Label: Geffen Records - 9 24169-2 • Format: CD Compilation • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Psychedelic Rock
During the mid-'80s, XTC developed a deep fascination with '60s psychedelia that manifested itself on their late masterpiece Skylarking. While Skylarking was filled with lush pop reminiscent of the Beatles and Beach Boysit was generally a sober affair, since they decided to leave many of the lighter songs off the album for B-sides and future albums.
During this time, they decided to develop their alter egos of the Dukes of Stratospheara way to let all of their infatuation with psychedelia flourish.
All of the sonic details, from the fuzz guitars to the cavernous echoes and sound effects, are in place, as are the self-consciously trippy lyrics. But what makes the Dukes of Stratosphear far more than a comedy band are the songs, which happen to be some Shiny Cage - The Dukes Of Stratosphear - Chips From The Chocolate Fireball (An Anthology) the best pure pop tunes XTC ever wrote: "My Love Explodes" has a tense, spiraling guitar line and melody; "Little Lighthouse" and "You're My Drug" are wonderful pastiches; "The Mole From the Ministry" is a devilish homage to "I Am the Walrus" and Bowie ; and the group rarely wrote a song as infectious as the bright, jangling "Vanishing Girl.
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Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Track Listing. The Dukes of Stratosphear. Bike Ride to the Moon. My Love Explodes. What in the World?? Your Gold Dress. The Mole from the Ministry. Vanishing Girl. Have You Seen Jackie? Little Lighthouse. You're My Drug. Shiny Cage. Brainiac's Daughter. The Affiliated.
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