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 Post subject: Re: XTC and Ric 12 string?
 Post Posted: Tue May 16, 2006 5:24 am 
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I recall reading somewhere (Song Stories?) that he used a Gretsch on Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead. Well, he could have used more than one guitar anyway, so who knows.

You can hear his 1964 Rick 1996 sounding the opening riff to the Vanishing Girl on the Dukes of Stratosphear's Psonic Psunspot album too. Can't wait for my 1996 to arrive!





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 Post subject: Re: XTC and Ric 12 string?
 Post Posted: Wed May 17, 2006 7:39 pm 
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Wow all these absolutely awesome XTC songs featuring Mr. Gregory on a Rick. Maybe we should be elevating XTC the "Best Rickenbacker Band Ever, Baby!"


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 Post subject: Re: XTC and Ric 12 string?
 Post Posted: Wed May 17, 2006 10:14 pm 
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'the mayor of simpleton' is another fine ric-o-song, although i detest the production of that album.
Heard that one on the radio this morning. Now THAT'S a bass line.


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 Post subject: Re: XTC and Ric 12 string?
 Post Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 12:57 am 
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'the mayor of simpleton' is another fine ric-o-song, although i detest the production of that album.
Heard that one on the radio this morning. Now THAT'S a bass line.


oh yeah..colin moulding tears it up. not too sure if he's ever played a rick or not....

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 Post subject: Re: XTC and Ric 12 string?
 Post Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 6:20 am 
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quote]Heard that one on the radio this morning. Now THAT'S a bass line.


Got that in my ipod, heard it today. Always amazed at that bassline. He nailed every friggin' note.

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 Post subject: Re: XTC and Ric 12 string?
 Post Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 2:59 pm 
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Oh yeah, Dave Gregory is definitely one of the best guitarists ever. Amazing guy, he could play it all and flawlessly, but with taste. From the delicate nylon-stringed arpeggios on "Yacht Dance" to the crazy solos on stuff like "Real by Reel" to the jangly chords and everything in between (including Clapton-esque soloing), the guy is a master.



Dave Gregory is a greatly under-appreciated guitarist. When he parted from XTC, I wondered what the band's fate would be, but Andy Partridge and Colin Moulding manage to keep things together. They are really great songwriters/musicians.

I don't think that Partridge or Moulding ever used Rickenbackers, but considering the contribution of the Rickenbacker sound to XTC's music over the years, they might want to make an investment in a few new guitars.


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