Sgt. Rock (Is Going to Help Me)

"Sgt. Rock (Is Going to Help Me)" is a song by the British band XTC. Released as the band's 12th single in December 1980, it charted in the UK singles chart at No. 16 on 21 February 1981, being XTC's biggest single chart success to this date. The song also reached the Irish charts, peaking at No. 20.

The band performed the song on Top of the Pops and the Saturday morning show Multi-Coloured Swap Shop. The tune itself was recorded at Townhouse Studios, London in June 1980. The 7" single is packed with a poster, showing a Sgt. Rock comic. The song is featured on the compilation albums Waxworks: Some Singles 1977–1982, The Compact XTC, and Fossil Fuel: The XTC Singles 1977–92.

Track listing

# "Sgt. Rock (Is Going to Help Me)" [single edit] (Andy Partridge) (3:36) # "Living Through Another Cuba" (Andy Partridge)/"Generals And Majors" (Colin Moulding) [live medley] (7:52)


  • Terry Chambers - drums
  • Dave Gregory - guitars,
  • Colin Moulding - vocals, Epiphone Newport bass
  • Andy Partridge - vocals, guitar, synth