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XTC: Toys in the Attic

Robert Sandall, Q, April 1989

XTC’s Andy Partridge is from that eccentric, uniquely English school of songwriters that brought you Ray Davies and Vivian Stanshall. His problem has been his refusal to conform. And his fear of live performance. And his heartbreaking financial crises. And, well, life really… Robert Sandall offers tea and sympathy.

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