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Old 08-27-2005, 03:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default The Stranglers

An original band with a unique sound.
I'd put them alongside The Clash and Talking Heads for their individualism.

Top Tunes are;

Nice And Sleazy
Hanging Around
I Feel Like A Wog
5 Minutes
Princess
Dead Los Angeles
Golden Brown
Always The Sun
Nuclear Device...
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Old 08-27-2005, 06:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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ooohhhhh i like them i rented a live video of them
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Old 08-28-2005, 09:22 AM   #3 (permalink)
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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)
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Old 07-16-2006, 01:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Just as I was beginning to think I was on everyones ignore list!
I did, until I found this thread But, you totally forgot some of their best songs - Strange Little Girl, 96 Tears, Skin Deep, Duchess, among others.
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Old 07-16-2006, 02:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I did, until I found this thread But, you totally forgot some of their best songs - Strange Little Girl, 96 Tears, Skin Deep, Duchess, among others.
It was intentional. My opening post was meant to be a teaser, in the hope someone would add tracks and discuss etc.

Some tease...it's nearly a year old!
Thanks for bumping...

'Strange Little Girl' is a superb tune, but was never keen on 'Duchess'.
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Old 07-31-2006, 02:44 PM   #6 (permalink)
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They kick ass. I'm not sure if I'm the only one but does anyone else notice the influence on current indie music.

I edited to make sense. I mixed up tenses.
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Old 08-14-2006, 05:05 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I like The Stranglers, they are all very good musicians also. Nothing really touched their first album, however, which was nothing short of brilliant.
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Old 08-14-2006, 06:33 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I saw them live at Guildford, they were great. Golden Brown is my fave.
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Old 08-13-2009, 05:50 AM   #9 (permalink)
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does anyone out there agree that the stranglers are hardly ever spoken about and yet remain one of the most influential punk bands of all time? i know they have paul roberts singing now and he's no hugh cornwell but then again who is? rattus norvegicus is an absolute classic album, ugly has the best lyric i have ever heard ' i guess i shouldn't have strangled her to death, but i had to go to work and she had laced my coffee with acid, besides, she had acne. vintage cornwell. any suggestions for best ever lyric?

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Old 08-13-2009, 07:30 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I haven't played Rattus in quite some time, but " ...sitting on the beaches, watching all the peaches" is still rattling around my head. Very tuneful for a bunch of ratty punks.
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