The Disappointed by XTC

“Andy: “I fancied writing something that was up musically and dejected lyrically at the same time. It's about people who've been neglected in affairs of the heart, and they band together to form an organisation of the disappointed. Then they all congregate round this guy's house and declare him their king. It's in memory of morose teenage incapacity with the opposite sex.” #XTCDay #JamWhileWeCan #LastJams #GoingDownJamming

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Andy: “I fancied writing something that was up musically and dejected lyrically at the same time. It's about people who've been neglected in affairs of the heart, and they band together to form an organisation of the disappointed. Then they all congregate round this guy's house and declare him their king. It's in memory of morose teenage incapacity with the opposite sex.” #XTCDay #JamWhileWeCan #LastJams #GoingDownJamming

thomasoshea 24 Sep 2015

One of the great "barely known" singles - The Disappointed by XTC.   4

adrianlong61 13 May 2013

a song rising above its dated production values.... I can't fail to be disappointed #XTCweek   2

bignonioides 4 Dec 2013

their voices sob with grief/that they want me to be chief/of the tribe with broken hearts

MartinWalker 5 Apr 2012

One of numerous gems from England's most underrated band ever

stevecolinboyle 1 Sep 2012