Swindon Works – XTC 1978 by Jill Furmanovsky

Swindon Works – XTC 1978

Delighted to have received my copy of Swindon Works – XTC 1978 by Jill Furmanovsky courtesy of Hanging Around Books. Lots of candid backstage pictures of XTC and Talking Heads as well as posed hot-house shots and live images from a band on the way up.

The rare and previously unseen images of Barry Andrews-era XTC were taken on tour and fooling around in Germany in January 1978 and from a session that took place at Kew Gardens in London later that same year.

Limited edition of 250 copies. Order from Hanging Around Books.

Here’s the Furmanovsky Archive website

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About the author

MARK FISHER is a freelance theatre critic and feature writer based in Edinburgh and has written about theatre in Scotland since the late-1980s. He is a theatre critic for The Guardian, a former editor of The List magazine and a frequent contributor to the Scotsman and other publications. He is the co-editor of the play anthology Made in Scotland (1995), and the author of The Edinburgh Fringe Survival Guide (2012) and How to Write About Theatre (2015) – all Bloomsbury Methuen Drama. While at school, he set up the XTC fanzine Limelight, which he republished as The XTC Bumper Book of Fun for Boys and Girls (2017). He followed that with What Do You Call That Noise? An XTC Discovery Book (2019). In 2020, he launched What Do You Call That Noise? The XTC Podcast.

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