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a great album from a very underrated band
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 22/06/2011 22:43:07
i remember listening to the Pack, then Theatre of Hate and finally Spear of Destiny. I always felt that Kirk was creating a sound that was both nostalgic and futuristic at the same time, and nothing has changed. One Eyed Jacks is a great testament to the idealism's of the time tackling such great themes as the loss suffered in warfare 'Young men' and the loss of love in 'Prisoner', the theme of incarceration identified in 'Attica' and the raw sentiment of 'Playground of the Rich' which beautifully details the rich getting richer, whilst the poor get poorer concept of the eighties which we are all too familiar with in relation to Thatchers Britain. what's more is there is a great traditional rendition of 'Rosie' which is a great take on a slavery song from yester-year capped off with the call to arms of 'Liberator' which is a declaration of freedom for all who suffered the oppresive politics of the 80's. A great album which in typical Brandon style sets out a manifesto for the disaffected youth of the time. Oh how i listened and oh how it shaped my view of the world which i am grateful to say has still proved relevant today.... God bless Kirk et all and the glorious SOD. Grossly underrated and sorely missed. you Liberators!!
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S.O.D s best album by a long way
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 11/09/2009 18:40:50
spear of destiny along with the groups predecessor theatre of hate were two of my favourite bands in the 80`s.
this album has it all, from the dramatic rock of attica and dont turn away- to the cool cowboy movie theme sounda likes of young men and these days are gone- ,to the pure punk rock of liberator.
brings back alot of memories and they are all good ones
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The one that opened the earlobes!
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 24/11/2008 12:12:14
This was the best line-up that Kirk ever gathered for Spear Of Destiny and all fans agree. These were the best gigs by far and a great time to be a 16 year old psychobilly scooterist. There was a lambretta dedicated to Spear Of Destiny circa this period and it won Best Of Show at The International Bike Show in Kent for best paint, chrome, engraving etc. Inspirational band and still going strong. Long Live The Past!
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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 08/08/2008 13:16:23
Totally agree with the other two, One Eyed Jacks is a brillant album thats finally been released to CD.
SOD were such a good band on record and live. Not sure about dropping the sax on later stuff (Outland), they achieved greater commercial success but IMHO were never as good.
First heard this in 84 (at 17), and in 2008 (at 41) it is still a great album. Going to see Kirk perform an acoustic show this weekend, will report back.
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I can't believe this is out on CD
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 08/05/2008 20:14:05
Brilliant. One of the very best live bands ever, and this IMHO was their best album. For years I've been listening to a (scratched) vinyl version that I ripped to CD myself. Gotta have this now.
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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 11/01/2008 12:34:29
One of the best albums around in the mid 80's.I have been waiting years for this masterpiece to make it's way onto C.D. At long last the vinyl can be packed away.What a great shame that Spear of Destiny were not that applauded on the airwaves,back then.Kirk Brandon was a master in his own right,from Rainmaker,Young Men and the hard and stomping sound of Liberator.If you, like me loved some of the harder hitting sounds of the 80's,then One Eyed Jacks is a must.
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