XTC’s Mummer with Tim Bowness, Sean McGhee and Crawford Blair

In this month’s episode of What Do You Call That Noise? The XTC Podcast, we reassess XTC’s most frequently neglected album in the company of some of its biggest fans.

Mummer is the eleventh in a series of XTC classics to be issued on 200g vinyl. Joining in the celebrations are sound engineer Crawford Blair, who was briefly a member of the XTC cover band X-sTatiC, Sean McGhee, who is a singer, songwriter and Alison Moyet’s musical director and Tim Bowness, who as well as being a musician, is co-host of The Album Years podcast with Steven Wilson and co-founder of Burning Shed, the online record shop.

All this, plus new music from Chris Badley and Dave Marson aka Foolish Men.

Order the re-release of Mummer on 200g vinyl

Order Butterfly Mind by Tim Bowness

Listen to Round and Around by Foolish Men

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.