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This is the most recent information about XTC that has been submitted to amIright. If we have more information about XTC, then we provide a link to the section where it appears (the actual page whenever possible).

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Possible Misspelled Names:

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Band Name Origins:

  • Andy got the initial inspiration from a Jimmy Durante film wherein Durante exclaims, "I am in ECS-T-SY!" and it sounded like three letters. Submitted by: Peter P.
  • Andy Partridge has also stated that part of the inspiration for the band's name cam from watching a Jimmy Durante movie, when his character stands up and says "Dat's it! I'm in ecstasy!" They spelled in out the way it sounded when he pronounced it. Submitted by: Entil'Zha

Stupid Band Names:

  • I can see the naming process for this band: Oh, let's just see which letters we should string together to come up with a band name, shall we? Not knowing or caring that it sounds like the word "ecstasy"... Submitted by: Peter

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Sleepwalker," The Wallflowers"The Somnambulist," XTC
"The Letter ," The Box Tops"Dear God," XTC
"Dead Skunk," Loudon Wainwright III"Senses Working Overtime," XTC
"Don't Lose Your Temper," XTC"I Lost It," Kenny Chesney

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"The Mayo Of Simpleton" originally "The Mayor Of Simpleton"
Mayo = short for mayonnaise
Candy Welty
"Science Fiction" originally "Science Friction"
An obvious letter removal!
"Garden of Earthy Delights" originally "Garden of Earthly Delights"
Meredith Harshaw
"Making Pans For Nigel" originally "Making Plans For Nigel"
Roy R. Pryor
"It's Nearly Arica" originally "It's Nearly Africa"
Arica is a city in Chile.
Jamie Burke

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Big Dray" originally "Big Day"
Dray: a type of cart
Alyssa Jayne
"Merely A Moan" originally "Merely A Man"
Connie Brady
"Making Planes For Nigel" originally "Making Plans For Nigel"
Roy R. Pryor
"Making Plants For Nigel" originally "Making Plans For Nigel"
Roy R. Pryor

Change a Letter:

"Menses Working Overtime" originally "Senses Working Overtime"
"Sensei Working Overtime" originally "Senses Working Overtime"
Sensei = a martial arts teacher (Japanese)
"Making Plays For Nigel" originally "Making Plans For Nigel"
"Hear God" originally "Dear God"
"Dear Rod" originally "Dear God"

There are additional XTC song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Mayor of Simpleton""Passion for Sticky Buns"K. Letterman
"The Smartest Monkeys""The Harmful Monkeys"John A. Barry
"Making Plans For Nigel""Making Plans For Libel"Phil Alexander
"Making Plans For Nigel""Taken By Obama"Malcolm Higgins
"Dear God""Sween' Todd"John A. Barry
"The Smartest Monkeys""A Smarmy Flunkey"John A. Barry
"Making Plans For Nigel""Savin' 'Is Hands for Hair Gel"LucidLupin LeeBee
"Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead""Ballad of Steven the Dell Kid"White Mystery
"Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead""Ballad of Steven the Dell Kid"White Mystey

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Senses Working Overtime
Over And Over
   Nelly featuring Tim McGraw
Senses Working Over And Over(time)
Hugh Jim Bessile
Stupidly Happy
Shiny Happy People
Stupidly Shiny Happy People
Two bands with 3 initials together.
British Bullcrap
Stupidly Happy
Happy Loving Couples
   Joe Jackson
Stupidly Happy Loving Couples
Aren't they all?

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Generation XTC
Generation X combined with XTC
Submitted By: Annemarie
Static-X combined with XTC
Submitted By: Quyjibo
INXS combined with XTC
This combo should have happened a long time ago. Think about the pronunciation...
Submitted By: Martha Hankins
XTC combined with TLC
Submitted By: Sammy

There are additional XTC Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Senses Working Overtime"
Misheard Lyrics:
Turds and treasure
Original Lyrics:
Dirt and treasure
"Wake Up"
Misheard Lyrics:
Who cares - you wrote the note
Who cares - you light a smoke
Original Lyrics:
Who cares - you wrote the note
Who cares - you might have spoke
"Cross Wires"
Misheard Lyrics:
Everything's disposable, everything's gravy
Original Lyrics:
Everything is buzz buzz, everything is beep beep
"Senses Working Overtime"
Misheard Lyrics:
Since she’s working overtime
Original Lyrics:
Senses working overtime
There are additional XTC misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Senses Working Overtime"
Misheard Lyrics:
Turds and treasure
Original Lyrics:
Dirt and treasure

Story about this misheard lyric by: Caleb

For years, this is what I thought Partridge was singing around the end of this song. It made absolutely no sense to me, but it's how I would sing it. It is a recent revelation that is he is, in fact, singing dirt instead of turds.

There are additional XTC misheard stories available.

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Senses Working Overtime"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Senses working overtime.
Why They're Repetitive:
And 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, @$$es getting kicked for writing this song.
Submitted by: Celeste

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Miniature Sun"
The Lyrics:
Now everything looks wrong today
An out of tune sung song today.
I've grown from big King Kong today, right down to miniature...
Who They Mention:
King Kong
Submitted by: Tania WYEP
"Garden of Earthly Delights"
The Lyrics:
Talk and let your mind loose
Can't all think like Chekov
But you'll be okay
Who They Mention:
Anton Chekov
Submitted by: Tania WYEP
There are additional XTC celebrity lyrics available.

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Ball and Chain"
Opening Lines:
Save us from the ball and chain.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
Opening Lines:
Laying on the grass, my heart it flares like fire.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
There are additional XTC spelling lyrics available.

Song Title Space Change:

"The Ball Ad Of Peter Pumpkinhead" originally "The Ballad Of Peter Pumpkinhead"
Submitted by: George Straitjacket
"General Sand Majors" originally "Generals And Majors"
Submitted by: George Straitjacket

Song Title Anagrams:

"Overt Sense Is Working Me" originally "Senses Working Overtime"
Submitted by: Pete Worst
"Odd Rage" originally "Dear God"
Submitted by: Lauryn Canna
"A Red Dog" originally "Dear God"
Submitted by: Lauryn Canna
"Drag Doe" originally "Dear God"
Submitted by: Lauryn Canna
"Odd Gear" originally "Dear God"
Submitted by: Lauryn Canna

There are additional XTC Song Title Anagrams available.

Song Title Acrostics:

GAM: "Generals and Majors"
Submitted by: Alice Spoonerism
TIP: "This Is Pop?"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
IT: "Instant Tunes"
Submitted by: Candy Welty

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Don't Use Lure Temper" originally "Don't Lose Your Temper"
Submitted by: Penelope Beckinsale
"All Band Chain" originally "Ball And Chain"
Submitted by: American Idle
"The Pleating Mace" originally "The Meeting Place"
Submitted by: Regina Haniger
"Gear Dodd" originally "Dear God"
Submitted by: brit

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"Dear God"
1996 film with Greg Kinnear and Tim Conway
Submitted by: Paul Warren

TV and Movies Mentioned in Lyrics:

"Merely A Man"
The Lyrics:
I'm a king, yes, I'm a head of state.
But I'm the kitchen boy who'll wash your dirty plate.
I had no message and the message was,
We're all Jesus, Buddha and the Wizard of Oz!
The Wizard of Oz
Submitted by: Tania WYEP

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