Compulsory Hero
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Compulsory Hero
"Compulsory Hero"
Compulsory Hero by 1927.jpg
Single by 1927
from the album ...ish
"Compulsory Hero"
"Propaganda Machine"
Released17 April 1989 (1989-04-17)[1]
Format7" vinyl, CD single
GenreRock, pop
Garry Frost
Charles Fisher
1927 singles chronology
"You'll Never Know"
"Compulsory Hero"
"To Love Me"

"Compulsory Hero" is the fourth single by Australian rock-pop band 1927. The track was released on 17 April 1989[1] and peaked at number 14 in May on the ARIA singles chart. The song is taken from their debut album...ish which peaked at number 1 on the ARIA Charts in April 1989. [2][3]

At the ARIA Music Awards of 1990, Geoff Barter won the 'best video award' for the clip for "Compulsory Hero". The song was further nominated for ARIA Award for Best Group but lost to The Black Sorrows.[4][5]

The song talks about a father's experience in the Vietnam War.

Track listing

7" / CD single
1."Compulsory Hero"4:34
2."Propaganda Machine"3:25


Weekly chart

Chart (1989) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[6] 14


  1. ^ a b "Australian Music Report No 768 - 17 April 1989 > Singles: New Releases". (original document published by Australian Music Report). Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ "...ish by 1927". Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ "You'll Never Know by 1927". Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ "Winners by Year 1990". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 2013.
  5. ^ "Australia 1990 ARIA Awards". Archived from the original on 25 February 2009. Retrieved 2009.
  6. ^ " - 1927 - Compulsory Hero". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 10 January 2016.

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