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Theatre Of Hate - The Hop


On this date in 1982, Theatre Of Hate released their fifth single, "The Hop". The B side was "Conquistador". The A side did not appear on a studio album (until a best of collection). The B side appeared on their debut studio effort, Westworld. The single peaked at the #70 spot on the U.K. singles chart. The London post-punk/gothic band lasted from 1980-1983. They were led by Kirk Brandon who was previously in The Pack. He later formed Spear Of Destiny while guitarist Billy Duffy went on to The Cult.

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