A Merry XTCmas: part two

The festive fun continues with the second Yuletide episode of What Do You Call That Noise? The XTC Podcast. The conversation continues as Andy Partridge and Chris Butler take us through some of their favourite seasonal songs.

Amid the sleigh bells and trumpets, you can hear about a Captain Beefheart song that never was, the secret of the Zippy zither and John Leckie’s outrageous story about being in the studio with Phil Spector.

Questions from Mark Fisher, Mark Reed and David White.

Listen along to the accompanying Spotify playlist: A Merry XTCmas

Catch up with Chris Butler: https://chrisbutler1.bandcamp.com/

Hear A Merry XTCmas: part one

Further reading in The XTC Bumper Book of Fun for Boys and Girls and What Do You Call That Noise? An XTC Discovery Book available in the Limelight shop

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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.