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FlinterFile: Spandau Ballet- Pleasure

Spandau Ballet released their album True in 1983. Read the rest of this entry


FlinterFile: Depeche Mode- Just Can’t Get Enough


In 1981, Depeche Mode had their first UK top 10 hit. The song, written by the later Erasure member Vince Clarke, would especially sell well in the live 12 inch version. Read the rest of this entry

Song of the day: Spandau Ballet- Through The Barricades


In 1986, Spandau Ballet released Through The Barricades. The title track and single of the album became a hit, charting in the UK at number 6. The song describes an almost impossible love story between a Catholic and a Protestant in Ireland, where it was written. The ending however is not clear, since it could refer to suicide or just the end of the relation (in the lines “Hearts go to their graves”). Enjoy

Spandau Ballet- Through The Barricades

Song of the day: Spandau Ballet- True


Talking about the eighties, this was one of the characteristic groups of the eighties, with quite some hits! No wonder of course, because it’s a very good group, with very good songs. One of my favourites is the song of the day, namely Gold. It came from the album True, which itself also was a hit! But why do you like Spandau Ballet, you would ask. Maybe that’s got something to do with the sound of the songs. This one is powerful, has a nice piano piece (around 2:50), it has got nice percussion, and very important: a saxophone. Since I’m a big fan of hearing a sax in a song, songs with a saxophone have an attraction to me. So for today, let’s enjoy:

Spandau Ballet- Gold