11/06/2014

Underrated: Colin Moulding


While his former bandmate, vocalist/guitarist Andy Partridge, may be the most prolific and best-known member of the British pop institution that was once XTC, Mr. Moulding has been no slouch: the writer of such classic tunes as "Making Plans For Nigel", "Life Begins At The Hop" and "Generals and Majors", is a wonderful vocalist with mean bass guitar chops to spare. 
Just check out "Earn Enough For Us" from Skylarking [Geffen-1987]; "The Mayor Of Simpleton" and his own "Cynical Days" from Oranges and Lemons [Geffen-1989]; and any of the previously mentioned tunes above for a crash course in killer bass playing.
[Left: Moulding in 1979.]

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