Drums and Wires is the third studio album by English band XTC, released on 17 August 1979, on the Virgin record label. The album marked the debut of Dave Gregory, who joined the band as lead guitarist following keyboardist Barry Andrews' departure in early 1979. Gregory went on to remain with the group up until 1998, during the recording of Apple Venus Volume 1.
XTC – Drums And Wires. Label: Ape House – APEBD103. Series: The Surround Sound Series –. Format: CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered Blu-ray, Compilation, Enhanced, Reissue, Remastered. Country: UK. Released: 27 Oct 2014.
Following Go 2, keyboardist Barry Andrews left XTC and, rather than finding a replacement keyboard player, the band opted to recruit another guitarist (who could also play keyboards), Dave Gregory. The album that followed the lineup change, Drums and Wires, marks a turning point for the band, with a more subdued set of songs that reflect an increasing songwriting proficiency. The aimless energy of the first two albums is focused into a cohesive statement with a distinctive voice that retains their clever humor, quirky wordplay, and decidedly British flavor.
Modifier l'album Reporter une erreur. New-Wave XTC. Liste des groupes New-Wave XTC Drums and Wires. ajouter les paroles de l'album. Ajouter un fichier audio. Nom du groupe XTC. Nom de l'album Drums and Wires. Date de parution 17 Août 1979. Labels Virgin Records. Style MusicalNew-Wave. Membres possèdant cet album8. 1. Making Plan for Nigel. 3. Day in Day Out. 4. When You're Near Me I Have Difficulty.
XTC. Released August 17, 1979. Drums and Wires Tracklist.
XTC Drums And Wires Virgin Records. Released: August 17, 1979 Producer: Steve Lillywhite Length: 52:32. The album cover got me right away. I had to hear this record. So I bought it without the slightest idea what they would sound like. From that moment on I have been a fanatic of this band. All twelve of their proper studio albums were good. XTC were one of the most influential bands to come out of the so-called new wave that began rearing its ugly head in the UK after the first crescendo of punk had subsided. Andy Partridge and Colin Moulding (the band’s only two constants) were originally joined by Terry Chambers on drums (he quit in 1983 once the band had quit touring) and keyboardist Barry Andrews (whose son, Finn, is in the band The Veils). This line-up made two really good albums together and then Barry departed to go work with Robert Fripp of King Crimson.