Which Version of Strange Little Girl do you prefer?

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Which Version of Strange Little Girl do you prefer?

1974 demo
11
13%
1982 single
66
78%
Can't make my mind up
8
9%
 
Total votes: 85

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Post by firebirdV8 » 07 Mar 2006, 20:45

I prefer that zurich 85 one,,with the bass intro,excellent!
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Post by PjInBlack » 02 Jul 2006, 21:10

single definately

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Post by andyinblack1 » 07 Aug 2006, 08:28

the original single version for me. i'm also quite partial to the laidblack version as well :shock:

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Post by wadey1 » 07 Aug 2006, 18:52

original. easy. i also like a version i have of hugh at borders in york, thats ace too.

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Post by theraven1979 » 07 Aug 2006, 20:32

Gotta go with the Bass intro but if I was there when the original came out I'd probably be going with that

That Zurich version does sound the mutts nuts though doesn't it? Really gets the hair on the back of yer neck.


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Post by PaulinLondon » 28 Dec 2007, 21:23

Olympic Smile wrote:I usually prefer the live versions myself as they are always different..............I remember the fucked up one at Chippenham Golddiggers on the Feline tour well. ( There is a cagey bootleg somewhere), but JJ, Jet and Hugh seemed to have an "Instrument playoff" exchange between 'em.............Dunno the script tho', never seen any mention of a tiff between the guys???..............unless anyone knows different?

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I borrowed a cassette bootleg of this gig off an old mate (Raj) which he bought at Camden Lock Market years ago.

If I remember rightly and apologies for going off thread ever so slightly, is this not the gig which has probably the best bass echo seque between Midnight Summer Dream and European Female ?

Each to his/her own taste, but JJ plays an absolute blinder on this between the two songs.

Didn't go the gig myself but the cassette recording was superb.

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Post by LAFOLIE » 28 Dec 2007, 22:36

My wife's best Stranglers track !
I am the knot that slips from the loop

I am the earth that conquers the root

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Post by ThruBeingCool » 28 Dec 2007, 23:51

One of those records like 'Thrown Away' which really can't be done live without sounding..er different.

I love the original single version, not only for very personal reasons but also because of the general mood/feeling/vibe of the song, whch is lost on the live versions.The video (which I also love) almost comes close to replicating this atmosphere.

'SLG' -Best left as a studio cut imho 8)

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Post by theraven1979 » 28 Dec 2007, 23:57

The studio version has always sounded really delicate though ain't it? I guess that's for the best? Plus Hugh's vocals are really upfront. Visconti?


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Post by ThruBeingCool » 29 Dec 2007, 00:01

theraven1979 wrote:The studio version has always sounded really delicate though ain't it? I guess that's for the best? Plus Hugh's vocals are really upfront. Visconti?


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Nowt wrong with the live versions btw. Just that the original studio recording works on another level.

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Post by Damian » 29 Dec 2007, 01:13

Damian wrote:
theraven1979 wrote:C'mon gotta be Hugh singing this his rich crooning at Reading "One day....."


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evonx wrote:I prefer the Friday 13th versinion
The best version I have ever heard is the boot version of theMarch 21st 1990 @ Brixton, It is just something about the guitar solo in the middle very clear.

Funny thing about this song was as Dave played the intro Hugh seemed to be finger pointing at Dave as he seemed annoyed about something, maybe it was because Hugh fucked up the solo in the previous song Always the Sun.
I can clearly remember the incident can anyone else?
I still stick with my opinion of 2 years ago.
Anyone else remember Hughs reaction?

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Re: Which Version of Strange Little Girl do you prefer?

Post by Alexinblack » 23 Jun 2013, 16:32

Was listening to the 1982 single version today just sounds good, also like the live versions on it of All live and Saturday night.

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