Iron Hand (song)

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"Iron Hand"
Single by Dire Straits
from the album On Every Street
A-side "Calling Elvis"
Released 1991
Format CD
Genre Folk rock
Length 3:09
Label Vertigo Records
Songwriter(s) Mark Knopfler
Producer(s) Mark Knopfler
Dire Straits singles chronology
"Your Latest Trick"
(1986)
"Iron Hand"
(1991)
"Heavy Fuel"
(1991)

"Your Latest Trick"
(1986)
"Iron Hand"
(1991)
"Heavy Fuel"
(1991)
Calling Elvis track listing
"Calling Elvis"
(1)
"Iron Hand"
(2)
"Millionare Blues"
(3)
On Every Street track listing
"Heavy Fuel"
(7)
"Iron Hand"
(8)
"Ticket to Heaven"
(9)

"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.[1]

The title is most likely a reference to Margaret Thatcher's nickname, the "Iron Lady"[citation needed].

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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

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