Edited by Mark Fisher
“The perfect overview of one of British music’s most fascinating, essential but also elusive bands” Louder than War
A musical exploration of one of the most essential pop groups of the 20th century. In this compelling 228-page book, some of the world’s leading musicians and keenest fans come together to discuss what makes XTC so very special.
Every member of XTC makes an appearance in What Do You Call That Noise?, including Andy Partridge on mixing, Dave Gregory on arranging and Barry Andrews on the piano – not to mention an in-depth review of Colin Moulding and Terry Chambers playing live as TC&I for the first time in 36 years.
That’s in addition to interviews with XTC drummers Pete Phipps, Pat Mastelotto, Ian Gregory, Prairie Prince, Dave Mattacks and Chuck Sabo.
Contributing musicians include:
- Chris Butler: The Waitresses
- Tracey Bryn: Voice of the Beehive
- Rick Buckler: The Jam
- Chris Difford: Squeeze
- Jason Falkner: Jellyfish
- Andrew Falkous: Future of the Left
- Peter Gabriel
- Mike Keneally
- Dennis Locorriere: Dr Hook
- Steven Page: Barenaked Ladies
- Debbi Peterson: The Bangles
- and many more