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The Teardrop Explodes - Treason (It's Just A Story)


On this date in 1981, The Teardrop Explodes re-released their third single, "Treason (It's Just A Story)". This time it was backed by "Use Me". The A side was a remixed version of the earlier single and it fared better, reaching the #18 spot on the U.K. singles chart. The original version of the A side had appeared on their debut album, Kilimanjaro. The B side was a non-LP track that was added as a bonus to their debut when re-released on CD. The 12 inch included a french version of the title track called "Traison (C'est Juste Une Histoire)" which also a bonus track on the Kilimajaro CD. The Liverpool, England post punk band disbanded in 1982 after two albums. Lead singer Julian Cope went on to become a successful solo artist. Keyboardist Paul Simpson formed The Wild Swans.

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