Iron Hand

Story Behind The Song

"Iron Hand" is a song by written by Mark Knopfler and performed by Dire Straits on On Every Street album released in 1991. The song relates the story at the Battle of Orgreave during the UK miners' strike, with lyrics that describe how the police charge on horseback into the crowd of striking miners reminding us "we haven't changed since ancient times".

Song Description

This song is related to the Battle of Orgreave during the UK miners' strike on June 18, 1984 Orgreave, Souh Yorkshire, England.

Song Length 3:10 Genre Folk - General
Similar Artists Mark Knopfler
Lyrics Mark Knopfler Music Mark Knopfler / arr. Peter Blanchete
Producer Peter Blanchette Publisher Unviversal Music
Performance Amy Elizabeth Wheeler, vocal Peter Blanchette, archguitar Label Archguitar Records

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