XTC: Song Story: The Exclusive Authorized Story Behind the Music
XTC's Andy Partridge, Colin Moulding, an Dave Gregory have remained willfully out of the limelight -- until now. XTC: The Exclusive Authorized Story behind the Music provides all the information fans have waited decades for! The book follows the musical and personal evolution of XTC album by album, beginning with the band's founding back in the early seventies in Swindon, an English industrial town that is still the band's home. Each chapter is a breakdown of all XTC's songs, what the lyrics mean, how the melodies were created, and what happened in the studio. Throw in dozens of photographs and memorabilia from the band's own archives, add the release of a long-awaited new album simultaneously with the book's publication, and what you get is an electric bestseller.
XTC's last three albums sold over 1.5 million copies. A few of their many classic singles include "Dear God", "Peter Pumpkinhead", "Wrapped in Grey", and "Making Plans for Nigel".