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What Do You Call That Noise? The XTC Podcast

22 EpisodesProduced by Mark FisherWebsite

Interviews and discussions about XTC, from White Music to Wasp Star and beyond


Oranges and Ladybirds – part two

In this second deep dive into XTC's lyrical references, we talk about the flora and fauna of River of Orchids, the one-way traffic of English Roundabout and the coastal retreat of Bungalow.

In a lively and, above all, morally uplifting discussion, we swing from the suburban angst of New Town Animal to the assembly-hall nostalgia of Harvest Festival.

Comparing notes are Mark Fisher, Belinda Blanchard, Peter Mills, Sandy Leffew and Ami Parkerson.

The fabulous musical soundtrack comes courtesy of Sarah Palmer and Lotte Fisher, who also provides the episode illustration. Drink tips from Donna Rees


Further reading in The XTC Bumper Book of Fun for Boys and Girls and What Do You Call That Noise? An XTC Discovery Book available from 


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Thanks to the Pink Things, Humble Daisies and Knights in Shining Karma who've done the same.

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