Andrew John Andy Partridge (born 11 November 1953 in Mtarfa, Malta) is an English singer, songwriter, and guitarist.
Early days: 1972–1976 First coming together in 1972, the core duo of Andy Partridge (guitars & vocals) and Colin Moulding (bass & vocals) went through many band names (including The Helium Kidz and Star Park) over the next five years. As the Helium Kidz, they were featured in a small NME article as an up-and-coming band from Swindon. Drawing influence from the New York Dolls, particularly the "Jetboy" single, and the emerging New York punk scene, they played glam rock with homemade costumes and slowly built up a following. Drummer Terry Chambers joined in 1973. Keyboard player Barry Andrews joined in 1976, and the band finally settled on a name: XTC. Touring years: 1977–1982 In 1977, XTC were signed by Virgin Records. They recorded the 3D - EP that summer, and followed it up with their debut LP White Music in January 1978. These and future XTC releases would find Andy Partridge writing and singing about two-thirds of the material, while Colin Moulding would write and sing approximately one-third. ( ...
My assignment from Mort Shuman Band I Was Given: XTC Do I Like Them: Definitely. They are one of my top 3 music groups of all time. Their lead man Andy Partridge is one of the most talented and brilliant songwriters ever. They made their debut in 1978 and have gone strong for 20 years. I was late in getting into XTC, probably started in early college 1988 which is why the album Oranges & Lemons brings back pleasant memories. Favorite Song: With 14 studio albums it's almost impossible to pick out a favorite song so I didn't. Instead I listed a few of my favorites in no particular order: That's Really Super, Supergirl (1986) Mayor of Simpleton (1989) When You're Near Me I Have Difficulty (1979) Burning With Optimism's Flames (1980) Senses Working Overtime (1982) You're the Wish You Are I Had (1984) Favorite Albums: Skylarking (1986) and Oranges & Lemons (1989) Andy Partridge, Colin Moulding and Dave Gregory combined for great music with catchy riffs, cool chord changes and poetic lyrics. Once Mort ...
talking of XTC, a beauty out tomorrow:. Andy Partridge and Harold Budd. Through The Hill, out on v limited lovely vinyl
New Miles Kane single co-written by godlike genius Andy Partridge. Its ok but i wish i liked it more. You can do AP
What do you mean you are with Andy Partridge?
Andy Partridge gives a great tour of Swindon.
Gonwards by Peter Blegvad and Andy Partridge are awesome! Winth a healthy (and heavy) tongue-in-cheek :)
You should do a curriculum of Andy Partridge games.
imagine a project with Adrian Belew, Andy Partridge, and Ray Davies. Or a musical?
"You may leave school, but it never leaves you." -Andy Partridge
Wish i'd been a teenager. I seemed to go from being a kid to a pensioner. - Andy Partridge of XTC, who turns 60 in Nov.
it does sound like fun, I'm considering ultimate frisbee this year
it's funny because the animator's dad is Andy Partridge from XTC! via
OMG Andy Partridge solo acoustic on french tv 11mar85 do you remember this ?
Miles Kane on "...Andy Partridge is a bit of a genius." He's not wrong!
XTC's 1992 album, Nonsuch, will be re-released as a 5.1 surround remix in September. The album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album. It reached on the Rolling Stone College album chart and No. 97 on the Billboard album chart in the U.S. "The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead," released as single from the album, was the band's second hit on the Modern Rock Tracks chart. Many believe "Peter Pumpkinhead" is a pseudonym for and refers to one of various historic figures such as John F. Kennedy, Jesus Christ, or John Lennon. However, the writer of the song, Andy Partridge, stated that he was not referring to any one being. Although Dave Mattacks played drums throughout the album, there was a strong cooperation to him with Andy Partridge on tambourine, percussion and Shaker, Dave Gregory on church bell and Gus Dudgeon on tambourine, percussion.
"The last of us" is a great game but it is sure as *** making me paranoid!
This is going to sound pompous and arty, says XTC's Andy Partridge, but the whole album is a cycle of something: a day or a year, with the seasons, or...
Ah move to this! Did you also know that Cathy Dennis once wrote with Andy Partridge?
This guy is having a right little tantrum
When I hear half-assed musicals I think 'why the *** not get Andy Partridge, Bid and Nick Currie to do what they do so well?'. Ridiculous.
Imagine the *** child of Andy Partridge, Ray Davies and NRBQ -- you get Martin Gordon. And Canada's Beach...
bit late but, mila kunis is dating ashton kutcher. werid how they were in similar films with different people. no stings attach/friends WB
Myths cannot demand anything really and as Andy Partridge wrote "did you make man after we made you" Dear God
One of my regrets was never seeing XTC live. Andy Partridge knew his way around a tune
My dad is fangirling over Andy Partridge. -__-
Ok girls I have had no one let me know if you want to have pizza. So if no one lets me know then we will do it another time. See you all tmr have a great day tmr
Happy Father's Day to Andy Partridge, Colin Moulding and the lads in :)
PUGWASH - "Apples" (Live) sharing again cos of the apples. Andy Partridge's favourite pop band. Here's why!
Fact of the day: it is illegal for civilians to wear or carry camoflage clothing in Barbados.
Hi girls well weather or not we will do some training tmr all so bring your runners please Cheers Kieran
I've just finished reading Song Man by Will Hodgkinson. It's basically the story of a guy who interviews famous songwriters(Ray Davies, Keith Richards, Andy Partridge, Andrew Lloyd Webber etc) to see if he can find out how to write a great song. The best parts of the book are his encounters with Lawrence, of Felt, Denim and Go-cart Mozart "fame". The author, Will, tells Lawrence he's just been round Lloyd Webber's house: Lawrence: "You are joking. That's amazing. I can't believe you actually went into his house. I'd love to do that. Will: "I didn't think you'd like Andrew Lloyd Webber." Lawrence: "I like anyone who's rich". The author continues: After Lawrence expressed astonishment that I had heard a rumour that he was terrified of wood("That's ridiculous. I love wood"), he then talked of his all-consuming terror of dairy products ("Who isn't scared of them? They're horrible.)
NEW RELEASES INSTORE WEEK COMMENCING 3/6/13 QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE – LIKE CLOCKWORK cd / lp – 6 yrs since the last outing Josh Homme delivers his “classic” album – all killer from opener KEEP YOUR EYES PEELED (with Jake Shears) to LIKE CLOCKWORK. Other guests include SIR ELTON JOHN, the omnipresent MARK LANEGAN and ALEX TURNER …. And of course, DAVE GROHL returns on drums …. – awesome! Miles Kane – DON’T FORGET WHO YOU ARE cd / lp – the Mersey powerpop maestro returns to make the album that Johnny Marr should have! Writing help from Paul Weller and Andy Partridge and Ian Broudie behind the desk mean that there are touches of Jam, Northern Soul, Bunnymen. MEGADETH – SUPER COLLIDER cd/ cd deluxe / lp – opinions are divided on this one but one thing’s for sure – it’s not thrash as we know it! JAMES SKELLY & THE INTENDERS – LOVE UNDERCOVER cd /lp – heavy vintage soul vibe on the first album for CORAL frontman Skelly’s sideproject. FRANKIE AND THE HEARTSTRINGS – THE DA ...
I just bumped into Martyn Campbell (Lightning Seeds, Richard Ashcroft etc) and we had a nice chat. He's just finished playing bass on the new Miles Kane album with Sean from the Zutons on drums. Miles has collaborated with Paul Weller, Andy Partridge and Ian Broudie on the writing front this time. It's out first week of June. That is all.
Thanks to I was able to interview Andy Partridge, Nancy Wilson, Jah Wobble, Keith Levene, Laetitia Sadier, and other idols.
Not far off. Neil is in a different class. Very few up there. Andy Partridge? Our own Tim Rogers? The Fannies trio?
Video: War of Rails Preview from Saga Outerwear on Vimeo.SagaFam LJ Strenio, John Kutcher and Andy Partridge...
A demo performed and written by Steve Eggers of the Nines and Andy Partridge of XTC
Here's the official press release for Mike Keneally's upcoming tour: Mike Keneally BAND TO TOUR UK & EUROPE IN MARCH/APRIL 2013 For the first time ever, world-renowned virtuoso guitarist and multi-instrumentalist/composer Mike Keneally is bringing a full band from the U.S. to share his remarkably inventive musical vision in 13 cities in the U.K. and Europe this March and April, supporting his latest Exowax Recordings release, Wing Beat Fantastic: Songs written by Mike Keneally & Andy Partridge. From Keneally’s well-documented recorded work as a guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist with Frank Zappa to his recordings and performances with Robert Fripp, Wayne Kramer, Steve Vai, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Andy Partridge and many others, he’s earned a reputation as someone who brings an intense, original musical voice to any and all musical happenings. Mike is also currently a touring member of Dethklok (as a guitarist) and the Joe Satriani Band (as a keyboardist). His extensive and wildly diverse original catalog ...
Band/musician I was given: They Might Be Giants Given to me by: Carol Rousseau Forbidden to comment on this post: Michael Hernandez First exposure: Mix tapes of their pink album and other stuff were given to me by my now-departed friend Jeff Kapalka. We played them on a road trip. Soon I bought their then-current release Apollo 18. I think I remember I didn't like it at first. How can that be? Is that even right? How did I not fall immediately in love with songs like Dinner Bell and I Palindrome I? Fingertips intrigued me, though, and I must have warmed to TMBG enough to make a second purchase, Flood. Haven't missed an album since, and their sixteenth is due out in March. John Linnell has become my favorite non-UK singer and songwriter. And sometimes, seeing that he is still so prolific and seems only to get better, I rate him right up there with Andy Partridge. Favorite songs: Hovering Sombrero, Thunderbird, Canojaharie, Certain People I Could Name, Spiraling Shape, I've Got A Match. And some ...
great day. editing videos and demos of my favourite xtc album "Nonsuch":with Andy Partridge -then far too much wine and now simultaneously watching Big Brother and listening to Everything Everything and Laura Mvula
I'm off to bed. Carry on posting fantasy fish and chips party guests with tag . I'll add: Andy Partridge & Colin Blunstone.
Perhaps only John Lennon, Chairman Mao, Andy Partridge and 1920's newsboys can rock the 1920's newsboys cap.
“Worse On The Way” by Peter Blegvad and Andy Partridge is my new jam. ♫
I just listened to Andy Partridge playing on youtube,handy guitar player,unorthodox but cool.Never realised he was that handy.
Andy Partridge is a lyrical genius.
that was an obvious one. go for a beer with David Brent, Alan Partridge or Andy from Cains?
Dan!. Alan Partridge , since when has Andy said hello in the morning
Gonwards by Peter Blegvad & Andy Partridge, is a magnificent album. A brace of New Jams will soon demonstrate this (or get thee to YouTube)
Maybe none of his legion of fans has told Andy Partridge that we want and expect a solo album? I have no other theories.
tommosperm great album this, Peter Pumpkinhead a great tune too. Andy Partridge is genius.
listening to Andy Partridge sing King for a Day. oh, yeah? well, I feel like that every day, boyo.
Extremely flattering to b mentioned in this post. XTC/Andy Partridge are giants, indeed. (via
WOAH "Sandy Sandwich" lead voc "Margaret Freeman" 1 of my favsongs Commercial Album is Andy Partridge!!
Listening to Andy Partridge (productions of Blur's Modern Life is Rubbish songs. Coping is poss. better than the released version.
Note too self: deodorant fights make your room smell
you hate Alan Partridge? My word.i might unfollow you for that Andy. Seriously.
Number 15 is that golden god of Gonwards and glorious pop melody, Andy Partridge
Did I tell you guys I troubled Andy Partridge frankly? I show you the proof in a bit.
"Your hand is approximately 30mm from my gland... Your little finger just touched it!"
“the Partridge shift this is my career goal.
Do they all race against each other or in different races?
Is that the same place Ben's riding Grace?
Save daughters and sons,melt the guns,say's Andy Partridge,don't buy that cartridge
Check out my boy Andy Partridge borrowing my skis and doing work with em' ATOMIC SKIING
I'm guessing you like Partridge. Do you have his original Knowing Me Knowing You Radio 4 series? I have it if you want a copy.
Um, um something about British Steel? I saw Andy Partridge in Swindon once. It was a Thursday.
Is it true that Andy Partridge of XTC and Jon Pertwee never recorded a version of The Twelve Days Of Christmas?
Happy December 11th! Here's what happened on this day in history: 1961: The Marvelettes are at Number One with “Please Mr. Postman.” 1970: John Lennon releases Plastic Ono Band. 1971: John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Commander Cody, Allen Ginsberg, Phil Ochs, David Peel, and Stevie Wonder perform at an Ann Arbor, Michigan, benefit for former MC5 manager John Sinclair, who had been sentenced to ten years in prison. 1976: Bob Seger releases his album Night Moves. 1988: Don Henley, Tom Petty, Graham Nash, and Bonnie Raitt perform in tribute to Roy Orbison at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles. Born: David Gates of Bread, 1940; Brenda Lee, 1944; Andy Partridge of XTC, 1953; Jermaine Jackson of the Jackson 5, 1954; Nikki Sixx of Mötley Crüe, 1958 Died: Sam Cooke, 1964; Bettie Page; 2008
Nov. 11: Comedian Jonathan Winters is 87. Jazz singer-pianist Mose Allison is 85. Country singer Narvel Felts is 74. Guitarist Vince Martell of Vanilla Fudge is 67. Singer-keyboardist Paul Cowsill of The Cowsills is 61. Singer Marshall Crenshaw is 59. Singer-guitarist Andy Partridge of XTC is 59. Si...
Andy Partridge & Peter Blegvad discuss 'Gonwards' and play cards live on the radio with BBC 6Music's Gideon Coe:
So, I know, I know, no update from me today. No wish for a Happy Thursday for Andy Partridge... Sorry, what can I say, I was busy making my life great. :-) In the meantime, I have to relay a little story. My father, today, asked both of his children... "If you could have one super power. What would it be, and why?" I thought on this one long and hard, and decided. Teleportation. You could go anywhere, do anything, it would be the single most amazing thing that could ever happen to you. In the meantime, my brother, whose birthday happens to be today (everyone wish Vinnie Perosi a happy birthday!!), in all of his elder wisdom. Decreed that he would like the ability to turn anyone into a Chia Pet... And back... On his whim. Of all the super powers that exist or don't exist... That was his wish. Vinnie, there is not now, nor will there ever be another like you. I love you and you are amazing. Don't let anyone ever tell you any different. :-) Happy Birthday to my brother and my friend. May you have many more y ...
Strawberry Fields Forever, from Andy Partridge's solo album "Fuzzy Warbles, Volume 3" To be honest I like this song more then the original done by The Beatles.
You got yourself into an Alan Partridge style situation? Watch out for falling cows.
Animal Collective reminds me of later-period XTC, especially their Dukes records. The one guy sounds a bit like Andy Partridge.
quite right, but I must admit I'm guilty of hero-worship (Jeff Lynne, B, Andy Partridge). I just wanna shag TR.
I think the person is Mr P, of course . And My boyfriend says that it is indisputable that the only man is Andy Partridge.
My Train is Coming from Fuzzy Warbles Disc 3. This is a classic sounding song Andy partridge wrote for the Phil Collins film Buster, but the song was rejecte...
I love the last day of MidPoint and I hate the last day of MidPoint. I love the energy and anticipation of what has always been the best night of the festival and I hate the thought of going home at t
I love a bit of XTC. Andy Partridge - what a songwriting hero.
Just put my order in... Peter Blegvad and Andy Partridge - Gonwards - Limited Box Set Edition (pre-order)...
Photo: hollenius: radiosinmotion: Andy Partridge and Brian Wilson, 2012 Shame the two of them can’t do...
I added a video to a playlist FROM GERM TO GEM Peter Blegvad and Andy Partridge
Available to order now,the wonderful new collaboration between Peter Blegvad and Andy Partridge.Entitled GONWARDS...
Well for the sweat of the moon by Andy Partridge & Harold Budd from Through the hill
Pale and Precious. Brian Wilson and Andy Partridge. Surely the Earth shuddered when this picture was taken. It's just so...much...AWESOME.
Andy Partridge with Brian Wison at recent Beach Boys concert at Royal Albert Hall GENIUS and GENIUS
2 of my favorite artist ever. Brian Wilson and Andy Partridge (from the great XTC)
Andy paints Brian (it's an XTC in-joke). Andy Partridge finally meets at Royal Albert Hall.
Two of my songwriting inspirations together last night. Brian Wilson from The Beach Boys with Andy Partridge from XTC. They both look great!
Andy, so are we any closer to that Andy Partridge/Brian Wilson collaboration we have all been waiting for?
"And you know its true,that with logic and love we'll be lifting humanity higher" From the song"Merely A Man" By Andy Partridge of XTC
Alan Partridge is way better than John J Rambo.
From the Fuzzy Warbles Collection volume 8...a box set filled to the brim with home recordings and demos. Originally off the XTC album Oranges and Lemons. En...
in a universe with u named Nigel Barker, Andy Partridge would invariably have recorded "Making Plans for Clive".
was listening to 91.7 they played "Senses Working Overtime" I had forgot about the Greatness of Andy Partridge and XTC.
all of their stuff is so good. Timeless. Andy Partridge is an odd guy, though!
& the legendary Andy Partridge of XTC
Is Alan Partridge holding things together in the studio?
Excellent record indeed. You don't happen to know which are the two tracks produced by Andy Partridge?
Give 'Dave Podmore' a go! It's like Alan Partridge meets Ian Botham. Little sidekick Andy Hamer is like a mini John Motson.
partridge can pick numbers! Il dish out the numbers with 1234 going to me spence James and Andy
Ah right, left is a Partridge Wyandotte like Andy suggested, right is a Blue-Partridge Wyandotte - both pullets ;)
Judging by comments from Andy Partridge () on this topic, I'd say maybe a fraction
I see Dr. John, Joe Cocker, Andy Partridge from XTC, Adele, Henry Rollins, Keith Moon, Keith Richards, Vaniilla Ice, Tone-Loc, and one of the dudes from Violent Femmes. Who do you see?
Another great one from the upcoming Peter Blegvad and Andy Partridge album.
A special message from Andy Partridge and Colin Moulding from XTC, for the Loser's Lounge Tribute to XTC at the Fez in NYC, June 2003. More info at w.lose...
Andy Partridge, like Kevin Barnes of Of Montreal seems like another musician that I love whom I would find unbearable in person.
Mike Keneally and Andy Partridge's "I'm Raining Here, Inside" is presented in a dreamlike performance by Mike. The slow-motion effect...
I love seeing "Mike Keneally/Andy Partridge" on a songwriting credit. Add Devin Townsend and that's my whole 1998 ear-diet.
One of my favorites composed by Andy Partridge and played by XTC.
This is the music video for the tv-serie "Wonderfalls". The song is by Andy Partridge from the english popgroup XTC.
XTC performing "Yacht Dance" on the Old Grey Whistle Test in January 1982. This was recorded less than two months before Andy Partridge's nervous breakdown, ...
A remarkable debut from a California band. Oingo Boing is a hard to classify band who has it's roots in a Devo-like atmosphere. If you cross Devo (with horns) with Andy Partridge (XTC) you get a close approximation to Oingo Boingo. Despite a cover of "You've Really Got Me" this is an all original co...
YES! Ghosty is really getting the guests, Andy Partridge, Terri Nunn, Thomas Dolby, and Julie Newmar (to name a few). I can't wait. :D
Stupid stuff that somebody wants but won't admit to it in a public place (though they might evolve into someday admitting so) that is going OUT: King Sunny Ade - AURA, AND you will know us by the Trail of Dead - Relative Ways EP, Badfinger - Wish You Were Here, Bee Gees - Odessa (felt cover!), Bonzo Dog Band - Let's Make Up & Be Friendly, Buckingham Nicks, John Cale - Fear, Kinks - Live @ Kelvin Hall, Van Morrison - Veedon Fleece, Mott the Hoople - 1st, Andy Partridge - Take Away (XTC in DUB!), Jaco Pastorios - Word of Mouth, Doug Sahm - Groover's Paradise, Sparks - No.1 In Heaven, Ultravox - ! (1st album)...
Martin Newell was never in XTC, but Andy Partridge from XTC produced Mr. Newell's solo record "The Greatest Living Englishman" a bit later than this release...
great choices! Everyone! I'll add Andy Partridge of XTC, Matt Johnson of The The, Robert Smith, IAN CURTIS!
In my French homework, Gruff Rhys is eating his tea with Andy Partridge and Debbie Harry. Oh yes.
*** UK?? Proms announced on the same day as a 21-CD Blur box set (including the long buried Andy Partridge session mixes from MLIR)??? Mrs Windsor, you're trying to seduce me.
Harold Budd with Andy Partridge; more from "The Missing Liberty Tapes”; Ellington played by Steely Dan ; a Britten cello suite: BLUE at 10.
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