White Music

by XTC

White Music

White Music is the debut studio album by the English rock band XTC, released on 20 January 1978. It was the follow-up to their debut, 3D EP, released three months earlier. White Music reached No. 38 in the UK Albums Chart and spawned the single “Statue of Liberty”, which was banned by the BBC for the lyric “In my fantasy I sail beneath your skirt”. In April 1978, the group rerecorded “This Is Pop” as their third single. Originally titled Black Music, referring to black comedy, the title was changed at the suggestion of both Virgin Records and the band’s manager. The resultant title, White Music, refers to white noise.


  1. Radios In Motion (2:52)
  2. Cross Wires (2:03)
  3. This Is Pop (2:38)
  4. Do What You Do (1:14)
  5. Statue Of Liberty (2:52)
  6. All Along The Watchtower (5:40)
  7. Into The Atom Age (2:32)
  8. I’ll Set Myself On Fire (3:00)
  9. I’m Bugged (3:59)
  10. New Town Animal In A Furnished Cage (1:51)
  11. Spinning Top (2:38)
  12. Neon Shuffle (4:25)

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Wikipedia URL https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Music
Format Vinyl LP Album
Label Virgin
Catalog Number V 2095
Notes Some tracks have alternate, shorter titles given on the back sleeve: A2: X Wires B1: Atom Age B2: Set Myself On Fire B4: New Town Animal Virgin Records, Vernon Yard, Portobello Road, London W11. Recorded at The Manor, Mixed at The Manor & Advision. Made in England Cat.# V2095 on the rear and spine of the sleeve. Cat.# V 2095 on the labels. © 1977 Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd exc. A6, B. Feldman & Co Ltd
Discogs URL XTC - White Music