The Helium Kidz was an early title for XTC, and arguably the most well-known of the pre-XTC titles. It lasted from approximately 1973 to 1976. At the time, the band performed New York Dolls-influenced glam rock while wearing their own homemade costumes.
Though demos cut by XTC during their time as The Helium Kidz can be found on numerous bootlegs, none of the Kidz demos have been commercially released.
- Demos 4: Helium Kids Tracks and Covers (1994)
- 3D Compact Disc: Live and Unreleased Vintage XTC (2001)
- Primer or First Reader Volume 1: Demos and Sessions (2004, Chapter 4)
- "Private Eye"
- "In Love With the Hurt"
- "Shark In The Pool"
- "Star Park"
- "Yabber, Yabber, Yabber"
- "Saturn Boy"
- "Walkin' Across the Ceiling"
- "Saturn Boy II"