Full-circle moment happening for me here. I believe I’ve mentioned before that XTC’s 7″ of “Ten Feet Tall” was the first record I ever bought. I remember hearing the B-side, “Helicopter” on this old AM San Diego station called Mighty 690. I wore the grooves out on that thing listening to it non-stop on my parent’s stereo console that looked a lot like this. Needless to say, XTC played a huge part in my musical coming of age. And this new track, “Spiral,” (a bonus download to accompany the band’s Apple Box Set, released last year) is an unabashed homage to the narcotic effect of listening to one’s favorite songs — pure, pardon the pun, ecstacy. All this is a clumsy way to say that my love affair with music blossomed with XTC and this song is a fitting soundtrack to where that relationship has lead to. Right here. 3hive.
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…but the mp3 for d/l is labeled "Spiral"
and so is my mp3 of it that i d/l'ed from somewhere sometime ago.
Thanks for catching the typo Del–it is in fact “Spiral.” And the download has been available for a few months now–and is one of two bonus downloads you receive when you buy the new Apple Box set.
“Ten Feet Tall” is one of my all time favorite XTC songs (another is “Yacht Dance”). Thanks for this new one!
"Statue of Liberty", baby…classic.
Good tune: thanks!
You can also download a new track-a Colin Moulding song-on their website.
Will you bequeath me your record collection? XTC (Skylarking) made me want to be a musician. Thanks for posting them here!
Top 3 XTC songs:
1. Respectable Street
2. Making Plans for Nigel
3. Dear God
cheers, thanks for the track.