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The Stranglers

Discussion in 'Music & Music Streaming Services' started by philst68i, Jan 31, 2003.

  1. philst68i

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    Anyone know what these are upto.
    Personally, I think they were/are the most underrated band from the past 30 years. All sorts of bands have came out of the woodwork and said what a influence they were.
    I just wondered what the average music fan/ gig goer actually thought/thinks of them.
    As Pete waterman once said " The 2 most influential british bands were The Beatles and The Stranglers"

    Your thoughts please.......:hiya:
     
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    I agree, although I did lose interest after Hugh Cornwall left.

    I mentioned one of their songs on a thread yesterday, and went home that night and spent several hours listening to there material.

    They were very powerfull live. Live X certs is one of the best live albums around. The bass was always pounding.
     
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    Seen Hugh playing live good few times. He just hangs around the bar, then takes to stage, just him and acoustic guitar.
    Usually plays stuff from his solo albums and old Stranglers by request from audience, one song after another with great rapport for two hours.
    Then he's back by the bar talking to his fans.
    T.V. Smith ( from The Adverts ) does a similar thing equally brilliantly.
     
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    The Stranglers were indeed brill -- easily one of my favourite bands, if not *the* favourite. They're still touring and recording, and there's more info at the SIS site. I've never seen the 'new' line up live but from the albums I've heard, they sound like a pub-based tribute band to me. They really should have called it quits when Hugh Cornwell left and faded away gracefully.

    I've seen Hugh Cornwell live several times and can echo gringottsdirect's sentiments. He's excellent and plays all manner of stuff. He usually sticks to intimate venues too, and I've practically stood next to him when he's played. He seems to change his band quite regularly but if you liked The Stranglers, seek him out, he's great live. Don't think much of his recent solo album output though...
     
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    Some nice response, thanks.
    Have been lucky enough to see all 3 line-ups. Agree about the previous albums, they just ain't got that 'sound'. However, the next album promises to be a stormer. One track is 'Norfolk Coast' which can be heard here http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/5349

    and has that lovely 'bass'

    Hugh, seen him numerous times, solo and with a band. You have to get him in the right mood methinks, go to www.hughcornwell.com
    and you'll see he's doing a nationwide tour inc one in my hometown.:clap:

    Would welcome more opinions
     
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    The creativity went when Hugh left but JJ Burnel on bass will always be a hero for me. I learned to play bass by watching him play (too idle to learn to read music)
     
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    JJ a hero.......for me also. His 'persona' was so cool in those days, but now he's so mellow. He's touring biginning 6th Febuary with Jake Burns , Pauline Black and a guy from the buzzcocks under the guise of '3 men and black' Seen them on the last tour and its all the old faves done acoustically. They all tell a few stories and sing old and new songs, hang around after the gig and chat. Really laid back.

    Date here
    http://www.stranglers.net/news.html
     
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    and hes in Darlington on the 28th, while Im down in Notts seeing the YYY..bummer:thumbsdow

    I remember hearing them on Radio Tees Rock Show back in 76, before they released RN.......playing down in sewer live....it was amazing........I knew it wasnt punk (although people thought it was at the time), it was its own genre, I never actually bought any albums, but I recorded an entire live show from the Radio.
     
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    The other impressive thing, is how many other bands had Peter Ustinov as their drummer.

    On a serious note, I just finished listening to "I feel like a wog", a superb track that tackles issues of discrimination and bigotry, years before any other ponce would even consider going there (and usually for PC cash in reasons, to boot).
     
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    Unfortunately most of my Stranglers stuff is on vinyl so I have no way of playing them now
     
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    The Stranglers at the start of 'Sexy Beast' - classic!
     
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    It's all you lot's fault !!
    I've just been on Amazon and replaced 4 of my old vinyl Stranglers albums with CD versions. Not bad value though £7-99 - and they all have bonus tracks on.
    Looking forward to hearing "Down In The Sewer" once again
     
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    Just received the Stranglers CDs. The original 2 albums never had lyrics printed with them - the CDs have all the lyrics on. I can now fill in all the blanks that I used to hum to
     
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    Enjoy them, now Rattus is a CLASSIC album is it not :smashin:
     
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    I'm playing Rattus now at full volume. I still can't understand the lyrics of Ugly even when I have them in front of me !
     
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    ITS ONLY THE CHILDREN OF THE f*****g WEALTHY TEND TO BE GOOD LOOKING !
     
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    what's that bit in Peaches ? where Hugh sings "is she trying to get out of that" then what sounds like a rather intimate ladypart.

    thinking about it the Stranglers have made some of my favourite tunes:

    nice & sleazy - awesome bass line, great video
    walk on by - trippy keyboards, just go for a walk in the trees !!
    anything off rattus

    those were the days
     
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    glitter dress?
    Well, JohnG is it that or the femme bits?
    Ta
     
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    Apparently.........

    Stranglers IV (Rattus Norvegicus) (1977). A "Peaches" radioplay version was then released with the word 'clitoris' replaced by 'bikini' and the single went Top 10 in the UK

    Hugh & the boys - politically correct :D
     
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    It's definately that thing that we men can never find :D
     
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    *BUMP*

    Its their 'Ruby Anniversary' Tour this year ...... same old venues, seeing them in Newcastle.
     
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    "Ugly" is a stonking track
     
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    "When I say UGLY ... I don't mean rough looking ... I mean hideous :)
     
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    Probably seen The Stranglers more times than any other band, although The Damned must be close behind.

    Only saw them a handful of times when Paul Roberts was fronting them though, and I had basically written them off. However, since he left and the band reverted to a four-piece with Warne and Burnel on vocals, I think they are just as good as they were with Hugh Cornwell. I always make a point of catching up with them when they tour now.

    The Damned are equally fantastic with their current line-up.
     
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    Yeah me too ........ I liked the dynamic of a four piece again, but miss PR these days. Tis a shame Jet is only on for 20 mins or so as well (if at all) ....... they just don't seem to 'do it' for me these days I'm afraid :-(
     
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    Not seen them since Hugh Cornwall left. Don't listen to any of their stuff after he went so I wouldn't really know much. Would be fun to see them if they came to Liverpool though...
     
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    O2 Academy 3rd March - Liverpool
     
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    Seeing them in Sheffield in March at the O2, last time I saw them there was back on the Black & White tour in '79. Strangely I am off to see Camel the weekend before, not much of a musical difference.
     
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    Yes, the Sheffield gig was way better than I expected, good crowd, good visuals and very loud PA, the only downer was no appearance by Jet. Fav' track of the night might well have been 'Time to Die'. Edit that, no definetely '5 minutes'.
    Camel were good but in a different vein as well.
     
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