XTC moved into a new direction on its fifth album, 1982's English Settlement, exploring pastoral themes. Overall it's a more introspective work than with the British new wave band's previous albums.
"No Thugs in Our House" is a link to its raucous earlier days. In the song the band skewers naïve parents who refuse to believe their precious child is a brutal criminal.
It was during the aborted tour to support English Settlement that the band's leader, Andy Partridge, suffered a nervous breakdown on stage. XTC never toured again.
Of my favorite bands from this period XTC was the only one I never saw live.
Oh, for those of you who think I posted this video because "thug" has become a dog-whistle word for black, the thug in the song, Graham, is clearly a white Briton.