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XTC: The Agony and the...

Mick Sinclair, ZigZag, January 1985

Contemporary Note: This interview took place at Virgin Records' London HQ during the height of the year-long miner's strike (led by the National Union of Miners' high-profile president Arthur Scargill), one of the defining events of 1980s Britain. Just before the interview began, a Virgin employee poked his head around the door to ask if Andy and the band would like to do a benefit for the miners. Andy said no, looked at me and started talking almost non-stop for the next hour or so, guided only by some very gentle steering on my part...

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