With their allusions to town and country, chalkhills and steam trains, XTC have deep Swindon roots. But how well do their references travel?
In the first of two episodes of What Do You Call That Noise? The XTC Podcast exploring XTC’s Wiltshire worldview, we look at the influence of British nursery rhymes on songs ranging from Ladybird to We’re All Light, Ballet for a Rainy Day and Brainiac’s Daughter.
Sharing their UK expertise are Belinda Blanchard and Peter Mills, while our American cousins Sandy Leffew and Ami Parkerson talk about British invasions and exotic accents. Mark Fisher is the host.
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 from the Limelight shop
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