10/10/14 – XTC – Dear God – 1986

Video Of The Day

XTC Skylarking promo picWritten by Andy Partridge and originally the B side of Grass from Skylarking released in 1986, Dear God was hastily added to the US album (replacing Mermaid Smile) as a result of the unprecedented attention it was receiving due to its lyrical content. Its controversial message hit a nerve across America where belief is woven deeply into the fabric of society, much more than in Northern Europe. It wasn’t a hit but it provoked debate and presented an argument and that alone gave it great value and in turn made people more aware of the band.

To read a review of the Skylarking album on the In Deep site, go here:




The video fetaures the lyrics as subtitles.




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