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Towers Of London - XTC - Waxworks: Some Singles 1977-1982

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  1. XTC continued to smooth out their edges on 's Black Sea, bringing in elements of mid-'60s Beatles and Kinks to their guitar-driven pop; thanks to the singles "Generals and Majors" and "Towers of London," it was the group's most successful American album, peaking at number 41 while reaching number 16 on the British charts.
  2. "Towers of London" is a song written by Andy Partridge of the English rock band XTC, released as the second single from their album Black Sea. It peaked at number 31 on the UK Singles Chart. The BBC-2 documentary XTC at the Manor featured the group recording the song in Genre: Post-punk.
  3. Towers of London When they had built you Did you watch over the men who fell Towers of London When they had built you Victoria's gem found in somebody's hell Pavements of gold leading to the underground Grenadier Guardsmen walking pretty ladies around Fog is the sweat of the never never navvies who pound, pound, pound, pound, pound Spikes in the rails to their very own heaven Towers of London.
  4. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Waxworks - Some Singles on Discogs/5().
  5. Waxworks: Some Singles Originally released on 5 November in the U.K. Reached No. 54 on the U.K. album chart. Also available on The Compact XTC: The Singles and Fossil Fuel: The XTC Singles Andy: “Spooky, unreal, dripping and unstable. The thrills and horrors of modern life in three-minute scenarios.
  6. Waxworks: Some Singles is a compilation album released by XTC in Though it followed closely on the heels of the successful English Settlement album and its lead-off single "Senses Working Overtime", it failed to crack the Top 40, perhaps signalling their commercial decline in Britain.
  7. Song information for Towers of London - XTC on AllMusic. XTC's decidedly English bent gets to shine forth on "Towers of London," though instead of suburbia it's the Big Smoke under lyrical discussion this time out (perhaps inevitably, the accompanying video showed Andy Partridge on a boat in the Thames).

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