COOL VIDEO ALERT: Mike Keneally – “I’m Raining Here Inside”

Check out the video for “I’m Raining Here Inside” from Mike Keneally’s new album Wing Beat Fantastic, featuring songs co-written with XTC’s Andy Partridge.

Back in 1998 I was in second year at university and my listening diet basically consisted of Mike Keneally’s Sluggo, XTC’s Skylarking and Devin Townsend’s Ocean Machine. )(Okay, add of Dream Theater’s Awake too, which had already been out for four years by that point but which I’d finally got my own copy of instead of nicking my brothers’ all the time). So the combination of Keneally and Partridge writing songs together is like a bizarre mash-up of a particular period of my life. This song sounds great and I can’t wait for my copy of the album to arrive.

You can buy the album here.

On the 1st day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

Andy Partridge of XTC.

Ok, so I’m a guitar geek, but how could you possibly, POSSIBLY not adore the wonderful work of XTC?

Mike Keneally fans might notice the quote from Mayor of Simpleton in Day Of The Cow Part 2.

Senses Working Overtime

The Mayor Of Simpleton

And finally, the history of XTC puppet show.