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Go 2

XTC
3 Mar. 2003 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 3 Mar. 2003
  • Release Date: 3 Mar. 2003
  • Label: Virgin UK
  • Copyright: (C) 2001 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2001 Virgin Records Ltd
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  • Total Length: 43:45
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  • ASIN: B001JA21SE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 67,171 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By D. J. H. Thorn VINE VOICE on 1 Oct. 2006
Format: Audio CD
Familiar with a few of their earlier songs, I made 'Go 2' my first XTC purchase shortly after its 1978 release. I soon added their much-vaunted debut album to my collection and was surprised that it didn't sound as good. Andy Partridge may well disagree. He was later quoted as saying that the production lacked the edge of 'White Music', while song selection was the subject of a fierce debate between the three songwriters involved. Though keyboardist Barry Andrews managed to get a couple of songs on the album, he subsequently left.

Whatever the merits of the album, I feel that the recordings and the songs show an improvement in craft whereas 'White Music' is at times slapdash. The result is that 'Go 2' is more diverse and songs such as 'Beatown' and 'Battery Brides' are allowed to develop gradually.

The edgier, uptempo side of XTC is still represented in songs such as 'Crowded Room' and the chaotic 'Red'.

A preoccupation with the standardised nature of modern living and its expectations is evident on the first two tracks which deal superbly with the nature of courtship. 'Meccanik Dancing' is no 'Saturday Night Fever'. Typical of the band's approach at this time it has a sturdy rhythm, an odd melody and witty lyrics. By the time you reach Colin Moulding's in- your-face 'I Am The Audience' you've been led through a thoroughly diverse and imaginative range of material. 'Go 2' does lack hit material but is of even quality. My only major complaint is that the bonus disc of dub alternatives of five of the tracks could have been included with the CD rather than confined to the 'Dub Experiments' CD.
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By Dr. Delvis Memphistopheles TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 31 Oct. 2012
Format: Audio CD
Sits around with Wire, Gang of Four and Magazine in the punk outsider stakes. Post punkers from Swindon caught the froth of 77 and produced this blast from somewhere else within a backwater drop of bile, retching on the English village green. Mekanik Dancing, oh yes we go to the disco was a punt at the standard lives of the village fun palaces which later turned out larger troupes of handbag clutches tottering into and out of the big town Meccas. Soulboys heaving for a fight who instantly saw red and came out fists flying in a display of being super tuff. All before they either became chained down or carted off to HMP, forever trapped in their grey breeze block Beatowns.

Then there was the fantasy Saturday pre Aids entertainment, the one night stand as evinced by the keyboardist who takes out his fantasy woman with his weapon, a tongue thrust into his cheek following the dog lead of the Stranglers as they bring out their nubiles.

Battery Brides is where the conveyor belt of fun all led, a Wimpy or a Barret home where the walls wobbled and the ducks fell off, as the fists hit the plasterboard of despair. Then it was off to potter about in the middle age paddling pool of living in the greenhouse, for those whose lives had passed them by.

XTC had it all nailed down, the pattern of Anglo life stretching from the 1920's to the 2020's, as the lower middle class dream of humdrum hummed across the wires except they pulled together an exciting musical score to offset their insights of localised dreariness.

Alternatively we have the pang of lust/love in a Crowded room and Jumping up and down in Gommorah being religion free as odes to joy.

Yes, buy it, play it loud, it said as much as Weller about the state of small town life and although it was prescient things only became worse after they nailed what was occurring. Way before and then again miles ahead of its time span.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By K. Pocock on 22 April 2008
Format: Audio CD
But does anybody remember Eddie Yeats dancing to Red - or was it Jumping in Gomarrah? - in an episode of Corrie? Yes, it really happened. That's greatness for you.
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By Ms. S. Hampton-morgan on 10 Mar. 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Purchased to re live my youth, even got my daughters into a classic british band (in my eyes) tip top tunes. HIghly recommend.
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