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XTC: Mummer

Richard Cook, New Musical Express, 3 September 1983

I DON'T THINK "England" means very much to me any more, although I do have some sympathy with Andy Partridge's particular affection for a country, rather than a nation. England is still mostly a half-spoiled rural place filled with little towns — and Partridge has turned his eyes away from our urban shadows and wished XTC's misfit pop into an agrarian jig.

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