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Rave review for XTC Bumper Book in Louder than War

Thanks to Dave Jennings of Louder than War for this stunning review of The XTC Bumper Book of Fun for Boys and Girls.
An outstanding record of a superb band . . . invaluable . . . underlines the value of what Mark Fisher did then and is doing now by re-issuing a deluxe version . . . a unique chronicle of the development of XTC . . . the post-English Settlement narrative unfolds as if we were re-living it . . . so much better than a biography . . . a genuine pleasure to read again . . . a fascinating insight into the new Moulding/Chambers project . . . an essential read for anyone who has an interest in music from that era . . .the music publication of the year. The full fantastic review is here.

Phill Jupitus inspires XTC fans to name favourite songs

Twitter acclaim for The XTC Bumper Book of Fun

Rave review from Record Collector for XTC Bumper Book

Another lovely review for The XTC Bumper Book of Fun, this time from Record Collector. Ignore the typo that credits Chris Difford as the author (great songwriter though he may be) and read those lovely words from Jamie Atkins.

"Dotted throughout those original pages and some relaxed, genuinely insightful interviews; Partridge in particular is on outspoken form throughout. Fans new and old will pore over this."

XTC's Andy Partridge and Limelight's Mark Fisher on Radcliffe and Maconie

Thanks to Andy Partridge for being his effortlessly witty self (fab gag about the Swindon Graceland) and thanks to Radcliffe and Maconie for inviting us on this afternoon's show on BBC Radio 6 Music. Interview starts at 1:37

Mark Fisher XTC Prog interview

Here's a lovely interview from the September issue of Prog magazine with Mark Fisher, founder editor of the XTC fanzine Limelight, about The XTC Bumper Book of Fun for Boys and Girls.

Rave reviews for XTC Bumper Book of Fun

The first reactions to The XTC Bumper Book of Fun for Boys and Girls are in and they couldn't be better. I'm delighted.

Writing for Cent Magazine, Samantha Burke says:
XTC was one of the smartest British bands to emerge from the punk and new wave explosion of the late ’70s, by not fitting into the contemporary trend of music, the band earned a devoted cult following which spanned over two decades after their first albums. Back after 25 years, the classic 1980s fanzine about XTC is on sale again! The XTC Bumper Book of Fun for Boys and Girls is a 256-page edition of Limelight. To be published on 2nd October, this special anthology edition is varied, surprising and fun
Better still, writing for Prog, Dom Lawson gives this rave:
It might be hard to appreciate exactly how rabid XTC’s global diehard fan base can be unless you subscribed to Mark Fisher’s Limelight fanzine in the early 80s. But those people are out there, and every one of them will be buying this. A sumptuous compend…

Andy Partridge of XTC on Radcliffe and Maconie

Radios in motion! Time to warm up your transistor radios in readiness for hearing Mark Fisher, editor of The XTC Bumper Book of Fun for Boys and Girls, and XTC's Andy Partridge on the Radcliffe and Maconie show on BBC Radio 6 Music at around 2.30pm this coming Monday, 11 September.

Team Rock XTC Bumper Book feature

Thanks to Natasha Sharf for this article about the genesis of The XTC Bumper Book of Fun for Boys and Girls.