Thursday Pop Selection: XTC / Respectable Street

Sir Barken Hyena writes:

XTC is caught here at the moment when their early hyperactive pop-punk began to give way to the softer, kinder sound that would debut on “English Settlement” (their peak in my view) and achieve full-bodied form on “Mummer.” But here we’ve still got the ranting anger and resentment that made that early stuff great, but with a sheen of maturing instrumental, ensemble and song writing skill.

Some fun lines in this song:

Sunday church and they look fetching
Saturday night saw him retching over our fence
Bang the wall for me to turn down
I can see them with their stern frown as they dispense
The kind of look that says they’re perfect

About Sir Barken Hyena

IT professional and veteran of start ups. Life long musician and songwriter. Voracious reader of dead white guys. Lover of food and women.
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