Statue of Liberty (song)

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"Statue of Liberty"
Single by XTC
from the album White Music
Released 6 January 1978 (UK)
Format 7"
Genre Ska
Label Virgin (UK)
Songwriter(s) Andy Partridge
Producer(s) John Leckie
XTC singles chronology
"3D – EP"
(1977)
"Statue of Liberty"
(1978)
"This is Pop?"
(1978)
"3D – EP"
(1977)
"Statue of Liberty"
(1978)
"This is Pop?"
(1978)

"Statue of Liberty" is a 1978 single by XTC. It was recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London and subsequently banned by the BBC for the lyrics "In my fantasy I sail beneath your skirt". XTC performed the song on the BBC2 television show The Old Grey Whistle Test in 1978.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Statue of Liberty [edit]" (Andy Partridge) (2:24)
  2. "Hang on to the Night" (Andy Partridge) (2:06)

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Statue of Liberty" shows the band performing the song in a black room while cardboard cutouts of the Statue of Liberty holds up the microphones for the band. At the end, keyboard player Barry Andrews lifts up his keyboard and walks around the room holding it. The video was released on the Look Look video compilation.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Old Grey Whistle Test (DVD). Warner Home Video. 2003.