White Music

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This article is about the XTC album. For other uses, see White Music (disambiguation).
White Music
Studio album by XTC
Released 20 January 1978
Recorded 28 April – 7 October 1977 at The Manor, Oxfordshire, England
Genre Post-punk, new wave
Length 36:28
Label Virgin Records
Producer John Leckie
XTC chronology
White Music
(1978)
Go 2
(1978)
Singles from White Music
  1. "Statue of Liberty"
    Released: January 1978
  2. "This Is Pop?"
    Released: April 1978
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Q 3/5 stars[2]
Robert Christgau B+[3]

White Music is the debut studio album by the English band XTC. It was released on 20 January 1978 and reached No. 38 in the UK album charts. It spawned the singles "Statue of Liberty" (released 6 January 1978) which was banned by the BBC for the line "sail beneath your skirt" and a re-recording of "This Is Pop?" (released 21 April 1978).

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Andy Partridge, except where noted.

UK LP: V 2095[edit]

Side A
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Radios in Motion"     2:54
2. "Cross Wires"   Colin Moulding 2:06
3. "This Is Pop"     2:41
4. "Do What You Do"   Moulding 1:16
5. "Statue of Liberty"     2:55
6. "All Along the Watchtower"   Bob Dylan 5:43
Side B
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Into the Atom Age"     2:32
2. "I'll Set Myself on Fire"   Moulding 3:04
3. "I'm Bugged"     3:59
4. "New Town Animal"     1:53
5. "Spinning Top"     2:40
6. "Neon Shuffle"     4:37

2001 Remastered CD: CDVX2095[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Radios in Motion"     2:54
2. "Cross Wires"   Colin Moulding 2:06
3. "This Is Pop (original recording)"     2:41
4. "Do What You Do"   Moulding 1:16
5. "Statue of Liberty"     2:55
6. "All Along the Watchtower"   Bob Dylan 5:43
7. "Into the Atom Age"     2:32
8. "I'll Set Myself on Fire"   Moulding 3:04
9. "I'm Bugged"     3:59
10. "New Town Animal"     1:53
11. "Spinning Top"     2:40
12. "Neon Shuffle"     4:37
13. "Science Friction"     3:13
14. "She's So Square"     3:06
15. "Dance Band"   Moulding 2:41
16. "Hang on to the Night"     2:09
17. "Heatwave"   Moulding 2:12
18. "Traffic Light Rock"     1:40
19. "Instant Tunes"   Moulding 2:34

A German import, ca. 1991, includes these same tracks but in a different order: the first eleven tracks as the original release (Radios in Motion as track 1, Science Friction as track 7, through Heatwave as track 11), followed by the bonus tracks Traffic Light Rock through Neon Shuffle as tracks 12-19 respectively. Another release (CAR 50691) uses slightly different song titles: "New Town Animal In A Furnished Cage", "Into the Atomic Age", "Hang onto the Night", "Science Fiction"; in some countries, the same differences in titles are applied to the CDVX2095 edition.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Woodstra, Chris. "White Music". Allmusic. Retrieved January 17, 2014. 
  2. ^ columnist (July 2001). Q: 139. 
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert. "XTC". Robert Christgau.com. Retrieved January 17, 2014.