Category Archives: XTC

Producer: Hugh Padgham in the 80s

Hugh Padgham was the invisible catalyst behind dozens of best-selling, multi-platinum albums and was among the most successful, and sought after, music producers in contemporary British rock and pop history. We take a stroll though his work throughout the decade … Continue reading

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Down in the Cockpit – XTC in the 80s

A group that produced melodically challenging and high-vitality post-punk rock, XTC deserved more than they ever received, gaining enormous popularity in the UK while, despite the popularity of mid-80s breakthrough single ‘Dear God’, remained essentially a cult favourite in the … Continue reading

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#12: XTC – Oranges & Lemons (1989)

Here at The Press we take a look at expansive double albums and trim it back to a single filler-free record without having to reach for the skip button or needle re-positioning. These albums can potentially benefit from a little … Continue reading

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