XTC: Mummer (Geffen)
Richard Riegel, Creem, May 1984
MUMMER MARKS XTC's psychic retreat to the band's native village of Swindon, where folk are rough and still near to the earth. The women wear rubber Wellies 11 months of the year, and the more intellectually-inclined of the menfolk spend many busy hours in the woods counting the rabbit droppings in a given square yard, in order to postulate theories of lapine population density for the learned journals.
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