White Music

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This article is about the XTC album. For other uses, see White Music (disambiguation).
White Music
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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
Producer John Leckie
XTC chronology
White Music
Go 2
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, released on 20 January 1978.

It reached No. 38 in the UK album charts and spawned the singles "Statue of Liberty" (which was banned by the BBC for the line "sail beneath your skirt") and a re-recording of "This Is Pop?".

Track listing[edit]

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

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.

Note: tracks 13, 14 and 15 were the songs of the XTC first EP called "3D EP".



  1. ^ Woodstra, Chris. "White Music". Allmusic. Retrieved January 17, 2014. 
  2. ^ columnist (July 2001). Q: 139.  Missing or empty |title= (help);
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert. "XTC". Robert Christgau.com. Retrieved January 17, 2014.