Billy’s ‘Love’ Iron Cross

Billy's original German Army WWII 'Iron Cross' that featured extensively in the photoshoot's for the 'Love' album.
“Around 1982 I worked on a stall in Kensington Market, London that sold vintage military clothing and memorabilia and I picked up this old German medal there. I’d always had an interest in war history, as does Ian, but I started wearing the Iron Cross in The Cult because I was influenced by the look of the Ashton Brothers on the sleeve of the classic debut album from The Stooges. It was part of my psychedelic biker look that also included hippy beads with a peace sign, the Triumph Motorcycle belt buckle, leather pants and the paisley shirts.”
Billy Duffy - January 2013