Revisiting my extensive music collection, one artist at a time

Thirty Year Thursday – XTC “SKYLARKING”

[Welcome to Thirty Year Thursday, the weekly series on my favorite albums of 1986, which now shifts to the releases I didn’t discover until after 1986] Artist: XTC Album: SKYLARKING … Continue reading

August 18, 2016 · 24 Comments

KamerTunesBlog Year In Review 2013

I’m about to wrap up another incredible year of music discovery & re-discovery. Between the artists I revisited & wrote about here at KamerTunesBlog, newly explored artists (both current & … Continue reading

December 22, 2013 · 16 Comments

XTC Part 6 – We’re All Light / In Conclusion

After the release of Nonsuch in 1992, XTC essentially went on strike against Virgin Records for various contractual reasons that I couldn’t possibly summarize here. Both parties stood their ground … Continue reading

August 18, 2013 · 26 Comments

XTC Part 5 – Then They Appeared

XTC’s final album for Virgin/Geffen, before a prolonged legal battle that kept them from releasing any new recordings for 7 years, was Nonsuch (1992). It was also the first newly … Continue reading

August 10, 2013 · 43 Comments

XTC Part 4 – Dukes And Kings…For A Day

Bookending the exquisite Skylarking album, which I discussed in my previous post, XTC released an EP & an LP that showcased their love for late-60s psychedelic “nuggets.” Since the majority … Continue reading

August 1, 2013 · 25 Comments

XTC Part 3 – Beating Hearts And Rainy Days

This is the portion of the XTC catalog that I’ve been most eager to revisit, since I’ve never fully embraced two of the three albums I’ll be discussing. Here was … Continue reading

July 25, 2013 · 38 Comments

XTC Part 2 – Making Plans And Knuckling Down

With the departure of keyboardist Barry Andrews & the arrival of guitarist Dave Gregory, the new lineup of XTC emerged as a more focused musical unit on their third album, … Continue reading

July 17, 2013 · 25 Comments

XTC Part 1 – Thoughts On An Artist / This Is Pop

XTC is a band that I was aware of in high school but I didn’t hear a note of their music until their controversial single “Dear God” got some serious … Continue reading

July 10, 2013 · 24 Comments

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