Saturday, March 31, 2012

XTC: Love On A Farmboy's Wages

Sometimes I'm not sure what song to include for my Saturday Musical Selection. On such days, I'll often fall back on one of my favorite bands, XTC.

"Love On A Farmboy's Wages" from 1983's Mummer album--the record was released in the United States in 1984--is a representative track from that effort. Relying heavily on acoustic instruments, the band's American label, Epic, didn't known what to do with it, so Geffen picked up the band and stayed with them until their break-up around ten years ago.

Although XTC was never a chart topping band, Mummer was among the lads from Swindon's poorest sellers. Which is too bad for the people who haven't heard it. That's why I post such videos.

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