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Encyclopedia > Spear of Destiny (band)

Spear of Destiny is a British rock band, established in 1983 by singer and songwriter Kirk Brandon (born on 3 August 1956, in Westminster, London) and bassist Stan Stammers (born on 19 May 1961). It had an ever-changing line-up through the years. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ercole de Roberti: Concert, c. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Kirk Brandon (born on 3 August 1956, in Westminster, London) is a British musician. ... August 3 is the 215th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (216th in leap years), with 150 days remaining. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Westminster is a district within the City of Westminster in London. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... A bassist is a musician who plays a double bass or electric bass (also referred to as bass guitar). ... Stan Stammers (born May 19, 1961, England) is best known as the bass player for British post punk band Theatre of Hate, Spear of Destiny and present band Plastic Eaters co founded with Robdaly. ... May 19 is the 139th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (140th in leap years). ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... Queue at US Air Force station in Iraq, for food at a birthday celebration. Queue areas are areas in which people queue (first in, first out), that is they wait in line for something. ...


Brandon had previously been in The Pack, and from 1980 to 1982 in the post-punk Theatre of Hate with its album Westworld and single 'Do You Believe In The Westworld ?', which was a UK Top 40 single in 1982, whilst the album made the Top 20. Post punk generally refers to the particularly fertile and creative period following the initial punk rock explosion. During the first wave of punk, roughly spanning 1976-1983, bands such as The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Ramones and The Damned began to challenge the current styles and conventions of rock... Theatre of Hate were a gothic, post-punk rock band which formed in Britain in 1980. ...


As had happened with Joy Division and New Order, the band were criticised for using the name Spear of Destiny, with its potential Nazi overtones. Any such links were fiercely denied, particuarly since the band were politically left-leaning. S.O.D. scored their biggest hit single in 1987 with the anthemic 'Never Take Me Alive' which went was a UK No.14 hit and its parent album, 'Outland', which reached No.16 success. Their only other top 40 UK hit was 'So In Love With You', reaching No.36. Joy Division were an English rock band that formed in 1976 in Salford, Greater Manchester. ... New Order is an English rock group formed in 1980 by the remaining members of Joy Division following the suicide of singer Ian Curtis. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Holy Lance. ... National Socialism redirects here. ...


Spear Of Destiny's sound was that of hard-edge rock, with powerful and often emotional lyrics, as typified by the part ballad war song 'Mickey'. The band, however never received much recognition, failing to chart with their last four albums.


At one time Kirk Brandon took Boy George to court who had said they had allegedly once been lovers, Kirk who is now married, lost the case.


Kirk is also a member of the 'super-group' Dead Men Walking. Dead Men Walking are a UK based Rock band with a multi-national line up. ...

Contents

Discography

Albums

Studio

Grapes of Wrath is the first studio album by Spear of Destiny, released by Epic Records in 1983 (see 1983 in music). ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... One Eyed Jacks is the second studio album by Spear of Destiny, released by Burning Rome Records in 1984 (see 1984 in music). ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... World Service is the third studio album by Spear of Destiny, released by Epic Records in 1985 (see 1985 in music). ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Outland is the fourth studio album by Spear of Destiny, released by 10 Records in 1987 (see 1987 in music). ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Price You Pay is the fifth studio album by Spear of Destiny, released by Virgin Records in 1988 (see 1988 in music). ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sods Law is the sixth studio album by Spear of Destiny, released by Burning Rome Records in 1992 (see 1992 in music) and subsequently re-issued by Snapper Music in 1997. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Live

  • Live at the Lyceum 22.12.85 (released 1993)
  • Radio One Live In Concert (1987, released 1994)
  • The Preacher (1983, released 2000)
  • Kings of London (2000, released 2001)
  • Live at the Colchester Arts Centre (2002)

1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...

Compilations

  • The Epic Years (1987)
  • The Collection (1991)
  • Time Of Our Lives: The Best Of (1995)
  • The Best of Spear of Destiny (1998)
  • The Best of Spear of Destiny (2004)

1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Singles

Title Release date Album UK chart position
"Flying Scotsman"/"The Man Who Tunes The Drums" May, 1983 Grapes of Wrath 85
"The Wheel"/"The Hop" May, 1983 Grapes of Wrath 59
"Prisoner Of Love"/"Rosie" January, 1984 One Eyed Jacks 59
"Liberator"/"Forbidden Planet" April, 1984 One Eyed Jacks 67
"All My Love"/"Last Card" May, 1985 World Service 61
"Come Back"/"Cole Younger" July, 1985 World Service 55
"Mickey"/"Up All Night" (Original version) July, 1985 World Service -
"Strangers In Our Town"/"Somewhere Out There" January, 1987 Outland 49
"Never Take Me Alive"/"Land Of Shame" March, 1987 Outland 14
"Was That You?"/"Was That You?" (Live at the Hammersmith Odeon) July, 1987 Outland 55
"The Traveller"/"Late Night Psycho" September, 1987 Outland 44
"So In Love With You"/"March Or Die" September, 1988 The Price You Pay 36
"Radio Radio"/"Life Goes On" November, 1988 The Price You Pay 78
"Black Country Girl"/"Babylon Talking" September, 1992 Sod's Law -
"Uphill Backwards"/"Never Take Me Alive" (1999 version) 1999 Volunteers -

May is the fifth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Grapes of Wrath is the first studio album by Spear of Destiny, released by Epic Records in 1983 (see 1983 in music). ... May is the fifth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Grapes of Wrath is the first studio album by Spear of Destiny, released by Epic Records in 1983 (see 1983 in music). ... January is the first month of the year and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... One Eyed Jacks is the second studio album by Spear of Destiny, released by Burning Rome Records in 1984 (see 1984 in music). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... One Eyed Jacks is the second studio album by Spear of Destiny, released by Burning Rome Records in 1984 (see 1984 in music). ... May is the fifth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... World Service is the third studio album by Spear of Destiny, released by Epic Records in 1985 (see 1985 in music). ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... World Service is the third studio album by Spear of Destiny, released by Epic Records in 1985 (see 1985 in music). ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... World Service is the third studio album by Spear of Destiny, released by Epic Records in 1985 (see 1985 in music). ... January is the first month of the year and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Outland is the fourth studio album by Spear of Destiny, released by 10 Records in 1987 (see 1987 in music). ... March is the third month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Outland is the fourth studio album by Spear of Destiny, released by 10 Records in 1987 (see 1987 in music). ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Outland is the fourth studio album by Spear of Destiny, released by 10 Records in 1987 (see 1987 in music). ... Look up September in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Outland is the fourth studio album by Spear of Destiny, released by 10 Records in 1987 (see 1987 in music). ... Look up September in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Price You Pay is the fifth studio album by Spear of Destiny, released by Virgin Records in 1988 (see 1988 in music). ... Look up November in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Price You Pay is the fifth studio album by Spear of Destiny, released by Virgin Records in 1988 (see 1988 in music). ... Look up September in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Sods Law is the sixth studio album by Spear of Destiny, released by Burning Rome Records in 1992 (see 1992 in music) and subsequently re-issued by Snapper Music in 1997. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...

See also

Kirk Brandon (born on 3 August 1956, in Westminster, London) is a British musician. ... Stan Stammers (born May 19, 1961, England) is best known as the bass player for British post punk band Theatre of Hate, Spear of Destiny and present band Plastic Eaters co founded with Robdaly. ... Theatre of Hate were a gothic, post-punk rock band which formed in Britain in 1980. ... Dead Men Walking are a UK based Rock band with a multi-national line up. ...

References

  • Chart runs in the UK Singles Chart since 1952

External links

  • KIRKBRANDON.COM (official web site)
  • STANSTAMMERS.COM (official web site)
  • http://www.cs.colostate.edu/~randall/SOD/SODIndex.html

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Spear of Destiny - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2467 words)
According to Christian texts, the Spear of Destiny (also known as the Holy Lance, Holy Spear, Lance of Longinus, or Spear of Longinus) is the spear that is reported in the Gospel of John (19:31-37) as having pierced the side of Jesus during his crucifixion.
Their retelling of the Spear myth stretches from its purported creation in 3061 B.C. by Tubal-Cain, seventh generation grandson of Adam (the Spear was forged from a meteorite at the same time that he made the sword Excalibur), to Admiral Byrd’s battle (Operation Highjump) in the Antarctic against Nazis in their underground fortress in Neuschwabenland.
The Legend Of The Wanderings Of The Spear Of Longinus.
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Spear of Destiny - The Waterfront, Norwich, Norfolk, England - 25.03.03
The band returned for 3 encores, during which "Never Take Me Alive" and "Mickey" were performed, and for me the lyrics of these songs were particularly poignant, in light of the war situation in Iraq.
Kirk and the band went out on a high leaving the crowd with the quiet satisfaction of knowing that they might be older, but they're certainly not "past it".
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