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Josef K - The Farewell Single


On this date in 1982, Josef K released their sixth and final single, The Farewell Single. The A side was "The Missionary". It was backed by "One Angle" and "Second Angle (Variations On The Angle)". None of the tracks appeared on their only album (while together). The single reached the #5 spot on the U.K. indie singles chart. The Edinburgh, Scotland post-punk band disbanded in 1982 with just one album though posthumous releases would come out, including Sorry For Laughing, the album they recorded first but didn't release because of their dissatisfaction with the results. Guitarist Malcolm Ross joined Orange Juice and then Aztec Camera. Drummer Ronnie Torrance joined Boots For Dancing. Vocalist Paul Haig went on to a moderately successful solo career.

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