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Old 09-03-2009, 02:27 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Classic Stranglers #3

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Old 09-03-2009, 02:27 PM   #22 (permalink)
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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.
Any New wave/rock group that came out at that time and had a punky look about them were labelled punk.

By the way, Day of the Dead is one of my fav Romero films.
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Old 09-03-2009, 02:29 PM   #23 (permalink)
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The quality on this isn't too great, but this is probably my favorite Stranglers song. It leans more towards punk than a lot of them. If anyone is interested, this is off their debut Rattus NorvegicusI can hook you up if you want. Just have to let me know.

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That's not really true. A lot of bands from that time that are now considered punk were then actually considered new wave. I downloaded a comp some label released in 1977 that had The Ramones and The Dead Boys on it that was called New Wave. I hardly considered either of those bands new wave, and certainly not more so than the Stranglers. I think at the time anyone that was a bit more on the experimental, shying away from the three chord song structure was labelled a new wave band.
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Any New wave/rock group that came out at that time and had a punky look about them were labelled punk.
Very true. ^
The Stranglers had been around for ages before the punk scene.
Without it they would very probably have never emerged at all.

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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.
Never judge a book by the cover...or so they say. (whoever they are)
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Old 09-03-2009, 02:35 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Very true. ^
The Stranglers had been around for ages before the punk scene.
Without it they would very probably have never emerged at all.



Never judge a book by the cover...or so they say. (whoever they are)
They certainly used the emergence of punk to ride the crest of the wave.

You Know, I`ve never heard any of the post Cornwall stuff but I`m now intrigued.
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That's not really true. A lot of bands from that time that are now considered punk were then actually considered new wave. I downloaded a comp some label released in 1977 that had The Ramones and The Dead Boys on it that was called New Wave. I hardly considered either of those bands new wave, and certainly not more so than the Stranglers. I think at the time anyone that was a bit more on the experimental, shying away from the three chord song structure was labelled a new wave band.
The Ramones New Wave!!! I always thought they were considered the first real punk band!!! The 3 minute song, the leather jackets, singing about sniffing glue and beating up people with baseball bats etc. Admittedly all in a cartoony and humourous way as opposed to the anarchy driven aggression of their UK counterparts.
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Old 09-03-2009, 02:43 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I've seen the original line up and the more recent band minus Cornwall. Still good, but not the same somehow.
Also seen Hugh Cornwall solo a couple of times. Always worth seeing. The man's off his rocker.

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Old 09-03-2009, 03:21 PM   #28 (permalink)
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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.

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Given that the majority of people on this forum seem to be from the USA and also the majority seem to be young rather than old, along with fact that after consulting my rock compendium and seeing that the Stranglers never once had an album or single in the US Billboard top 100 chart!!! Its probably no surprise that most don`t really know them, apart from the real music enthusiasts.

Its like asking somebody in the UK, if they`ve ever heard of Grand Funk Railroad and unless they have hair like this they probably wouldn`t know them.
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Old 09-07-2009, 08:09 PM   #29 (permalink)
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They are a good band
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My no.2 punk band JJ.Barnell's basslines are the whole reason I started playing the bass.
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