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Life Begins At the Hop (3:46)

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I have learnt there's a magical spot at the hop
Come with me to the church on the corner, the hop
There's nuts and crisps and there's c-c-cola on tap
A good time had by those boys and those girls at the hop

XTC - Life Begins At the Hop Lyrics


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  • Fantastic song , ridiculous clip..... It tells a lot about the misunderstanding they were in the punk /new wave era.... XTC never were a punk band ; Partridge once said that " between 1977 and 1982 , with anything you played , you were "punk" and it was the only way to sell you." . Well observed!
  • yeah, this is a pretty terrible version.
  • not the version on 'Fossil Fuel' though.
  • That guitar solo does seem small and nice to me; It didn't seem to be putting on a showoff show. I've listened to the song a lot...
  • without a doubt, their best piece of work. everything that makes them good is here
  • The guitars are orchestral, that overdriven chorus sound.
  • Life Begins At The Hop! ... :)
  • This song is dorky, but I love it.
  • First XTC song I ever heard. Golden.
  • yes, great guitar on this... i just love it!

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