Personalities | New Model Army | Eighties | Rock

(Vocal/instrumental group, 1980–present)

Alongside The Levellers and Chumbawumba, this long-lived punk folk band from Bradford have kept alive the tradition of rock protest songs married to listenable music. Justin ‘Slade The Leveller’ Sullivan (vocals, guitar), Stuart Morrow (bass, guitar) and Robb Heaton (drums) first launched their sonic assault on Margaret Thatcher with 1984’s Vengeance. An expedient alliance with EMI started a steady flow of Top 50 albums from No Rest For The Wicked (1985) to The Love Of Hopeless Causes (1993).

Styles & Forms | Eighties | Rock
Personalities | New Order | Eighties | Rock

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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