Episode 983: XTC – ‘Black Sea,’ Side One




November 9, 2020


All music in this episode by XTC from their 1980 album, Black Sea; released on Virgin.

  • “Respectable Street”
  • “Generals and Majors”
  • “Living Through Another Cuba”
  • “Love at First Sight”
  • “Rocket from a Bottle”
  • “No Language in Our Lungs”


Patrick, with cohost David Bishop (also known as ‘The Bish’), examine XTC’s fourth studio record, Black Sea. Jim is out for a while.

The the critically-acclaimed record by the British rock band turned 40 years young in September. With so much to dive into, Patrick and the Bish review the tracks on Side One. A Side Two analysis will arrive wherever you listen to us, tomorrow.

Where credit is due: Thumbnail photo of Side One from Discogs.

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