Spandau Ballet. Such a cool sounding name for a band of the 80s - or any band, for that matter. However, despite the beautiful sound of those two words put together, the real meaning may be just the opposite of anything beautiful at all. According to some sources, the name Spandau Ballet could point to two possible meanings: one refers to the jerky movements of Nazi war prisoners hanged at Spandau prison as they were hanged, or according to others, it refers to enemy lines getting shot down by the a German World War II machine gun MG42 Spandau. Yikes!