XTC: This Is Pop Directors: Roger Penny, Charlie Thomas Special Treats Distribution We open with Andy Partridge giving us one of those I’m not gonna give you a quote-quotes: “Rockumentaries, I really dislike them. They always have that lugubrious keyboard player from that prog rock group…” Cue interview snippet from Rick Wakeman.
The Monkees Good Times! Rhino Records Perhaps no one expected that a new album by The Monkees in 2016 would get rave reviews, but Good Times! is deserving of a great gush. For a start it’s fun (with an exclamation mark to remind us – though it almost evokes that famous question-mark from those hippie-times, […]
XTC, Skylarking (1986) “I had never had something as difficult as working with XTC. I was fully aware of ‘The Syndrome’ – which is to say, I was a fan. I listened to the records, I followed the band and I knew the band’s dynamic. And by the time I got to working with them Andy’s stage fright meant […]