XTC discography

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XTC discography
Studio albums 14
Live albums 2
Compilation albums 4
Singles 40
Tribute albums 1

XTC released fourteen original albums and over thirty singles for Virgin Records, between 1977 and 1992. They signed to Cooking Vinyl for their final two albums in 1999 and 2000.

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[1]
AUS
[2]
NZ
[3]
SWE
[4]
US
[5]
1978 White Music 38
Go 2
  • Labels: Virgin
21 93
1979 Drums and Wires
  • Labels: Virgin
34 40 12 174
1980 Black Sea
  • Labels: Virgin
16 27 1 41
1982 English Settlement
  • Labels: Virgin
5 14 41 23 48
  • UK: Silver[7]
1983 Mummer
  • Labels: Virgin
51 28 145
1984 The Big Express
  • Labels: Virgin
38 96 31 181
1985 25 O'Clock (as The Dukes of Stratosphear)
  • Labels: Virgin
1986 Skylarking
  • Labels: Virgin
90 70
1987 Psonic Psunspot (as The Dukes of Stratosphear)
  • Labels: Virgin
1989 Oranges & Lemons
  • Labels: Virgin
28 91 31 44
1992 Nonsuch
  • Labels: Virgin
28 75 97
1999 Apple Venus Volume 1 42 74 106
2000 Wasp Star (Apple Venus Volume 2)
  • Labels: Cooking Vinyl
40 108

Compilations, instrumentals, demos, live and tribute albums (with chart position)[edit]

Year Album UK Label Additional information
1980 Take Away / The Lure of Salvage - Virgin Records Record containing dub versions of XTC tracks. Originally released as by "Mr. Partridge".
1980 Urgh! A Music War - A&M Records soundtrack that includes a live version of "Respectable Street"
1982 Waxworks: Some Singles 1977–1982 54 Geffen Records Compilation Album
1982 Beeswax: Some B-Sides 1977–1982 - Virgin Records Compilation Album of B-Sides
1985 The Compact XTC - Virgin Records Greatest Hits Album
1987 Chips from the Chocolate Fireball (as The Dukes of Stratosphear) - Virgin Records CD compilation of 25 O'Clock and Psonic Psunspot
1990 Explode Together: The Dub Experiments 78-80 - Virgin Records Compilation Album of Dub Versions
1990 Rag and Bone Buffet: Rare Cuts and Leftovers - Virgin Records B-sides, BBC sessions, Soundtrack Contributions
1992 BBC Radio 1 Live in Concert - Windsong International Records Live Recording
1994 Drums and Wireless: BBC Radio Sessions 77–89 - Windsong International Records BBC sessions
1995 A Testimonial Dinner: The Songs of XTC - Nectar Masters Tribute album, featuring a variety of artists covering songs. XTC feature on one track under the pseudonym "Terry and the Lovemen".
1996 Fossil Fuel: The XTC Singles 1977–92 33 Virgin Records Greatest Hits
1997 Upsy Daisy Assortment - Geffen Records US-exclusive compilation
1998 Transistor Blast: The Best of the BBC Sessions - Cooking Vinyl 4 Disk Box Set Containing BBC Sessions and Live Recordings
1999 Homespun - Cooking Vinyl/Idea Demo Album
2001 Homegrown - Idea/TVT Demo Album
2002 Coat of Many Cupboards - Virgin Records Box Set
2002 Instruvenus - Idea Instrumental version of XTC's Apple Venus Volume 1
2002 Waspstrumental - Idea Instrumental version of XTC's Wasp Star (Apple Venus Volume 2)
2005 Apple Box - Idea Box set compiling Apple Venus Volume 1 and Wasp Star (Apple Venus Volume 2) along with their demo albums Homespun and Homegrown
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Fuzzy Warbles albums[edit]

The "Fuzzy Warbles" series is a collection of demos and sketches from Andy Partridge's tape archive. They do not include any of Colin Moulding's songs and are produced and compiled by Partridge. The name was probably inspired by a line from A Clockwork Orange, when Alex asks a girl in a record shop if she has anything at home to play her "fuzzy warbles" on. Instead, he invites her to his house where he has a premium quality sound system installed.[citation needed]

Other compilations[edit]

Singles[edit]

Where available, chart positions are given for each country of release. Includes commercially available XTC singles, and commercially available singles credited to The Dukes of Stratosphear, The Colonel, and The Three Wise Men.

Year Single Peak chart positions Notes Album
UK
[1]
AUS
[2]
CAN
[8]
NL
IRE
[9]
NZ
[10]
US
[11]
October 1977 "Science Friction" (Partridge) 7" single withdrawn in UK, though released in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. 12" released as 3D EP. Non-album release
January 1978 "Statue of Liberty" (Partridge) White Music
April 1978 "This Is Pop?" (Partridge) Completely re-recorded version of a track from White Music. Non-album release
September 1978 "Are You Receiving Me?" (Partridge) 86 Initially a non-LP single. Track included on some later pressings of Go 2. Non-album release
April 1979 "Life Begins at the Hop" (Moulding) 54 94 80 Initially a non-LP single. Track included on some later pressings of Drums and Wires. Single came out after "Making Plans for Nigel" outside of UK. Non-album release
September 1979 "Making Plans for Nigel" (Moulding) 17 94 12 32 29 Drums and Wires
January 1980 "Ten Feet Tall" (Moulding) US release only. Completely re-recorded version of a track from Drums and Wires. Non-album release
March 1980 "Wait Till Your Boat Goes Down" (Partridge) Non-album release
August 1980 "Generals and Majors" (Moulding) 32 24 92 16 104 Reached #28 on Billboard's Album Rock Tracks chart (US) Black Sea
October 1980 "Towers of London" (Partridge) 31
October 1980 The Colonel:
"Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen" (The Colonel) i.e. Moulding
Pseudonymous single by XTC's Colin Moulding, with Terry Chambers on drums. Non-album release
November 1980 "Take This Town" (Partridge) UK release only. From the Times Square soundtrack. B-side by The Ruts. Non-album release
December 1980 "Sgt. Rock (Is Going to Help Me)" (Partridge) 16 20 Black Sea
January 1981 "Love at First Sight" (Moulding) North American release only.
March 1981 "Respectable Street" (Partridge) Remixed single version, featuring slightly rewritten and re-sung lyrics.
January 1982 "Senses Working Overtime" (Partridge) 10 12 36 22 15 37 Reached #38 on Billboard's Rock Album Tracks Chart (US) English Settlement
February 1982 "Ball and Chain" (Moulding) 58 97
May 1982 "No Thugs in Our House" (Partridge)
April 1983 "Great Fire" (Partridge) Mummer
June 1983 "Wonderland" (Moulding)
September 1983 "Love on a Farmboy's Wages" (Partridge) 50
November 1983 The Three Wise Men:
"Thanks for Christmas" (Balthazar/Kaspar/Melchior)
Pseudonymous Christmas single. Non-album release
September 1984 "All You Pretty Girls" (Partridge) 55 76 The Big Express
November 1984 "This World Over" (Partridge) 99
February 1985 "Wake Up" (Moulding) 94
April 1985 The Dukes of Stratosphear:
"The Mole from the Ministry" (Johns) i.e. Partridge
Pseudonymous single by XTC's alter ego The Dukes of Stratosphear. 25 O'Clock
September 1986 "Grass" (Moulding) 100 Skylarking
February 1987 "The Meeting Place" (Moulding) 100 B-side has four demo tracks, recorded at the writers' homes on 4-track cassette machines: "Terrorism", "Let's Make a Den", "Find the Fox", "The Troubles"
March? 1987 "Earn Enough for Us" (Partridge) Released in Canada and Australia only.
June 1987 "Dear God" (Partridge) 99 Originally the non-album B-side to "Grass". Later an A-side, and included on later pressings of Skylarking. Reached #15 on Billboard's Rock Album Tracks Chart (US).
July 1987 The Dukes of Stratosphear:
"You're a Good Man Albert Brown" (Johns) i.e. Partridge
Pseudonymous single by XTC's alter ego The Dukes of Stratosphear. Psonic Psunspot
January 1989 "Mayor of Simpleton" (Partridge) 46 89 42 72 Reached #1 on Billboard's Modern Rock chart (US). Oranges & Lemons
April 1989 "King for a Day" (Moulding) 82 Reached #11 on Billboard's Modern Rock chart (US) .
August 1989 "The Loving" (Partridge)
March 1992 "The Disappointed" (Partridge) 33 32 68 Nonsuch
May 1992 "The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead" (Partridge) 71 48 Reached #1 on Billboard's Modern Rock chart (US).
September 1992 "Wrapped in Grey" (Partridge) Withdrawn, only a few copies known to exist.
April 1999 "Easter Theatre" (Partridge) Apple Venus
June 1999 "I'd Like That" (Partridge) 121
May 2000 "I'm the Man Who Murdered Love" (Partridge) 144 Wasp Star
December 2005 "Where Did the Ordinary People Go?" (Moulding) Internet-only release. Non-album release

EPs[edit]

  • 3D - EP (7 October 1977)
  • Go + (October 1978) 6-song EP of dub mixes, included with first edition of Go2, reissued with Take Away/The Lure of Salvage on Explode Together
  • Live & More EP (April 1981 — Japan Only)
  • 5 Senses EP (September 1981 — Canada Only)
  • Demo Tracks (July 1992 — Japan Only)
  • A Hello Selection (November 1994) (Andy Partridge) limited edition 4-song EP of demos, only available to members of They Might Be Giants' Hello Recording Club

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b UK chart peaks:
    • Top 100 peaks: "Official Charts: XTC". Official Charts. The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2016-06-05.  N.B. This site displays 'compressed' (with exclusion rules applied) singles chart peaks between numbers 76–100.
    • Top 200 peaks from January 1995 to December 2010: "Chart Log UK 1994–2010 > Johnny X – Xzibit". zobbel.de. Retrieved 2016-07-25.  N.B. This site displays 'uncompressed' (no exclusion rules applied) singles chart peaks between 76–200 for the period January 1995 to May 2001.
  2. ^ a b Australian chart peaks:
  3. ^ "Chart Stats - XTC". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2011-10-07. 
  4. ^ "Chart Stats - XTC". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2011-10-07. 
  5. ^ "Chart Stats - XTC". billboard.com. Retrieved 2011-10-07. 
  6. ^ "Certified Awards Search Archived 2012-10-01 at WebCite". Music Canada. Retrieved on 2011-10-07. Note: User needs to enter "XTC" in the "Search" field, "Artist" in the "Search by" field and click the "Go" button. Select "More info" next to the relevant entry to see full certification history.
  7. ^ a b "Certified Awards Search Archived September 24, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved on 2011-10-07. Note: User needs to enter "XTC" in the "Search" field, "Artist" in the "Search by" field and click the "Go" button. Select "More info" next to the relevant entry to see full certification history.
  8. ^ "RPM Magazine - Canadian single chart positions". Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 2009-10-18. 
  9. ^ The Irish Charts - Irish chart positions.
  10. ^ Steffen Hung. "New Zealand charts portal". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 
  11. ^ Allmusic - US Billboard Hot 100 chart positions.

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