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by StanInBlack
09 Jun 2020, 19:38
Forum: Stranglers Polls
Topic: BEST THING ABOUT PAUL'S DEPARTURE
Replies: 159
Views: 24717

Re: BEST THING ABOUT PAUL'S DEPARTURE

toilerinblack wrote: 05 Jun 2020, 21:07 I could list a hundred things why it was better when paul left
Go on, then...
by StanInBlack
31 May 2020, 11:37
Forum: Stranglers Polls
Topic: Best song on Ten
Replies: 21
Views: 7033

Re: Best song on Ten

Someone Like You is a good song, but Never to Look Back is head and shoulders above anything else on the album. It's interesting, given that he wasn't contributing much, that JJ arguably wrote the 2 best songs of that period, in Never to Look Back & Instead of This. I'd argue that during the 10...
by StanInBlack
31 May 2020, 11:27
Forum: Stranglers Polls
Topic: BEST THING ABOUT PAUL'S DEPARTURE
Replies: 159
Views: 24717

Re: BEST THING ABOUT PAUL'S DEPARTURE

Suite XVI definitely wasn't as successful as Norfolk Coast in the commercial sense, but generally the fans and even the critics liked it, whereas almost everything from "Retro Rockets" onwards has had a cooler reception.
by StanInBlack
21 May 2020, 21:10
Forum: Stranglers Polls
Topic: Best song on Ten
Replies: 21
Views: 7033

Re: Best song on Ten

Someone Like You over the overrated Never to Look Back
by StanInBlack
21 May 2020, 21:09
Forum: Stranglers Polls
Topic: Best song on About time
Replies: 16
Views: 6408

Re: Best song on About time

Face.

This was MKII's strongest album in terms of songwriting.
by StanInBlack
21 May 2020, 21:05
Forum: Stranglers Polls
Topic: BEST THING ABOUT PAUL'S DEPARTURE
Replies: 159
Views: 24717

Re: BEST THING ABOUT PAUL'S DEPARTURE

Voted for "Hopefully it won't be YEARS before the next album" :roll: :roll:
by StanInBlack
17 May 2020, 15:12
Forum: General Other stuff
Topic: Music Industry Nicknames
Replies: 4
Views: 462

Re: Music Industry Nicknames

Yeah, Loose Windscreen is a gem :lol: Wasn't it Keith Richards that came up with the name Brenda in the early '80s when Mick was starting to pay more attention to a solo career? I know it was used by the band to slag Mick off behind his back. To digress, my favourite Stones story is the one when - w...
by StanInBlack
11 May 2020, 00:19
Forum: General Other stuff
Topic: Stranglers songs about yer nob
Replies: 32
Views: 9753

Re: Stranglers songs about yer nob

Pure Evel :lol:
by StanInBlack
06 May 2020, 21:52
Forum: Stranglers Polls
Topic: Best song on Written In Red
Replies: 29
Views: 10619

Re: Best song on Written In Red

Y'know, this album really isn't as bad as its reputation, and at least was an attempt by the band to sound current. It does fall off after "Joy de Viva" though, in my opinion.
by StanInBlack
06 May 2020, 21:29
Forum: Other Bands
Topic: Florian Schneider of Kraftwerk Passes Away
Replies: 5
Views: 588

Re: Florian Schneider of Kraftwerk Passes Away

So that's two of my musical heroes that have passed away this year. Fucks sake...
by StanInBlack
12 Feb 2020, 20:32
Forum: Other Bands
Topic: Andy Gill RIP
Replies: 18
Views: 2076

Re: Andy Gill RIP

Sad news,the reason know announcement on Stranglers site is JJ and Dave hated the album and its production,a torrid time for the band,even Dave nearly quit around that time,patchy album with some good songs but also the worst Stranglers song ever IMHO the dire "Miss you",my god they had g...
by StanInBlack
03 Feb 2020, 20:43
Forum: Other Bands
Topic: Andy Gill RIP
Replies: 18
Views: 2076

Re: Andy Gill RIP

He seems to have had quite the career, not only did he work on one of the least favoured Stranglers albums, but he also worked on the Red Hot Chili Peppers debut album(!) and then much later on with The Futureheads.

I agree with John Robb when he refers to Gang of Four as overrated, though.