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Fossil Fuel: The XTC Singles Collection 1977 - 1992


Download links and information about Fossil Fuel: The XTC Singles Collection 1977 - 1992 by Xtc. This album was released in 1996 and it belongs to Rock, New Wave, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 31 tracks with total duration of 01:57:39 minutes.

Artist: Xtc
Release date: 1996
Genre: Rock, New Wave, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 31
Duration: 01:57:39
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No. Title Length
1. Science Friction 3:14
2. Statue of Liberty 2:52
3. This Is Pop? 2:40
4. Are You Receiving Me? 3:04
5. Life Begins At the Hop 3:47
6. Making Plans for Nigel 4:12
7. Ten Feet Tall 3:13
8. Wait Till Your Boat Goes Down 4:20
9. Generals and Majors (Edit) 3:41
10. Towers of London (Edit) 4:38
11. Sgt Rock (Is Going to Help Me) 3:36
12. Love At First Sight 3:07
13. Respectable Street 3:07
14. Senses Working Overtime 4:34
15. Ball and Chain 4:29
16. No Thugs In Our House 5:10
17. Great Fire 3:50
18. Wonderland 4:15
19. Love On a Farmboy's Wages 3:59
20. All You Pretty Girls 3:59
21. This World Over (Edit) 4:45
22. Wake Up (Edit) 3:40
23. Grass (Edit) 2:42
24. The Meeting Place 3:13
25. Dear God 3:37
26. Mayor of Simpleton 3:57
27. King For a Day 3:36
28. The Loving 3:54
29. The Disappointed 3:38
30. Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead 5:03
31. Wrapped In Grey 3:47



Fossil Fuel: The XTC Singles 1977-1992 is a splendid double-disc set that runs through every one of the group's 31 A-sides, from the nervy "Science Friction" to the lush, sighing "Wrapped in Grey." Between those two songs, XTC's craftsmanship grows remarkably fast — based on the edgy pop of their new wave singles "Statue of Liberty," "This Is Pop," "Are You Receiving Me?," and "Life Begins at the Hop," it's hard to believe that they would later write the subtle, near-pastoral Beatles, Kinks, and Beach Boys pastiches of "Love on a Farmboy's Wages," "Great Fire," and "Grass." And those songs just scratch the surface of the terrific pop singles available on Fossil Fuel: "Making Plans for Nigel," "Ten Feet Tall," "Generals and Majors," "Towers of London," "Respectable Street," "Sense Working Overtime," "This World Over," "Dear God," "The Mayor of Simpleton," "King for a Day," and "The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead" are wonderful songs and forgotten classics. Although XTC continually made carefully constructed albums, they were a dynamite singles band, releasing songs that were tightly constructed and impossibly catchy. They never had hits, because their unabashed pop was never in fashion; plus, Andy Partridge's voice was too pinched and his lyrics frequently too cerebral. But XTC's music stands as some of the best and most influential pop of their era, and nowhere is that more evident than on Fossil Fuel.