(XTC - Taking the piss in stride)
Bouncing up to 1980 tonight. XTC and "Heaven Is Paved With Broken Glass" - B-side from the "Ball and Chain" 12". I always liked XTC and looked forward to anything new they released. It was always good because it was never predictable. But then, the late 70's through to the early 80's were like that -lots of unpredictable music was around. Not much of it on the radio (except early KROQ . . .emphasis on early!). The major labels were starting to lose their grip and small labels, sometimes self-pressed labels, came flying out of the woodwork.
There were a lot of possibilities and a lot of talent to go around.
And XTC fit in quite nicely.