Waterloo

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VIRGIL [8-10 / 15º-(-30º)], one of the constellations in the "One Size Fits All" (1975) "universe", has a star named "Waterloo". "Waterloo" together with "Charing Cross" (previously "Embankment", on the first edition of the artwork) is a reference to two Underground stations near Festival Hall in London, where Prelude To The Afternoon Of A Sexually Aroused Gas Mask on Weasels Ripped My Flesh, and Ahead Of Their Time were recorded.

London Underground stations: "Charing Cross", "Waterloo", "Marylebone", "Edgware Road", "Bayswater", "Queensway".

The stations itself were named after the Belgian village Waterloo, where in 1815 Napoleon was defeated in the Battle Of Waterloo.