Andy Partridge My Failed Songwriting Career

Andy Partridge – My Failed Songwriting Career

To mark the release of My Failed Songwriting Career Volume One, XTC’s Andy Partridge talks to What Do You Call That Noise? The XTC Podcast about writing to order, the collaborations that work – and those that don’t – and the perils of being a songwriter for hire.

As well as sharing insights into the four songs on the first EP, the XTC frontman gives a sneak preview of the four that follow on Volume Two.

Mark Fisher asks the questions and Rachel Treffry provides the drink recommendation.

My Failed Songwriting Career is available from shops including Burning Shed

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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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.