It was 18 March 1982 at La Palace in Paris when Andy Partridge left the stage for the last time, overwhelmed by the pressures of relentless touring and Valium withdrawal.
Until that point, XTC were one of the hardest working live bands on the circuit and in this episode of What Do You Call That Noise? The XTC Podcast, music journalists David Nolan and Mick Middles remember what it was like to see them. They are joined by Brenna Ehrlich, senior news editor at Rolling Stone magazine, and Mark Fisher.
Brenna Ehrlich’s Killing Time available here
More on David Nolan here
More on Mick Middles here
Further reading in What Do You Call That Noise? An XTC Discovery Book available in the Limelight Shop
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