Vintage Video: XTC performs for ‘Rockpalast’ on German TV in 1982 — full 70-minute gig

For this week’s installment of the Vintage Video series, we bring you another classic performance filmed for the renowned German TV show “Rockpalast” — this time a full 70-minute, English Settlement-era concert by XTC that was filmed in early 1982, just two months before the band would play its last-ever tour date before retiring as a live act due to frontman Andy Partridge’s crippling stage fright. Although, after watching Partridge’s extremely animated performance in this footage, it’s hard to imagine he was so stage-shy. Check out the 15-song set above, courtesy YouTube uploader .

 

Setlist: XTC, Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany, 2/10/82

1. “Respectable Street”
2. “Towers of London”
3. “Runaways”
4. “Jason and the Argonauts”
5. “Burning With Optimism’s Flames”
6. “Snowman”
7. “Ball And Chain”
8. “Sgt. Rock (Is Going to Help Me)”
9. “No Thugs In Our House”
10. “Senses Working Overtime”
11. “Making Plans For Nigel”
12. “Living Through Another Cuba”
13. “Generals and Majors”
14. “Real By Reel”
15. “Life Begins At The Hop”

 

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