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Today's ear X-tacy: XTC "Life Begins At The Hop"

Today's ear X-tacy features a classic track or deep-cut from the Alternative era every weekday at 10:10.

XTC bassist Colin Moulding said the he "wanted to ditch [our] quirky nonsense and do more straight-ahead pop.” So in 1979 he wrote “Life Begins At The Hop” for the band’s 3rd studio album, Drums and Wires. It was Moulding's first A-side composition for the group, and the band's first single to make the UK charts. The song title references the 1950s' rock 'n' roll classic "At the Hop".

John is the mid-morning host on WFPK. Email John at jtimmons@lpm.org

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