British New-Pop-Wave Heroes XTC Released ‘ENGLISH SETTLEMENT’ Album 40 Years Ago Today

Back in time

12 February 2022

Band: XTC
Who: New pop wave 4-piece from Swindon (UK)
directed by charismatic frontman/songwriter
Andy Partridge (now 68 years old).

Active: 1972-2006
Albums: 14

Anniversary LP: ENGLISH SETTLEMENT – fifth album
Released: 2 February 1982 – 40 years ago today

AllMusic/Chris Woodstra said: “Despite several terrific tracks, English Settlement
seems more a transitional album than anything else, although the textural sound
of the album is quite remarkable, indicating the direction they would take in their
post-touring incarnation.
” Full review here. Score: 4/5.

Singles: Senses Working Overtime / Ball And Chain



Full album on Spotify…


XTC: All Albums

‘Senses Working Overtime’ By XTC – Released In 1982

Top singles from the past…

16 March 2020

Band: XTC (Swindon, Wiltshire, England1)
Active: 1972-2006
Single: Senses Working Time
B-side: Blame The Weather and
Tissue Tigers (The Arguers)
Note: Songwriter Andy Partridge
based the song on Manfred Manns
song 5-4-3-2-1
Released: January 1982
Album: English Settlement
The band’s fifth LP – a double one – #5 in the UK
Score: The single reached #10 in the UK

Here we go…

XTC: Biography