Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Towers of London

Well, I thought we had pretty much exhausted the XTC-related content a while ago, but how wrong I was, and how pleased I am to be so. This extraordinary documentary from 1980 gives the fan a lot of insight into the people and process (including an impossibly young and chain-smoking Steve Lilywhite) behind the music, and also a great view of what constituted "state of the art" recording at the time of the "Black Sea" album. It's all great, apart from the desire to punch Branson any time he makes an appearance, but I reckon that's just a sign of being a normal human being.

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