Sunday, August 26, 2018
"Earn Enough For Us" by XTC
One of my favorite Andy Partridge XTC songs. Unlike the Alvvays song reviewed on August 25th, this just works from start to finish and doesn't sound like the era in which it was recorded (1986).
But since XTC never really played live again after 1982, their catalog should be ripe for picking cover songs from.
I have always envisioned "Earn Enough For Us" as a huge country hit by one of those hat-wearing, stadium-filling cowboys, but it's never happened. They wouldn't even need to change that much - just add a little twang to the vocal and triple up the guitars. Instant hit!