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The Skids - Masquerade


On this date in 1979, The Skids released their fourth single, "Masquerade". It was backed by "Out Of Town". Early on, the band included a bonus second single with the package which included "Another Emotion" and "Aftermath Dub". The A side appeared on the second version of their second album, Days In Europa. The album was originally released in 1979 without the song but was re-released in 1980 with a different cover and, this time, the song was included. "Out Of Town" appeared on their third album, The Absolute Game. The bonus single songs were non-LP tracks but they were added, as well as "Out Of Town", to Days In Europa when it was re-released on CD. The single made it to the #14 spot on the U.K. singles chart. The Dunfermline, Scotland post punk band disbanded in 1982 shortly after Stuart Adamson left to form Big Country.

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