Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Tenpole Tudor - Swords of a 1000 Men

Back to the 80's again for this classic bit of  Post Punk Pop! The song has just been re-released as its included in the new film from Aardman, The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists. I took my two youngest to see the film last week, and much to their delight and embarrassment, sang along to the song.

Tenpole Tudor released their third single, "The Swords Of A Thousand Men" in 1981. It was backed by "Love And Food". The A side appeared on their debut album, Eddie, Old Bob, Dick And Gary . The B side was a non-LP track that was added as a bonus track on a later CD re-release. The single reached the #6 spot on the U.K. singles chart. The London punk band broke up in 1982 after two albums and several singles. Eddie Tenpole (also known as Eddie Tudor-Pole and Eddie Tenpole Tudor) went solo and the rest of the band became The Tudors. Neither new act was long-lasting. Tenpole Tudor, itself, has re-united many a time since.


  1. I just noticed the link for this on the sidebar of your main blog. It said "click on me" so I did. It's nice to see the variety of music your into Ray. I don't know this song, but the others you have posted I do.

    No I never sleep Ray.