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XTC - Generals And Majors


On this date in 1980, XTC released their ninth single, "Generals And Majors". It was offered as a double seven inch package. The other three tracks were "Don't Lose Your Temper", "Smokeless Zone" and "Somnambulist". The A side was on their fourth album, Black Sea. The other three tracks were non-LP tracks that were added as bonus tracks to the album when it was re-released on CD. The single reached the #32 spot on the U.K. singles chart. The Swindon, England post punk/new wave band called it quits in 2006 when Colin Moulding expressed a desire to call it quits. Andy Partridge didn't feel that it would be XTC without the both of them.

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