Generals & Majors – Animals. Label: Idiot Girl Production – IG02. Format: CD, EP. Country: Australia. Engineer, Mixed By, Mastered By – Al Smith (10). Keyboards – Andy Bartlett (tracks: 4). Producer – Generals & Majors. Vocals, Guitar, Percussion – Michael Strong (2). Notes. Engineered, mixed and mastered at Bergerk! Studios.
Generals and Majors always Seem so unhappy 'less they got a war Generals and Majors, ah ah! Like never before are tired of being action-less. Calling Generals and Majors Generals and Majors everywhere Calling Generals and Majors Your World War III is drawing near. Generals and Majors, ah ah! They're never too far Away from men who made the grade Out in a world of their own They'll never come down Until the battle's lost or made
Generals and Majors" is a song written by Colin Moulding of the English rock band XTC, released as the first single from their 1980 album Black Sea. Moulding accordingly wrote the song as a satirical take on the phrase "oh, what a lovely war". The song charted in the UK single chart at No. 32 and No. 104 on the US singles chart, while reaching No. 28 on Billboard's Album Rock Tracks chart. It was the first XTC single to chart in the .
Artist: XTC. Album: Black Sea, 2003. Promo for the "Generals and Majors" single. Apparently this was shot at the last minute after a meeting with Richard Branson, hence all the shots of him goofing around, and also the band's presence in the grounds of his manor! All very peculiar. As John Lydon once said, everything's "ho ho chortle chortle" with Branson, isn't it? Jolly japes.
Major-generals are normally entitled to staff cars. In the Estonian military, the major general rank is called kindralmajor. Historically, the French army had some sergent-majors généraux, also called sergents de bataille, whose task was to prepare the disposition of the army on the field before a battle. These sergents-majors généraux became a new rank, the maréchal de camp (not the same as a field marshal, in the French Army from antiquity called a Maréchal de France), which was the equivalent of the rank of major general. However, the term of major général was not forgotten and used to describe the appointment of armies chiefs of staff.
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- Engineered At – Bergerk Studios
- Mixed At – Bergerk Studios
- Mastered At – Bergerk Studios
- Backing Vocals – Timothy Trouchet (tracks: 7)
- Bass, Vocals, Guitar – Matt Berghuis
- Drums, Vocals, Percussion – Dane Knowles
- Engineer, Mixed By, Mastered By – Al Smith
- Keyboards – Andy Bartlett (tracks: 4)
- Producer – Generals & Majors
- Vocals, Guitar, Percussion – Michael Strong
NotesEngineered, mixed and mastered at Bergerk! Studios.
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