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Explode Together - Dub Experiments 78-80
Explode Together - Dub Experiments 78-80
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock


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All Artists: XTC
Title: Explode Together - Dub Experiments 78-80
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Virgi
Release Date: 12/14/1993
Album Type: Import
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, New Wave & Post-Punk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

CD Reviews

The Most Intelligent Punk Ever Recorded!
Annie McQuade | Middletown, CT | 12/11/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Though yes, this certainly is not a "driving album" or a great party record, you wouldn't hang Warhol in your bathroom either. The sole purpose for this recording was to give Mr. Partridge a chance to flex his creative muscles, and to create from the clay of his and Colin's earlier work, brand new art. Like "The Greatest Living Englishman" collaboration and the new Home Demos album, this is not about the music, but rather this is about what the music's about. Its detractors are, I feel, missing the point. Spend a day as Brian Wilson, or eat lunch with Jim Starlin, or transcribe the dialogue in "Waiting for the Electrician", then listen to this again. If you follow all that, you'll absolutely love this album. If you don't, Buy "Big Express" and put "Smalltown" on repeat for an hour or so. When you figure out what the kazoo sound really is, come back to this one."
Difficult Listening
P. A. Agnew | Wellington New Zealand | 03/29/1999
(2 out of 5 stars)

"For XTC completists only. Some of the electronic experiments here are quite amusing to listen to, such as "A Dictionary of Modern Mariage" or "The Forgotten Language of Light" (strange titles these) but many of the other samples border on the unlistenable i.e. "New Broom" or "The Rotary".This album was more fun for Mr Partridge to make than for us to listen to. If you're new to XTC, here's where you should begin:If you're under 25, start with "Drums and Wires."If you're between 25 to 35, start with "Black Sea."If you're older than 35, start with "Skylarking."Enjoy..."
Missing the point
Bill Wikstrom | 03/13/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The detractors are indeed missing the point. This album is Drums and Wires sliced, diced, ruffled and shuffled. The pleasure (and it is my favourite all-time album) comes not from what you hear but from what's in your head from Drums and Wires in the context of the dub experiments. My greatest regret is that Andy Partridge stopped here and turned the XTC ship into musically safer waters. More dubs please Andy, soon.By the way, if you get a chance just *listen* to the atmosphere dripping from Shore Leave Ornithology"