Iron Hand (song)
|Single by Dire Straits|
|from the album On Every Street|
|Dire Straits singles chronology|
|Calling Elvis track listing|
|On Every Street track listing|
"Iron Hand" is a song by the rock band Dire Straits released on their album On Every Street in 1991. The song also appeared on the compilation album Nintendo: White Knuckle Scorin' in the same year of its release. It relates to the Battle of Orgreave during the UK miners' strike, with Mark Knopfler remarking on how the police charge on horseback into the crowd of striking miners had reminded him of the savagery of medieval times.
- On Every Street - An interview with Mark Knopfler - BBC Radio 1FM, date unknown (pre-release to On Every Street), transcript via private website. Accessed 200-01-26