Ape House



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AAPE 023
UPC: 633367791115
EAN: 0633367791115
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200 Gram Vinyl Record

200 Gram LP

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Limited edition 200-gram pressing

Digitally remastered release from XTC's Andy Partridge, Colin Moulding, and Dave Gregory masquerading as the "lost" '60s psych band called The Dukes of Stratosphear. This 1985 mini-album was produced by John Leckie (Swami Anand Nagara) and The Dukes. The story is a familiar one. XTC, as a non-touring band, between the recording/release of The Big Express and Skylarking, adopted the alter egos of The Dukes of Stratosphear and set about writing and recording 25 O'Clock, partying like it was 1967 and stereo phasing had just been popularized.

With a clutch of songs as tuneful as Sgt. Pepper's, guitars cranked up like a Kinks Pye b-side, the collective knowledge of a bunch of psych's keenest fanboys and the engineering skills of John Leckie... The resulting album sits somewhere in the pantheon of greatness between Evolution, Their Satanic Majesties Request and S. F. Sorrow.

Side A
1. 25 O'Clock
2. Bike Ride To The Moon
3. My Love Explodes

Side B
1. What In The World?? . . .
2. Your Gold Dress
3. The Mole From The Ministry

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