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« Thread started on: Oct 6th, 2017, 3:24pm »

Backdrifter mentioned an XTC docu some time back, made by the same people as the 10cc one. I believe this is the one called "This is pop", if so, it is on Sky Arts tomorrow night Saturday, at 9pm, repeated again around 1.30 and again a day or so later.

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xx Re: XTC Ducumentary
« Reply #1 on: Oct 7th, 2017, 3:38pm »

on Oct 6th, 2017, 3:24pm, foxfeeder wrote:
Backdrifter mentioned an XTC docu some time back, made by the same people as the 10cc one. I believe this is the one called "This is pop", if so, it is on Sky Arts tomorrow night Saturday, at 9pm, repeated again around 1.30 and again a day or so later.

Form an orderly queue! grin

Was it any good? Havenít got Sky Arts unfortunately. Itís a pity BBC4 didnít take it, itís their kind of programme. The 10cc doc they showed was interesting & a couple of weeks ago they had one on Marc Bolan. I also saw a couple of minutes of their Nile Rodgers doc yesterday but it was impossible to take it seriously after seeing Danny John-Julesís impression of him in ďBrian PernĒ. cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: Oct 8th, 2017, 09:00am »

It was OK, nothing new to learn if you are a fan, but for many, I guess XTC are largely an unknown except the early singles. None of the band are interviewed in the presence of others (Andy was apparently horrified by the Sum of the parts 5 together in one room interview, and didn't want that to happen here.) Lots of use of stuff like train sets/plastic figures and even potatoes being waved in front of cameras, this was no ordinary docu.

Overall, I enjoyed it, and one lucky upshot is Moulding and Chambers are releasing an EP together (not referred to in any way, so probably an afterthought.)
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« Reply #3 on: Oct 8th, 2017, 09:01am »

PS: Likely to turn up on youtube at some point! wink
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« Reply #4 on: Oct 9th, 2017, 1:46pm »

on Oct 8th, 2017, 09:00am, foxfeeder wrote:
None of the band are interviewed in the presence of others (Andy was apparently horrified by the Sum of the parts 5 together in one room interview, and didn't want that to happen here.)

Very sensible of him grin

on Oct 8th, 2017, 09:00am, foxfeeder wrote:
Lots of use of stuff like train sets/plastic figures and even potatoes being waved in front of cameras, this was no ordinary docu.

huh
Was that to explain anything about the band or just being confusing for the sake of it?
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« Reply #5 on: Oct 10th, 2017, 10:09am »

It was sort of acting out the bits where having them together might've helped. wink

Edit: I guess the trains were used due to Swindon's rich railway heritage. Or someone likes playing with model trains!
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