XTC Live In Concert 1980

XTC Live In Concert is a BBC1 Radio recording of the group performing in December 1980 while they were promoting the Black Sea studio album.

I remember XTC well as a quirky new wave group that rode the wave of interest in new bands created by punk rock. I also remember an intense performance on the Old Grey Whistle Test TV show.

Unfortunately they stopped touring in 1982 when promoting their next album, English Settlement. Singer and guitarist Andy Partridge suffered severely from stage fright and suffered a mental breakdown at a gig in Paris in March 1982.It seems that he had become addicted to valium and his wife through out his supply without any discussion or consideration of the effects of withdrawal.

Their live performances stopped and they developed into a more sophisticated studio band.

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