QUOTE (geordiegav @ Oct 8 2010, 02:35 PM)
To blast of with XTc at the time they were launched was just the grooviest of all musical journeys,I don't ever think of Barryxtc as inferior musicaly at all....that beat combo was perfect for the stuff Andy and Colin were writing....tight and overflowing with energy.......a beautiful spluttering beast of noise.....perfect for 77/78
I never said (or meant to infer) that I thought Barry was "inferior musically" to Dave at all.
It's more of an individual taste and direction thing.
Barry played in a band with Robert Fripp, a musician of the absolute highest caliber there is in rock music.
Even Dave may admit he would've been hard pressed to do that.
All I'm saying is the Barry version of the band didn't shake my musical world like the Dave version did.
But I was 3000 miles away, isolated and detached from any real music scene, listening to prog and drinking Rainier beer.
You guys were drinking the good stuff, smack in the middle of the whole punk explosion and experiencing it firsthand by slam dancing at XTC gigs.
Don't think I don't envy you for it.