White Music

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White Music
XTC White Music.jpg
Studio album by XTC
Released 20 January 1978
Recorded 28 April – 7 October 1977
Studio The Manor, Oxfordshire, England
Genre Post-punk, new wave
Length 36:28
Label Virgin
Producer John Leckie
XTC chronology
White Music
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Singles from White Music
  1. "Statue of Liberty"
    Released: January 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 first studio album by the English band XTC, released on 20 January 1978. It was the follow-up to their debut, 3D EP, released three months earlier. White Music reached No. 38 in the UK album charts and spawned the single "Statue of Liberty", which was banned by the BBC for the lyric "In my fantasy I sail beneath your skirt". In April 1978, the group rerecorded "This Is Pop" as their third single.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Andy Partridge, except where noted.

Side one
No. Title 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 two
No. Title 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




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