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Homegrown (The Wasp Star Home Demos)

XTCAudio CD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)


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XTC hailed from Swindon to cultivate a legacy of highly original British pop born from their early punk/new wave roots in the late 70s. Their angular yet melodic songs, lead by distinctive jagged riffs boasted the catchiest of pop sensibilities which was then injected with an edginess by the darker overtones of astute and often political lyrics. Throughout their career, from the jerky earlier ... Read more in Amazon's XTC Store

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  • Audio CD (May 22, 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Tvt
  • ASIN: B00005K9S9
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #266,410 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Playground
2. Stupidly Happy
3. In Another Life (Excerpt Of Original Demo)
4. In Another Life (Jug Band Variation)
5. Some Lovely
6. Boarded Up
7. I'm The Man Who Murdered Love (Early Other Song Cassette)
8. I'm The Man Who Murdered Love (Tamla Demo Excerpt)
9. I'm The Man Who Murdered Love
10. We're All Light (Early Cassette Idea)
11. We're All Light
12. Standing In For Joe (Lounge Version)
13. Standing In For Joe
14. Wounded Horse
15. You And The Clouds Will Still Be Beautiful
16. Lie For A Lie (Cassette Demo)
17. Church Of Women
18. The Pot Won't Hold Our Love
19. Everything Decays
20. The Wheel And The Maypole

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Rather like those school mathematics exams in which you were expected to hand in all your arithmetic doodlings as well as your final answers, Homegrown is XTC proffering the various porta-studio jottings and embryonic ideas which eventually added up to the Wasp Star (Apple Venus Volume 2) album (a pass with flying colors, lest we forget). Songs don't write themselves. Even seasoned scribes like Andy Partridge and Colin Moulding need to put a bit of elbow grease into it. Thus, every fumbling bedroom troubadour in the land will empathise with Partridge as he mutters and busks his way through a gestative "Wheel and the Maypole" or signs off an early draft of "The Man Who Murdered Love" (nothing like the final version) with a self-questioning "yeah, there might be something there." Rest assured--demos or not--this is a highly listenable collection of quality pop with illuminating sleeve notes from the composers in question. Colin Moulding's marital-strife-flavored "In Another Life," for example, was inspired by Stanley Holloway, Andrew Gold, and 1970s sitcoms like George and Mildred. --Kevin Maidment

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Wasp Star, XTC's wonderfully poppy follow up to Apple Venus Vol 1, is an incredible exercise in songwriting know-how. "Homegrown" is a great inside look at the songwriting process for this album, complete with informative descriptions on the songwriting process.
As a songwriter myself, "Homegrown" is an intriguing look at the growing experience that is writing a song. I'm often inspired and impressed when listening to this album and reading through the notes. Not groundbreaking listening for the lay-person I imagine, but the album is a cool source of knowledge and a nice lesson for me. Hope you like it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars XTC - YOU REALLY HAVE TO LOVE THEM June 19, 2001
Format:Audio CD
OK...If you don't love XTC you probably will hate this CD. If you do love them this CD is really cool. Home Demos take us through the infancy of a song all the way to maturity. We hear the original idea's that Andy Partridge muttered in to his tape tape recorder as well as studio rehersals. As I said if you love XTC you'll love every minute of this disc.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Insight in the the evolution of great music June 2, 2001
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Format:Audio CD
I think the other reviews are being a bit harsh. I would recommend this to any XTC fan and I rate the material on Wasp Star as just as good as anything from the Black Sea/ Settlement period. There are some amazing songs on this album and to see the genesis of great ideas like "I'm the Man Who Murdered Love", "We're All Light" and "Maypole" gives the listener great insight into the world of XTC. I've actually used a couple of the recordings to introduce people to there music, because the high-gloss production of Wasp Star and Apple Venus Vl.1 isn't to everyone's taste. The only drag to this and the original Wasp Star is Colin's songs... His muse seems to have left the shed since 1990... although a lot of people disagree with that. Anyway, if you like process as much as the art, check this album out.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars For completists only May 22, 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Just as "Homespun" was a demo record of Apple Venus Vol.1-this "Homegrown" is the demo album of Wasp Star (Apple Venus Vol.2). It is an interesting album for fans of XTC but is certainly not for the casual listener. It's the type of album you will listen to once and probably never again because let's face it-they are demos after all. Interesting to hear how the album got made but strictly for XTC completists only.
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