If you think that XTC stole from the Beatles:
... think again:
Alexandra, "Zigeunerjunge" (1967)
In 1967 they were all doing the tree thing. The tree, I contend, is the essential prop of pre-video musical visuals. I shall, when all this is over (but what the heck is "this"? And will I live to see it "over"?), write a book on the topic of "The Tree is Pop".
In the meantime, you send me your own associations. I will mention you with eternal gratitude in the Acknowledgements.
Yes, I is tired.
PS: Richard Dawkins, if you're reading this: Scrap the endless John Lennon referencing and listen to some XTC!