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Posted By: GUEST,Lizzie Cornish
08-Apr-13 - 02:36 PM
Thread Name: Songs About Thatcher
Subject: Songs About Thatcher
I thought it might be interesting to see how many there are....

'Vulcan & Lucifer' A song written for Thatcher & MacGregor..

'Vulcan and Lucifer' - John Tams & Barry Coope

"...The Miners weren't the only industry to rise up against the privatisation enforced by Margaret Thatcher's government in the 1980s. The Sheffield & Rotherham steel industry also felt the force of her blows, reducing the industry to a tenth of its size in three decades. In the 'Song of Steel' the Radio Ballads focus on the decline of this industry, both in the economic sense and the social ramifications which followed.

'Vulcan and Lucifer' pits Thatcher and McGregor (the man held responsible for breaking both the Steel Workers & the Miners' strikes) against the Devil himself. A mournful lament, the iconic sound of a brass band resonates with the testimonies of the workers as they describe their experiences 1981 strike and the following decline of the industry that they had previously seen as a 'job for life'.
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