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Soul Boys of the Western World

Soul Boys of the Western World
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 102 min

Documentary about Islington's own Spandau Ballet, charting their rise to Eighties superstardom, subsequent acrimonious split, royalties lawsuit and eventual reunion. Hencken has the band narrate their own story in voiceover, glossing over the more contentious issues; pity, as you sense that's where he would have found the real gold.

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Soul Boys of the Western World

29 Sep 20143 stars

Documentary charting the fluctuating fortunes of Spandau Ballet from George Hencken

Spandau Ballet might not seem the hippest subjects for a documentary. Formed in the late Seventies, they hit the charts in the early Eighties as the New Romantic scene blossomed, but this five-piece all-male band from Islington were hardly musical…

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