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Heavy Load: Andy Partridge

The XTC mainman Andy Partridge on loving The Monkees, coming from Swindon and finally being defined as prog.

Often perceived as the sole embodiment of XTC, Andy Partridge co-fronted that most quintessentially English, pop-literate and genuinely progressive of new wave bands with Colin Moulding until 2000’s Wasp Star (Apple Venus Volume 2). With XTC’s back catalogue being gradually re-released in expanded form (with new stereo and 5.1 remixes by Steven Wilson), Partridge has completed A Complicated Game: Inside The Songs Of XTC, co-written with Todd Bernhardt, and is in the process of writing songs for his beloved Monkees.

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