Industrial Disease

Album: Love Over Gold (1982)
Charted: 75


  • The song focuses on the decline of the British manufacturing industry in the 1980s. The song focuses on strikes, depression and disfunctionality.
  • The title of what later became an AC/DC song is mentioned in the lyrics: "Thunderstruck."
  • The reference to "brewers droop" as a medical condition is an in-joke, referring both to the effect of alcohol on libido and to the band of the same name that Mark Knopfler played in prior to Dire Straits. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alec - St.Louis, MO, for all above

Comments: 3

  • Jim from Pleasant Hill, CaOne of the best rock intro buildups in any song, though it's hard to pick a favorite. I never really knew what this track was about; assumed it was an allegory.
  • Clovis from Boca Raton, FlGreat Song. Underrated.
  • Jay from St. Louis, MoClever lyrics!
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