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John Connolly shares his love of punk, post-punk and New Wave music, with occasional curiosities and novelties. ABC to XTC focuses on music from the late 1970s into the early 1990s. Best known as an author of mystery fiction (, John has created soundtracks for several of his novels, drawing from a vast music collection. 


//ABC to XTC – Sundays at 1pm on RTÉ 2XM//

ABC to XTC playlist — 27 September

27th September 2015

The September 27 edition of ABC to XTC showcased the work of electronic music pioneer Vince Clarke, founding member of Depeche Mode, Yazoo, The Assembly, and Erasure. Depeche [...]

ABC to XTC Playlist — 20 September

20th September 2015

Today’s edition of ABC to XTC was a mix of old, new and covers: Aztec Camera, “Deep & Wide & Tall” from Love (1987) The Stranglers, “Strange [...]