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XTC: Optimism Is Next Week’s Thing

Mike Stand, Smash Hits, 18 September 1980

TERRY CHAMBERS said, "I want to talk to you". I said, "Fine". Fine. Then the drummer walked away and I didn't see him again until early evening when I looked up and there he was, suspended fifty feet above me in the basket of a hot-air balloon bearing the legend ‘XTC At The Manor’.

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