Vintage Video: ‘Drums and Wires’-era XTC live performance captured by French TV

For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we flash back to XTC’s early turn as a touring band for this 1979 performance filmed in Paris and broadcast by French TV. The 20-minute set comes a few months after the release of Drums and Wires, and opens with three songs off that album. Within three years of this performance, XTC would quit touring altogether.

Watch the set below via YouTube uploader mar.

 

Setlist: XTC, Théâtre de l’Empire, Paris, France, 11/18/79

1. “Real by Reel”
2. “Helicopter”
3. “Making Plans for Nigel”
4. “This is Pop”
5. “Are You Receiving Me?”
6. “Statue of Liberty”

 

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