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Drums And Wires

XTC

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Following Go 2, keyboardist Barry Andrews left XTC and, rather than finding a replacement keyboard player, the band opted to recruit another guitarist (who could also play keyboards), Dave Gregory. The album that followed the lineup change, Drums and Wires, marks a turning point for the band, with a more subdued set of songs that reflect an increasing songwriting proficiency. The aimless energy of the first two albums is focused into a cohesive statement with a distinctive voice that retains their clever humor, quirky wordplay, and decidedly British flavor. Musically, Drums and Wires, titled to reflect the big drum sound they developed for the album, is certainly driven by the powerful rhythms and angular, mainly minimalistic arrangements, but the addition of a second guitarist also allows for some inventive and interesting guitar work (the "wires") that made up for the lack of Andrews' odd flourishes -- the tension between the two sounds creates some truly inspired, nervy pop. Colin Moulding also comes into his own as a songwriter, penning XTC's first substantial hit, the new wave classic "Making Plans for Nigel."
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1
Making Plans For Nigel
00:04:13

Colin Moulding, Bass Guitar, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - George Chambers, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andy Partridge, Guitar, Synthesizer Programming, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Hugh Padgham, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Steve Prestage, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Nick Cook, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - XTC, MainArtist - Steve Lillywhite, Producer - Dave Gregory, Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - colin ivor moulding, ComposerLyricist - Terry Chambers, Drums, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer

(C) 2001 Virgin Records Ltd This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2001 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1979 Virgin Records Limited

2
Helicopter (2001 Digital Remaster)
00:03:54

George Chambers, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Hugh Padgham, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andrew Partridge, Composer - Steve Prestage, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Nick Cook, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - XTC, MainArtist - Steve Lillywhite, Producer

(C) 2001 Virgin Records Ltd This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2001 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 2001 Virgin Records Limited

3
Day In Day Out (2001 Digital Remaster)
00:03:08

George Chambers, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Hugh Padgham, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Steve Prestage, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Nick Cook, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - XTC, MainArtist - Steve Lillywhite, Producer - colin ivor moulding, Composer

(C) 2001 Virgin Records Ltd This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2001 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 2001 Virgin Records Limited

4
When You're Near Me I Have Difficulty (2001 Digital Remaster)
00:03:22

George Chambers, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Hugh Padgham, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andrew Partridge, Composer - Steve Prestage, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Nick Cook, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - XTC, MainArtist - Steve Lillywhite, Producer

(C) 2001 Virgin Records Ltd This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2001 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 2001 Virgin Records Limited

5
Ten Feet Tall (2001 Digital Remaster)
00:03:16

George Chambers, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Hugh Padgham, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Phil Wainman for Utopia Productions, Producer - Steve Prestage, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Nick Cook, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - XTC, MainArtist - colin ivor moulding, Composer

(C) 2001 Virgin Records Ltd This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2001 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 2001 Virgin Records Limited

6
Roads Girdle The Globe (2001 Digital Remaster)
00:04:50

George Chambers, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Hugh Padgham, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andrew Partridge, Composer - Steve Prestage, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Nick Cook, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - XTC, MainArtist - Steve Lillywhite, Producer

(C) 2001 Virgin Records Ltd This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2001 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 2001 Virgin Records Limited

7
Reel By Reel (2001 Digital Remaster)
00:03:47

George Chambers, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Hugh Padgham, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andrew Partridge, Composer - Steve Prestage, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Nick Cook, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - XTC, MainArtist - Steve Lillywhite, Producer

(C) 2001 Virgin Records Ltd This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2001 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 2001 Virgin Records Limited

8
Millions (2001 Digital Remaster)
00:05:39

George Chambers, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Hugh Padgham, Producer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andrew Partridge, Composer - Steve Prestage, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Nick Cook, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - XTC, Producer, MainArtist

(C) 2001 Virgin Records Ltd This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2001 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 2001 Virgin Records Limited

9
That Is The Way (2001 Digital Remaster)
00:02:56

George Chambers, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Hugh Padgham, Producer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Steve Prestage, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Nick Cook, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - XTC, Producer, MainArtist - colin ivor moulding, Composer

(C) 2001 Virgin Records Ltd This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2001 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 2001 Virgin Records Limited

10
Outside World (2001 Digital Remaster)
00:02:41

George Chambers, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Hugh Padgham, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andrew Partridge, Composer - Steve Prestage, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Nick Cook, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - XTC, MainArtist - Steve Lillywhite, Producer

(C) 2001 Virgin Records Ltd This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2001 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 2001 Virgin Records Limited

11
Scissor Man (2001 Digital Remaster)
00:04:00

George Chambers, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Hugh Padgham, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andrew Partridge, Composer - Steve Prestage, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Nick Cook, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - XTC, MainArtist - Steve Lillywhite, Producer

(C) 2001 Virgin Records Ltd This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2001 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 2001 Virgin Records Limited

12
Complicated Game (2001 Digital Remaster)
00:05:04

George Chambers, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Hugh Padgham, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andrew Partridge, Composer - Steve Prestage, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Nick Cook, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - XTC, MainArtist - Steve Lillywhite, Producer

(C) 2001 Virgin Records Ltd This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2001 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 2001 Virgin Records Limited

13
Life Begins At The Hop (Remastered 2001)
00:03:49

George Chambers, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andy Partridge, Guitar, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Hugh Padgham, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Steve Prestage, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Nick Cook, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - XTC, MainArtist - Steve Lillywhite, Producer - Dave Gregory, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - colin ivor moulding, Composer, Bass Guitar, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Terry Chambers, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

(C) 2001 Virgin Records Ltd This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2001 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 2001 Virgin Records Limited

14
Chain Of Command (2001 Digital Remaster)
00:02:33

George Chambers, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Hugh Padgham, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andrew Partridge, Composer - Steve Prestage, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Nick Cook, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - XTC, MainArtist - Steve Lillywhite, Producer

(C) 2001 Virgin Records Ltd This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2001 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 2001 Virgin Records Limited

15
Limelight (2001 Digital Remaster)
00:02:26

George Chambers, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Hugh Padgham, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Steve Prestage, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Nick Cook, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - XTC, MainArtist - Steve Lillywhite, Producer - colin ivor moulding, Composer

(C) 2001 Virgin Records Ltd This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2001 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 2001 Virgin Records Limited

Album Description

Following Go 2, keyboardist Barry Andrews left XTC and, rather than finding a replacement keyboard player, the band opted to recruit another guitarist (who could also play keyboards), Dave Gregory. The album that followed the lineup change, Drums and Wires, marks a turning point for the band, with a more subdued set of songs that reflect an increasing songwriting proficiency. The aimless energy of the first two albums is focused into a cohesive statement with a distinctive voice that retains their clever humor, quirky wordplay, and decidedly British flavor. Musically, Drums and Wires, titled to reflect the big drum sound they developed for the album, is certainly driven by the powerful rhythms and angular, mainly minimalistic arrangements, but the addition of a second guitarist also allows for some inventive and interesting guitar work (the "wires") that made up for the lack of Andrews' odd flourishes -- the tension between the two sounds creates some truly inspired, nervy pop. Colin Moulding also comes into his own as a songwriter, penning XTC's first substantial hit, the new wave classic "Making Plans for Nigel."
© Chris Woodstra /TiVo

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