XTC Rag 'N' Bone Buffet

Rag 'N' Bone Buffet
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CD Details

  • Released: September 24, 1990
  • Label: EMI Europe Generic

Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 8/9/91
"..entertaining songs of solid artistic significance." - Rating: A-


  • 1.Extrovert
  • 2.Ten Feet Tall
  • 3.Mermaid Smiled
  • 4.Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen
  • 5.Respectable Street
  • 6.Looking for Footprints
  • 7.Over Rusty Water
  • 8.Heaven Is Paved With Broken Glass
  • 9.World Is Full of Angry Young Men
  • 10.Punch and Judy
  • 11.Thanks for Christmas
  • 12.Tissue Tigers (The Arguers)
  • 13.I Need Protection
  • 14.Another Satellite
  • 15.Strange Tales, Strange Tails
  • 16.Officer Blue
  • 17.Scissor Man
  • 18.Cockpit Dance Mixture
  • 19.Pulsing Pulsing
  • 20.Happy Families
  • 21.Countdown to Christmas Party Time
  • 22.Blame the Weather
  • 23.Take This Town
  • 24.History of Rock; Roll

Product Description:

A collection of B-sides, rarities and flexi-singles compiled by Andy Partridge.
This 1990 collection, far from just filling in a hole in the three-year gap between ORANGES & LEMONS and NONSUCH, is a solid set on its own terms. Comprised of b-sides, alternate versions and other rarities that span XTC's career, it plays as a nice companion to any of their other retrospectives which feature their more obvious history (UPSY DAISY, COMPLETE XTC, WAXWORKS). There are jaggedly rocking punch-outs ("Respectable Street," "Take This Town"), pop ditties ("Happy Families," "Punch And Judy"), early Farfisa-infused new wave templates ("Looking For Footprints,"), assorted experiments ("Over Rusty Water," "Pulsing Pulsing") and even a lilting waltz ("The World is Full Of Angry Young Men").
Far from being a set castoffs, RAG & BONE BUFFET shows both how furiously creative the band has been, and how carefully they've shaped each album project, even if it meant having to shelve some exemplary songs.

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  • UPC: 077778665120
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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