Spear Of Destiny is an English group formed in 1983 by Kirk Brandon and Stan Stammers. Which will be joined quickly by Chris Bell and Lascelles James.
The group released their debut album "Grapes of Wrath" the same year, an album which was to be highly regarded, notably thanks to the titles "Flying Scotsman" and "The wheel".
Success confirmed and amplified the following year in 1984 with the release of the album "One eyed Jacks". Album whose flagship singles will be "Prisoner of love" and "Liberator".
An inexorable rise in power which allowed the group to achieve consecration during the year 1985 with the release of the album "World service". Album which will remain as the best ranked of all but which, paradoxically, will not allow the group to reach Nirvana on the singles side ...
It was not until 1987 and the release of the album "Outland" to see the group achieve their biggest single success with the track "Never take me alive".
New album "The price you pay" a year later in 1988, album which will be the last major success of the group and whose flagship single will be "So in love with you".
All the albums that will be released during the following decades will only meet with very relative success, with the result that the band will outright disappear from the radar in the years that will follow ...
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
Flying Scotsman 1983
The wheel 1983
Prisoner of love 1984
All my love 1985
Come back 1985
Strangers in our town 1987
Never take me alive 1987
Was that you ? 1987
The traveller 1987
So in love with you 1988
Radio radio 1988
Black country girl 1989
Uphill backwards 1999
1983 ... a particularly successful start since the group obtained its first classified title. This is called an ideal start to say the least !
1983 ... a year 1983 which confirms the underlying trend with a second success in the wake. The group has a talent more than obvious which asks only to be expressed !
1984 ... admittedly, the group will never reach the Top10 of Charts but its level is largely sufficient to appear in the big league, it is clear
1984 ... there is talent in this group, that's clear. But they will never find the little + that could have taken them to the top of the mountain. Frankly shame ...
1985 ... they will stay for most of their careers in the middle of the Charts rankings. For want of having found the sound that could have set them apart from the crowd ...
1985 ... the adventure continues for some reason even if the group is rather on the spot. Let's be patient, what follows could hold a possible nice surprise ...
1987 ... a nice surprise that could possibly happen in this year 1987. Not necessarily on this track but maybe with the other one ...
1987 ... it is with THIS title that they will obtain a semblance of consecration. They sign here in any case the biggest title of all their discography on the success side in the Charts and thus enter by the back door in the musical legend of the 80s. It is always that !
1987 ... a plethora of titles in this year 1987, a year which will undoubtedly remain as the best vintage of the group. Nothing fancy but a good job !
1987 ... the pass of 4 ! In addition, in Intimist mode, an area they had explored very little until then. And the least we can say is that they are far from ridiculous !
1988 ... an end of the adventure looming, slowly but surely, on the horizon. The group will not remain as the best known of all but does not have to be ashamed of its discography, far from it ...
1988 ... the last title classified. The group ended in style in a year 1988 which saw them align 2 titles of certain quality. What more !
1989 ... come on, the adventure is not quite over. Especially when you see the quality of what they continue to produce, it would be wrong to hide this kind of titles !
1999 ... they will attempt a totally improbable comeback at the end of the 90s. Crazy bet, daring bet and above all a lost bet. End of the adventure ...
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