Psonic Psunspot is the second release of the Dukes of Stratosphear, a band formed by members of XTC. The album, like the previous 25 o'Clock, is inspired by the 60's psychedelia. Released in 1987, it showcases a variety of songs meant to evoke specific groups of that period (for instance, the Hollies on Vanishing Girl, the Byrds on You're my Drug and the Beach Boys on Pale and Precious). The members of XTC, free from the pressures of writing 'serious' songs, turn in tunes superior to those on official XTC albums of the period.
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