Here’s one more MPC featuring a Fairport Convention alumni for you.
I mentioned in my Richard Thompson post the day a friend of mine who used my Thompson shtick to impress people. My buddy was a drummer, and as much as he liked Thompson, he loved Dave Mattacks, who was Fairport’s drummer at the time.
Mattacks was also much in demand as a session player and this is from one of my favorite gigs of his, XTC’s Nonsuch. “The Ballad Of Peter Pumpkinhead” is the album’s opener and if you play this on a decent stereo with a little grunt, Mattacks’ initial burst will make you jump in your seat.