peak at U.K.#44.
Dave: “Or maybe The Equals.”
We should mention by this point future Shriekback co-founder Barry Andrews left the band and been replaced by guitarist Dave Gregory. The video, shot in a London studio, was directed by Australian Russell Mulcahy who would later make all the best known Duran Duran videos.
"Life Begins at the Hop" would eventually find its way on later editions of Drums and Wires. The B-side is a quirky instrumental by Andy Partridge.