XTC ‘FUN BOOK’ ANNOUNCED
Limelight ‘zine founder digs through the archives for a bumper-packed anniversary anthology.
The XTC Bumper Book Of Fun For Boys And Girls will be published by journalist Mark Fisher on October 2. The 256-page book celebrates the 35th anniversary of the official XTC fanzine, Limelight, with new interviews and archive material. It also coincides with the band’s 40th anniversary.
“The book came about purely by coincidence,” explains Fisher, whose daughter overheard comedians Stewart Lee and Joanna Neary talking about XTC. “She told them that I used to run the fanzine and they said they’d love to see it. I’ve literally got one copy of each issue left so she suggested scanning them in. I thought, ‘If we’re scanning them in, then maybe more people would like to see them.’ One thing led to another and the idea got bigger and bigger.”
A preview launch will be held at the XTC Convention in Swindon this September. For more, visit www.xtclimelight.com. NRS
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