Music Banter

Go Back   Music Banter > The Music Forums > Punk
Register Blogging Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Welcome to Music Banter Forum! Make sure to register - it's free and very quick! You have to register before you can post and participate in our discussions with over 70,000 other registered members. After you create your free account, you will be able to customize many options, you will have the full access to over 1,100,000 posts.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-13-2009, 07:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
;)
 
cardboard adolescent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: CA
Posts: 3,502
Default

everybody loves you when you're dead
cardboard adolescent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2009, 02:01 PM   #12 (permalink)
25 characters?!?
 
franzfergidon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 62
Default

they were so much older than everyone else in the punk scene. it was so strange.
__________________
last.fm|rym
Fevrale dostat chernil i plakat,
Pisat O Fevrale navsnryd,
Poka grohochushaya slyakot,
Vesnoyu charnoyu gorit
franzfergidon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2009, 03:14 PM   #13 (permalink)
Groupie
 
ponyy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Mexico City
Posts: 5
Default

They are the type of music i like dancing to, also the bass player has delicious tone.
__________________
eldíasesuicidarrojándosealmar
make sure you love like you have never been hurt, and when you dance, dance like there is no one watching you.
ponyy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2009, 12:46 PM   #14 (permalink)
Music Addict
 
music_phantom13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 941
Default

Wow resurrected thread after 3 years of silence. I think the Strangler's are pretty good, they aren't my favorite punk band but I won't deny that what they were doing was unique and they are hugely influential. Lets be honest here, there may not have been any Screamers had The Stranglers not done their thing first. I've only listened to their debut though, and I give it the rare spin.

Last edited by music_phantom13; 08-31-2009 at 12:51 PM.
music_phantom13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2009, 01:30 PM   #15 (permalink)
Horribly Creative
 
Unknown Soldier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: London, The Big Smoke
Posts: 8,220
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by right-track View Post
Thanks for the post D.O.C... Just as I was beginning to think I was on everyones ignore list!

Hugh Cornwell - vocals/guitar
JJ Burnell - bass (incredible bass player)
Jet Black - drums
Dave Greenfield - keyboards (the keyboards set them apart from the rest of the punk bands at the time)
I always thought that they were one of the best punk/new wave groups around as well. I think what really set them apart, is as you say Dave Greenfield on Keyboards especially his churning organ on their first album, all very reminiscent of Ray Manzarek. I love the first three albums as the rawness and attitude are all there. Black and White gets the vote as my all time favourite Stranglers album, I think its the pinnacle of their career. I think when the synths came in on the Raven and the group steered into a more pop sound they really lost something and were never the same again. Despite that I love Golden Brown.
Unknown Soldier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2009, 01:58 PM   #16 (permalink)
Ba and Be.
 
jackhammer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: This Is England
Posts: 17,299
Default

Black and White is my favourite album of theirs. JJ Burnell is an awesome bass player and some of his bass runs on the album are huge. They never really were a Punk band but they rode the coat tails well. Their first four albums still sound great even today. Their live song 'Tits' available on the Black and White C.D is funny as hell.
__________________

“A cynic by experience, a romantic by inclination and now a hero by necessity.”
jackhammer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2009, 02:04 PM   #17 (permalink)
Atchin' Akai
 
right-track's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Unamerica
Posts: 8,698
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jackhammer View Post
Their live song 'Tits' available on the Black and White C.D is funny as hell.
Not as funny as 'I Feel Like a Wog'.

Not forgetting 'Crabs' by JJ on his Euroman Cometh album either.
right-track is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2009, 02:20 PM   #18 (permalink)
Atchin' Akai
 
right-track's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Unamerica
Posts: 8,698
Default

It appears that The Stranglers aren't that well known on these boards. A lot of people have heard of them, but there aren't many that seem to have actually heard them.
Shame cos they're on of my favourite bands.

Classic Stranglers tunes youtube vid #1



Feel free to add to the list...
right-track is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2009, 02:26 PM   #19 (permalink)
Horribly Creative
 
Unknown Soldier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: London, The Big Smoke
Posts: 8,220
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by right-track View Post
It appears that The Stranglers aren't that well known on these boards. A lot of people have heard of them, but there aren't many that seem to have actually heard them.
Shame cos they're on of my favourite bands.

Classic Stranglers tunes youtube vid #1



Feel free to add to the list...
I think its because Hugh Cornwell always looked about 40 odd and most of the people that I know that love the Stranglers are old as well.
Unknown Soldier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2009, 02:26 PM   #20 (permalink)
Ba and Be.
 
jackhammer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: This Is England
Posts: 17,299
Default

I shall do indeed

Love the bass work on this and not one of their more well known tunes:

__________________

“A cynic by experience, a romantic by inclination and now a hero by necessity.”
jackhammer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes



© 2003-2021 Advameg, Inc.