▶ ▶-xtc-play-at-home-c4-1984-part-13-youtube – backdrop of Swindon & Ken White murals
Swindon band XTC:
Not being any sort of a pop-music buff I had scanty recollection of XTC – though I do remember enjoying the song ‘Making plans for Nigel’ but didn’t, until now, make the connection between the song and the band. So that’s something else I’ve learned.
“XTC were a new wave band from Swindon, England, active between 1977 and 2005. The band enjoyed some chart success, including the UK and Canadian hits “Making Plans for Nigel” (1979) and “Senses Working Overtime” (1982). However, they are perhaps better known for their long-standing critical (rather than commercial) acclaim”
Here they are in an early incarnation as ‘The Helium Kidz’ recorded by Swindon Viewpoint. And see them via the link below and talking against footage of Swindon and lots of shots of Ken White’s murals – many now sadly lost though luckily and thankfully a photographic record of much of his artwork exists in the Swindon Local collection flickr series.
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