Andy Partridge: Sonic Boom
As buoyant, crisp, and driven as any number of great XTC songs Partridge wrote in his years as that seminal British band's singer and principal songwriter. And why shouldn't it be? This was one of more than 100 songs Partridge had accumulated over a couple of decades that never made it to an XTC album for a variety of reasons. They've now been released on an eight-CD set that is nirvana for XTC devotees; the crunch and pop of "Sonic Boom" is one small taste of it.
Go to the Andy Partridge artist page to read his bio, see his picture, and download the mp3.