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Respectable Street (3:07)

Albums including this track: Black Sea, Rag & Bone Buffet: Rare Cuts & Leftovers (Although the one on Rag & Bone Buffet is the single edit)

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It's in the order of their hedgerows
It's in the way their curtains open and close
It's in the look they give you down their nose
All part of decency's jigsaw I suppose

XTC - Respectable Street Lyrics


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  • blur definitely wanted to be XTC
  • Here's a page about this song. But is the tab really as it was played for the recording? Andy's intro alternated between a B or B5 and this C# based chord which I'm not quite sure of yet but the bottom four notes are correct: or http://chalkhills.org/reelbyreal/s_RespectableStreet.html
  • That drum sound!
  • BLACK SEA!!!--Great album
  • Black Sea rules!
  • I'm just now realizing the similiarities between Andy Partridge and Joe Jackson, vocally speaking.
  • The live version of this from URGH! A Music War is too good.
  • @gmpwca: Single version. Anyway, I tend to recommend "Black Sea" as one's first XTC album and this superb opening track is a big reason why.
  • Anyone who wants to learn this on guitar properly can learn it here. http://www.optimismsflames.com/animals-front.htm
  • XTraCool :-) .....very nice

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